This video is an update to a previous video we posted. In that video we looked at how you can access the network shares on a Synology NAS from within Chrome OS. However subsequent updates to Chrome OS, means that we no longer need to use a third party plug-in. So in this quick tip video, using Chrome OS 74, we will demonstrate how to access network shares.
Quick reference notes:
- Locate and open Files
- Now from within Files choose the options/more (three stacked dots) button
- From the drop down menu highlight Add New Service and choose SMB file share from the sub menu
- When you select SMB file share you will be prompted to enter the following:
- The address of your Synology NAS and the network share you wish to connect to. For example:
- The username of someone authorised to access network shares on your NAS
- The password that user uses to access network share on your NAS.
- When you select Add your network share will appear in the sidebar of Files.
Notes: If you find that your Chromebook is unable to connect to the network shares on your Synology NAS. Try enabling SMB 3 on your NAS. To do this complete the following:
- Open Disk Station Manager using your ‘administrators’ credentials
- Select Control Panel – File Services
- Under SMB select Advanced Settings
- In the Maximum SMB protocol field choose SMB 3
- Choose Apply to save your settings