Hello, I am Darren from Synology Product Management team. Today I’d like to share with you some tips of securing your DiskStation. DiskStation is the ideal place for saving your valuable data, including photo collections, wedding videos, or even sensitive financial documents. You want to access your data anywhere, anytime, and to share them with … Continue reading How to: Secure your DiskStation
The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your Synology NAS device using the OpenVPN protocol. There are other protocols and connection methods available but OpenVPN is widely considered more secure than PPTP or L2TP/IPSec and as such comes highly recommended if you want to try this … Continue reading How to: Setup a secure OpenVPN connection on a Synology NAS
This post will explain the steps required to successfully install Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM 4.3 - 3827) on a Virtual Machine (VM) inside ESXi VMware 5.1. Step 1. Download the XPEnology 4.3 archive and extract the files. The archive contains both the modified DSM pat file and the .vmdk virtual disk Step 2. Upload the .vmdk … Continue reading How to: Install Synology DSM on VMware ESXi 5.1
Part 4: Remote Control Setup In this section we will look at three alternative ways to control XBMC, allowing you to hide the keyboard and mouse from sight altogether. 1. Control XBMC using your TV remote Purchasing a Pulse Eight HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) will allow you to use XBMC with your existing TV remote control … Continue reading How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 4
Part 3: Adding additional Repositories (Repo's) and installing Add-on's There are many wonderful add-on's for XBMC that enhance and enrich the user experience. These add-on's can be installed via repositories (or repo's), containers if you like for many add-on's developed by a group or individual developer. There are two types of repo, official and unofficial. … Continue reading How to: Install OpenElec on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 3
Just recently i have built a new PC for a family member who wanted to upgrade from a four year old PC that was starting to struggle with the latest apps. Every time i build a new PC it's different, technology moves so fast that no two builds the same. A number of things can … Continue reading How to: Build your own PC
Learn How to Join a Windows Work group from Ubuntu and set-up file sharing.
Learn how to quickly extend your wireless network by using a second (spare/old) router and turning it into a basic Wireless Access Point. It's quick and costs nothing.
Do you ever feel like it's becoming increasingly difficult to say no to on-line service providers? It's seems to me like the default has switched from Opt-out to Opt-in and the onus is now on you to scrutinise all the small print, hunt down those pesky check boxes hidden away deep with the myriad of … Continue reading How to: Say ‘No, Thank You!’ and opt-out of on-line advertising…
Part 2 of of this multi-part post on how to Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70. In this post we cover setting up your media library for the first time, adding media sources and setting up network file shares.