Troubleshooting Tips for NETGEAR Stora Setup CD Issues
How to Set Up Your NETGEAR Stora with the CD
NETGEAR Stora is a network-attached storage device that lets you store and access your files from any computer or mobile device on your home network. You can also stream your media to your TV, game console, or media player. To set up your NETGEAR Stora, you need the setup CD that came with your device. If you have lost or damaged your CD, you can download the setup software from the NETGEAR Download Center.
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What You Need
Before you start the setup process, make sure you have the following items:
A NETGEAR Stora device with one or two hard drives installed.
A power adapter and an Ethernet cable (both included in the package).
A router with an available Ethernet port and DHCP enabled.
An Internet connection.
A computer with a CD drive and a web browser.
The setup CD or the downloaded setup software.
The product key that is located on the CD sleeve or on the bottom of your device.
Step 1: Connect the Stora to Your Network
Follow these steps to connect your Stora to your router and power source:
Unpack the device and place it on a flat surface with ample ventilation. Do not put anything on top of it or near any liquids.
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your router and the other end to the back of the Stora.
Plug in the power adapter to a wall outlet and connect it to the back of the Stora.
Press the On button on the back of the device. The blue light on the front will flicker while the device boots up and obtains an IP address. When it turns solid blue, it means the device is ready.
Step 2: Run the Setup Software on Your Computer
Follow these steps to run the setup software on your computer and configure your device:
Insert the setup CD into your computer. Wait for about 2 minutes for the software to initialize. If it does not start automatically, go to My Computer and double-click StoraSetup.exe.
Select your language from the dropdown list and click Step 1, Set Up Your Stora.
Read and accept the software license agreement.
Enter your product key when prompted. This is a 13-digit code that you can find on the CD sleeve or on the bottom of your device.
Give your Stora a name that is unique and easy to remember. This name will be used to access your device on your network and online.
Create your own user name and password. This will be used to log in to your device and manage your settings and files.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process. The software will detect your device, connect it to your network, and create an online account for you.
Congratulations! You Have Successfully Set Up Your NETGEAR Stora
You can now start using your NETGEAR Stora to store and access your files from any computer or mobile device on your network. You can also log in to www.mystora.com with your user name and password to access your files from anywhere on the Internet. For more information and advanced features, refer to the user manual that is available on your setup CD or on the NETGEAR support site at http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/16165. 4e3182286b