Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS How To

Configuration - more

The second partition of the drive was already formatted during the base install process, so we can skip the formatting step and proceed to establish a mount point. Select Disks > Mount Point from the left-hand menu bar and click on + to add a mount (Figure 15).

The Mount Point Menu showing the second partition mounted
Figure 15: The Mount Point Menu showing the second partition mounted

The mount desired is /dev/ad0s2. Specify the second partition. The file system type is UFS. I simply called the mount freenas (Figure 16).

Adding the mount point for the second partition
Figure 16: Adding the mount point for the second partition

The next step is to create & enable a CIFS share so that we can put media on the drive. Select Services > CIFS/SMB from the FreeNAS menu. On the Settings tab enable CIFS/SMB sharing and select an authentication type (Figure 17). To get started, I allowed anonymous file sharing although user permissions can be established locally, or the server can integrate with a domain.

Enabling CIFS/SMB sharing
Figure 17: Enabling CIFS/SMB sharing

The last step is to add an SMB share point. On the CIFS/SMB menu, select the Shares tab, then click + to add a share (Figure 18).

Figure 18: Creating the CIFS/SMB share to hold the music

Give the share a name and select the path offered, which is the previously established mount point. Save the settings.

At this point, you should be able to connect to the NAS from another system. In Windows XP, I typically use the Start > Run box and enter \\freenasipaddress to confirm that I can connect to the remote share. Figure 19 shows the result on my system.

Connected to the new share on FreeNAS from a Windows PC
Figure 19: Connected to the new share on FreeNAS from a Windows PC

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi There,Update 2020/08/06386 rc2-3 firmware is in this link
I plan to make available a beta version of the next kamoj add-on - if there is enough interest.N.B: Voxel firmware is a pre-requisite, not an option!I...
I was doing some research and was seeing a lot about issues with the 2.4ghz band not working after a while or having very short range (or poor perform...
No matter what I put for upload/download bandwidth on a new RT-AX88U on Merlin 384.18, it will peg the upload speed at my ISP's maximum speed and ping...
Hi to all!I just installed Pyload and Transmission on my RT-AC86U. Now I have a problem. I have to set the router ( to go to Internet thro...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3