Setting up NAS200.
Network Storage System with 2 Bays.

NAS200 is an ethernet connected network storage with two available SATA hard drive bays that adds shared storage directly to your network. You can add even more storage with two USB 2.0 ports for hard drive or flash USB storage devices and securely share files locally or through the Internet (FTP, HTTP) with no dedicated PC needed. It also includes an advanced backup software and a built-in media server for streaming to PC or UPnP AV digital media adapter.

To access the Setup Wizard, iInsert the Setup Wizard CD-ROM into your PC’s CD-ROM drive. The Setup Wizard should run automatically,and the Welcome screen should appear. If it does not, click Start and then Run. In the field provided, enter D:\SetupUtilizty.exe (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive). Setting up the NAS200 is very quick and simple as compared to other NAS devices. Don't loose the Setup CD cause you'll need it to configure every PC on your network as well as if you decide to swap out your hard disks for new ones or add a second drive. Fortunately, you can download the entire CD from Linksys' Web site and then simply copy it to a data CD should you ever lose the original. Setup NAS200 Install the Network Storage System for the first time. (The instructions are covered in the Quick Installation.) Set up Computer Configure another computer to use the Network Storage System. Setup Second Drive Add a second hard drive to the already configured Network Storage System. Exit Use this option to close the Setup Wizard. Backup Software Install a third-party program to run backup jobs. Advanced Setup Use this option to access the web-based utility. Install Utility Use this option to install the Network Drive Mapping Utility. User Guide Use this option to open the pdf of NAS200.

Step 1 is the Physical Installation. The Setup Wizard automatically searches for any Network Storage System on your network. If it is not detected, check its cable connections, and make sure it is powered on. Click Search Again to locate the Network Storage System. Select the appropriate Network Storage System. Click Next. To install the second hard drive:
Power off the Network Storage System. Push together the clips, and remove the lower drive bay door. Lift up the ribbon. Make sure the connector side of the drive faces the bay, and the label side faces up. Make sure the drive is inserted under the ribbon. Push the drive in until it snugly fits in the bay. Replace the drive bay door. Wait until you hear the Network Storage System
ep twice. Then click Next. The NAS200 has an easy array of options for configuring your internal disks. With two disks installed, you can run them as separate volumes, one large volume or have the two play off each other in RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations. All this is done in a few mouse clicks. But beware, changing a disk or recovering from a disk crash with a new one means rebuilding the NAS200 from the ground up. So be sure to backup the NAS200 occasionally, too. Once your NAS200 goe through basic setup, you can maintain it or enable advanced features from a Web-based administration console. Or you can simply browse the box using a Web browser, which is especially useful if you've enabled the FTP server option


  1. this nas is ok for beginners but linksys dropped the ball on the mirror. Even microsoft does not throw out your data, but linksys, if you need to change a drive or add one and you ant to mirror, you will need to backup all data as linksys deletes everything. Working with a microsoft server, all you do is put in new drive and tell it to remirror. No data loss. If they can do it, why cant linksys/cisco?

  2. Inaccurate info above. Cisco/linksys no longer has the software for downloading.