QNAP Qfinder 4.0.3 Installation

Should you not have an Internet connection available the best option would be to run the Qfinder software from the CD. The TS-221 and TS-220 came with Qfinder 4.0.1 which is vastly improved from the previous version.

Upon opening the application, it will detect any QNAP NAS products installed on the network and then let you select the device and configure it. Here you can also see the NAS name, IP address, firmware version and MAC address.

With the NAS selected, we can check the server details and above you can see that the TS-220 came with its older 3.8 firmware installed. You can also see that two HDDs have been detected, in our case a pair of Western Digital Red 1TB drives.

The setup wizard's first menu gives you the choice of doing a quick setup or a manual setup, the latter of which offers much more customization.

From there, you can set the server name and administrator's password along with an optional e-mail address. There is also a disk configuration option that lets you set the NAS up for single disk use or RAID.

Next we have the network options which offer the choice of DHCP (Obtain an IP address automatically) or manually configure the IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway and DNS settings.

After that's done, you can uploading the firmware. If you have access to an Internet connection, which you likely will, then the automatic feature will make life easy as it downloads the latest firmware from the QNAP website and then installs it. However, if you want to install a particular version you can manually upload it to the NAS.

The Qfinder setup then asks the user to confirm the setup information, though it just shows the server name and network settings.

Finally, the setup wizard begins the installation, which goes through four phases: preparing the NAS, configuring the settings, initializing the hard drives and finally restarting the NAS.