It seems we are stranded in the same place, I was going to post the following message as a new thread, but it seems logic to follow-up on your message;
For just 20€ I picked up a D-Link DNS-313 with 500 gigs and it works as a file and media server no problem.
Of course, that was not good enough anymore as soon as I read this: https://openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dns-313
I took a 2GB drive and a virtual linux box to install the OpenWrt image following the instructions from that same page.
So I booted it when I got to step 5, no network cable connected, the disk indicator showed green. (I just learned while reading the forum that you fix that back to blue after step 7, no worry.)
I plugged it in and then came step 6:
OpenWrt things work as usual with OpenWrt: the device will give YOUR computer an IP from DHCP (as if it was a router), then it comes up and you can telnet or SSH in to set it up (usually just
ssh email@example.com ).
That doesn’t happen. The computer on the other side of the cable first waits quite a while and finally says “unknown network” and shows:
Snipped empty connections
Adaptador de Ethernet Ethernet:
Sufijo DNS específico para la conexión. . :
Vínculo: dirección IPv6 local. . . : fe80::e931:7105:3128:1b6a%3
Dirección IPv4 de configuración automática: 169.254.27.106
Máscara de subred . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Puerta de enlace predeterminada . . . . . :
I also tried to plug both the NAS and the computer into the same router, the NAS keeps hiding.
Where do I search for it?