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Is a D-Link DSS-16+ switch is "port trunking" capable for a QNAP TS-509 Pro NAS?

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Hi experts,

My NAS has 2 LAN ports and I want to know if I can connect both of them to my switch without any problem on my network?

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Rick_O_Shay earned 1200 total points
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I looked at the specs and I don't see any form of link aggregation on that switch. That is what you would need to configure on both the appliance and the switch to combine links.
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by:gahute
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Hi Rick_O_Shay,

Since french is my first language, I'm not sure about your answer. Do you think it will work correctly or not?
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The two LAN ports on the NAS do have different MAC addresses, meaning it will work if you are able to specify different IP addresses on the two interfaces on the NAS. But I cannot see what you will gain from this. Why do you want to connect two cables to the same switch? If it is for load balancing - Rick_o_Shays answer is correct, you have to configure the switch for this, and unfortunately, your switch cannot do that.
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by:gahute
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Hi JonasLedel,

You mean that even if MAC adresses are different on both NAS ports, I cannot use 2 cables since the NAS will not be recognized as 2 different "station" by my switch? In the NAS's documentation, I find that the switch has to be configured 802.3ad to do that but I don't know what it is...

I wanted to do so to take advantage of:
1- Network Failover
2- Load-Balancing

Thanks,
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by:JonasLedel
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Since you switch is an unmanaged swtich, you cannot configure 802.3ad on it. Which means that you unfortunately cannot use the Network Failover nor Load Balancing features with that switch.
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by:Rick_O_Shay
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Gahute, My answer was it will not work.
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by:gahute
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Thanks JonasLedel,

Is the replacement of my switch for a Gigabit switch would improve the performance of the NAS?
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by:Rick_O_Shay
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If you get a gigabit switch the port speed alone would be an improvement but if it is capable of link aggregation and the NAS is as well then you could make it a 2gb connection.
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I splitted the points equally since I considered:

1- Who gave the right answer first (60%)
2- Who gave explanations to help understand (40%)
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