Use NAS locally
Posted on 2010-09-14
i have a synology ds210j nas..
basically this connects to a public network.. (a large university)... i want to plug this into my laptop but i dont want this thing to "stream" data over the public university. What i mean by that is i dont mind when i need to access folders and documents from another side of campus... that is possible.. but when im back in my room and and i have all my music etc... i dont want to stream it from my NAS over my schools network and draw a HUGE usage/bandwith to myself.
i have a switch in my room... is there anyway to locally route data from my computer and my nas which will both be plugged into the same switch so that it does not go over the schools entire network.. Instead it just goes through that switch and and never touches the school's network (for those large things?)
or any other ways i can basically locally connect my Nas?