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Connect Synology DS418 to a LAN having only Static ip addresses

I have a Synology DS418 4 bay NAS. I just purchased it. It will not connect to my network. I assume the NAS is looking for some DHCP server from which to get an IP address. I only have static ip’s. No DHCP server.
I have searched the internet looking for help to solve this problem . I cannot seem to find relevant posts describing solutions.

I assume the DS418 has an address assigned to it from the factory . If I knew this address and subnet mask is built in then I imagine I could configure my laptop with this information and connect to the DS418?

My question: How do I assign a static ip address to this DS418 so I can start using it?

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What happens if you go to find.synology.com from a browser on the network?

(It'll default to if not on DHCP)
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Hello some one:  Yes, if I would just explore a little further and look at my computer screen then I would have found the answer as you so kindly have provided:

The answer to this is very simple:  Download the Synology Assistant. I installed this program to my laptop.  When I ran this program it was able to find the DS418.  The program asked me for a static ip, a subnet mask and DNS server.  It apparently fed this information to the DS418 and now I can access the DS418.  Amazingly when I asked the Synology tech assistant in chat for help they did not suggest this.  
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some one's answer should work well.

As an alternative, connect the NAS box and a computer that uses DHCP to a DHCP server.  Any simple router should do the trick.  That should put the NAS box and the computer on the same subnet.  From there you should be able to connect to the NAS box and reprogram it.

You could do the same by enabling (temporarily) DHCP on whatever you are using for a router.
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Thank you all for your prompt answers on a Saturday!   I REALLY appreciate your promptness.
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