We have encountered some difficulty accessing the web interface of FreeNas on the same computer as it is installed. FreeNas is running under a VM but you are unable to be routed to the IP address within a web browser. There is probably a software way of doing this but I haven't found it yet. Instead I just plug my laptop into the router. Running off of wireless doesn't seem to work. I may be because there is some kind of activation of the ethernet port by physically connecting the wire.

Here are some websites I found that trick the computer into thinking it's plugged in:

http://www.ortizonline.com/publications/april2004/loopback.htm

http://erikugel.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/making-an-ethernet-loopback-adapder/

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos10.0/information-products/topic-collections/nog-interfaces/fe-ge-loopback-creating.html

I personally just plug it into the router because I don't want to mess with my network connection settings. I find it frustrating to change network settings and then try to use my laptop normally then remember I made some change that now won't allow it to do something so I have to change it back.

-- MaryWillette - 2012-05-19

Topic revision: r1 - 2012-05-19 - MaryWillette
 
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