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Run NAS on router when DHCP is disabled

Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:33 am

I currently have mikrotik Hex-S, Model: RB760iGS and TP-Link N600 router. DHCP on router is disabled and addresses are being managed by mikrotik. I have two USB ports on my TP-Link router and I want to use them for mini NAS server.

I'm able to run NAS and access files when DHCP on the router is enabled. But when I disable DHCP, I can't access the router or NAS which was accessible when DHCP was running on it. If I enable DHCP on the router, users are managed by router itslef and mikrotik server detects the router as another user. I want mikrotik to manage the users but I also want to use the NAS of my router.

Following is the image of back of my router.
When I have DHCP enabled, I have to connect my ethernet cable from mikrotik ethernet5 to blue port in order to access internet. But when the DHCP is disabled, I have to connect the wire to yellow ports to access internet.

Users are being managed by using RADIUS on mikrotik.

I don't want to use SMB of mikrotik, rather, I want to access NAS of my router instead while DHCP is off.

Is there any way to acheive this?

PS: Sorry if I didn't make you clear because I'm not a networking guy. You can ask me for any details if required.
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Re: Run NAS on router when DHCP is disabled

Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:52 am

1. This problem has nothing to do with MikroTik, you need to ask TP-Link folks
1a. Hint: with the quality of N600 software you probably need to go OpenWRT route but the performance will be terrible anyway.
2. This post doesn't belong to ROSv7 subforum

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