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Ronda Fitzsimmons
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Just wanted to document the fix for anyone installing the new Solaria Ones with the Netgear NAS having connection problems.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) Setup:
Required equipment: Laptop,Ethernet cable

Instructions: (NOTE: Don’t power NAS on till instructed to do so.)

1. Install RAIDar software that came with the unit on your laptop.
2. Connect your laptop to the LAN 2 port on the back of the unit.
3. Change IP address setup on you laptop:
a. IPv4 to
b. NetMask to
c. Default Gateway to (NAS default IP Address)
4. Turn on the NAS and wait for it to boot up and the blue light is on.(NOTE: it might come on and then go off again wait at least a good 2mins)
5. Launch the RAIDar program and hit “rescan” on the bottom of the window.
6. After the NAS appears hit “setup”.
7. You default browser will pop up with a warning depending on the browser the instruction to go pass that screen differ. (for example: Chrome hit “Proceed Anyway”)
8. You will be prompt to type user name and password.
a. Username: admin
b. Password: netgear1
9. Hit on “Switch to Advanced” on the bottom of the screen.
10. Look for the tab “services” click on it then check the NFS service and leave it as 1, then hit “Apply”.
11. Look for the tab “shared” on the left hand side of the screen click on it then click on the subcategory “add share”
a. Create a share name. (for example: theater_3) NOTE: Remember this info exactly how you spelled it, the names are case sensitive.
b. Give it description. (for example: content)
c. Hit “Apply”.
12. Click on the subcategory above “add share” (sorry I don’t remember what it was called)
13. Enable the NFS service for the share folder you just created, it will redirect you to a new screen, in the drop box that says “disable” set it to “read/write”, then click “Apply”.
14. Go to the network tab on the top left hand side select Ethernet 2 (since we are plug into the LAN 2) on the top middle tabs.
15. In the drop down box select use the values below. (a warning will pop up just hit ok)
a. Set new IP address to
b. “Netmask”
c. Leave “gateway” empty.

The next few steps is to check that everything is setup correctly and to properly shutdown the NAS before connecting it to the projector. (It’s like they say measure twice cut once)

16. Exit out of the browser and go back and setup the IP on your laptop:
a. IPv4:
b. NetMask:
c. Default Gateway:
17. Hit “rescan” in the RAIDar software window
18. Then hit “setup”
19. Go into “system” bottom left hand side and select shutdown.
20. Select the top option “shutdown and turn off device”.
21. Unplug the Ethernet cable from the back of the unit and the laptop.

Projector Setup: for this part you can refer to the manual “Add NAS” up until part 5 the info needs to be typed exactly as you spelled it on the NAS.
1. Turn on projector
2. Log in under the user service (or Service)
3. Go to Menu> Christie IMB> System> IMB Network
4. Under NAS2 select static IP and put for:
a. IP: (x is in this case the theater number)
b. Netmask:
c. Leave Gateway empty.
5. Click on the “storage” tab

(NOTE: the info asked at this page is the info for the NAS not the projector)

a. Label: Theater # (or could be anything really)
b. IP:
c. User: admin
d. Password: netgear1
e. Type: content
f. Share: /(share folder name) in this case it would be “/theater_3”
(Took ages to realize the slash was REQUIRED to find the NAS!)
g. File System: NFS (this is a drop box with NFS as the only option)
h. Click “OK”
i. Click save
The rest should be in the manual.

If you make a mistake in the IP or Netmask, and restart the projector or NAS, you might get a loop error that locks you out of permissions to change the incorrect setting. To fix the address, unplug the cat6 cable from either the projector or the NAS, and permissions will be restored, allowing you access to the NAS setup so you can fix your error.

Hope this info saves the next guy a ton of time and hassle!

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