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Setup your Buffalo NAS out of the box

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1.    Connect the TeraStation / LinkStation to your network using the supplied Ethernet cable.
Make sure your network has a DHCP server to assign an IP address to the NAS. For a home environment it can usually be your Wi-Fi router.

2.    Plug in the Power cable / AC adapter and connect to the TeraStation / LinkStation.

3.    Power on the TeraStation / LinkStation by pressing the Power button, or by moving the power switch to “ON”.

4.    The power LED should start blinking. Once the power LED is solid the TeraStation / LinkStation is booted and ready to be configured.

5.    Download and install the latest version of NAS Navigator for Windows or Mac.
Your computer must be connected to the Internet to download NAS Navigator.
NAS Navigator is available from our website at

For more NAS Navigator installation details, please refer to the following article:
How do I install NAS Navigator?

6.    Open NAS Navigator. The TeraStation/LinkStation should be displayed.


•    (NAS Navigator for Windows only)
1.    Right-click on the TeraStation / LinkStation and choose “Map Share” from the pop-up menu.

This will map the default NAS Share folder to your Windows OS as a network drive.

2.    The Share on the NAS is now mapped to the Windows network drive and ready to use.

For more details about Mapping network drive, please refer to the following article:
Mapping a Drive to a Buffalo NAS in Windows


3. Navigate to "This PC" from your Windows file explorer, the mapped network drive should be listed under "Network locations"


Note: If you are not able to access the NAS share folder after the latest Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 Updates, follow this procedure to Add Windows credentials.

More setup details:
Creating a Shared Folder on a Buffalo LinkStation

Creating a new Shared Folder on a Buffalo TeraStation

Initial setup and configuration of an TeraStation

Initial setup and configuration of an LinkStation SoHo

Initial setup and configuration of an LS520D