I have a NAS device which has a static IP Address but it was not documented and now we cannot connect to it. Can someone please tell me how to find the IP Address of this device? I know the port on the Switch it's connected to?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
You do not need the ip address of the unit.
If you do what I told you before with setting up the arp table your computer will talk to the address thinking it is the correct address. say your NAS thinks it is the 192.168.0.100/24(the /24 means that the subnetmask is 24 bits ie 255.255.255.0) with mac address a0-a0-a0-a0-a0-a0
Your computer is 192.168.168.0.50/24 with mac address a1-a1-a1-a1-a1-a1
You do not know that the NAS is 192.168.0.100 but you know the machine has the mac address a0-a0-a0-a0-a0-a0.
Now you can setup a static connection between your computer 192.168.0.50 and the NAS by utilising the arp command in windows. since you do not know the address you take whatever address is not used fx 192.168.0.200.
arp -s 192.168.0.200 a0-a0-a0-a0-a0-a0
now you connect to the NAS by using 192.168.0.200
in the config of the NAS you will most likely find out the address that it is realy having.