QNAP

QTS 5.0.x

Configuring Static Route Settings

You can create and manage IPv4 and IPv6 static routes in the Route section of Network & Virtual Switch. Under normal circumstances, QTS automatically obtains routing information after it has been configured for internet access. Static routes are only required in special circumstances, such as having multiple IP subnets located on your network.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network & File Services > Network & Virtual Switch.

    The Network & Virtual Switch window opens.

  2. Go to Network > Route.
  3. Select a method for adding the IP static route.
    • IPv4 static route

    • IPv6 static route

  4. Configure the IPv4 static route settings.
    1. Beside Main Routing Table, select IPv4 from the drop-down menu.
    2. Click Add.

      The Static Route (IPv4) window opens.

    3. Configure the IP address settings.

      Setting

      Description

      Destination

      Specify a static IP address where connections are routed to.

      Netmask

      Specify the IP address of the destination's netmask.

      Gateway

      Specify the IP address of the destination's gateway.

      Metric

      Specify the number of nodes that the route will pass through.

      Note:

      Metrics are cost values used by routers to determine the best path to a destination network.

      Interface

      Select the interface that connections should be routed through.

    4. Click Apply.

    Network & Virtual Switch adds the IPv4 static route.

  5. Configure the IPv6 static route settings.
    1. Beside Main Routing Table, select IPv6 from the drop-down menu.
    2. Click Add.

      The Static Route (IPv6) window opens.

    3. Configure the IP address settings.

      Setting

      Description

      Destination

      Specify a static IPv6 address where connections are routed to.

      Prefix Length

      Select the destination prefix length for the IPv6 static route.

      Next Hop

      Specify the next hop IP address in IPv6 format.

      Tip:

      IPv6 next hop format: 2001:db8::1

      Metric

      Specify the number of nodes that the route will pass through.

      Note:

      Metrics are cost values used by routers to determine the best path to a destination network.

      Interface

      Select the interface that connections should be routed through.

    4. Click Apply.

    Network & Virtual Switch adds the IPv6 static route.