These are the basic setup instructions for using the NETGEAR ReadyNAS. Before starting, you should have already purchased the NAS system and four identical hard drives.

  1. Install drives using the fast and easy drive bay system that requires no tools and no screws for quick swapping of drives.
  2. Power on the ReadyNAS.
  3. Go to and click on Discover to find your local ReadyNAS device. Follow the on-screen instructions. Although the ReadyNAS can be setup as only a local NAS, you’ll benefit from having a ReadyNAS cloud account for remote management and access.
  4. You’ll eventually be taken to the web interface control center for your ReadyNAS.
  5. You’ll want to setup the genie+ Marketplace to register your NAS and be able to install additional features. Go to and setup an account. This account will also be used as your support login for


Note: This document may be updated as further information is available.

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