Troubleshooting my Synology DiskStation

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This is a collection of troubleshooting tips for a Synology NAS. I have a DS218+, so your mileage may vary on other models.

Connecting to an SMB share as a “guest”

Problem

I have a share on my NAS where I store scanned data. I wanted to use the Guest account to access it from my iPad or Mac. Frustratingly, it kept failing, saying I had “entered an invalid username/password.”

Solution

Surprisingly, Synology's documentation doesn't say much about using the guest account. Eventually, I found this help page on troubleshooting connections to shared folders. A quick scan revealed an “Enable Local Master Browser” SMB option.

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Enabling it solved the problem!