Here you will find information related to Connection management.
What would you like to know?
- Connecting to a switch
- Using Cubbit in a server environment
- Streaming movies from Cubbit
- Connecting via WiFi repeater
- Using Cubbit under a VPN
Can I connect the Cubbit Cell to a switch or does it absolutely have to be on the router? Is it necessary to have a managed switch or is unmanaged OK?
As a general standard network configuration, the Cell needs to be directly connected to a LAN port on the user's router. Users should avoid using a switch, as this could lead to unexpected behaviour with the Cell not correctly going through to the network. A managed switch is more flexible than an unmanaged one, however it depends on the switch used, case by case.
Cubbit cannot be used as a server. Server environments are not currently supported by Cubbit.
On this article you can find the officially supported operating systems.
By uploading movies and TV series to Cubbit, is it possible to play them on Smart TVs, Tablets and PC, like any other NAS?
We do not integrate with Smart TVs, but you could stream movies/tv series stored on Cubbit to your TV if your mobile device can connect to it or your TV can open a browser. This is possible once we integrate a video player into the web app or develop the mobile app.
I have my Cell plugged into my router but I am connecting to my WiFi via a “repeater” elsewhere in my home, will that work?
This might cause issues during the Claim, and we recommend the repeater being on the same network. You should be able to use this configuration after the Cell has been claimed.
If you are using a VPN on a local connection to upload/download files there are a few things to keep in mind:
- there will be a definite speed decrease (depending on the VPN speed)
- it wouldn't be possible to do the initial Cell claim
- it may erroneously show the Cubbit Cell as offline.