I have a few ASUSTOR NASes at my house, and I don't like installing a custom application just to identify the NAS so I can visit it's web UI the first time.
But behind the scenes, it's likely just scanning your network and matching any MAC addresses in Asustek's range. Which is easy to do without a third party app.
In my case, I can just run the following
nmap command in the terminal and it spits out a list of all ASUS/ASUSTOR devices on my network:
$ sudo nmap -sn 10.0.100.0/24 | grep -B 2 Asustek Nmap scan report for 10.0.100.1 Host is up (0.00083s latency). MAC Address: 3C:7C:3F:6A:FA:C0 (Asustek Computer) -- Nmap scan report for 10.0.100.220 Host is up (0.00023s latency). MAC Address: 24:4B:FE:83:EB:F8 (Asustek Computer)
Note: When you run this command, substitute your own network's IP range (e.g.
192.168.0.0) where I have mine (
The same command can be used for Synology or QNAP devices; just search for
Copy out the IP address, tack on the default port (8001), and visit http://10.0.100.220:8001/, and bob's your uncle!
I don't generally like downloading an app just to identify a new device. It's more user-friendly, but it's a lot of hassle when there are multiple other ways to do the same thing.