stick with the IP address option but in your router or Synology change to reserve that IP address for the NAS or use Fixed in synology. make sure to note the DNS settings too … fyi based on your IP address use dns’s of 192.168.0.1 (assuming your router is .1) and 184.108.40.206 as secondary
As far as I know/understand these are the only (and complete) updates one needs to execute to keep your NAs up-to-date both hardware and software related.
I have only seen 1 explicit reference to firmware updates, related to hardware expansion units. You would receive automatic warnings and downloads if applicable.
So as long as you implement the DSM updates, I believe you are fine.
Do you have any reason to believe this is not the case?
P.S. there are of course the Packages updates for the different applications
Thanks again for the information. The only reason I inquired about a firmware update, was after reading someone’s suggestion about it in another topic on this Hostname issue. But I never read a confirmation, and so was just wanting to explore any possibility for a solution.
I will now learn how to assign a fixed IP address and just live with that until hopefully the Hostname works again like it did before.