Port Forwarding problem - Help needed

August 3, 2012 at 14:03:32
Specs: Windows 64
Hi everyone,

I've recently purchased the Dlink Sharecentre 320 Nas Enclosure, after setting it up and putting all my files onto the system I would like to set this up so I can access the files over the Internet from anywhere instead of just my local network like at the moment.

I know that you have to setup both port Forwarding and ddns to do this however I have been unable to get this to work. I have setup a ddns account with dlink and called it mymedianas.dlinkddns.com and entered these details into my router under the ddns settings page.

I have an Edimax BR-6574N router and would like to configure the router to forward port 6000 to my Nas Drive IP Address ( but as mentioned have been unable to do this, I have the following rule written in the port forwarding section of the router

Computer Name Private IP Type Port Range Comment

mymedianas TCP+UDP 6000 NAS

I have also put the same settings into the NAT/Virtual Server Settings within the router. When attempting to use the link mymedianas.dlinkddns.com:6000 to access the nas I get the error message mymedianas.dlinkddns.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved to a new web address. If I use a port scanner it tells me the port is responding.

Can anyone tell me what I've done wrong and how I can fix it, I'm not very good with networking so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone

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August 3, 2012 at 14:14:08
1. What sort of access are you talking about? Windows share, web interface, FTP, ...?

2. Why port 6000? Have you set the NAS up to listen on port 6000 or are you forwarding 6000 to a different port on the NAS.

3. Be advised that it is a very bad idea to make your files publicly available in this way. Or is there some security setting that allows access only to you?

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August 3, 2012 at 14:20:42
I've got the Nas to listen to port 6000 and there is a username and password in place to access the system, I will not have any valuable files on there, just ebooks etc to use with my iPad when away, as for the type of access I would like to set up the web interface once everything is up and running correctly.

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August 3, 2012 at 14:56:35
I'm still not clear what protocol you are using. When you say that the NAS is listening on port 6000 do you mean the web interface is listening on that port? Can you access it on that port from a local PC? Is there a reason for using a non-standard port; why not just use port 80 (if it is web access)?

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August 3, 2012 at 16:15:04
Often NAS do use non standard ports for web access.

You only have to configure port forwarding in the NAT section!!!
Do not set any port configuration in any other section of the router and try again.

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