Solved Access my NAS via Internet...

Intel / D945gnt
December 15, 2013 at 11:20:35
Specs: Win7, P4 2,58 GHZ /2GB
Hello,
When can I access my NAS remotely (via internet)? I mean what characteristics should it have in order to accomplish this.... Static IP, support from manufacturer via site or special application etc..?
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December 16, 2013 at 14:56:58
The NAS unit has to support internet access/ftp or you can not access it directly via the internet.
How you do it then is you RDP to a pc on your home lan via the internet and access the NAS via that pc.

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#1
December 16, 2013 at 00:27:43
Network attached storage as in local network, if you want to access it remotely we'd need information like, how is your network set up. Do you use a router, if so, you have to allow access through the router to the NAS. To make it practical it is usually best to obtain a static IP so the routers external addy isn't constantly changing. You need to provide more info. I don't use a NAS drive but I use Radmin to remotely access things I need from the home server.

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December 16, 2013 at 03:16:46
Also most NAS user manuals will (ought to) include details how "they" do it... My qnaps is very complete in that regard, both on the cd that came with it, and also in their excellent tech support area.

What make/model is yours?


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December 16, 2013 at 11:57:33
Thanks to both for answering! I speak generally, not for some particular model and the question is: How do I know (by reading the manual or looking at the specs) that I can access a specific NAS via internet if the manual doesn't say it explicitly. trvlr is right saying that manuals are do not say explicitly "how-to". That's why I'm asking the question.
What I got so far is:
1) NAS must be connected to your router
2) NAS must have a static IP
may I add:
3) Allow creation of users/groups with passwords...

Anything else?
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#4
December 16, 2013 at 13:00:47
Some general info - some of it very general, some a little less so...

But ideally one refers to the actual NAS you may decide to use for full/detailed how to etc., as each manufacturer "may" allow/do it a little differently to another...

I haven't set my qnaps up that way yet; may do anon... But for now I can do without it...

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/arch...

http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?sn...

http://www.bit.com.au/Guide/328703,...

http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewt...

http://thewindows.hubpages.com/hub/...

http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/mo... including NAS systems

http://www.edugeek.net/forums/windo...

http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/i...

http://www.dyncommunity.com/questio...

http://gizmodo.com/5528815/how-to-g...

http://forum.mediamonkey.com/viewto...


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December 16, 2013 at 14:56:58
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The NAS unit has to support internet access/ftp or you can not access it directly via the internet.
How you do it then is you RDP to a pc on your home lan via the internet and access the NAS via that pc.

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#6
December 17, 2013 at 05:32:07
Some NAS manufacturers provide "a cloud service" - some for free, and some a subscription service. Via that service one can then access the NAS - "directly" (as in not using a PC on your lan).

This is the Qnaps system (free) and Western Digital offer something similsr - but is a subscription service if I remember correctly.

http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?sn...

I did set up a Qnaps cloud system, but didn't actually use it more than once. Then a drive on my NAS failed, and during the rebuild of the system I disabled it all... Have to say I'm of the feeling that if you don't "need" internet access to your NAS... why bother with it, and any associated security issues that "may evolve"...

FWIW... Freenas offers a way to use a PC as an NAS - and access it directly.


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