How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

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How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by timhorton » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:44 pm

I can access NAS using ES File Explorer with wifi using network and LAN. How about with mobile data connection?

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Re: How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by OneCD » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:55 pm

VPN into your LAN first. It works fine over mobile and VPN. :)

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Re: How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by timhorton » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:33 am

Thank you for your response. I need a more elementary instruction please.

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Re: How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by OneCD » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 am

timhorton wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:33 am
I need a more elementary instruction please.
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Not sure what else to say... do you have a VPN server running on your LAN?

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Re: How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by timhorton » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm

Ok, I may be seeing the light now. So are you saying to use QVPN service to setup a VPN server with the NAS. Then connect other devices to NAS as clients.

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Re: How to access NAS from Android using ES File Explorer with mobile

Post by OneCD » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:46 am

Using QVPN on the NAS is one way to do it. This may be the simplest way for you to get the result you're after. But it's preferable to run a VPN server on a perimeter device like a router.

If this is your first time setting up a VPN server, follow QNAP's tutorial for QVPN: https://www.qnap.com/en-us/how-to/tutor ... -qvpn-2-0/ and create an OpenVPN server instance.

Then, when you're not on your LAN, connect to the VPN server with your Android device as a client, then fire-up ES File Explorer. ;)

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