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

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:44 pm
by timhorton
I can access NAS using ES File Explorer with wifi using network and LAN. How about with mobile data connection?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:55 pm
by OneCD
VPN into your LAN first. It works fine over mobile and VPN. :)

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

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:33 am
by timhorton
Thank you for your response. I need a more elementary instruction please.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:35 am
by OneCD
timhorton wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:33 am
I need a more elementary instruction please.
:S

Not sure what else to say... do you have a VPN server running on your LAN?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm
by timhorton
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.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:46 am
by OneCD
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. ;)