Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

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Ivelios
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Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by Ivelios » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 pm

Hello,
two introduction sentences. I am new to NAS and I have read / watched dozens of possibilities, but I could not solve the topic. Hence, I count on help for experts :]

Firmware version: 4.4.1.1146
Server model: QNAP TS-453Be

I am interested in giving my family (outside my network) access to folders as a network drive. One with reading only, and the other with reading and writing. In the NAS, I set it up and the connection works locally, but when I tried to set it externally, it rejected that I can't see.

I have CloudLink installed and set up (I also use phone apps with LTE, working).
I gave WebDAV permissions and activated for folders.

The application I use to connect is RaiDrive, it has QNAP options. In it, it rejects when I try to connect outside my network, as the wait time is too long and to check the data is correct. I also checked NetDrive3 (trial) effect the same. Locally I can, but not externally.

Has anyone had a similar problem or knows what could be the reason?

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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:41 pm

use a vpn server (best on router or dedicated appliance) to grant access to your network

exposing your nas to the whole world is too dangerous (lots of hacked nas units in the recent past)

Ivelios
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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by Ivelios » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:54 pm

My router from Operator I don`t think will have somethink like VPN option, or can be create in NAS? If yes, how can I do it? Need to be easy as possibile family is not digital.

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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:01 pm

there is guides for the nas
https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/tutorial ... -qvpn-2-0/

if you want easy..use dropbox

you can even sync folder(s) to dropbox two way
.so changes are replicated to and from your nas...much safer

Ivelios
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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by Ivelios » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 pm

dropbox too small in free version, I need 4TB to share (multimedia), thanks for quide I will check it

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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by robertkrz » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:26 pm

I will recommend to use Open VPN on your QNAP. Works quite well. Easy to setup too.
There are some small bugs in it but not very annoing. If you would like I can say more about them.

Ivelios
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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by Ivelios » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:51 pm

Yes, if you can. I watched na YT, but not working when I try connect I have error. If you can write quide with openvpn. I check and I can port forward on router, when I try config I have error na OpenVPN client.

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Re: Remote access to shared folders as a network drive?

Post by qnpdrver » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:16 am

Save yourself a few weeks of effort and switch to a Synology or something similar. Ask me how I know.

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