Help to access a NAS remotely over IE

  bucko1986 15:23 10 Jan 2010

Hi guys,

New to this site so please bear with me!

My problem is as follows:

I recently purchased an Iomega Home Network 500GB Hardrive. This is plugged directly into my Netgear router which is running Sky Broadbands own firmware. I have two PCs, one laptop and a PS3 all hooked up, so I can access all files internally on my home network. I use my NAS drive so that I can also access my Itunes library on any PC.

I now want to be able to access my NAS over the internet from a location outside of my home network. I am having real problems with this.

Am I right in thinking that if I can just find the external ip address for my NAS drive then I can access it using IE? If this is the case then how do I find the external IP address???

I am a bit of a newbie when it comes to networking so please if possible could you provide detailed solutions. Thanks in advance for any help


  Tech Guy 15:48 10 Jan 2010

If you don't have a static IP address, you can sign you for Dynamic DNS check out: click here

Assign your NAS in the routers DMZ and you may have to alter your firewall setings, but can be done.

A word of warning about opening your NAS to the internet, it will be visible and you will get unwelcomed guests!

  bucko1986 15:59 10 Jan 2010

Hi. Thanks very much for the response.

I have set up a static ip address for my NAS drive but only internally - i.e.
Will I still need to sign up a Dynamic DNS?

When connecting to my NAS locally I need to enter a user name and password. Will this prevent other people from accessing my files? Obviously I want to be as secure as possible.

Thanks again

  bucko1986 16:06 10 Jan 2010

Sorry - also will this cost me money to set up?

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