How to access a NAS storage over the internet?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MacMan988, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2012
    Hi, I have a d-link router and an external drive attached to it. I can mount the drive with smb://ip-address. Anyone knows how to access this over the internet? Thanks.
  2. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    By default, it won't be accessible over the Internet since it's on a private (local) network. The config will vary from device to device, but generally what you have to do it enable port forwarding. When you try to access it over the Internet over whichever port you choose, it'll forward those requests to the IP of the drive. There may be config needed for both your router, as well as your cable modem or DSL box.

    I would start by doing a Google search for the model # of your router, with "port forwarding." That should give you an idea of where to start.

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