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I'm thinking of getting a NAS device attached to my wireless Cisco Linksys E3000 router.

I would like to access and copy/paste any file I want from the NAS device from anywhere I like.

For example, I forgot to take USB stick to a friend with a file on it outside my own wireless network. But it's also on my NAS device. In that case, I would like to access, copy and paste my files to his laptop so he has the file I needed.

Is this possible? With password or something? Or is it unsafe?

Is it possible to connect it to my PS3 to copy all my saved game files there?

Thanks in advance.
Edited by /Ben - 10/4/11 at 10:47am
    
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You need a VPN to access your network from a different network. You would need a firewall, home firewall/VPN, or a home router that supports it. There are also websites that provide secure tunnels to your network as well like http://openvpn.net/ which is probably more of what you are looking for.
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There are some NAS that come with some cloud storage as a extra feature which would be the easiest way to access over the internet.

Netgear products use DLNA and have cloud storage so I'd go research them.
    
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go Synology all in one NAS. Should support all you need, VPN, media server including PS3 game support and alot more

Once again im showing my support for Synology NAS so check out

http://www.synology.com/index.php?lang=default
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Wow this Synology stuff is sick. I might get the DS111 one. Are you 100% sure I can download files from it from anywhere I like?
    
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Wow this Synology stuff is sick. I might get the DS111 one. Are you 100% sure I can download files from it from anywhere I like?
No you cannot. As I said in my previous post, you must use a VPN to access YOUR Local Area Network from a different network. Another option would be to use a file sharing service like filezilla or dropbox.
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Wow this Synology stuff is sick. I might get the DS111 one. Are you 100% sure I can download files from it from anywhere I like?
Yes you can via setting up the VPN in DSM3.2 under Package Center (no extra cost), it will instal openVPN on the device for you and with some configuration, you can access your files anywhere securely.

probably the simplest way is the ezinternet feature to setup your own personal cloud.

I have not actually tried this yet btw, but have a friend who has set up a VPN to his Synology NAS sucessfully

http://www.synology.com/dsm/vpn.php?lang=enu

Edited by stubass - 10/5/11 at 4:40pm
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No you cannot. As I said in my previous post, you must use a VPN to access YOUR Local Area Network from a different network. Another option would be to use a file sharing service like filezilla or dropbox.
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Yes you can via setting up the VPN in DSM3.2 under Package Center (no extra cost), it will instal openVPN on the device for you and with some configuration, you can access your files anywhere securely.

probably the simplest way is the ezinternet feature to setup your own personal cloud.

I have not actually tried this yet btw, but have a friend who has set up a VPN to his Synology NAS sucessfully

http://www.synology.com/dsm/vpn.php?lang=enu
Thanks guys. I'll definitely be lookig into this.
    
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