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So I have this router for (half) a year or so, but I needed it for other reasons than WiFi and alllllll the extra stuff.

But now I was taking some time to see what the router can do (browsing all the finctions "inside" the router --> when logged in the router)

I KNOW NOTHING AT ALL about networking and stuff... (well not much...)


After seeing this movie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hncv8e08w

I figured I can use any USB HDD or other PC/NAS (with lot's of HDD's in it, connected via LAN) and connect that with my router.

And when I figured out how that works it seems I can acces it ANYWHERE in the world (if internet connection available)

Sweat!

I'm about to buy our first tablet thingy, the ASUS Nexus 7 (2013 version with the camera that is) for my GF

Does that mean when were on holiday, we can stream a movie or listen to our music or etc... if we connect to the WiFi of the camp-site/hotel/etc...

I also installed Hamachi for playing Starbound with my friends (doesn't seem to work if we try the ingame multiplayer stuff) but now I can see in my Network all of my friends (in Hamachi) their HDD's!!!

That freaks me out, cause they can acces all my data as well I guess?


So what do I have to do in the router? (I did not share any map in Windows yet, but I would like to share all my home computers and Nexus.

ONLY in our house, all our (GF and me) devices may connect to each other, EXCEPT when my friends come over to do a LAN party (if ever)




As you can see, the way I ask questions is very difficult... 1) I'm Dutch, so I don't know the technical terms of what I try to explain tongue.gif and 2) I speak English (duh), but it's hard to explain it when you don't even know what your searching the answer for...

Is all that VPN stuff, by the way? Or how can I start searching google for it? Give me some practical terms... I can't enter in google: how can I setup my asus rt-ac66u router so I can browse my files all over the world. And all that should also be by a secured connection. And how do I protect my files when my friends come over (so they can LAN with me, but not acces my files). And also how do I protect my files over the internet (via Hamachi)

I just don't want to see my friends watching our naked pics for example wink.gif it's not that I have to hide anything tongue.gif

And also there's 1 friend, when he get's anoyed, he might start to **** up my PC, by deleting files or placing virusses or other files onto my PC etc... (Yes he remains a friend wink.gif)


EDIT: here's the network. The LAN room (if any) will be at the location of the first ASUS switch (BEFORE the router) Is that a problem for a LAN party with the acces denied functions wink.gif

If the LAN-Party (with secured files) should be AFTER the router, I can fix that by laying another UTP cable and another switch for all the PC's if needed, no problem.

Our home network:


Edited by ASUSfreak - 1/8/14 at 4:06pm
   
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Ok, forget all the above...

Which NAS is best performance.

WD My Cloud EX4

Synology DS413j or DS412+ or ...

QNAP ...

I would like to use it like this:

ALL the data on ALL my HDD's in my house --> I would like to put it on the NAS

All my computers and tablets should be able to copy/paste data to and from the NAS

All the PC/Tablets should be able to stream video from it.

When on holiday (in other countrey) and on internet, I should get acces to my files and stream/download a movie (etc) from home to e.g. France or visa versa I should be able to put my pictures taken on holiday on my tablet and send them to my home NAS.

It should be able to backup all my computers if I want to, or just the one I select. And an easy back-up solution of the NAS itself (via usb 3.0 or so to another external HDD or via LAN to another PC perhaps?)

And what is VPN?

And who knows what more tongue.gif --> what can you even do more???

I would like a 4-slot NAS so I can go to 4x 4TB (RAID 1 Mirroring) --> but start with 2x WD RED HDD's of 4TB

I will connect the NAS to my ASUS RT-AC66U WiFi router (I guess?)

And ofcourse security wise it should be good!

Price range is about 500-600€
   
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Heard great things about synology, wont regreat buying it. VPN stands for virtual private network it lets you connect to your home network from another place and tunnel everything so it looks like your connected to your home network basically with internal ip's etc. You will access to any device at home from anywhere.

I got the Zyxel NSA320 NAS which is great for my needs but would consider it for outside the home streaming.

Be aware that streaming HD videos from from to the out world needs a great upload connection otherwise you will encounter video stuttering.

Hope it helps
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So basicly ALL I mentioned above (all the things i need/would like) is VPN?

Hmmm I got 150 down, but only 6Mb/s up... is that fast enough tongue.gif

But I guess that is only when streaming on Holiday? When streaming at home with my Gb network it should be fine, right?
   
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