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Hey guys, I am looking for a specific feature. Just about every NAS system allows the user to map a network drive on a local network.

Well what about accessing a NAS system remotely through Windows explorer. Is this possible?

I am looking for a solution that works like Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox etc. Thing is, I move massive amount of data and I don't want to pay yearly to use those options.

Does anything like this exist, where I can drag and drop files through Windows Explorer but through a remote connection? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
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Your best bet, and what I personally do, is VPN into the network that the NAS is sitting on and mount the drive "locally".

 

Most NAS boxes - QNAP, Synology, Netgear etc will have built-in VPN capability.

 

I use L2TP/IPsec which is very secure, there are many options out there. OpenVPN is a good one too.

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Your best bet, and what I personally do, is VPN into the network that the NAS is sitting on and mount the drive "locally".

Most NAS boxes - QNAP, Synology, Netgear etc will have built-in VPN capability.

I use L2TP/IPsec which is very secure, there are many options out there. OpenVPN is a good one too.

Thanks for the quick reply, I will look in to setting up a vpn. Do you happen to have any resources on setting up something like this?
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Synology for the win. They rock at this. Their Cloud Station application works well.
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