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    I have a network drive, that I purchased specially for offsite storage.
    I have it set up in the DMZ (for right now) and am able to connect to it remotely through an ip address in a browser.

    My question is how can do I connect to it to copy files to it? I have second copy that can copy to remote FTP, but this isn't an ftp server rally. I'm kind of at a stopping point. Any one have any solution on how to handle this?
    I already know I'm not that bright. Please be constructive. Only give your 2cents if it helps. Don't be condesending or demeaning. It doesn't make you look smart. You just look like an arse.
    Chris Robertson
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  • #2
    Re: Share a network drive on WAN

    What sort of drive is it - NAS? SAN? Does it have client software? What protocols does it support?
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    • #3
      Share a network drive on WAN

      Well, it is a Maxtor shared storage plus. It has a web interface, and I don't know if it supports anything. I believe it is dual 250hdds. I can share it and such, but I am trying to share it to the web via a firewall/router to use it as offsite storage.
      I was hoping someon had a similar equipment. I'm browsing through the mfg's forums and some others, but not seen to many use it in this fashion.
      I already know I'm not that bright. Please be constructive. Only give your 2cents if it helps. Don't be condesending or demeaning. It doesn't make you look smart. You just look like an arse.
      Chris Robertson
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      • #4
        Re: Share a network drive on WAN

        How do you access it from your PC when it is connected to the LAN. Do you install client software? Do you access it by entering \\hostname in a Run dialog? Is there a drive letter mapped to it?
        Gareth Howells

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        • #5
          Re: Share a network drive on WAN

          This box has a web share, but it appears you can access it only to download/offload files, but I can't seem to send files to it.
          The question you are asking, are the same ones I'm asking.

          Let me rephrase this question then. Is there a network drive (requires no pc) that I can upload/copy files to from a remote location?

          This drive can be mapped to a pc, but I was trying to avoid having a pc in the mix. Just a drive with network capability that can act as a server. This does half the job, but I'm unable to upload to it apparently. Sigh. Looks like I'm going to add a pc to it.
          I already know I'm not that bright. Please be constructive. Only give your 2cents if it helps. Don't be condesending or demeaning. It doesn't make you look smart. You just look like an arse.
          Chris Robertson
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          • #6
            Re: Share a network drive on WAN

            The questions I'm asking are all questions that would be answered by the product documentation. Have you actually had it setup and running on your LAN before?

            Edit: Found the documentation through Maxtor, and it doesn't appear that this device is suitable.
            Last edited by gforceindustries; 23rd December 2008, 15:49.
            Gareth Howells

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            • #7
              Re: Share a network drive on WAN

              At home I've a Synology diskstation DS-207+ but I'm not sure where you actually looking for.
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              • #8
                Re: Share a network drive on WAN

                gforceindustries, Thanks for the reply and all your help. I realized about the second reply, a smilar unit has an upgrade feature that allows web sharing, but I interpret it as being able to upload to this unit. It isn't
                I looked through the documentation and it doesn't appear, but I was hoping it was a dumb drive that I could route to and act like a network server.
                I already know I'm not that bright. Please be constructive. Only give your 2cents if it helps. Don't be condesending or demeaning. It doesn't make you look smart. You just look like an arse.
                Chris Robertson
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                • #9
                  Re: Share a network drive on WAN

                  Have you set Port Forwarding on the router to send the appropriate traffic to the Maxtor?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Share a network drive on WAN

                    biggles, yes, I actually put it in the DMZ for the time being but It defaults to the internal web GUI.

                    Dumber - Does that unit work for you? Do you have a link, price and how do you use it? Are you able to back up to it? Via what program? I am talking over the web and not internal, and witout any pc.
                    I already know I'm not that bright. Please be constructive. Only give your 2cents if it helps. Don't be condesending or demeaning. It doesn't make you look smart. You just look like an arse.
                    Chris Robertson
                    The Computer Doctor

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                    • #11
                      Re: Share a network drive on WAN

                      I've been following this post and I'm confused. Maybe you could clarify:

                      Are you trying to connect to it through a web browser to upload and download files or are you trying to access it from Windows Explorer?

                      If you're trying to access it from Windows Explorer then you'll need to open the appropriate ports through the firewall, SMB, RPC, etc., etc.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Share a network drive on WAN

                        Originally posted by crobertson View Post
                        Dumber - Does that unit work for you? Do you have a link, price and how do you use it? Are you able to back up to it? Via what program? I am talking over the web and not internal, and witout any pc.
                        The website is over here where you can find all the info you need.
                        For me, it's a great products, but it doesn't mean it's for you too.
                        http://www.synology.com/enu/index.php

                        The DS-207+ is end of sale but you can find the next version over here (DS-209+):
                        http://www.synology.com/enu/products/DS209+/spec.php
                        Marcel
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                        Netherlands
                        http://www.phetios.com
                        http://blog.nessus.nl

                        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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