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I have a Segate NAS drive in a company, I want to connect to the files that are in this NAS, throught the internet.

we need to view the files in a drive, we copy, past and delete. so I need to connect to the drive as a vpn connection.

we dont have any server, and we dont want to put the files on a computer.

I contacted Segate support, they said you only can view the files through global access and this way will show me the files in a web browser.

is there any NAS i can use so i connect to the files through VPN, or i have to put the files on windows and connect to it through VPN.

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by:Alexios
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Hello
Check here
http://www.synology.com/index.php?lang=default

Very nice performance and with many capabilities
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by:BlueCompute
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You seagate NAS does not provide VPN capabilities.

What you would need to do is to set up a VPN on your router / gateway device, set up a VPN to that and then access files on the NAS.

There is another way, but it is not best practise due to security issues:  On your router forward CIFS ports 137, 138, 139 and 445 to your NAS , then you can access the files at \\externalIP\folderpath and map a network drive if you so wish.

The normal way to do this would be to configure a VPN on your router and use this to access the NAS.
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by:flf4eva
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hi BlueCompute

Can you please tell me the way how to setup vpn on the router its netgear
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by:BlueCompute
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What model of netgear please?
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Netgear DGN2200
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http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/DGN2200/DGN2200_UM_3Feb11.pdf  pages 98 - 107

You have to purchase the Netgear Prosafe VPN client though, apparently.

You'll be better off ujsing the Seagate Web access system.

If you want to connect from another location you control, set up a site-to-site VPN as per page 94 onwards of the manual above.

Bottom line is that your hardware and network configuration isn't really suitable for remotely accessing this data.

You need a better NAS, or a better router, or to put the files on a PC.
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