I want to access my NAS drive remotely over the internet. I can access locally over my LAN, no problem. I use 192.168.1.??:80/public/ for example. I have enabled port forwarding & using this I can see my folder.
My question is how do I type my IP address in the URL bar along with my local address, 192.168.1.?? etc? What format do I use? If I can get my files then how would I be able to change the IP into a name?
Hope someone can help. Thanks.
Thanks for your question sandyged.
If you are able to access it at 192.168.1.?? on your local network, you simply need to forward port 80 to the same internal IP address (192.168.1.??) in your router. Then you should be able to access it from outside your home over the internet. I saw that you were using 192.168.1.??:80 but port 80 is automatically assumed so you don't need it there, either for internal or external access.
I would strongly advise setting up a password for the access to prevent others from accessing your NAS. If you do not, and someone downloads some music or movies from it, you could get yourself into trouble with those that watch for copyright infringement.
"I can access locally over my LAN, no problem. I use 192.168.1.??:80/public/ for example."
You don't need to specify port 80 in the above address. It is already assumed by the browser. You said that address works.
To access it from the Internet, such as from work or someones house other then your own, you would need to type http:// and it should go to the NAS if port 80 is forwarded in your Router to the INTERNAL IP of the NAS