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Windows 7: Want to remotely access files on a NAS, easiest way?

19 May 2016   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Want to remotely access files on a NAS, easiest way?

So i am going to be away from home for a while, and am wanting to access files on my NAS while i am away. I am a beginner to networking, and have no idea what i need to do and what the best course of action is. If it matters, the primary file type would be .mp4. Should i setup a VPN with my router(PF sense, v2.3)? VPN through the nas (QNAP)? Or something entirely different? The router offers openVPN (Requires payment), IPsec, and L2TP, and i am currently trying to find the credentials for the NAS.


The network with the NAS on it i have complete control over, but the network i would be connecting FROM is a work network that i wouldn't be able to modify the router settings on.

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22 May 2016   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What protocols and file transfer options does the NAS normally allows? How do you use it normally?
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22 May 2016   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

If you are wanting to stream mp4s from your NAS, you could install Plex on your NAS then get a Plex client for your computer, phone, tablet (whichever device you wish to watch on).
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