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Topic # 150276 17-Jul-2014 10:29
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I have just upgrade to VDSL (vodafone) and I am using the HG659 by Huawei. I have connected my 1TB USB to my router and I can access my USB drive from any device that hooked up to my LAN and WLAN.

Problem is that I can't seem to figure out how I can access my USB hard drive from work. I don't want to leave my PC switched on. 

I can see that the router GUI has the option to enable FTP, which I have enabled, but I am unable to connect using an external network e.g my. work or my phone (using 3G).

Has anyone been able to connect to their USB drive via their router (using FTP or something similar) from an external network?

If you have, can you please share your experience here and how you manage to do the set-up.


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  Reply # 1091026 17-Jul-2014 21:04
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does the drive receive an up address? a nas drive is a better solution and rather cheap these days.

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  Reply # 1091027 17-Jul-2014 21:05
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meant to read "ip address"

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1091156 18-Jul-2014 07:42
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Look in the Internet -> network security tab under ACL.

There is mention of FTP with access direction LAN. try change that to WAN and see what happens...

Make sure the FTP is secure before you expose to the internet...




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  Reply # 1091181 18-Jul-2014 08:49
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Shot mentalinc.. I changed that to WAN and it worked. Now I have to figure out how I can keep the IPv4 address static

 

 

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  Reply # 1091351 18-Jul-2014 12:36
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Look at something like no-ip.com to get a free hostname.




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