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onebadmofo
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Cloud Storage

Is there a way to take an external HDD and make it accessible from anywhere without it being connected to a computer? ...basically a cloud device?

It IS connected to a wifi router, and it is accessible from within the network. But can I assign it an IP somehow and access it from outside the network? And if so, how?
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BlitzenZeus
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Did you see the latest news? Buy an Asus router
»arstechnica.com/security/2014/02···ed-flaw/

I've never used them, but there's personal cloud storage devices available now, I would hope they offer some security.
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onebadmofo
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said by BlitzenZeus:

Did you see the latest news? Buy an Asus router
»arstechnica.com/security/2014/02···ed-flaw/

I've never used them, but there's personal cloud storage devices available now, I would hope they offer some security.

I want to use what I have. Not looking to purchase anything additional.
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IF you can put OpenWRT on the router and IF it has enough flash/RAM/CPU power to run OpenVPN then yes, but it'll be SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW. Otherwise, no. At least not without giving the entire internet access to everything on the HDD.

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I think it depends on your router. So if you provide a few more details, someone might be able to help. I know some routers with stock firmware can do what you're wanting to do.



beerbum
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reply to onebadmofo

said by onebadmofo:

It IS connected to a wifi router, and it is accessible from within the network. But can I assign it an IP somehow and access it from outside the network? And if so, how?

what kind of router do you have?

since you say the drive is visible on your internal network, look at your router's setup pages for an advanced usb setting page - for example with my Netgear routers that is found under USB Storage -> Advanced Settings.

if you are lucky there is an option to enable http and or ftp via Internet.. it could look something like this:




all you would need to do is select http or ftp, along with an appropriate username/password - then from the outside you enter the address url as shown which would most likely be hxxp://your.ip.address/sharename


onebadmofo
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said by beerbum:

said by onebadmofo:

It IS connected to a wifi router, and it is accessible from within the network. But can I assign it an IP somehow and access it from outside the network? And if so, how?

what kind of router do you have?

since you say the drive is visible on your internal network, look at your router's setup pages for an advanced usb setting page - for example with my Netgear routers that is found under USB Storage -> Advanced Settings.

if you are lucky there is an option to enable http and or ftp via Internet.. it could look something like this:

all you would need to do is select http or ftp, along with an appropriate username/password - then from the outside you enter the address url as shown which would most likely be hxxp://your.ip.address/sharename

It looks exactly like that. The router is a Netgear WNDR4500.

And I have the HTTP checked on, but there is no place to add a password. Only a place to enter credentials is to register. Which fails by the way even though I created an account and can log on to the readyshare webpage. I've also tried the iPad and iPhone app for it to see if I could access via mobile device. The most I can do is log on I can't see any files that are on it.
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therube

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quote:
Did you see the latest news? Buy an Asus router
LOL.
(ah well, quoted the wrong link, but still)

rfnut
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reply to onebadmofo

said by onebadmofo:

Is there a way to take an external HDD and make it accessible from anywhere without it being connected to a computer? ...basically a cloud device?

It IS connected to a wifi router, and it is accessible from within the network. But can I assign it an IP somehow and access it from outside the network? And if so, how?

Its called Ready_Share_Cloud and it is builtin. I do not know if this opens the router to WAN requests from anywhere, or creates a connection specifically from the "cloud" only, but Netgear says this is what to do.

»www.netgear.com/landing/en-us/re···are.aspx