Sharing Files Over Internet With Thecus NAS Device Thecus TME Thecus NAS Provides The Best Solution To Setup FTP Server The advantages are: Setup is easy: Just click to enable the FTP server function on the administration interface. User access management is simple: Data is safely protected by allowing only authorized users with password. Management is simple through management utility provided. Functions with stability and high security: Thecus NAS device is tested to be an stable device and allows high security protection. Low power consumption equipment: Thecus NAS device is designed to be low power consumption. Thecus NAS device can be setup as an FTP server to allow friends or clients (remote users) to access to the storage via FTP software. User can store files in NAS device, and other remote users (with authorized user ID and password) are able to have access to the network and retrieve files from NAS. Equipment Thecus N3200 (with Firmware 1.00.01) PC FTP Commander V 8.0 (a free FTP utility) Cable/DSL Broadband Router – EDIMAX BR-6204Wg (or any router that supports Dynamic DNS) www.dyndns.org DSL/Cable Modem Thecus NAS Internet Internet Other PC WAN 192.168.5.8 Edimax BR-6204Wg Router WAN 192.168.5.1 Home PC WAN 192.168.5.107 Procedures Procedure III Procedure II Procedure I • Download or upload files from Thecus NAS device (FTP) • Setting up FTP Configuration on N3200 • Complete DDNS setup on BR-6204Wg router Steps 1.SETUP DDNS ON BR-6204Wg Without fixed IP, users will not be able to locate the FTP server. (eg. It is impossible to locate a house without an address.) To solve this issue, user will need to create a hostname (address) points to the server’s IP on Internet. By doing so, the server will have a fixed hostname (fixed address) so other users can locate. I. Apply for a DynDNS account (1) Go to http://www.dyndns.org from home PC (2) Follow instruction to apply an account abcd abcd DynDNS account user name & password (3)Wait for email from DynDNS to confirm account setup (4)Create a host. Check Yes for Wildcard. Check Host with IP address for Service Type. Domain Name 188.8.131.52 Select this IP For this example, DynDNS’s account information is: - user name : Example - password : abcd - added host : 1234.dnsdojo.net (domain name) II. Setup Virtual Server on BR-6204Wg router Network is best to be firewall protected to prevent data in user PC or network being accessed without proper authorization. To allow transferring file in and out of the system, it requires establishing Virtual Server. (1) Go to BR-6204Wg setup screen on Home PC and on the lefthand side menu, select Port Forwarding > Virtual Server Virtual Server Setup Page (2) Complete the virtual server setup page, then press Add ADD Port: 21 (3) Virtual Server setup is completed. Note: Routers from different manufacturers have different procedures to setup. Follow instructions on the manual to complete router setup III. Setup DDNS Function On BR-6204Wg Router (1) Go to BR-6204Wg setup screen on Home PC and on the lefthand side menu, select WAN > DDNS DDNS Setup Page (2)Complete DDNS setup page a. Enable DDNS b. Register: DynDNS c. Domain Name: 1234.dnsdojo.net d. User Name: Example e. Password: abcd (3) Press Save to complete DDNS setup 2.SETTING UP FTP CONFIGURATION ON N3200 (1) On the menu bar, go to Network and select FTP on the submenu. (2) Select Enable to activate FTP Service and enter 21 for Port (common FTP port is 20/21) on the NAS (3) Select the same encoding as user’s OS for FTP ENCODE in order to properly view the files and directories on the server. (4) Select Anonymous FTP Access mode (download, upload/download or no anonymous access) - Upload/Download: Allow anonymous FTP users to upload or download files to/from public folders. - Download: Allow anonymous FTP users to download files from public folders. - No access: Block anonymous FTP user access. (5) Select Auto Rename in case a file is uploaded while a file with identical file name already exists in the folder. It will rename automatically to avoid overwrite or asking users to rename manually. (6) Select upload and download bandwidth. (7) After completing the configuration, click Apply. 3. TO DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD FILES FROM THECUS NAS DEVICE (FTP) (1) Start FTP Commander V8.0 on the remote PC (FTP utility) (2) On the top menu bar, enter - Name : NAS (or the name used for the NAS device) - FTP Server : 1234.dnsdojo.net (domain name applied from Dyndns.org) - FTP Port : 21 - User ID : (user created on the NAS device) - Password : (user’s password) (3) After connected to the network, Select files user would like to retrieve and save to user’s PC. Conclusion Thecus NAS device is an energy-saving device and provides easy, stable, and secure utility to setup FTP server at home or office. It is the most suitable solution for users to exchange files without restriction. With Thecus NAS device, a user is able to store files in NAS and allows other remote users to have access to the files over internet. Even away from the NAS or network, users are still able to store, browse through the NAS, and retrieve documents and files they need. Simple and convenient for file exchange.