Access Home Files Remotely


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OldGuy

Running in XP Pro latest and Win 7 Pro latest on different PCs.
I have an Amped R20000G router on my home LAN.
I would like to set up a folder on a PC or a NAS that I could access
remotely read and write.

This could be a low security folder or an FTP password protected
access.
I think my router has a USB port too.

My home ISP external IP address changes but I can send myself an eMail
when the IP address changes so that is not a problem.

Can someone give me details of how to do this?
The better way?

In the past I have sent eMails to myself but that has size limits.
I have Google drive but that seems too slow to start some times and i
don't know how to make it immediately transfer files.
I do not use MS cloud.

Suggestions and details please.
 
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Paul

OldGuy said:
Running in XP Pro latest and Win 7 Pro latest on different PCs.
I have an Amped R20000G router on my home LAN.
I would like to set up a folder on a PC or a NAS that I could access
remotely read and write.

This could be a low security folder or an FTP password protected access.
I think my router has a USB port too.

My home ISP external IP address changes but I can send myself an eMail
when the IP address changes so that is not a problem.

Can someone give me details of how to do this?
The better way?

In the past I have sent eMails to myself but that has size limits.
I have Google drive but that seems too slow to start some times and i
don't know how to make it immediately transfer files.
I do not use MS cloud.

Suggestions and details please.

Maybe you could get a Dropbox account, and
using syncing software, sync a local folder
to Dropbox ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropbox_(service)

That's a lot more secure than any kludge you
might whip together at home. Using Cloud storage,
means not having to Port Forward on any of your
setups.

I have no idea what the monthly fee is for that.
Whether the fee is capacity (storage quantity) based,
upload bandwidth based (amount transferred) or what.
You'll need to check their site and get prices.

If you want, you could encrypt the files before
syncing them, so that no Dropbox administrator can
view the file contents.

*******

The R20000G manual I have here, says the USB
storage can be used as a Windows Share on the LAN
side. But says nothing about sharing that on the
WAN (Internet) side. So you'd have to try a few
things, to try to get it to work. I don't know
if Port Forwarding to 127.0.0.1 is allowed on
a router or not...

For example, ports 137, 138, 139, 445 are mentioned
here, for Port Forwarding a share on the LAN. And
since the share on the R20000G is local to the
R20000G, my guess is it would be port forwarding
to 127.0.0.1:137 etc. But that's just a horrible
idea, and Dtopbox or another external service is
recommended instead. As then you don't have to punch
any security holes in the router.

http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?t=45924

Paul
 
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Dave Doe

Running in XP Pro latest and Win 7 Pro latest on different PCs.
I have an Amped R20000G router on my home LAN.
I would like to set up a folder on a PC or a NAS that I could access
remotely read and write.

This could be a low security folder or an FTP password protected
access.
I think my router has a USB port too.

My home ISP external IP address changes but I can send myself an eMail
when the IP address changes so that is not a problem.

Can someone give me details of how to do this?
The better way?

In the past I have sent eMails to myself but that has size limits.
I have Google drive but that seems too slow to start some times and i
don't know how to make it immediately transfer files.
I do not use MS cloud.

Suggestions and details please.

FTP could be all you need. But don't use MS's FTP, it's god aweful.
Use both FileZila's FTP client and server. Easy to configure. I
haven't looked at your modem/router, but you'll need to poke some FTP
holes in it (it may have built in ability to do that - ie a selection
for FTP access).

But that aside, what about a remote control program, running on both
PC's - password protected of course. You can just remote on and off as
desired and get your full (remote) desktop experience (as if you were
sitting there). File transfers are included in such products usually.
Definately included in TeamViewer, which is free for personal and home
use (just gotta put up with some advertising "nagware").

http://www.teamviewer.com

Very easy to use - and no firwall configuration changes required.
 
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(PeteCresswell)

Per Dave Doe:
But that aside, what about a remote control program, running on both
PC's - password protected of course. You can just remote on and off as
desired and get your full (remote) desktop experience (as if you were
sitting there). File transfers are included in such products usually.
Definately included in TeamViewer, which is free for personal and home
use (just gotta put up with some advertising "nagware").

http://www.teamviewer.com

Very easy to use - and no firwall configuration changes required.

+1. Personally, I'd install TeamViewer anyhow.... just on GP's
because some day you are going to want to get to your home PC.

It has a "File Transfer" facility that works, runs on Android and (I
*think*) IOS as well as all versions of Windows and maybe even Linux.

No-Brainer...
 
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Ken Springer

Maybe you could get a Dropbox account, and
using syncing software, sync a local folder
to Dropbox ?

When you install Dropbox on a computer, a Dropbox folder is
automatically created. All OldGuy will have to do is put the folder he
wants to sync inside the Dropbox folder on the first computer. Any
folders in the Dropbox folder are automatically copied to the Dropbox
server. For every subsequent computer you install Dropbox on, Dropbox
will automatically download everything from the server to the new
installation. From then on, Dropbox automatically keeps all those
Dropbox installations synced.

I used to do this, but decided I didn't prefer the idea, so went the
home network route. Much faster.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dropbox_(service)

That's a lot more secure than any kludge you
might whip together at home. Using Cloud storage,
means not having to Port Forward on any of your
setups.

I have no idea what the monthly fee is for that.
Whether the fee is capacity (storage quantity) based,
upload bandwidth based (amount transferred) or what.
You'll need to check their site and get prices.

I believe you get 25 GB of storage for free, that will probably meet
OldGuy's needs.




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Ken
Mac OS X 10.8.5
Firefox 33.1
Thunderbird 31.0
"My brain is like lightning, a quick flash
and it's gone!"
 
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Paul

OldGuy said:
Thanks for the suggestions.
Any info on the web on how to set up the Amped 20000G router for
FileZilla use?

I will also consider Teamviewer and look at the website for more details.

To me, of the two options, Teamviewer is more attractive.

Teamviewer uses the Teamviewer site for rendezvous. Whereas
with FileZilla, you'll still need a DynDNS solution (not discussed
in the Wikipedia article). Or alternately, a static IP address
(from the ISP). You would want SSL/TLS option at least, for the
server side, and preferable, the very latest version of TLS
available (support for TLS 1.2, TLS version 1.3 is under development).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filezilla

With TeamViewer, there will be a lot less head-scratchings.
It should "just work". Subject to software being available
for the platforms at either end, that's the gating item.

Paul
 
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