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NAS OS 4.x - Remote Access

Your Seagate Business NAS OS 4.x device supports multiple methods for accessing it remotely. This article describes these options and references the NAS OS 4.x User Manual on how to set them up.
Warning: For Remote Access it’s advised to give the NAS device a Static local IP address. See this chapter in the User Manual for how to configure a Static IPv4 IP address in NAS OS 4.x.


1. Seagate MyNAS

 

MyNAS allows you to access the device remotely by a name instead of an IP address.
For supplemental information please visit
the NAS OS 4 User Manual.

 

To enable this remote function:

  • Log in to the Dashboard as an Administrator

  • Click the Device Manager icon

  • Under “Customize” on the left, click “Network”

  • Under Network, go to the Remote Access tab

  • Find Seagate MyNAS in the drop down menu

  • Choose a unique MyNAS name

 

Once MyNAS is enabled and you are in a remote location with internet access:

  • The NAS’ dashboard will load and let you log in

  • From there you can manage the NAS device remotely

  • For example, adding a user or starting a backup

  • You can download or upload files using the File browser

 

There is also a Seagate MyNAS IOS and an Android app. These apps let you access your files remotely from a mobile device, offering the ability to download files to that mobile device and upload files from the mobile device to the NAS. The apps do not give you access to the Dashboard on a mobile device, however this is possible by using a mobile browser instead.

Instead of MyNAS you can choose DynDNS from the drop-down menu, then fill out the required Hostname, Username, and Password. For more information visit www.dyn.com

MyNAS is a very handy function for remote Dashboard management and a quick overview of the device’s status, however there are other remote functions that serve better for remote file transfers from personal computers.