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NAS 221

Remote Access - Using EZ-Connect

Connecting your ASUSTOR NAS to the Internet using EZ-Connect

2022-03-10

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Connect to your ASUSTOR NAS using EZ-Connect.

PREREQUISITES

Course Prerequisites:
NAS 121: Remote Access

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:
N/A


OUTLINE

1. Accessing your ASUSTOR NAS using the Internet

2. Enable EZ-Connect

3. Using EZ-Connect

4. Appendix

5. Additional notes





1. Accessing your ASUSTOR NAS using the Internet

ASUSTOR provides users with quick and convenient solutions that allow them to use their NAS through the internet and remotely access their files, creating an exclusive private cloud.

ADM's built-in EZ-Connect function can help you to complete the necessary router configurations for setting up remote access to your NAS. The instructions below will further explain how to set up remote access to your NAS using EZ-Connect.





2. Enable EZ-Connect

ASUSTOR's exclusive EZ-Connect feature allows you to setup your NAS for remote access in just two easy steps, effectively creating a private cloud. Before enabling EZ-Connect please make sure that you have signed up for an ASUSTOR ID and registered your NAS.


STEP 1

  • Log into ADM using a Web browser.
  • Select [Settings] [EZ-Connect].
  • Select the [Enable EZ-Connect Service] checkbox and then click on [Apply].


STEP 2

  • Enter a name of your liking for your Cloud ID and then click [OK].


STEP 3

  • EZ-Connect Configuration Wizard will start to detect and configure the Router.
  • You are now ready to connect to your NAS using the internet after the setting is completed.




3. Using EZ-Connect

After enabling the EZ-Connect service, you are now ready to connect to your NAS using the internet.

  • Connecting through the ezconnect.to website.
    Enter https://www.ezconnect.to/ into your Web browser. Enter your Cloud ID into the required field and then click on [Connect] to connect to your NAS.


  • Enter https://YOUR_CLOUD_ID.ezconnect.to/ to connect to your NAS.


  • Install ASUSTOR AiMaster or other Apps on Android or iOS phone to log in.




4. Appendix

  • If your NAS can only be successfully connected via https://YOUR_CLOUD_ID.ezconnect.to/ with limited network bandwidth after enabling EZ-Connect service, please install ASUSTOR EZ Connect (AEC) on Windows to connect to the NAS. Please refer to: NAS 227: Introduction to AEC (ASUSTOR EZ Connect).


  • If you are using an incompatible router and cannot use EZ-Connect to complete your remote connection settings, please refer to NAS 224: Remote Access - Manual Connect to read more about how to manually configure your router to give you remote access to your NAS.



5. Additional notes

Any devices or services that can be accessed remotely on the Internet is at risk of being attacked, ASUSTOR strongly recommends taking the following actions to ensure your data is secure:

  • Create your own administrator account instead of the default admin account.
  • Change your password.
  • Use a strong password.
  • Change default HTTP and HTTPS ports. Default ports are 8000 and 8001 respectively.
  • Turn off Terminal/SSH and SFTP services and other services you do not use.
  • Make regular backups and ensure backups are up to date.

Click here to read more about how to protect your data from ransomware.

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