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NAS 121

Remote Access

Accessing your ASUSTOR NAS through the Internet



After completing this course you will be able to:

  1. Learn how to connect to your ASUSTOR NAS through the Internet.


Course Prerequisites:

NAS 105: Networking: A Beginner's Guide

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of:



1. Accessing your ASUSTOR NAS using the Internet

2. 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. You can use any of the following methods to set up remote access to your NAS.

  • Connect your NAS to your router

    1. Using EZ-Connect service:
      ADM's built-in EZ-Connect function can help you to complete the necessary router configurations for setting up remote access to your NAS. For more information please refer to: NAS 221: Remote Access - Using EZ-Connect.
    2. Using ASUSTOR EZ Connect (AEC) on Windows:
      Install ASUSTOR EZ Connect (AEC) on Windows to connect to the NAS. Please refer to: NAS 227: Introduction to AEC (ASUSTOR EZ Connect).
    3. Manually configure your connection:
      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.

  • Directly connecting your NAS to the internet
    If you have a static IP address, you can choose to directly connect your NAS to the Internet, without having to go through any routers or firewalls. Please note that this method will directly expose your NAS to the Internet and you may be more likely to experience malicious attacks.

2. 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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