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Remotely Access Your Linksys NAS200 (Part 3 - Using Alternate ports to Connect)
Note: This tutorial was designed as a continuation of another Tutorial.
1Using the NAS200 on alternate ports with TZO
By default the NAS200 web server uses port 80. This is done "behind the scenes" in the browser. If your ISP blocks port 80, or if you are forced to run your NAS200 on an alternate port, you must put a :portnumber (that's a colon and port number) after the URL as shown below. To run the NAS200 server on an alternate port other than 80, see the NAS200 manual or you can change the port in the by going into the NAS200 using your browser and selecting ADMINISTRATION LOGIN, and then SYSTEM OPTIONS and then scroll all the way down to OPTIONS. See the HELPFUL HINT below which shows a screenshot of this page.
In this example, the ISP blocks port 80, so we set the NAS200 Web Server to port 1024, restart the NAS200 and make sure we have port 1024 forwarded to the server IP. If you cannot use 1024, and wish to use another port, set the NAS200 server to that port, and then forward the port selected to the IP address of the NAS200.
The NAS200 also has an FTP server built in. If you wish to ADD files onto the drive from a remote location, we urge you to utilize the built in FTP server. In order to enable the FTP server, you must go into the NAS200 using your browser and selecting ADMINISTRATION LOGIN, and then SYSTEM OPTIONS and then scroll all the way down to OPTIONS. Select ENABLE FTP SERVER as shown in the screenshot below. This is also the screen where you can change the web server port if your port 80 is blocked.
2Using the TZO Control Panel to enable Web Forwarding
In the event that your port 80 is blocked, or you wish to run your NAS200 on an alternate web server port, you can use the TZO WEB FORWARDING option that comes with your 1 year free trial. Web Forwarding Relay takes a complicated URL such as http://YourNas.MyNAS200.com:1024 into http://www.YourNas.MyNAS200.com
This makes it much easier for you and others to remember the URL for your NAS200. If you find that using http://YourName.MyNAS200.com:1024/ works just fine, you can stop now.
You must first login to the TZO site and then select CONTROL PANEL and you will see a screen similar to the one shown in the screenshot below:
3Selecting Manage in the TZO Control Panel
Select MANAGE from the Control Panel Tab. You will now see a screen similar to the one shown below for your domain. In this case as an example, we are using trialuser.tzo.net
Locate the WEB FORWARDING section and select ENABLED
4Select what port to relay to
You now want to enter the URL and port in the URL Forward To field. For this example, our domain name is newtrialuser.tzo.net, and our NAS200 is on port 1024. So, we enter the FULL URL including the HTTP:// - so we enter: http://newtrialuser.tzo.net:1024 as shown below.
Select Normal Mode for the forwarding mode, and then select Permanent (301) for the Forwarding Type as shown below. Click Save Settings at the bottom when finished
That's It! You can now use the WWW subdomain on your domain name to access your NAS200 automatically. The TZO DDNS servers will take the www subdomain request and instantly forward that to the URL:PORT as shown above.
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- Remotely Access Your Linksys NAS200 (Part 3 - Using Alternate ports to Connect)