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The first part of the guide will help you connect to your QNAP NAS from QGetMobile in your LOCAL network. That is, when using WIFI on your home network, where your NAS is also connected.
The second part will help configure your router to make your QNAP NAS visible to the Internet. This will allow the connection from QGetMobile using EDGE/3G, or from a public WIFI HotSpot.
Find out the IP address and the port of your QNAP NAS
The IP address and the port can be found in the URL bar of your web browser when you access the adminstrating page of your NAS, as you can see below:
As you can see, there is also the protocol (http or https) written there. If no port is specified, it is "80" for "http://" or "443" if using "https://".
If you want to be sure of the ports, you can check in the settings, and you will see that:
The System Port is the port to use with "HTTP" and the Secured Port (SSL) is to use with "HTTPS".
Enable the Download Station
This can be done in the settings. You should see:
Check the download share name
On some QNAP NAS, the download share is "/Download", and on some others, it's "/Qdownload". You can check that in the settings:
Once all that information has been gathered, you can configure QGetMobile. Enter the IP Address, the Port, the protocol (http or https), username and password, and connect.
Once connected, you can go to the settings, and change the download folder in "Server configuration".
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Configure your router/modem
These different step may vary from one router/modem to this other, but this guide will try to provide some examples so that you can try to find out how to do that in your case.
The aim is to tell your router/modem to forward data from the outside (Internet) to the inside (local private network).
First, find out the public IP address of your QNAP NAS. For this, go to http://dev.patey.net/ip. You can use the web browser from a computer in the same local network.
Then, you will need to connect to your router configuration. If you have an Internet Box (ex: Freebox in France), you will need to connect to your internet provider account. There, you will need to find the "router configuration", which should look like this:
In the above example, this means that when connecting (in 3G/EDGE) to your public IP address on port 12500, the data will be forwarded inside your local network, to the computer with IP address 192.168.0.100, on port 5000.
In your case, you will have to choose an outside port (Ex: 48080), and redirect it to the local IP address of the your NAS (the IP found in the beginning of the guide), and the port of the Download Station (also found in the beginning). Choose "TCP" if the mode is requested (not "UDP")
Once done, you should be able to create a second server configuration in QGetMobile , and put your public IP address, the outside port (on the left) you've chosen, and the login/password.