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  • cranberry
    Member

    Do you have DDNS set up on your box, so that you have a host name to access the box by whilst out and about ?

    duntmatter
    Member

    Yes, I’ve got it set up with (myname).diskstation.me

    duntmatter
    Member

    I’ve got a DS212j holding all my music and films, and it works a treat downloading or streaming on the network to devices that are in the house.

    The problem is that when I try to DS file, DS video, or DS audio apps (Android) to do the same when out and about (3G or wifi) I get nowhere. I just get error messages.

    Following the instructions on the website haven’t helped. Is there something I’ve missed?

    Mr_C
    Member

    Have you set up port-forwarding on your router?

    cranberry
    Member

    ^^^ what he asked

    ?

    duntmatter
    Member

    Hmm, not sure if I have. I just followed through a lot of instructions I half understood. I’ll try to find out.

    duntmatter
    Member

    It looks like I haven’t set up port-forwarding. I’m looking at the settings on the router and it’s asking me to name the start port and the finish port for each service.

    Looking at the ports here http://www.synology.com/support/faq_show.php?q_id=299&lang=enu how do I tell what to put for the start and finish ports?

    Mr_C
    Member

    For audio station I’ve only used 5000 so without knowing which router you are using I’m guessing it’s expecting you to open a range of ports – not a good thing. I would set the range as 5000-5000 (or 5001 if you want to use HTTPS) so you’ve effectively only opened the one port. I only use audio station but it looks like video station and file station use the same port so you should be good to go with just the one port set up.

    Edit: I’ve just looked at my router settings (linksys) and there are separate pages for port range forwarding and single port forwarding – might be worth checking you don’t have the same so you can open a single port.

    phead
    Member

    There is instructions at the bottom of this post for setting up openvpn on android, opening unencrypted ports through the router is a bad idea.

    http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=173&t=67788

    I’ve not tried on android, only via a windows box.

    duntmatter
    Member

    Thanks for the advice so far. I’m using a Sky hub, and have now followed the instructions on the sky forum, adding services for DS audio, DS file, etc.. http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Broadband-Setup-Connection-WiFi/Sky-Hub-How-to-Configure-Port-Forwarding/ta-p/707150

    When I try to login on the Android app I see “Connection failed. Please make sure WebDAV service is enabled on your DiskStation” 😕

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