Using my ASUS router, I can connect to my home network remotely via OpenVPN and access files on my Synology NAS in the same way I would at home, except that I have to specify the internal IP address of the NAS, rather than just "DiskStation" (I can use either when at home, but I tend to use DiskStation for documents because Microsoft Word keeps warning about security if I use the IP address). Is there any way to achieve the same feature using the SH2, or is it too basic for that?
You can access a file server on your home network remotely via port forwarding.
I've an Asus modem/router and a Synology NAS and I use the Synology VPN service to connect via L2TP/IPSec and DS File.
Just need to forward ports 500,1701 & 4500.
Obviously I also need to use the Synology DDNS rather than the Asus one.
Interesting. I just accessed my DiskStation remotely via https on port 5001 and using the Synology DDNS. I was able to log in to the GUI on the DiskStation and view a list of my shares, with an option to download files. I didn't try using the Synology VPN because I couldn't get that to work the last time I tried. Also, with the ASUS setup, I don't have to download anything. I can view and work on my files via Windows explorer, just as if I am sitting at home, connected to my internal network's Wi-Fi, but I guess that's not possible with the Synology option. Not to worry anyway, because I'm not planning to stop using my ASUS router any time soon. I was just curious as to what options I would have if I had to use the SH2 for any reason (such as if my ASUS device developed a fault and needed to be taken out of service for a while).