In this article we list down the steps to securely access a USB hard drive that is been connected to your Netgear router remotely.
To prevent unauthorized access to your connected USB HDD, NETGEAR recommends using one or more of the options below to secure your USB HDD:
Option 1: Use password access for HTTPS/FTP (via the Internet):
Netgear tech support professionals give you the simple and quick-to-follow instructions to use password for HTTPS/FTP to access a USB hard drive that is been connected to your Netgear router remotely
If you use HTTP and FTP (via the Internet) to access your ReadySHARE USB Storage, we recommend to setup password access your shares. By default, Readyshare USB storage access is set to “All – no password”. By default, Readyshare USB storage access is set to “All – no password”. The instructions below will guide you on how to setup password access:
- Login to your router.
- Go to the Advanced tab > USB Function > ReadySHARE Storage.
- Under Available Network Folders, select the USB storage share name, and then click the Edit button
- For Read Access and/or Write Access, select admin from the drop-down list, and then click Apply
- You should now see “admin” beneath the Read and/or Write Access columns. Note: At this time, using your router’s admin login is the only option to use for securing your ReadySHARE USB HDD
Option 2: Use ReadyCloud
Use ReadyCloud browser or app for easy and secured access to the USB storage connected to the NETGEAR router.
Option 3: Use OpenVPN with Dynamic DNS
Use OpenVPN with Dynamic DNS to easily access your home network including the USB storage connected to the NETGEAR router.
In case of any query or problem during the process, contact Netgear tech support experts on toll free number at 1-800-987-893.