LaCie MyNAS lets you access the Dashboard anywhere with a connection to the internet. Once you have configured your LaCie CloudBox MyNAS address on the Dashboard Network page, you can log onto the Dashboard from remote locations.
If you receive an error that your LaCie CloudBox is unable to connect to the internet, you may need to:
If the issue is related to your home network, use the router's administration page to forward a port for LaCie MyNAS. By default, LaCie MyNAS uses port 8080 to access the internet but you can choose a port that suits your network. Refer to your router's documentation for details.
Once you have opened the port on your router, follow the directions below:
A more direct alternative to logging into LaCie MyNAS is to include your CloudBox nickname in the address bar: mynas.lacie.com/nickname. The nickname is the name that you assigned to your LaCie CloudBox when configuring MyNAS in the Dashboard. In this example: mynas.lacie.com/cloudboxdavidone.
As described in the Tutorial Share Large Files, LaCie MyNAS makes it easy to share photos and videos with family and friends outside the home. To avoid sending your administrator login and password, you can create a unique user and password in the Dashboard. When sending the LaCie MyNAS credentials, your family and friends will receive the login and password of the unique user with rights similar to other members of household. Therefore, access to your Dashboard settings will be limited and you can select the files you wish to share with those outside of the home.
Configuring LaCie MyNAS for your LaCie CloudBox can help you discover its public IP address. Once your LaCie CloudBox has been setup for MyNAS remote access, see the steps below to find your public IP address:
You may also choose DynDNS for remote access. For more information on creating an account with DynDNS, please see their website.