This chapter will describe your LaCie product's advanced accessibility features such as remote access, creating shortcuts to your shares, and multimedia streaming.
LaCie's new remote access system, called LaCie MyNAS, makes accessing your NAS away from home a cinch. Simply create a unique, public username for your NAS in Dashboard > Network, then use this name to access the NAS in a browser – from anywhere.
If your name is already chosen, type a new one and click Apply until you find an available name.
If you receive an error that your NAS is unable to connect to the internet, you may need to configure port forwarding, or if you are using a proxy, the proxy configuration could be preventing the remote connection.
If the issue is related to your router, you will need to access its administration page in order to forward a port (by default, 8080), which will create a path from your NAS to the internet. Refer to your router's documentation for details.
Once configured, simply type your NAS' URL into any browser, anywhere.
Your URL will be: mynas.lacie.com/username
After you input the URL, you will be asked to log in to the Dashboard. Note that this username and password are the ones the administrator created in Dashboard > Users.
Once logged in, you will be able to access the Dashboard in order to administer your NAS (if you have administrative privileges) or access the File Browser. The File Browser lets you upload, download, and stream many types of multimedia files such as mp3. For more information on the File Browser, see Dashboard - File Browser.
Once you successfully set up your LaCie NAS, you can create shortcuts so you can quickly access stored files. You can do this by using your operating system or LaCie Network Assistant.
LaCie Network Assistant (LNA) can be configured to automatically mount shares on your computer, which allows you quick access to the files they store. To create this shortcut to shares using LNA, follow the steps below:
If you would like a shortcut to accessing shares, follow this procedure.
The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to another through a local network or over the internet. This protocol allows you to exchange files with your friends or relatives securely, as only people with a user account will have access.
The FTP service is disabled by default, so you must enable it in on the Dashboard - Network page.
ftp://[username:password]@[ip or machine name]/
To login, enter your Dashboard username and password. (By default, admin/admin.)
To remotely access the share from a computer NOT on your network, refer to Remote Access. Instead of the machine name or LAN IP address, you will use the host name created by the DYNDNS service.
You can use LaCie Network Assistant (LNA) to wake your LaCie NAS from Deep Sleep.
First time you use WOL:
You can configure your LaCie NAS to share files (read-only) with UPnP/DLNA devices connected to the same network. Follow these steps:
If some files seem missing on your multimedia device, you can force a re-scan of your media files. To do so:
Your LaCie NAS can act as an iTunes Music server, streaming audio files to a computer on the network running iTunes. Once configured, a playlist bearing your NAS' machine name will appear in the Shared category within iTunes, and audio files stored on the NAS will be listed in this playlist. Follow these steps:
Once configured, Windows Media Player (WMP) can play files located on the LaCie NAS through the network connection. Follow these steps:
Your LaCie NAS is fully compatible with Time Machine®, Windows Backup and Restore®, and Genie Timeline®. A share on your NAS can be set as a backup target for these software. Just make sure that the user whose computer will be backed up onto the share has access to the share.