This chapter will describe advanced accessibility features such as remote access, creating shortcuts to your shares, and multimedia streaming.
With your MyNAS address, you can log onto the Dashboard from remote locations. Enjoy your files anywhere via the File Browser or access the Dashboard to make adjustments in your settings.
If you do not have a MyNAS address, follow these easy steps to get started:
To access LaCie MyNAS from a remote location:
You may also choose DynDNS for remote access. For more information on creating an account with DynDNS, please see their website.
You can create shortcuts to shares using LaCie Network Assistant and your operating system.
LaCie Network Assistant can be configured to automatically mount shares on your computer, which allows you quick access to the files they store:
If you see the message “can't list volumes,” it may be because you are using an outdated version of LaCie Network Assistant. Download the most recent version from the LaCie website (http://www.lacie.com/support).
Your share can be available each time you log onto your Apple computer:
The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to another via the local network or 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.
Enter the network storage IP address in the FTP client's address field:
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 that is not on your network, refer to Remote Access. Instead of the machine name or the local IP address, you will use the host name created by the DYNDNS service.
You can use LaCie Network Assistant to wake your LaCie network storage from Deep Sleep Mode.
You can configure your LaCie network storage to share files (read-only) with UPnP/DLNA devices connected to the same network. Follow these steps:
Your LaCie network storage can act as an iTunes Music server, streaming audio files to a computer on the network that is running iTunes. Once configured, your network storage's machine name will appear in the SHARED category within iTunes.
Once configured, Windows Media Player can play media files located on OpenShare via compatible network devices.
Your LaCie storage device is fully compatible with Apple Time Machine®, Windows Backup and Restore®, and Genie Timeline®. A share can be set as the target network storage for most backup solutions. Please note that a user must have access to a share in order to backup his computer.