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  1. I think I finally figured something out... My ASUS router does not like being told what to do by other stuff.


    I configured all the port forwarding on the router side of things and not on my Xpeno box and everything is working how I want it to now. I can even login with my remote credentials when at home. :grin::grin::grin:

  2. So I have successfully gained access internally... but no matter what I do I can not access my box away from my network on the DS Photo app specifically.


    If I use DS file remotely it goes right away.


    I must have something switched wrong somewhere I just don't know where.


    Please help...

  3. I would love to set up quick connect but from what I have read here on the forums it is not really supported. I am trying to figure out why the port forwarding method isn't working.


    I have setup a No-IP.com DDNS and used the provided settings but I am still unable to connect to my box remotely through these settings.


    My perfect scenario would be to connect thru the DDNS settings both internally and externally to have one login needed to access the required apps and data at home and away.


    My ASUS router supports this feature and is setup to handle it but I would like to know what I am missing in the DSM software to make the connections work everytime.

  4. I would like to know what setting I am missing or what I am not doing right with this app and uploading my files from my mobile devices...


    If I set the login credentials as follows:


    Address or QuickConnect ID:


    Empty for guest: admin


    Password: XXXX


    HTTPS is off


    I can access the app and the photo backup option works with no issues at all.


    If I change the login credentials as follows:


    Address or QuickConnect ID: 98.194.XXX.XXX


    Empty for guest: admin


    Password: XXXX


    HTTPS is off


    I can not access the app at all either internally or externally from my iOS device.


    My router is set with proper port forwarding rules in place

    I have tried both on WiFi and on network with no success


    My entire intention here is to be able to have one login set to be able to access this app and most specifically upload photos and videos automatically as it should. At this point I am only able to access and upload when I am at home connected to WiFi.


    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

  5. I have a Dlink DGS-1100-08 switch that I was attempting to use but it has never been easy. It is a "Smart Switch" but it has limited smart capabilities.


    I think it will be a while before I get to try to use the switch again as I haven't even fully fixed the initial router issue yet.


    It was mostly an issue I had that I never got any answers to. So thank you for the insight but at this point I will stick to the router and try to get it functioning the way I want it to.


    Furthermore I am not sure the hassle of trying to bond or make a Link Aggregation setup work would be worth the extra speed I might see at this point. Maybe in the future but right now so early on in the NAS use and learning I would probably be best off leaving that alone.

  6. As another unanswered question...


    Is it possible to place all of my network equipment behind a switch and still somehow manage and access the DSM box remotely and also while on the network?


    I had intentions of running some sort of network bonding setup or maybe a link aggregation setup but whenever I try to connect just one port of the xpenology box to the switch I can not find it on my network at all.


    Thanks again for the help

  7. Well my older Netgear WND3700v2 is recognized by DSM and the DSM configuration wizard will write the port forwarding to the Netgear. That would be all I would want for compatibility.


    As for the Nat Loopback I cant find anything in the router settings that shows support for that feature

  8. Ok so I have basic access at home and away using my phone via wifi or4G.. I have a lot of settings to go through now for each application to work how I want which is fine.


    Is there a method or specific hardware to use so that I can login both at home and away using the same address so I don't have to setup to addresses for each app I intend to use?

  9. Yes in DSM it shows a connection of NORMAL...


    However when I try to connect via one of the apps it basically times out... I had it working once but now all I get is errors.


    When I had it working it would not work with the same address both at home on network and away on another network... That would be great if i could get it to work that way.


    Thanks for the help

  10. I have sucessfully installed Xpenology 5.2-5562.2 on a dedicated machine and ported my data over to a created volume. The system seems to run stable without errors for days on end.


    My questions:


    I created a DDNS through NO-IP and have tried numerous settings on the xpenology box and my router but never really get a good remote connection reliably. What am I missing here?


    I purchased the motherboard with 4 intel LAN cards in the hopes of doing some kind of bonding or Link Aggregation which I also have a D-Link DGS-1100-08 switch to possibly utilize in this setup but how?


    With my two ideas is it possible to use the switch an/or the router to effectively get remote access as well as Link Aggregation or bonding of the 4 NIC's on my motherboard? I am trying to gain access to the box both at home and away using one address if possible to eliminate confusion for others in my family who may also want to access the box at the same time.


    If different equipment is needed please advise. If I just need to change some settings somewhere that would be great. I am just at a loss as to what else to try.


    My Equipment:


    Supermicro MBD-A1SRi-2758F-O Mini ITX Server Motherboard

    Kingston 8GBx4 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 Server Memory Model KVR16LSE11/8KF

    Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD10EFRX 4x1TB

    Mushkin Enhanced atom 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - used as boot device

    Seasonic SS-460FL2 Active PFC F3, 460W power supply

    D-Link 8-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch

    Netgear WND3700v2 Router

    Xfinity cable internet running through Motorola Surfboard SB6141