Set Up and Manage Dynamic DNS
Internet service providers (ISPs) assign numbers called IP addresses to identify each
Internet account. Most ISPs use dynamically assigned IP addresses. This means that the
IP address can change at any time. You can use the IP address to access your network
remotely, but most people don’t know what their IP addresses are or when this number
To make it easier to connect, you can get a free account with a Dynamic DNS service
that lets you use a domain name to access your home network. To use this account, you
must set up the router to use Dynamic DNS. Then the router notifies the Dynamic DNS
service provider whenever its IP address changes. When you access your Dynamic DNS
account, the service finds the current IP address of your home network and automatically
connects you.
If your ISP assigns a private WAN IP address (such as 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x), the Dynamic
DNS service does not work because private addresses are not routed on the Internet.
Set Up FTP Access Through the Internet
To set up FTP access:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the
router network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time
that you logged in. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > USB Functions > ReadySHARE Storage.
The USB Storage (Advanced Settings) page displays.
5. Select the FTP (via Internet) check box.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
7. To limit access to the admin user, select a device in the Available Network Folder's
If only one device is connected, it is automatically selected.
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