Access Storage Devices Through the Internet
N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Access Storage Devices Through the Internet with FTP
You must first set up FTP through Internet access. See Set Up FTP Access Through the
Internet on page 77.
To access a USB device with FTP from a remote computer:
1. To download, launch a web browser.
2. To upload, use an FTP client such as filezilla.
3. Type ftp:// and the Internet port IP address in the address field of the browser.
For example, type ftp://10.1.65.4.
If you are using Dynamic DNS, type the DNS name.
For example, type ftp://MyName.mynetgear.com.
4. When prompted, log in:
•To log in as admin, in the user name field, enter admin and in the password field,
enter the same password that you use to log in to the router.
•To log in as guest, in the user name field, enter guest.
The guest user name does not need a password. To restrict access to the USB
device, you can specify that only the admin user can access it. See Control Access to
a Storage Device on page 67.
The files and folders that your account can access on this USB device display. For
example, you might see share/partition1/directory1.
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
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.