Hello, I'm currently trying to map a Netgear Stora NAS drive over from our office to a home computer obviously not on the same network. I have created a DYNDNS account which has enabled me to create a hostname linked to the external IP address of our Cisco small business pro router that is connected to the NAS drive in our office. When I try to map the NAS drive on Windows 7 it gives me the error "The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occured: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation". I have a feeling it maybe something to do with permissions or forwarded ports but I'm not 100% sure. When I'm trying to map I use this format \\example.dyndns-office.com\NAS drives local IP. Also what are the security risks of using this method and I don't want to create a VPN
the NAS will be using your router's WAN IP (assigned by your ISP) but you need to do the port forwarding to have access to the drive over the internet
I know how to forward ports but would I just need to forward just a single TCP/UDP port to my NAS's IP? and how exactly would you enter that when mapping? like this for eaxample?... \\example.dyndns-office.com\10.0.0.50:8888?