Are you experiencing issues in connecting your Buffalo Linkstation? If yes, then stop worrying as you have landed on the right page to seek solutions to your problems.
WebAccess is one of the greatest attributes of several Buffalo devices, which enables one to create your own cloud in order to get remote access easily and to share files with any other user on the internet.
Your data will remain stored safely in one location on your office or home network but one can easily access it from a mobile phone or computer system on the internet.
Almost every small business or home network make use of a firewall of some type for separating computer devices as well as other devices on your local network. This is essential to prevent unauthorized users from having access to your personal devices, which can further lead to corruption of devices or data loss.
To acquire WebAccess on a LinkStation, it is important to allow communication from the internet through Firewall to the LinkStation. You can easily do this by opening up the port on your Firewall for a particular device. You will see a port number labelled on the exterior part of the device. This exterior side is also known by the name of internet side.
Moreover, there is another number labeled on the inside. A router device that has a firewall is either a modem provided by the Internet Service Provider have certain instructions related to how one is supposed to take care of the virtual door. Such directions are known as Port Forwarding.
Most importantly it mentions that when internet requests or traffic are directed to particular port number, then you must forward the traffic to internal IP address on that particular port number. This will enable the internet traffic to pass through the firewall without the need of exposing the complete LinkStation to the internet.
Therefore, one needs to have a strong security password on a device that has internet access enabled.
Step 1: The first thing that you need to do is to connect your LinkStation to the internet using an ethernet wire. The next thing that you need to do is to turn on the LinkStation.
Step 2: Open your internet browser and then enter the IP address of your LinkStation, then you must make use of NAS Navigator to receive access to the settings.
Step 3: After that, go to the tile of Advanced Settings and click on it. Then, you will be asked to log in. After that, you will be required to enter the username and password. Enter Admin in the username and password in the password section.
Step 4: Now, go to the page of File Sharing and select the widget that is given on the right side of WebAccess.
Step 5: Now, select the option of Edit.
Keep in mind that the Buffalonas.com is a DNS service offered to you by Buffalo. In case you want to use another service of DNS, then you need to choose the option for disabling buffalonas.com registration.
To find out the external ports that are present in your environment, get in touch with your Internet Service Provider. You will have to do port forwarding configuration on your router device to be able to use WebAccess.
Go ahead and take a look at the user manual of your router to get to know how to setup instructions on port forwarding. In case you have a Buffalo router, then you can use Universal Plug and Play setting for configuring port forwarding.
It is advisable that one must use a static IP address on the LinkStation at the time of using WebAccess for preventing the loss of access at the time of changing the IP address of the LinkStation.
Step 6: In the next step, you are going to see a dialog box that will get the option for registering the name of Buffalonas.com for getting access to the LinkStation or you can use some other provider of DNS. You can also find out which internal or external TCP ports are going to be used for WebAccess service and whether several sessions will happen or not.
In case of some access points, you will be able to use Universal plug and play feature of the device for configuring the router. However, this feature cannot be applied in the same manner on all the router brands, so there is a chance that it may not work. In case this does not work for you, then you will have to do the manual configuration of the ports. Click on ok after checking all the settings.
Step 7: If you see a dialog box, which says WebAccess service is disabled, then select Ok.
Step 8: Go back to Settings and choose the Slide switch for enabling WebAccess.
Step 9: Ths will enable WebAccess. Log out of your settings and shut your internet browser.
So, these are the steps that you need to follow in order to connect to Buffalo LinkStation.