[Answer ID: 14668]

How to setup internet access (Webaccess) to USB attached Hard disk on Buffalo Router (User-Friendly firmware)?

Created 09/13/2012 09:53  |   Updated 09/18/2012 17:57

WebAccess feature in Buffalo router provides a secured mechanism to access files and data on attached USB hard disk from internet through a WEB Browser.

To set up Webaccess on AirStation follow the instructions below :


1- Power and connect USB disk to USB port on the AirStation .

2- AirStation by default will mount the entire USB Disk volume automatically and will set access limit on the entire disk volume.

If you want to limit access to certain directories as opposed to the disk volume , follow instruction bellow. Other wise skip to step 3.

Navigate to NAS -> Disk Management tab and uncheck "Automatic USB Disk Assignment"



Next, Click "Refresh" or "Re-recognize USB devices" .

3- To add authorized user accounts click User Management tab



4- Register an user for the Access Limits.
Enter [User Name] and [Password], and click [Add]



5- Navigate to NAS -> Shared Folder.

From drop down list select the "Shared Folder Name" that will be accessible to assigned users.

Under Access limit, No Limits to "limits" to control access.

Select user from right most column/box "No Access" and move to middle column/box for "Read-only" access or move to far left for "read-Write" access.




6- under Disclosed to, Enable Webacess check box option for the shared folder you have selected.

To access the shared folder from Internet or Browser based application check/enable "Web Access"

To share with PC and MAC (or Samba) clients check/enable "Win/MacOS(Samba)" box .

Click Add Button to commit the changes.

7- Next Click Webaccess

A) Check [Enable] for [Web Access].

B)Select DDNS Service Host Name:

Select Use Buffalonas.com registration to access your device from internet,
go Buffalonas.com and re-enter your unique name and key specified in this page.
Buffalonas.com will redirect to your router address from internet.

Alternatively, You may specify DDNS service other than Buffalonas.com as outlined bellow:

Some ISPs (in Singapore for example) setup IP proxy which older firmware unable to handle correctly.
To work around this issue: Select "Use DDNS setting host name .." from drop down menu.

To access your device from internet using DDNS enter in browser: http://yourid.dyndns.domain:portnumber/

For Example ( http://user1.dnsdynamic.com:9000/ )

For more information on DDNS setup click link here



8- Finally, Click [Apply] button to complete Webaccess setup.



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