If you want to access your NAS files outside your local the network without using the DSM web application, follow the steps in this guide.
When you are connected with your wifi router, that is, you are connected to your NAS in your internal network, you can map your folders and work in windows explorer without the need to use DSM web application. When you leave your home network, the only way to access your data is through FTP or the DSM web application.
Here is a guide on how to work the same way no matter if you are connected to your local network or you access your Synology NAS from an external connection.
For this to work, your need to setup your WebDav application
Step by step guide on how to map your Synology NAS to your windows explorer
1.Download and install NetDrive, it works with windows 7 and windows 8. This software is free for home use.
2. Set up network drive by clicking ” New Site” and give your site a name, for example “Trantor”:
3. Set up your netdrive as follows:
- Fill in your site name or IP. My DDNS name is trantor, so the name is trantor.synology.me
- We will use a WebDav connection, so the port is : 5005
- Server type: choose WebDav
- Drive: choose a free drive in your computer, ex:Z://
- Account: username to your synology DSM
- Password: your synology DSM password
- Click connect when NetDrive starts
4. And you will see your synology files mapped in your windows explorer;