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I am hoping one of you might be able to help.

I want to make files stored on shared folders on a QNAP TS-409p available to users over a VPN link. How is the possible?

Can someone explain what I need to do. What do I need to do at the router and what do I need to do on the QNAP NAS?

Effectively, what I want do do is use the built in Windows vpn client to connect to my home network and then be able to browse the shared folders.

Thanks in advance.

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Since QNAP TS-419p supports Optware (QPKG) - you can try to install Open VPN package as described here

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Argh... You want to connect with Windows VPN client. It's not compatible with OpenVPN and you should use OpenVPN own client instead. – Sergey Oct 12 '11 at 21:07

The features listed here QNAP TS-419p Features don't include VPN gateway. You could use FTP from the remote network instead.

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Thanks Ed, I wonder if the OS can be extended to install OpenVPN or similar – heisenberg Sep 23 '10 at 11:02
I would put the energy into something designed to do what you need rather than something that isn't, no need to reinvent the wheel here. Watchguard, Sonicwall, Untangle or a roll your own Linux box are some options depending on budget and DIY interests. – Ed Fries Sep 24 '10 at 0:30

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