How to setup remote access with ReadyNAS Remote : NETGEAR ReadyNAS Community

How to setup remote access with ReadyNAS Remote : NETGEAR ReadyNAS Community

April 2, 2009
Filed under ReadyNAS Remote

There are three things that set ReadyNAS Remote apart from any other form of remote access — first, it’s simple to setup — there are no complicated router setups to deal with;  second, with ReadyNAS Remote, you simply drag & drop files with File Explorer or Finder over CIFS/SMB — there’s no need to learn or start a different file manager, or deal with a clunky web interface; and lastly, all file permissions and share security settings are retained –  just like you were on a LAN.

OK, there’s also item four — all data are transmitted securely over an encrypted tunnel, so your data stays away from snooping eyes as it transfers to and from the ReadyNAS.  Sounds good so far, right?

So let’s take a look at what we need to do.

First, the requirements. You’ll need to be running RAIDiator 4.1.5+ for the ReadyNAS Duo/NV+/1100/600/X6 and RAIDiator x86 4.2.4+ for the ReadyNAS Pro.


  1. Install the ReadyNAS Remote software on your PC or Mac.  This is the software that makes the ReadyNAS look like it’s on a LAN to Windows or OS X, even when you’re in a different part of the world.  At the end of the installation, you will need to create a ReadyNAS Remote user ID.
  2. Install ReadyNAS Remote add-on on the ReadyNAS, if it doesn’t already have it pre-installed.  You will need to give access to the ReadyNAS Remote account that’s used on Windows or Mac from Step 1.
  3. Connect to the ReadyNAS from your PC or Mac, and start draggin & dropping!
Let’s get started.