So basically I should attempt to connect remotely by forwarding port 22 to the router while leaving the router settings alone. OK, let’s try it. I’ll let you know.
With respect to the proper configuration on the FTP client, the link you gave me as well as the ipconfig /all command spits out my IPV6 address. As you know, each device on the network has a unique IPV6 address (i.e., there is no NAT). For that reason I’m assuming you mean the router’s IPV4 address. I finally found it after doing some digging.
Let’s assume my router’s IPV4 address is 126.96.36.199. The setting should be ftp://MyCloudUser@188.8.131.52:22 (right?) - now comes the MyCloudUser part. There are 2: an email address and password for login, and a user I created with it’s own password. On local access I use the user I created. Should I do the same for remote?
Finally, do any of you guys know of a utility that will tell you the IPV6 address of each device on your network? I’m thinking it might be possible to bypass all this port forwarding jazz by going directly to the WD device’s IPV6 address. And, as we all know, one day in the not too distant future IPV4 will go the way of the floppy disk.