MyCloud Remote Access via Drive and no VPN

Hello,

My apologies if I’m repeating this question.

We have a MyCloud device connected to our LAN Network in our office. I have mapped a drive on my Windows PC to the device so that I can access files through software with ease, rather than using the MyCloud desktop app which is an inefficient workflow for me.

I am due to be relocating office to a new studio but I will still need access to the files on this device via a mapped drive. I have read some posts relating to VPN servers and SSH forwarding. Unfortunately our internet service provider in my current workspace does not allow us to configure our own ports on the router without a monthly subscription, which means setting up a VPN to our LAN isn’t possible this way.

We wondered whether reverse SSH forwarding or another method might be suitable.

A step by step walk-through guide for doing so would be hugely appreciated, as I know a little ‘IT language’ but I’m not fluent! I’ve spent hours trawling the internet already and I just want to get it right without messing things up!

If you cannot access the router to configure and route ports (or even enable UPnP for other services) then you probably won’t be able to do SSH either as it would typically require opening ports in the router’s firewall to pass the traffic from the internet to the My Cloud.

Prior to WD revamping the WD2Go.com site and renaming it to MyCloud.com, one could map the My Cloud remotely. unfortunately this is no longer the case. Feel free to drop a complaint about this feature reduction in the following thread: https://community.wd.com/t/re-enable-remote-drive-mapping-through-mycloud-com/134944/2

If you could; open up ports, enable VPN pass through, or enable UPnP on the gateway/router it would be a somewhat simple task of creating an VPN tunnel to map the My Cloud using VPN client/server software like that from OpenVPN. See the following link for more information on OpenVPN: https://openvpn.net/

If you haven’t done so already it is advisable to work with your company’s IT department or IT person to see what they can do. In some companies/businesses, configuring a VPN for remote access may violate their IT or company/business computer/network policy.