Remote Network Drive Access

I want to be able to access mybook live from another location.

I followed the steps here and forwarded ports for MyBook live and enabled manual remote access:

When I try to “Add Network Drive” with the mybook IP address from my other location, it just times out.

And when I type the MyBook IP address in browser (on remote location computer) it just says:

You don’t have permission to access /UI on this server.

I do not want to use any web-based file manager tool etc… I just want to be able to map the drive, and use it as a normal drive.

The KB article you cite is instructions for setting up manual port forwarding for WD 2Go application.

You cannot access the MBL’s Web interface from outside your local network without modifying the MBL’s security configuration files via SSH.

… and even if you do that, that’s only accessing the Web UI.   You cannot access your files remotely without other major changes to your network configuration.  

Just use WD 2Go if that’s all you’re trying to do.

I don’t want to use WD2go, or any web-based managers.

I want to be able to have it mapped as a network drive.

For example on my remote location computer have “Drive Y:” under “My Computer” which is mybook live.

I don’t understand why you’d be able to map the network drive on the LAN, but not from outside the lan?  In there a security setting somewhere that i need to change?

You can do this by puting the MBL in DMZ or you have to fwd your port in order to access it. But keep in mind that this is a security breach because the Public folder will be available for everyone hwo will try to access your public IP.

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Anyone who puts their MyBook Live on the DMZ are generally asking for trouble and…  “Be it on your own head!”