I’m new to the forum and to networking. So I apologize if my questions are basic.
To start, I wish I found this forum before I bought my ex 2 ultra it. The initial goal of purchasing a mycloud was to have a network storage solution that would allow me to have access to editing video, listen to music, watch movies, and large excel files, I travel for work. While also cutting the cost of paying for google drive.
I did not realize until after I bought the drive that this feature was deactiveted by WD so you can only connect through the brower.
Proposed solution -
Buy a modem that can act as a VPN (linksys has OpenVPN). set up a free vpn to the router and use that to connect to a remote network drive through.
This seems like a simple solution. I’m wondering if anyone has had any luck with it or if there is an issue I’m not seeing? Would want to know what I’m in for before I invest the money in a new modem.
When setting up OpenVPN most of the how-tos recommend that you buy a VPN that sits ontop of OpenVPN. I am not sure why though, an extra layer of security or do you actually need a paid domain for everything to work?
any feedback/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.