I m using a Wester Digital EX2 with 2 NAS Drives in Raid 1. The whole purpose of the EX2 is to store home movies that should be accessible by the rest of my family through the internet. Since they are home movies, my intention is to use Plex as the media organizer. I have also installed the Plex App in the NAS, working perfectly well locally. Perhaps the only problem (wich i believe hasn’t any solution with this model) is the fact that the movies cannot be transcoded and should be left in a standard codec and format called MP4. No big deal although i would prefer seeing this solved in future versions.
Now on the fact: I have a home network, in which i am using a 10.1.1.0/24 network and all devices belong to that segment. My WDC has a static IP address of 10.1.1.109. I also have a Wifi Router (Linksys) that provides me with DHCP and some security, besides ensuring high data transfers to my devices within the same network. The WAN port is connected to the ISP Router (Zyxel). Zyxel is configured to provide DHCP networks as well, this time with segment 192.168.1.0/24.
So having explained that, i have followed Plex instructions on how to set up the Plex Media server directly on the NAS drive and i found out that it uses a specific port number 32400. So accessing the server within the 10.1.1.0 segment is working with no problems.
What i want to do now is to make this accesible from the internet. I have enabled NAT on the Zyxel and NAT on the Linksys with Por forwarding directly to the default port 32400. I can also access the Plex using my Webbrowser from the 192.168.1.0 to the 10.1.1.1. The problem is, that i doesn’t show the EX2 this time as a NAS server, from which i could see the movies. It says the access is not configured.
I don’t understand if i still miss some portforwarding from the 192.168.1.0 network to the 10.1.1.0 network this time using a diferent port, or this is related to another problem. I haven’t changed anything on the NAS either and that is another test that isn’t working. I cannot access the WDC Device from the 192.168.1.0 (even if i am allowing another Port Forwarding with port number 80).
What am i missing here? I need to solve this before i play with the dynds feature (i won’t enable anthing from the internet until i solve the proper configuration from the ISPs router network first.
Many thanks in advance.