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Accessing storage (NAS) over a VPN connection

The mechanisms employed by operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or macOS to automatically detect and display the FRITZ!Box and its storage (NAS) only work within the FRITZ!Box home network, and therefore not in a VPN.

However, you can still access files on the storage (NAS) of the remote FRITZ!Box over a VPN connection if you access the FRITZ!Box using its local IP address.

Important:You cannot access a USB storage device connected to the remote FRITZ!Box if the USB remote connection is enabled for the USB storage device.

1 Preparations

  • Determine the IP address under which the remote FRITZ!Box will make the storage (NAS) available:
    • FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable: The IP address xxx.254 of the IP network of FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable.

      Example:
      The NAS contents of the FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable with the local IP address 192.168.10.1 can be reached at the IP address 192.168.10.254.

    • Other FRITZ!Box models: The local IP address of the FRITZ!Box (for example 192.168.10.1).

      Note:The local IP address is the IP address at which the FRITZ!Box can be reached in the home network. The FRITZ!Box uses the IP address 192.168.178.1 in the factory settings. However, the IP address is usually adjusted when the VPN connection is set up.

2 Accessing storage (NAS) connected to the remote FRITZ!Box

Windows 10

  1. In the search box in the Windows task bar, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address of the computer with the shared files and printers you would like to access.

    Example:
    \\192.168.10.1

  2. Press Enter.
  3. If you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access NAS contents.

    Note:You can edit the access rights for FRITZ!Box users under "System > FRITZ!Box Users" or "System > FRITZ!Box Password" in the user interface.

    • A window displaying all of the partitions on the connected USB storage devices opens (in some cases, the network folder "FRITZ.NAS" is displayed first).
  4. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Note:If the option "Map Network Drive..." is not displayed, click "This PC" in the navigation area on the left side, and then click "Computer" and "Map network drive..." in the menu bar. Enter the path to the folder you would like to map as a network drive in the "Folder" field.

Windows 8

  1. Press the keyboard shortcut "Windows key" + "Q".
    • The search bar opens.
  2. In the search field, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address used by the remote FRITZ!Box to make the NAS contents available (for example \\192.168.10.254 for a FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable or \\192.168.10.1 with other FRITZ!Box models).
  3. Press Enter.
  4. If you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access NAS contents.

    Note:You can edit the access rights for FRITZ!Box users under "System > FRITZ!Box Users" or "System > FRITZ!Box Password" in the user interface.

    • A window displaying all of the partitions on the connected USB storage devices opens (in some cases, the network folder "FRITZ.NAS" is displayed first).
  5. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Note:If the option "Map Network Drive..." is not displayed, first click in the navigation area on the left side, and then click "Computer" and "Map network drive..." in the menu bar. Enter the path to the folder you would like to map as a network drive in the "Folder" field.

Windows 7

  1. In Windows, click "Start".
  2. In the "Search programs and files" or "Start search" field, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address used by the remote FRITZ!Box to make the NAS contents available (for example \\192.168.10.254 for a FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable or \\192.168.10.1 with other FRITZ!Box models).
  3. Press Enter.
  4. If you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access NAS contents.

    Note:You can edit the access rights for FRITZ!Box users under "System > FRITZ!Box Users" or "System > FRITZ!Box Password" in the user interface.

    • A window displaying all of the partitions on the connected USB storage devices opens (in some cases, the network folder "FRITZ.NAS" is displayed first).
  5. If you would like to map a folder as a network drive, right-click it and select "Map network drive..." from the context menu.

    Important:If the option "Map network drive..." is not displayed, start the Windows Explorer and select the "Tools" menu. In the "Folder" field, enter the path to the folder you would like to connect as a network drive.

macOS

  1. Open the Finder.
  2. From the "Go" menu, select "Connect to Server...".
  3. In the "Server Address" field, enter two backslashes followed by the IP address used by the remote FRITZ!Box to make the NAS contents available (for example \\192.168.10.254 for a FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable or \\192.168.10.1 with other FRITZ!Box models).
  4. Click "Connect".
  5. If you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter the name and password of a FRITZ!Box user who is authorized to access NAS contents.

    Note:You can edit the access rights for FRITZ!Box users under "System > FRITZ!Box Users" or "System > FRITZ!Box Password" in the user interface.

    • A window displaying all of the partitions on the connected USB storage devices opens (in some cases, the network folder "FRITZ.NAS" is displayed first).
  6. If you would like to permanently add a folder to the Finder:
    1. Select the folder, and then select "Make alias" from the Finder menu "file".
    2. Drag the alias you made to the "places" area of the Finder.

Linux and other operating systems

  • Use the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol to access the IP address used by the remote FRITZ!Box to make the NAS contents available (for example \\192.168.10.254 for a FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable or \\192.168.10.1 with other FRITZ!Box models).

    Note:The manufacturer of the operating system can provide you with information on using SMB to access shared files and printers.