I'll recently got this device, (a sticker say manufactured 12/2006) and updated the FW to V2.3RA5. I had trouble getting it to updated so I had to use Eraseall. I want to use the NAS with a new Netgear WPN824 wireless router on my new cable line. I can access the internet fine. From my home PC (inside my network) I can connect to the NAS by using its network (fixed) IP. I can use HTTP and FTP from Firefox. So I know it works. I want to access the NAS and the FAT32 HDD attached on port 1 from the www and this isn't working. I have set up portforwarding on the wpn router to the NAS IP but I cannot connect to it externally. I can access remote management on the router from my office PC. I can see the NAS is attached to the router in the router management page, (both internal and external to my network) and can see the drive in Windows Home network places. Everything seems OK! I'm new to this, and don't know what I'm doing wrong. This is what I have tried: Portforwarding HTTP set up to the NAS fixed IP address using port 80 Portforwarding FTP set up to the NAS fixed IP address using port 20-21 I have also disabled the SPI firewall Set up a DMZ using the NAS IP (though I understand this shouldn't be required) Set NAT to unsecured As I understand it, there should be no security protecting the NAS and I expect to see it, but I can't. Is it a syntax problem in my browser? I use http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8080 (using my IP from my ISP, the modem is left on and hasn't changed since I started this) that allows me to edit the router set up pages. http://xx.xx.xx.xx:80 to try to see the NAS gives me a time out, as does ftp://username:email@example.com:20 or 21 What am I doing wrong? I understand the NAS is designed for this purpose, so I wasn't expecting this difficulty. I spoke to ISP who assured me that 20,21 and 80 are not blocked and gave me a list of those that are. Checked router again via remote management and wondering if there should be any entry settings for static routes? (currently none) or uPnP? As I could login and remote manage on port 8080, I changed the http portwarding to that port, and changed remote management to port yyyy. I changed the NAS to expect http on port 8080 rather than port 80. Now, I can remote manage on port yyyy, but still cannot see the NAS on the port 8080 previously used for remote management (and hence obviously not broken or blocked). It seems something, somewhere does not like http. Does anyone have any ideas? As it is I don't know if this a router issue or the NAS as both work fine in other ways. As I could remote manage on port 8080 I know that port is ok, but cannot see the NAS on that port, so I am starting to suspect the NAS, but don't know how to check it. Any help would be much appreciated as this is really driving me daft. I expected to simply configure the port forwarding and that would be it.