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How to access USB drive over internet away from home at work/studio ?

zwitterelf
Dabbler
Posts: 21
Registered: 16-07-2014

How to access USB drive over internet away from home at work/studio ?

I have managed to connect a 64 USB thumb drive with my entire music collection and iTunes library on it where I can access it from computers tablet and phone within my home. I am wondering if it is possible if I can access it when I am away from home and play my music files, albums and playlists from it, since my router is connected and online 24/7. 

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markhawkin
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Registered: 17-07-2016

Re: How to access USB drive over internet away from home at work/studio ?

@zwitterelf

 

In principle, yes.

You could get a router that supports inward VPN access (not the Plusnet supplied one) and (subject to your upstream bandwidth) connect to your drive.

Easier and simpler might be to get a second 64MB drive or SD card and take a copy with you.....

Alternatively some of the cloud services let you upload your music to them.

Another way (possibly the best) is to invest in a WD "MyCloud" and put everything on that. You can get remote access apps for various platforms.

64MB isn't actually that much storage nowadays.

I am the satisfied customer....
zwitterelf
Dabbler
Posts: 21
Registered: 16-07-2014

Re: How to access USB drive over internet away from home at work/studio ?

Thank you