How to Access Your Game Library Stored on Your Synology NAS from Different Devices
To access your game library stored on your Synology NAS from different devices, you can follow these steps:
1. Set up your Synology NAS
- Connect your Synology NAS to your local network and make sure it is powered on.
- Create shared folders on your Synology NAS to store your game library.
2. Install and configure the Synology NAS software
- Download and install the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) software on your Synology NAS.
- Access the DSM software through a web browser by entering the IP address of your Synology NAS.
3. Enable the File Station and set up user permissions
- In the DSM software, go to "Control Panel" > "Shared Folder" and select your game library folder.
- Click on "Edit" and go to the "Permissions" tab.
- Set user permissions to allow access to your game library folder from different devices.
4. Set up a VPN server (optional)
- Consider setting up a VPN server on your Synology NAS if you want to securely access your game library from outside your local network.
5. Access your game library from different devices
- On your Windows PC or Mac, open File Explorer or Finder and enter the following in the address bar: \\[IP address of your Synology NAS]\[name of your game library folder].
- On iOS or Android devices, download and install the DS file app from Synology and log in using your Synology NAS credentials. Access your game library through the app.
6. Additional options
- If you want to access your game library over the internet, consider setting up port forwarding on your router or using Synology's QuickConnect service.
- You can also use FTP or SSH to access your game library stored on the Synology NAS.
Please note that the steps may vary slightly depending on the model and firmware of your Synology NAS. Always refer to the Synology documentation and user guide for specific instructions.