Using NAS through portable router

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Elektriniknshit

New Around Here
Hey peps of SNB forum!

First time poster and beginner at networking- and NAS systems.
I’m playing with the idea of setting up a NAS coupled with my home router, either a prebuilt by Synology, Qnap etc; or a diy system running some dist of Linux. Either way, my question is the following:
Say I have the NAS connected to my home router and ip-adress, if I would have a portable router using the same provider etc. is it possible to access my NAS through that?
I know that most commercial NAS systems offer some sort of easy global access through browser, so my question applies mostly to having a diy NAS system.

Appreciate any answers with tips of what to do or tips of literature to read :)
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
If the portable router has an Ethernet LAN port, then you should be able to access your NAS if it is connected to that port.

If it is Wi-Fi only, then you need to connect the NAS to a Wi-Fi bridge. Many routers now can be configured as Wi-Fi bridges.
 

Elektriniknshit

New Around Here
If the portable router has an Ethernet LAN port, then you should be able to access your NAS if it is connected to that port.

If it is Wi-Fi only, then you need to connect the NAS to a Wi-Fi bridge. Many routers now can be configured as Wi-Fi bridges.
That is true. I think I found the answer to my question, seems as that portable routers use a SIM for internet access. If it is a fixed IP SIM it seems as you would be able to have the same IP adress as home router. I have no idea how this would be executed in practice though, any ideas? o_O
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
The WAN connection IP address doesn't matter. You want the NAS and everything else connected to the LAN side. If you can't set the LAN IP address and DHCP server range, then change the NAS IP address to an unused one in the same subnet range that is outside the DHCP range.
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
Just note that most 4G/5G telco operators do not allow inbound access to servers...
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
@Elektriniknshit I think there might have been some confusion in the previous replies on how you intend to use the "portable" router. The previous replies have assumed that this portable router is going to replace your "home router". Is this the case? Or is the intention to use the portable router as a remote client (e.g. when travelling) to link back to your home router?
 

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