NSA325 as VPN server

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NSA325 as VPN server

Post by vasikgreif » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:30 pm

Hi, is it possible to install VPN server on NSA325? It would be cool to connect to it via VPN, so it would act as being on local network..

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Re: NSA325 as VPN server

Post by vasikgreif » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:26 pm

Just a follow up: I wasn't able to find any info on installing VPN server on the NAS (still interested in this info). However, I managed to get SSHFS working on NSA325. The steps were pretty straightforward:

Install FFP-Stick on NAS: http://zyxel.nas-central.org/wiki/FFP-stick
Start SSH server on NAS
Forward port 22 on router
Download and install win-sshfs on your computer: http://code.google.com/p/win-sshfs/
Start win-sshfs, enter the IP,user info (same as admin login) and directory (for me it was ../../i-data/9289cf0c), hit Save, Mount

and whoooopeeee, a new HDD appears under My Computer with the NAS content. The HDD behaves the same way as a local HDD - you can copy by drag&drop, run files directly without having to download them first etc.

Hope this info helps someone

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Re: NSA325 as VPN server

Post by daicol » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:27 am

Hi there, thanks for the guide.

Have been thinking about sorting out a VPN for a while now.
I am a bit of newbie so was just wondering how you started the SSH server on the NAS? Also, does installing the FFP-Stick on the NAS flash a new version of firmware or does it just add the install? Just wondering if i need to worry about backing up anything on the NSA first.

Much appreciated,


FW v4.62 NSA310

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Re: NSA325 as VPN server

Post by wicked » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:12 pm

I would reccomend openvpn.


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Re: NSA325 as VPN server

Post by robziah » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:07 am

I spent quite a while looking at how to setup VPN server on NSA325.
I tried the SSHFS setup posted by vasikgreif and it works good, but I needed a solution without having to install anything on Windows clients PC.

Then I realised the Draytek router the NAS is connected to has a built in VPN server.
It took only minutes to set it up and its been working fine for months now.

I setup PPTP VPN server in the Draytek 2820 router.
Then I added the users and passwords, same as setup in the NAS.
This allows users to connect from built in Windows VPN client with minimum setup.

The users connects to the Draytek VPN from Windows using the name and password.
Then they map network drive to \\NAS325\public and it works.
Some of them have their own shares setup, they enter name and password again and it works.

So check if your router has VPN server built in, most modern routers do.
If it does not, then it maybe easier to change your router for one that has it.

This was the solution for me, I hope it helps someone who wants the same thing.

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