The LG N2A2 NAS also includes some more
network features, such as DDNS or FTP. There’s also an LG smartphone
application available which allows you to access your NAS from everywhere
around the world via the internet. In this section of the review we’ll make a
closer look onto these features and find out how it works. First we will look a
bit closer into the DDNS feature of the device.
DDNS is also very easy to setup. Depending
on the system configuration you may have to open some ports in your router.
DDNS can be found in the web-menu under basic network settings.
NAS DDNS settings
There is just a little information to enter
and the LG N2A2 NAS can be accessed from everywhere around the world. LG is
offering its own DDNS service but there is also other DDNS services that can be
used. When all the information is entered and saved the NAS system can be
accessed via the internet by entering the domain name in the address bar of the
The interface looks similar to the regular
web-interface of the LG N2A2.
Via the integrated file explorer any files
can be downloaded and new files can be uploaded. The function worked without
any problems during our tests so let’s head on to the FTP functionality of the
LG N2A2 NAS system.
For accessing the LG N2A2 NAS via FTP,
there is also just a little adjustment in the configuration menu required. In
order to get the FTP client connecting over the internet, DDNS must be
configured and running.
After activating FTP via the web-menu, the
LG N2A2 can be accessed via any FTP client and files can be up and downloaded.
In our test we used the popular Filezilla FTP client.
LG N2A2 NAS also supports FTPS, to get this
working an FTPS supporting client must be used. Over all I can say that FTP worked
without any problems, I had no troubles when working on the NAS over FTP.
Another nice feature of the LG N2A2 NAS is
the possibility to access the device via a smartphone app. Let’s now look at
LG offers an app for Android and iOS
devices that allows the user to connect to the LG N2A2 NAS via a smartphone.
It’s called MyData. With this app the LG N2A2 NAS can be accessed and files can
be uploaded and downloaded or streamed. The program works also via the DDNS
Alternatively the access can be managed via
FTP applications which can be downloaded via the GooglePlay store. One of these
apps is AndFTP.
So no more problems when you want to
download music files from the LG N2A2 NAS to the mobile phone or when a picture
needs to be uploaded to the NAS system.
Overall I can say that all accessing
methods worked pretty well. There’s nothing negative I could say over these methods.
This concludes our review. To read the final
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