So I am trying to figure out the most efficient method of setting up remote access for my dad’s Infuse Library that is also FREE. We have tried opening ports and forwarding them with some success, but I have recently been looking into using a VPN instead.
Infuse Share is accessing the movie folder on his local NAS (WD MyCloud EX2). His home network uses one of the newest WiFi-6 Mesh networks from Orbi (Netgear).
There is a free service called ZeroTier that lets you setup your own VPN, and they even have an application that can install directly onto the MyCloud EX2 NAS and an free client apps for his iPhone/iPad/Mac to connect directly thru the VPN whenever he is away from home.
From what I understand, would using a method like ZeroTier keep me from having to open & forward ports?
I want to be sure that this method would only create remote connections between the host NAS and any of the devices that have the VPN client app installed? I also want to be sure that this wouldn’t leave the NAS accessible to just anyone online (I obviously understand that if the VPN company we’re to get hacked, it’s security would be vulnerable).
Has anyone used this VPN or a similar setup? Are there any MyCloud EX2 users that have a better way of accessing your Infuse Library remotely? I would also like to know how slow the performance might be to see if it’s even worth it… (His home network ISP plan is for 300Mbps)
Any guidance is much appreciated!