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Accessing my router from an outside computer?

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    Accessing my router from an outside computer?


    Ok, not sure if anyone can help, but I am pretty frustrated considering that I have posted this....days ago in a netgear forum with not one answer.

    I have a netgeat WNDR4500, I also have readyshare cloud installed on my home pc (HP pavilion elite x64 Win 8 pro) I also have it on my work pc (windows 7 pro Lenovo). I cannot seem to access my shared folder when logging in to ready share, it shows my device, but never pulls the shared folder. Is there something in the port forwarding setting that I may need to change?

    Thanks!

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    What do you have plugged into the usb port on the router, that is what you would be sharing as 'readyshare'... in advanced usb settings, are the boxes checked to enable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    What do you have plugged into the usb port on the router, that is what you would be sharing as 'readyshare'... in advanced usb settings, are the boxes checked to enable?
    I have my western digital external hd
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    Some HD is not compatitble which you cannot do anything about, can you try another HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Some HD is not compatitble which you cannot do anything about, can you try another HD
    It's visible on my home network. It is readyshare compatible
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    Port 80 is a default for Readyshare so I don't think you need to set the port forwarding.
    Do you have your Windows Firewall set up to allow incoming/outgoing traffic on port 80 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Port 80 is a default for Readyshare so I don't think you need to set the port forwarding.
    Do you have your Windows Firewall set up to allow incoming/outgoing traffic on port 80 ?
    I know I enabled remote management. How do I do the incoming outgoing to port 80?
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    Control Panel->Windows Firewall->Advanced Settings
    1. Click on Inbound Rules, on the right, click on New Rule, Set Name: HTTP , Port: 80, Protocol: TCP
    2. Do the same for Outbound Rules
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