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How to Connect to an ASUSTOR NAS

Step 1: Install the FileFlex Connector on the ASUSTOR NAS.

(Note: You must be already set up as a user on your ASUSTOR with credentials in place. Users are created by the administrator through ASUSTOR Control Center > click your NAS > Access Control > Local Users > Add - see the Installation Guide.).

  • Log in to the ASUSTOR NAS through the ASUSTOR Control Center. (For more information about setting up an ASUSTOR NAS and installing ASUSTOR Control Center, see the Installation Guide.
    • Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the ASUSTOR NAS and can access the Internet.
    • Download the ASUS Control Center software from the ASUSTOR website here.
    • Launch ASUSTOR Control Center. ASUSTOR Control Center will find the ASUSTOR NAS on the local network. Select your NAS, then click Login.
    • Use ASUSTOR Control Center to find and log in to your NAS

    • Enter the administrator username and password, and log in.
  • When the ASUSTOR NAS control panel, select the App Central icon.
  • Select App Central

  • When the App Central opens, in the left navigation bar select All Apps, then scroll down to FileFlex Connector, click Install
  • Select All Apps, scroll to FileFlex Connector click Install.

  • App Central will download and install the FileFlex Connector on the NAS. When it is finished confirm that it is installed an ON. In the left hand navigation bar, click My Apps, then Installed and check to see that FileFlex Connector is there and that it is ON.
  • Select My Apps >> Installed and check to see that the FileFlex Connector is installed on ON.

Step 2: Link your FileFlex account to the ASUSTOR NAS.

Option 1: From a PC that is connected to the NAS over the same network.

  • Next you must link your FileFlex account to your ASUSTOR NAS. From your PC or mobile device with FileFlex already installed and connected to the NAS over the same network whether via LAN or WiFi, open FileFlex.
  • Select Add Content Source

  • Select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
  • Select ASUSTOR

  • Select the ASUSTOR icon and run the setup wizard.
    Note: You must be on the same network of the ASUSTOR NAS being added, via either LAN or WiFi. After you have added the NAS as a content source, it can be accessed over the internet.
  • The activation page will now appear that will link your ASUSTOR NAS to your FileFlex account. You will need to enter the following credentials.

    (Note: The user must be already set up as a user on the ASUSTOR NAS with credentials in place. Users are created by the administrator through ASUSTOR Control Center > click your NAS > Access Control > Local Users > Add.)

    Username - This is the username of the credentials you use to access the ASUSTOR NAS on the network.

    Password - This is the password of the credentials you use to access the ASUSTOR NAS on the network.

    Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If your NAS is on a company or corporate domain, you will need to enter the domain that your server belongs to. Leave this blank if you are not sure or contact your IT department for your domain name.

    Activation Code - This code is entered automatically for you. For security reasons the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 1.

    After you have entered your user credentials, click Activate.

Congratulations - You have connected FileFlex to your ASUSTOR NAS. You can now remotely access any of the storage that is attached to that NAS. To do so, using FileFlex, open the ASUSTOR repository that you just created, navigate to the files and folders that you wish to access, then save it to your Favorites directory for easy future access.

You should continue connecting FileFlex to all your repositories by selecting Add More. If finished, click Done.

Option 2: From a remote device that is not connected to the NAS over the same network.

There may be situations where remote workers need to connect to the ASUSTOR NAS - for example a sales person who works from their home or workers located in a satellite office. You can connect remote workers to their ASUSTOR NAS accounts via FileFlex, but the set up process requires access to the NAS. This can be via remote desktop and/or VPN to the NAS or through another person on the same network as the NAS.

(Note: The remote user must be already set up as a user on the ASUSTOR NAS with credentials in place. Users are created by the administrator through ASUSTOR Control Center > click your NAS > Access Control > Local Users > Add.)

  • The remote user must open FileFlex via the web client. To open the FileFlex web client, go to https://share.fileflex.com from any browser, enter your FileFlex email and password and click Login.
  • Go to https://share.fileflex.com and enter your FileFlex credentials

  • Select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
  • Select Add Content Source

  • Select the ASUSTOR icon and run the setup wizard.
  • Select ASUSTOR

  • The setup wizard will run and a Configure ASUSTOR Source dialog box will appear. Click the link that says code. An Activation Code will appear. Give the Activation Code to your colleague or administrator that is on the same network as the ASUSTOR NAS. For security reasons the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 2.
  • In Configure ASUSTOR Source, click code link

  • Your colleague or administrator that is on the same network as your ASUSTOR NAS must now log in.
    • Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the ASUSTOR NAS and can access the Internet.
    • Download the ASUS Control Center software from the ASUSTOR website here.
    • Launch ASUSTOR Control Center. ASUSTOR Control Center will find the ASUSTOR NAS on the local network. Select your NAS, then click Login.
  • When the ASUSTOR NAS software opens, select the FileFlex Connector icon.
  • Select FileFlex Connector

  • When the Device Activation page opens, click the link that says Launch Activation Page
  • Click Launch Activation Page

  • The activation page will now appear that will link the ASUSTOR NAS to the remote users FileFlex account. Your colleague or administrator will now need to enter the following credentials plus the activation code, then click Activate.

    Username - This is the username of the remote user for the ASUSTOR NAS.

    Password - This is the password of the remote user for the ASUSTOR NAS.

    Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If the NAS is on a company or corporate domain, enter the domain that the NAS belongs to. Leave this blank if unsure or contact the IT department for the domain name.

    Activation Code - This is the code that was generated in Step 4. Enter that code here.
  • Enter the NAS Username, Password and Activation Code from Step 5

Congratulations - You have connected a remote user to the ASUSTOR NAS. That user can now remotely access any of the storage that is stored on the NAS. To do so, using FileFlex, open the ASUSTOR repository just created, navigate to the files and folders to access, then save it to the Favorites directory for easy future access.

You should continue connecting FileFlex to all your repositories by selecting Add More. If finished, click Done