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How to use Qget to remotely manage multiple download tasks?

"Add/Remove/Watch your download tasks using Qget"

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The QNAP Turbo NAS supports downloading by P2P, FTP and HTTP. Simply connect your Turbo NAS to the internet, enable Download Station and it works just like any BT client you may have used with the following advantages:

  • Simple activation: Files can be downloaded automatically with Download Station without any other software required.
  • Simple management interface: Download tasks can be managed via web browsers at anytime, anywhere.
  • Convenient Qget software: Manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NAS units from one software interface.

What is Qget?

To access the Download Station, you can either log in to the web-based interface of your Turbo NAS or use Qget.

Please see the usage scenarios of Qget below, with screens from Mac OS X and Windows:

Mac OS X:

Windows :

Assign the Turbo NAS a fixed IP

It is recommended to assign a fixed IP to your Turbo NAS (since you may need to open ports on your NAT router and forward them to the LAN IP address of Turbo NAS and you do not want it to be changed.) Go to 'Control Panel' > 'Network' > 'TCP/IP' and click on to bring up the TCP/IP property window.

Assign a static IP address to your Turbo NAS and set the DNS server address or you will not be able to connect to trackers.

Setting the DDNS service on Turbo NAS

Most ISPs will provide one or more dynamic public IPs for Internet connections (this applies to the situation that the IP sharing router acquires a WAN IP from ISP by PPPoE or DHCP.) To set up a server, a fixed IP address or URL is necessary so that users can easily recall the server address to connect to. When a dynamic IP address is used, you can get a router that supports DDNS or simply use the built-in DDNS function on the Turbo NAS, and by registering an easy-to-remember domain name from any DDNS provider to easily identify the Turbo NAS on the Internet (for example: qnap.ddns.net.)

Setup port forwarding on your router

If your Turbo NAS is located behind a NAT router, you need to open the ports on the NAT router and forward these ports to the fixed LAN IP of the Turbo NAS. This function is available on most routers and is often known as "Port Forwarding", "NAT Server" or "Virtual Server". Using BT downloading as an example, you need to forward the port range of the BT service to the LAN IP of the Turbo NAS (for example: forward TCP port range 6881~6999 to 192.168.1.3.) When the NAT router receives packets from the WAN side to the external port 6881~6999, the router will forward these packets to the LAN IP of the Turbo NAS. To connect to the Turbo NAS at home from WAN, you can simply forward traffic coming from port 8080 (the default management port) to the Turbo NAS LAN IP. (For more details of setting DDNS service, please refer to: www.qnap.com/i/useng/trade_teach/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=24)

Usage scenario:

See the below example using a Netis router. Enter the router setting page and go to 'Forwarding'.

Choose 'Virtual Servers', assign your IP address and correlative ports.

After completing these two settings, you can connect to the Turbo NAS at home from the Internet via http://qnap.ddns.net:8080/ to manage the server.

Accessing your Turbo NAS via myQNAPcloud

The myQNAPcloud service also provides the same function as the DDNS service. Users can create a personal URL that is easy to remember and by using this URL, users can access their Turbo NAS using that ID (for example: myturbonas.myqnapcloud.com). The unique URL will be mapped to the IP of the Turbo NAS. After the setup process, this service can detect UPnP-enabled routers on the local network and automatically open router ports for users to remotely access their Turbo NAS. For more information regarding myQNAPcloud, please visit : www.qnap.com/i/useng/trade_teach/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=81

Use Qget to remotely manage your download tasks

Qget allows users to simultaneously manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NAS units. You can manage your download tasks in school or at work and use the intuitive drag & drop interface to download torrent files and HTTP/FTP links.

You can download Qget from the QNAP website at: /utility

Now you can add, remove or monitor your download tasks using Qget.

Conclusion

Free and legal BT downloads are now widely available on the Internet. BT download is one of the most convenient functions on Turbo NAS. The web-based configuration is simple and easy-to-use, and can be managed by anyone. With the file sharing abilities of Turbo NAS, downloaded files can be easily shared to other computers and devices, making it another excellent function to help build your digital world.

Release date: 2013-04-30
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