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FRITZ!Box 4040 Service

Sharing FRITZ!NAS contents via access link

You can use access links to easily share individual files or folders on FRITZ!NAS (http://fritz.nas) with your friends and family. The links can be opened with any web browser and do not require login information.

This way you can allow friends to access your pictures and videos from your last vacation over the internet, without allowing them to change or delete files from your FRITZ!NAS, for example.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The FRITZ!Box must establish its own connection to the internet using a modem (for example a DSL or cable modem).
  • The FRITZ!Box must obtain a public IPv4 address or an IPv6 address from the internet service provider.

    Important:When used on an internet connection with DS-Lite tunnel, the FRITZ!Box is only accessible over IPv6 and not over IPv4. If a DS-Lite tunnel is enabled, this is displayed under "Connections" on the "Overview" page of the FRITZ!Box user interface.

  • Access links cannot be used to change or delete files. If you want to allow users to change or delete files, set up internet access to FRITZ!NAS.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

1 Preparations

Configuring MyFRITZ!

With MyFRITZ! you can even access the FRITZ!Box over the internet at all times if the FRITZ!Box receives a different public IP address from your internet service provider on a regular basis:

Note:If you already use a different dynamic DNS service, you can also use this service instead of MyFRITZ!.

Maintaining a permanent internet connection

  1. Click "Internet" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Account Information" in the "Internet" menu.
  3. Click "Change connection settings".
  4. Enable the option "Maintain permanently (recommended for flat rates)". If the option is not shown, then the FRITZ!Box is already permanently connected to the internet.
  5. Click "Apply" to save the settings.

2 Creating an access link to FRITZ!NAS contents

  1. Call up FRITZ!NAS in a web browser.
  2. Switch to the directory that contains the file or folder you would like to share.
  3. Click the checkbox in front of the file or folder to mark it.
  4. Click the (Release file or folder for sharing) button.
    • The window "Successfully released for sharing" (see fig.) is displayed.

      Fig.: Creating access link for FRITZ!NAS

  5. If you would like to restrict the validity of the access link, you can limit the access period and number of accesses allowed.
  6. Click "Email" to send the access link to the default email client on the computer. This way you can easily send the access link by email to the people you want to grant access to.
  7. Click "OK".

Now the people you would like to grant access to shared content to only need to click the access link to access the shared files.

Note:In the "Permit Access" section of FRITZ!NAS you can see all of the files and folders that you shared and unshare them again.