P2P Download without the need of using your PC
QNAP Turbo NAS supports P2P, FTP and HTTP download, providing users a different choice and getting the same jobs done. Simply connect your QNAP NAS to the network and enable the Download Station and it works just like any BT client you may find on your PC and the advantages of using QNAP Turbo NAS for file download including:
- Simple activation: By enabling the embedded Download Station of Turbo NAS, file download can be executed directly. Users don’t need to install any other software on Turbo NAS.
- Simple web management interface: Management of Turbo NAS download tasks can be completed via web browser. You can manage the download tasks via the Internet anytime, anywhere.
- Convenient QGet software: QNAP provides an easy-to-use and powerful QGet software for you to manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NASs simultaneously on the PC with QGet installed when you are away from home. QGet supports intuitive drag and drop of torrent file, HTTP or FTP URL to the its interface for convenient adding of download tasks.
- Small-sized: occupies small space only. It is easy for you to place it anywhere.
What is QGet?
To access the Download Station of the NAS for managing your download jobs, you can login to its web-based interface with the web browser or use QGet utility available on both Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX. To better describe the functionalities it offers let’s take a look at the usage scenario below:
QGet Interface for MAC and Windows
It is recommended to assign a fixed IP to Turbo NAS. (Since you may need to open the ports of services 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 ‘System Administration‘ > ‘Network‘ > ‘TCP/IP‘ and click on to bring up the TCP/IP property window. Assign a static IP address for your NAS, besides, be sure to set the DNS server address as well or your will not be able to connect to the trackers.
Most ISP will provide one or more dynamic public IP for Internet connection. (This applies to the situation that the IP sharing router acquires WAN IP from ISP by PPPoE or DHCP connection.) 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 QNAP NAS, and through registering an easy-to-remember domain name from any DDNS provider to easily identify Turbo NAS on the Internet, e.g. myqnap.dyndns.com.
If your Turbo NAS is located behind the NAT router, you need to open the ports of the services on the NAT router and forward these ports to the fixed LAN IP of Turbo NAS. This function is available on most routers found in the market and is often known as “Port Forwarding“, “NAT Server” or “Virtual Server“. Take BT download function as an example, you have to forward the port range of BT service to the LAN IP of Turbo NAS, e.g. forward TCP port range 6881~6999 to 192.168.1.34. 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 Turbo NAS. Moreover, 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 LAN IP of Turbo NAS. (See below for an example setup on a Baffalo router.
The usage scenario.
Some NAT routers provide DMZ settings. You can forward LAN IP address specified by DMZ to Turbo NAS. When this setting is used, all ports from WAN to LAN will be forwarded to Turbo NAS.
Turbo NAS’s Download Station function supports UPnP NAT Port Forwarding of BT download. If your NAT router supports UPnP, you can enable UPnP on NAT. Turbo NAS can then automatically notify NAT router to open the corresponding ports when performing BT download. There is no need to enter the port range for BT download on NAT router by enabling this option.
After completing these two settings, you can connect to the Turbo NAS at home from the Internet via http://myqnap.dyndns.org:8080/ and manage the server.
Go to ‘Applications‘ > ‘Download Station‘ and tick both ‘Enable Download Station‘ and ‘Show service link on the login page‘ checkboxes then click on ‘Apply‘ button to save the settings. Next you should see the Download Station icon at the top bar no longer greyed out. Click on it to go to the Download Station.
After enabling Download Station, you can click on the link http://Turbo-Station-IP:8080/Qdownload/ to enter Download Station page. Once in, there are minimum 3 settings you’d like to go through, click on ‘Set Config‘ to bring up the pop-up window. Now configure these settins shown in the image below as desired then click on ‘Apply‘ button to save your settings and close the window.
To add a download job simply click on ‘Add new BT task‘ button located on the left bar and specify the torrent file location and hit ‘OK‘ to start the download.
After you add a torrent, the task and the download status will be shown in the View Run List.
When the download task completes, the task will be moved to Finish List and the downloaded file(s) will be saved in Qdownload folder on Turbo NAS. The system will generate a folder named after the torrent file in this network share. You can access the downloaded file(s) via My Network Places or FTP.
Some files may be very large in size, esp. video files, and the download time will be relatively longer. You can let Turbo NAS to finish the download jobs itself without the need of a PC and access Turbo NAS to manage the download tasks from the web anytime, anywhere.
Besides web administration interface, QNAP also provides a Windows software QGet. QGet enables users to manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NASs simultaneously on the same PC from LAN or WAN. You can manage your download tasks in school or at work. QGet supports intuitive drag and drop of torrent files, HTTP or FTP URL to the software interface for convenient adding of download tasks.
Free and legal contents for BT download are now widely available on the Internet. BT download is one of the powerful functions of QNAP Turbo NAS. The web-based configuration is simple and easy-to-use, and can be managed by anyone.With Turbo NAS media content sharing function, the downloaded files can be easily shared in your DLNA-complain home network. Turbo NAS plays a key role to connect these applications. It makes your digital home life more wonderful yet keeping everything simple