By default tumaBox is configured with what we think to be optimal settings. Of course these don't suit everybody and this is why further configuration might be necessary. The default firewall rules (you can access them at System → Network and then 'Firewall' tab) allow all local traffic and only owncloud, openvpn and bittorrent traffic from outside. If you need any other services to be accessible from the internet you will have to add the appropriate rules here. Please notice that IPv4 and IPv6 rules are configured separately.
Do not remove, modify or move any default firewall rules if you're not sure what they mean. Default firewall rules are designed to ensure maximum protection and proper functioning. Incorrect firewall configuration may interrupt network connectivity or expose tumaBox and your local network to external threats. Make sure you really know what you're doing before modifying firewall rules.
By default tumaBox comes with SMB/CIFS, owncloud and openvpn preconfigured and activated. These are the most common ways to access data across the network. SMB/CIFS is accessible only from the local network while owncloud can be accessed from the internet as well. Openvpn can help you access all your data and services (including SMB/CIFS) from the internet just as you would from your local network but via encrypted connections. Owncloud connections are already encrypted so you don't have to use openvpn to access it.
This protocol is primarily used on Windows but it can also be accessed from virtually any other OS. If you use Windows open Windows Explorer and go to Network. If you already see tumaBox just click on it and you will have there the entire tumaBox storage.
You can also map a drive for tumaBox. Just right click on Network and choose 'Map network drive'. You will then have to enter \\192.168.1.1\tumaBox and then choose a preferred letter for the drive. You will then be able to use tumaBox storage just as any other drive.
On other operating systems the procedure is similar. Please refer to your operating system documentation regarding accessing Windows shares. You will still have to use \\192.168.1.1\tumaBox if your computer does not automatically see the share. You may also have to replace backslashes with slashes depending on your operating system.
In order to make your tumaBox visible from the internet in a simple way you have to configure tumaCloud dynamic dns. You will need this service to access any tumaBox service from the internet, including Owncloud and Openvpn. This is an additional service provided by tumaBox for free for all tumaBox customers.
In your tumaBox administration web interface (http://192.168.1.1 from any browser) got to System → Network → Dynamic DNS. Choose a preferred name for your subdomain and check 'Enable'. Then click 'Save' and 'Apply'. If your subdomain has already been registered by another user an error message will appear and you will have to choose another name and repeat the procedure until it is successful.
Owncloud is an open source software already preinstalled and preconfigured on tumaBox. It does what it name says: it allows you to use the entire tumaBox storage capacity to create your own private cloud. You can access it with any web browser (probably most popular), with client applications available for most popular operating systems or with webdav (for advanced users). You can share your files and folders, you can choose who has access to your data, you can let other users upload and download data; you can set limits and permissions to determine exactly “who” can do “what” with your storage. Owncloud can also integrate with other cloud services.
In order to access owncloud from the internet you first have to make tumaBox visible from the internet. In order to do this the most simple method is to get a dynamic dns subdomain from tumacloud (see the section above). Once you have configured tumaCloud dynamic dns successfully go to Diagnostics → System Information in your tumaBox web administration interface. At the bottom of the table you will see the link to your tumaBox owncloud, the default username and password. When you click on the link your browser will complain about the connection not being secure. This is unfortunately a limitation of the current technology and in this particular case you should mark the connection as trusted. Please refer to your browser documentation on how to do this. Unfortunately you will have to repeat this procedure on any other computer when you try to access tumaBox owncloud. If you want maximum security access owncloud only over Openvpn connection and then you can be sure that your connection is secure no matter how much your browser is complaining.
Once you have bypassed your browser warnings you will see the owncloud login page. Your username is admin and the default password is the one you saw in the tumaBox administration interface. Once you login you should change the password and/or create a different account. Please refer to owncloud documentation on how to do that.
Openvpn is an open source project aimed at created vpns: a virtual private network over the internet with encrypted connections. With openvpn you basically put yourself on your local network even if you're miles away from anywhere over the internet. And you do this in a very secure way with encrypted connections.
Openvpn is preconfigured and preactivated on tumaBox but you have to configure it on your computer/laptop/tablet/phone as well. In order to do this you will have to install the openvpn client for your device. Then go to tumaBox administration web interface to Services → Openvpn. In the Certificates tab you will already have 3 certificates. You will have to click on one of them, download it, move it to your device and use it in your openvpn client application. Please make sure that on each device you use a different certificate. You can create your own certificates as well.
Once the openvpn connection is activated properly your tumaBox will be accessible with the ip 172.16.1.1 from your device.
If you didn't got through all the above steps you might be better off using a wired connection to make the initial configuration. If you still want to use the wireless connection you might have to perform a rescan on your device (maybe the refresh button) or even a manual connection setup. Refer to the documentation of your device for this.
There is also a possiblity that you device might be incompatible with the tumabox default wireless settings especially if it's an older device. We try to insure maximum compatibility with our default settings but we can't cover all the devices. You might want to try with another wireless device or even better with a wired device.
If you used to have connectivity with the default settings and you lost connectivity after changing wireless settings you will have to connect with a wired device to change the wireless settings on tumabox.
When having wireless connectivity problems you should try changing the channel. In order to do that go to 'Wireless AP' on the configuration interface (http://192.168.1.1). You can start with channel 5,6 or 7. Don't forget to press the change button and then the 'Save changes' button.
First of all you have to give it a minute or two after the main unit finished booting in order for the wired computer to obtain an ip address. The first thing to do is to try to renew the ip address. Depending on your operating system this can sometimes be achieved by disabling the network interface and re-enabling it. Again give it a minute or two to obtain the ip address.
If it still doesn't work switch the ethernet ports on tumabox. Plug the network cable from your ISP on tumabox ethernet port 2 and the local computer cable to ethernet port 1. Then redo all the above steps.