This tutorial will guide you through enabling SSH on your ReadyNAS and show you how to connect to your ReadyNAS with an application called PuTTy
Please be aware that enabling SSH on your ReadyNAS may result in Netgear no longer providing user support for your system. See the forum topic here in regards to this.
In either regard Netgear or myself cannot be held reliable if any damages occur to the unit with commands entered via SSH.
To enable SSH on your ReadyNAS login to the main ReadyNAS website interface:
Then navigate to System -> Settings -> Services and click the SSH button until it is green like the image below:
Connecting with PuTTy
To SSH into your ReadyNAS open the PuTTy application.
Enter the IP Address of your ReadyNAS into the "Host Name (or IP address)" section and ensure SSH is selected as the "Connection type".
Once the details have been entered click "Open".
You will be prompted for a username "root" and the password which was set when you originally configured your ReadyNAS.