I use a Orbi to expand my wifi, this is a router that creates a mesh network in my house, it connects via cable to the service providers router (which the wifi is disabled on) then all devices connect to the orbi router. I did the port forwarding on the Orbi, however, install of GUI fails. I was thinking is this because the port forwarding i need to do is on the main service provider router rather than the Orbi, also am looking to use a NAT hardrive as i have more than 2tb on one, can this be done? if so how? is it just using the mapped network drive on my laptop as the location?
Regarding double NAT - it’s not good, but you can do that of course. You need to forward 28967 TCP+UDP on your Internet router to your Orbi, then forward the same port on your Orbi to your Windows PC. But it’s better to switch the Orbi to the access point mode, in this case the port forwarding will be done only on Internet router.
The network attached drives are not supported and not recommended. The only working network storage protocol is iSCSI.
Since you decided to reinstall, you need to remove the storagenode and the "C:\Program Files\Storj\Storage Node" directory.
I would recommend to move the identity to the disk with data before install, because an identity without its data is useless as a data without its identity.
After that install storagenode back, specify the path to your identity and data.