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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:07 AM   #126
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 07:51 AM   #127
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As the OP has stated, tech has advanced. Significantly.

DropBox is probably the most efficient way of doing this process without having to know anything about networking. Otherwise, pay $30 to get Apple Remote Desktop, do the port forwarding steps in the first post, then add the external address into ARD. You can drag and drop to and from the window.
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 08:56 AM   #128
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I solved this problem by having my own home server.

I constructed server from miniATX board and ATOM proc and 1TB space for about 200$ with parts from ebay.

Installed:

1. Ubuntu server
2. SAMBA (can be configured to be accessed from outside local network) cool thing is that I can access it from windows computer too.
3. Subsonic - this is awesome piece of software, it basically streams video and music files from a cool web interface. I can be anywhere in the world, and simply stream videos and music from my server to any computer not just MBA.

I also installed apache/mysql/php stack for my web development needs.

oh and I forgot, ubuntu can be configured with AFP also, and it can act as timecapsule so my way is 200$ spent well
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 07:50 AM   #129
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You could use an AirPort Extreme with a USB drive and then use Back To My Mac. My Extreme Drive appears anywhere I go.

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Old Jul 31, 2012, 05:13 PM   #130
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Sorry, noob question here. Will the original Method work with a normal iMac or do you have to run these river software? Sorry if it's obvious but I'm new to Mac.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:22 PM   #131
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You could use an AirPort Extreme with a USB drive and then use Back To My Mac. My Extreme Drive appears anywhere I go.

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do you need a 2nd mac to do this?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:54 AM   #132
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Best $20 investment I ever made. 32GB SanDisk USB. It's so tiny that I can barely even see it on my 2012 MBA.

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:44 AM   #134
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You could use an AirPort Extreme with a USB drive and then use Back To My Mac. My Extreme Drive appears anywhere I go.

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Could you give a little more detail? This intrigues me. Do you mean you plug a USB drive into your AirPort Extreme and access the files on that USB drive from any other WiFi connection? Could it work with an external hard drive? Any settings you need to change on the router that may not be obvious?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 10:44 AM   #135
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Best $20 investment I ever made. 32GB SanDisk USB. It's so tiny that I can barely even see it on my 2012 MBA.

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Mind telling us where you got that for $20? Everything I see is at least $50...
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:47 PM   #136
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Mind telling us where you got that for $20? Everything I see is at least $50...
$22 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Cruzer...ds=sandisk+fit

Wish they made them in 64GB or higher...or do they?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:48 PM   #137
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Best $20 investment I ever made. 32GB SanDisk USB. It's so tiny that I can barely even see it on my 2012 MBA.

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Thinking about picking up one of these to leave in 24/7 -- have you noticed any hit on battery life using this?

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:51 PM   #138
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I made these myself. (I have a few extra too).

It basically takes any Micro SD chip and it fits in the slot without sticking out. I have 64GB micro SD in mine.

Nope, they don't appear as professional as above. But they work.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 11:04 PM   #139
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Hi Blutooth 101 why do you need port forwarding??? I think in today's world these are not needed especially in the world of cloud computing. Just try dropbox or google drive.







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I made these myself. (I have a few extra too).

It basically takes any Micro SD chip and it fits in the slot without sticking out. I have 64GB micro SD in mine.

Nope, they don't appear as professional as above. But they work.
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Old Jul 24, 2013, 03:43 AM   #143
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I solved this problem by having my own home server.

I constructed server from miniATX board and ATOM proc and 1TB space for about 200$ with parts from ebay.

Installed:

1. Ubuntu server
2. SAMBA (can be configured to be accessed from outside local network) cool thing is that I can access it from windows computer too.
3. Subsonic - this is awesome piece of software, it basically streams video and music files from a cool web interface. I can be anywhere in the world, and simply stream videos and music from my server to any computer not just MBA.

I also installed apache/mysql/php stack for my web development needs.

oh and I forgot, ubuntu can be configured with AFP also, and it can act as timecapsule so my way is 200$ spent well
This is exactly what I have done as well. Only, I have also set up SSH and use SSHFS to connect outside my network (securely, unlike the OP). It also does a great job of running Plex to my Apple TV, and a host of other neat things.
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In all of my searching, I've found Teamviewer to be the easiest way of remotely accessing my files when away from my home network. It's free for personal use and includes remote control (VNC) of a Mac or PC as well as remote file access.

The other big advantages are that you don't have to worry about firewalls/port forwarding and that you use space that you already own.

One disadvantage, besides being routed through a third-party (although the connection is secure) is that you don't use the native file browser, it's more like a FTP window with local and remote directories.

However, since I already have it installed on my machines for VNC purposes, it works well enough that I don't need to worry about another solution.
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I solved this problem by having my own home server.

I constructed server from miniATX board and ATOM proc and 1TB space for about 200$ with parts from ebay.

Installed:

1. Ubuntu server
2. SAMBA (can be configured to be accessed from outside local network) cool thing is that I can access it from windows computer too.
3. Subsonic - this is awesome piece of software, it basically streams video and music files from a cool web interface. I can be anywhere in the world, and simply stream videos and music from my server to any computer not just MBA.

I also installed apache/mysql/php stack for my web development needs.

oh and I forgot, ubuntu can be configured with AFP also, and it can act as timecapsule so my way is 200$ spent well
This is what I did but I built a 18TB.
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 07:35 PM   #146
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Best $20 investment I ever made. 32GB SanDisk USB. It's so tiny that I can barely even see it on my 2012 MBA.

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Oddly, 2 years later and the price is still the same. But they do offer a 64 gig model for $30 which seems pretty good.

I just bought a MBA with the 128 gig SSD so it's nice knowing I can easily add space with one of these small USB thumb drives.
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