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Access Time Capsule Disk From Windows over Internet

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by DownbeatDave, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    How can I set up my Time Capsule so that a Windows user on the WAN side can access a shared disk over the internet?

    The TC is set up as the router/firewall, and the cable modem is bridged. I'm using DynDNS for domain name mapping. I can access the TC disk from an outside mac, but not windows.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    #2
    I think you will find that most residential internet providers filter Microsoft file sharing protocols.

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  3. macrumors newbie

    #3
    That's OK. SMB, FTP, Web access is great if it works. Even Bonjour from Windows.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    #4
    I'm sorry, I was too brief.

    The Airport Express / Time Capsule supports Apple file sharing (AFP) and Windows file sharing (SMB). Bonjour isn't a file sharing protocol per se, it's an announcement protocol.

    Since Windows doesn't use AFP (at least not without some third-party product), and Windows file sharing is <probably> blocked by your ISP, "You can't get there from here".

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  5. macrumors 601

    #5
    To add to that, Bonjour usually does not work across subnets. In other words, it will not work across the Internet, unless you are using special DNS servers.
     

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