Accessing home network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eternlgladiator, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

    eternlgladiator

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    Is it possible to access my airport extreme base station at home from somewhere else? I have an external hard drive connected to it and would like to be able to access from work or on the go. If I can do this will it be secure and safe from other users accessing it? I've googled info on this and have come up pretty empty. I'm running a MBP 2.4 with OSX 10.6.4. I'm comfortable doing most tasks short of terminal entries so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Just enable sharing over WAN in the disk options in airport utility. You can choose what security method there as well.

    If you a dynamic IP then you'll need to use dyndns.org or similar to map a hostname to your WAN IP.

    You should then be able to use 'connect to server' from finder.
     
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