Accessing USB External HD attached to an Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bt22, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    I have a USB External HD attached to my AEBS. I am able to see this drive within my own network, but I would like to be able to access this drive from the internet. Unfortunately I still use Windows computers, but they are the last to go everything else I have is Apple. My Drive is formatted in Fat32 and I read a post on here from March or May of this year that said I just had to open my computer and type the static IP address into the address bar, but I cannot get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. phormality macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    If the drive is mounted on one of your PCs you can make it a shared folder or run an FTP server to get at it remotely.

    You can also get something like DynDNS that will automatically send a URL of your choosing to your current IP so you don’t have to pay for a static IP from your ISP.

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