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

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    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

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    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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