Back to my mac - screen sharing is working, but not file sharing

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  1. Chparigi macrumors member

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    Hi everyone.

    I recently got a Airport Extreme Time Capsule, connected through the router provided by my ISP, but as the DHCP and NAT-server. After setting it up, i found out about back to my mac, and i found it super useful how easy it was, compared to my old setup with a dyndns-account, and only being able to connect to one computer before having to change the setup.

    But here is the weird thing: screen sharing works just fine no matter where i connect from, but file-sharing doesn't work at all. I have port 80 forwarded to my NAS, but on the overview of ports used by back to my mac, that shouldn't interfere with it. What am i doing wrong?

    Best regards
    Christian
     
  2. Mac Write macrumors member

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    Back to my Mac only works on your Mac not your NAS and only with AFP/SMB file sharing on your Mac. So if your trying to use Back to my Mac to connect to your NAS it won't work.
     
  3. Chparigi thread starter macrumors member

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    That's why i opened pot 80 for my NAS, so that i externally could access my files using a webdav protocol :)

    So Im only talking about my Airport Extreme, Mac mini and Macbook air. I can access screen sharing on my macbook air, my mac mini, and i can access the files on my time-capsule externally, but not my macs? I i have turned both external log-in and file-sharing on...
     
  4. Chparigi thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried a few things, but without success:

    I removed the port forwarding on port 80. No results so far...
    I gave all my macs static IP's - no results so far.

    And of course file sharing is turned on, so i really don't know what to do..
     
  5. mattdeezy macrumors member

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