Can I access my USB Drive off my Airport Extreme from the Internet?

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  1. Sinsinnati macrumors regular

    Sinsinnati

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    #1
    I was under the impression that I could do this. I am trying to access my hard drive connected to the Airport Extreme. I configured it for Bonjour & SMB. I have the IP address of the airport extreme.

    Shouldn't it be:

    Bonjour
    afp://ip_of_airport_extreme/bonjour_name

    or

    Windows Share
    smb://ip_of_airport_extreme/workgroup_name

    Am I missing a step or is this not possible?
     
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sinsinnati thread starter macrumors regular

    Sinsinnati

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    I believe you can do this now with the new 802.11n Airport Extreme. Has anyone been successful doing so?
     
  4. edonetampa macrumors newbie

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    From the internet....

    You should have to get the IP address coming in from your ISP, not the 192.168... that the router gives you. I know my ISP changes the IP address about every 30 days or so to keep people from hosting sites on their own machines without paying for a static IP address.

    You should be able to connect locally on the network as it is, but I believe you need your actual IP address for the real world.
     
  5. Sinsinnati thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the external IP address and that is what I was trying to use. Is there something I need to configure on the Airport Extreme? I couldn't ping the Airport Extreme or connect to it via the "afp" and "smb" protocols.
     
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  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Did you check the “Share disks over Ethernet WAN port” checkbox in Airport Utility?
     
  8. Sinsinnati thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, do I also need to do anything with Port Mapping?
     

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