External Harddrive Connected to Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jf20spiker, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. jf20spiker macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    I have an external hard drive that is connected through the USB port in my time capsule. I have all my media stored on the drive, and can access everything perfectly when I am connected to my home network.

    I was wondering if there was a way, either via ftp, VPN, or something I've never heard of, to access these files when I'm away from home, but have an internet connection available.

    Please send along any advice, it will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    In Airport Utility, select your time capsule, manual configuration.

    Disks tab,
    File Sharing,
    Check "Share Disks over WAN"

    (you also set it up to Share over the LAN first, with a password.)

    Then, you'll need to have either a static IP or get a dynamic IP (dyndns.org is one) that forwards a domain name of your choice to your dynamic IP.

    Then, when away, connect to server with AFP://yourdomain. You'll get request for username and password, then you have access.

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