Hard Drive access over internet with Airport Extreme

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  1. equisol, Dec 20, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011

    equisol macrumors newbie

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    Situation:
    I would like to access a Hard drive attached via USB to my Airport extreme.
    It works fine within my LAN.
    Special consideration: I have a VOIP router (Linksys SPA-2102) that must be first in line to the internet. The configuration is as follows:

    Internet ----------> VOIP Router -----------> Airport Extreme
    IP 216.106.nnn.nnn 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.1.1:5009

    I have a fixed IP address from my ISP

    all internal devices have fixed IP addresses and access is controlled by mac address filtering (not really relevant).

    My question is: what are the steps to set the AE so that I can access my hard drive via either afp or smb.

    Any help is greatly appreciated[/FONT]
     
  2. ponch0v macrumors newbie

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    I can access my home network (all connected Macs) from outside just by connecting via AFP with my DynDNS host.

    I don't specify a port when connecting, but do have 3283 and 5900 forwarded to my macmini.

    I have a time capsule, but should be the same with an AE
     
  3. equisol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, AE or TC is the same, but I have tried and cannot access anything using AFP. I go in a web browser and type afp://my.ip.add.nnn: port, and get the message that it cannot connect. All I need is to connect to the drive attached to the AE.
     
  4. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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  5. equisol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nielsenius;

    Thank you for the link. I think I did this already, but will start over and try again.
     
  6. ponch0v macrumors newbie

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    In Finder, Go > Connect to Server (Command-K). Type in your AFP there (try with and without appending a port). Once it connects, it should show your drive in the "shared" part of a Finder window.
     

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