How do I setup TimeCapsule up for remote access through the internet.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by igammp1, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. igammp1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    I have a first gen time capsule that I would like to access remotely when I'm not at home. I have a modem/router combo Motorola sb6141 at home that my time capsule is attached to. I have read on other threads that I need to turn off the wireless on my time capsule and have a dedicated IP address from Comcast. I was just hoping for more confirmation/ideas that have worked for everyone else. Thanks!
  2. priitv8, Aug 7, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013

    priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    1) Wi-Fi on TimeCapsule plays no role in it whatsoever. Leave it on if you need it.
    2) Fixed IP address from ISP would be good, but will usually cost extra. Alternatively you can opt for a Dynamic DNS service (eg etc).
    3) Finally, you will need to open ports in your router. 548 for AFP and 445 for SMB/CIFS. Your ISP must support open ports as well.

    Edit: the easy way would be to use TimeCapsule as your external router and turn on the iCloud service Back to my Mac on the TC router. But it depends heavily on your connection to your ISP.

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