How to access my airport extreme hard drive away from home?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 00bolt, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. 00bolt macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Okay, just bought an airport express to replace my old 802g router. So far I love it. Hooked up a usb hub and now am sharing an external hard drive and 2 printers throughout my house (1 mac, 2 pc)

    Here is my question, when I am away from home, lets say at work or in a hotel, etc.. How can I access my external hard drive that is on my airport extreme? Most likely I will want to be accessing it from a PC.

    Thanks, and I did search but didnt find an answer
  2. hwojtek macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    Poznan, Poland
    Do a search in Airport Utility help, it covers the topic.

    To make it short: share the drive, advertise sharing globally, set up BackToMyMac (or a similar dynamic dns service) and you're good to go. SMB sharing has weak security, though.

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