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

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

  1. 00bolt macrumors member

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    #1
    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 6502a

    hwojtek

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    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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