How to access Time Capsule outside home network?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 00bolt, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. 00bolt macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Is it possible to access my time capsule / airport extreme hard drive away from home? Like when Im at work?

    I do have a mobileme account, but cannot figure this out. Thanks
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Assuming your already updated to the latest firmware, you just put your MobileMe log in into the log in page and it should show up in you Networks.
  3. 00bolt thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2007
    that looks like its for back 2 my mac.

    Im trying to access the hard drive when Im away from home, but not with another Mac. I want to access the files with a PC. Is this possible?
  4. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    If Time Capsule doesn't have a particular feature to do what you want, you could set up an FTP server on one of your home machines and make files on the Time Capsule available through that server. The only problem with that is you would need to have the machine running all the time.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Wouldn't TC act similar to a NAS drive? You'd have to have a static IP for one and then point to that. That's what I was told when I asked the same question but relating to a NAS drive.

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