Mount Windows Shared Drive Outside Network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DJAKO, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    I currently am able to mount a shared windows drive on my mac by using smb://pc-name/sharedvolume and it works fine.

    I'm looking into being able to mount this drive when I am outside of my home network. I already have a subdomain from dyndns that I use for a VNC application. I was hoping to be able to do the same for this. I assume I'm going to need to do some port mapping, but everything I've tried doesn't work.

    Any suggestions on which ports to map and how to connect to this drive? I see the SMB ports are: 137, 138, 139, and 445.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Have you tried setting up a VPN on your home network and connecting via that? You may have to use the local IP address for the network drive.

    Unless your router firmware can create a VPN (most can't) you'll need to put it on a running computer.

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