Using Mac Pro drives from MacBook Air abroad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Halcylon, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Halcylon macrumors newbie


    Jul 28, 2009
    Is there an easy way to remote into my drives on my Mac Pro from my MacBook Air from outside my home network?

    And yes, this is assuming that my Mac Pro is powered on.

    I just want to be able to access my files and drives while on the road.
  2. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    This sticky at the top of the MBA forum has a lot of suggestions.

    If you use a free service like DYNDNS.ORG and run a DYNDNS client on your MAC PRO you can access your MAC PRO remotely via a constant URL.

    Just open the right ports in your router, and on your MAC PRO and share your MAC PRO drives and you have direct access for file sharing or screen sharing etc.

    If you have an Apple router and use MobilME you can share that way instead of DYNDNS.

    There is also a wonder (if expensive) program called RUMPUS that will turn your Mac Pro into a server with http and ftp access.

    There are a LOT of options
  3. Halcylon thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 28, 2009
    Thanks, I'm trying to update the firmware on the router now, Cisco WRT160v2, but the damn thing is stuck at 98%. I cancelled that before and now it wont let me commit any changes I make, such as opening ports.

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