Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 6:10 AM (in response to BijanK)
Update the firmware on your Time Capsule and update the AirPort Utility on your computer, then enter your iCloud user information in the appropriate place in AirPort Utility. Don't worry about DDNS, it uses Back to My Mac to find the Time Capsule.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to capaho)
That's not what I meant. I've already done all this but would like to know how I actually access my TC from abroad when travelling with my MBP.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to BijanK)
yeah i'd like to know this too! i can see how/where i enter my details in the airport utility, what i dont understand is how does the mechanism work, where/how do i "see" my time capsule when i'm away from home?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to BijanK)
I think it should appear in the Finder as an additional drive. At least it was like this with MobileMe...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to mark77)
Really pretty simple. That's if you've got the Time Capsule and your Computer set up correctly.
Time Capsule setup:
1. Open Airport Utility
1a. Open Time Capsule Base Station tab
1b. Put iCloud NAME in "Back to My Mac"
1c. Enter Password, then wait for activation (less than 1 minute normally)
1d. Open Time Capsule Disks tab
1e. Check mark "Enable file sharing"
1f. Check mark "Share disk over WAN"
1h. Password self explanitory
1. Open iCloud in System Preferences
2. Put a check mark on "Back to My Mac", wait for actication (less than 1 minute normally)
Connecting to Time Capsule Disk from you HOME network or outside your home network ((INTERNET))
In order to connect to Time Capsule Disk off your local (home) network you must have an internet connection, if you do then do this:
1. Open Finder
2. In Finder open Shared if collapsed and double click on your Time Capsule name.
3. Double click your Time Capsule, enter password (if you required).
4. Once connected to your Time Capsule double click on your Disk to mount it enter password (if your required).
5. Done, remember the connection speed is dependent on your internet quality (broadband vs dial-up).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to Mini-Mac)
I do not see a "Share disk over WAN" anywhere in Airport Utility 6.0.....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to Mini-Mac)
cool thanks for the reply. That's more-or-less what I would have assumed. One question, when you check "back to my mac" on my mac / system preferences, do i need to enable any other specific sharing options on the mac itself (file, screen sharing etc?). Logically i would have assumed no, since it is not my mac itself that i want to share, but rather share/access the TC disks from my mac when i'm away from home.
Either way, after following these steps i don't see the time capsule appear under sharing in finder (whereas it does, of course, if i'm connected to my home LAN).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to mark77)
Things you can check are:
Have you tried connecting by using "Connect to Server"?
1. Is your Time Capsule (TC) connected directly to your modem with an ethernet cable.
2. Are you using the wireless connection from the TC
3. Settings are correct as outlined
4. Back to My Mac activation process happen on both Computer and TC
(Correct iCloud name and password on both Computer and TC).
5. Green status light for Back to My Mac in Airpot utility
6. Unplug TC wait 3- 5 minutes and plug back in, restart computer after TC completely starts, double check BTMM settings
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Mini-Mac)
That's what I was affraid of. I have the "back to my mac" bit setup in Base Station, but I'm clearly missing this checkbox. Do I need to have NAT turned on (because that could be a problem). *Edit to add, that indeed... I have a "green light" for my back to my mac status in the base station tab.
Message was edited by: Jeremiah.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Mini-Mac)
Is the part with "Share disk over WAN" really necessary? Isn't the main goal of Back to my Mac feature "make tunnel" to your home network?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to BijanK)
Yes, NAT must be enabled for back to my mac to work properly
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to ChemGolf)
That's irritating. I can use back to my mac with any iMac connected through my router without NAT but I can't use back to my mac ON my router without NAT? That's strange.
I'm at work and I can see my iMac at home... but no Time Machine. I have an Ooma VoiP system that sits between the modem and the Time Machine which uses its own NAT... so I can't easly get around that.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to BijanK)
perhaps this http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1208 is helpful for you.
You either need NAT or UPnP enabled for BTMM to work properly
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