Definitely unrelated, nice try for the transition. Anyways...
AFP works on port 548. Try setting up port forwarding on your Belkin router.
Lion now supports Samba/Windows Workgroups. Try sharing your drives with SMB.
There's a nifty Mac App Store app called Mt.Mounter. It claims to auto mount and unmount your network drives. It worked great for me.
You can also try this applescript:
tell application "Finder"
if not (exists disk "MacProHardDriveName") then
mount volume "afp://MacProUserName:password@MacProNameIPAddress/HardDriveName"
or these terminal commands:
/sbin/mount -t afp afp://MacProUserName:password@MacProNameIPAddress/MacProHDDName
i'm done. keep this in another topic.
Airdrop will work on older Mac models than the official list provided by Apple.
You can enable it in older models:
(1) Use Oynx to turn it on (Oynx is a Mac utility to turn on hidden features on the Mac):
* download the latest version of Oynx: http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php
* make sure you use the correct version of Oynx that corresponds to your MacOSX version
* (You have to use Tiger, MacOSX 10.7 to use AirDrop)
* In Oynx, click "Parameters" icon,
* then click "Misc" button on the tab
* then check the "Force enabling AirDrop" checkmark to turn it on.
(2) If you are geeky enough, go to Terminal and type this line:
defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowserAllInterfaces 1
Then re-log/relaunch Finder.