Did you turn on wan access in the file sharing part of the TC manual setup?
Did you setup a disk password? That is essential for security.
Is the TC the main router in the network? If not you have to port forward AFP port 576 from existing router to the TC.
Do you have a static public IP?? If not how do you know you have the correct IP address, as ISP can rotate IP at random intervals.
BTW.. what you bought is a Time Capsule.. TC.. TM is Time Machine.. the software in the computer that does backups.
Hi Thanks for your reply!
I have done all WAN settings in filesharing and my TC is the main router in the network?
I m getting the following message when I m connecting to the server:
"The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time.Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again."
Can you tell me what settings should I do now?
Sorry I am going batty ... it comes with age.. AFP port is 548.. just cannot edit older posts. Don't know where I dreamed up 576.
Not without knowing what you have done can I tell you what to do now... post up screen shots or something.
Do you have iCloud account? Have you tried to use BTMM?
Have you tested from a friend's house where you know they do not have a firewall blocking port 548?
Have you triple checked that the IP you are using is correct for the moment that you try.. unless you have a static Public IP then it won't change.. but with normal ISP they can change IP on the hour every hour or at any point they like. So how do you confirm the public IP??
Hi, I have done the following settings:
1. Connected the TC as a router successfully to the internet.
2. Opened Airport Utilitiy:
a) Clicked on my Time Capsule.. It showed me one pop-up and I clicked on "Edit" button.
b) Now it gives me with different tabs:
i)Base Station TAB:
I added Back to My Mac with my iCloud mail ID and its shows status as Green.
ii) Network TAB: I enabled "Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol" and Added Port Mapping by clicking on EDIT option:
Description as "Time Capsule File Sharing".
Public UDP Ports: 7675 (any 4digit no.)
Public TCP Ports: 7675
Private IP Address: Already existed
Private UDP Ports: 7775
Private TCP Ports: 7675
iii) Discks TAB: I checked "Enable file Sharing" and "Share discs over WAN" both options.
Given the Secure Shared Disks: With a disk password and Updated.
1) Opened TM and turned ON.
2) Clicked on "Select Disks" Option and Selected my TC Disk.
3) Clicked on "Use Backup Disk" option.
Result: Its started Backing up the data".
These are the settings I have done.
Let me know you need more info.
The ports are totally wrong.. as I already stated.. you need no port forwarding. (For BTMM I have no idea.. but for direct afp access you don't forward anything)
Turn on wan access.. make sure you KNOW the public IP address.. make sure the TC is getting that public IP address.. and it will work.. as long as the ISP or router at your friends house or your ISP does not block the port.
Best way to find out is try it.
IF you google remote access time capsule .. there is a zillion posts.