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How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?

145240 Views 80 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2014 6:50 AM by MoaFilho RSS
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)

    I have setup a dyndns.org address for my network (eg mynetwork.dyndns.org), and have forwarded port 8201 to 478 on my TC. I cannot seem to connect this, either through the finder window, not through 'connect to server' where I put in "mynetwork.dyndns.org" or mynetwork.dyndns.org:8201.

     

    Are you correctly testing the access using a remote connection.. ?? You cannot test this inside your own LAN.

     

    Forwarding port 8201 to 478.. why?

     

    BTMM uses

     

    • Ensure TCP port 5354 and UDP ports 4500 and 5353 are open on your firewall. To learn more about ports used by Apple products, click here.

    At least according to this apple doco. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4907

     

    Because the TC is bridged.. it cannot open those ports dynamically and the Mac which you have setup for BTMM will grab them anyway. The TC will not work in bridge with BTMM.

     

    So I think your whole setup is wrong.

     

    If you want to do this manually.. which btw is far more likely to work.

     

    Setup port forwarding in the dlink port 548 TCP .. ie that is AFP. And that is the only protocol that will work. Direct it to the TC.. do not port translate.. just do straight port forwarding.

     

    Make sure you setup the dyndns in the dlink so it has the public IP registered correctly.. double check this.

     

    Make sure the firewall is off in the dlink.

     

    Make sure you have a decent disk password on the TC.

     

    Now access the TC from a remote location.. by doing the finder.. go .. connect to server.

     

    AFP://dyndns.address

     

    You can even test it directly with the current IP to make sure.

     

    As long as the dlink is working and the TC is correctly bridged.. there is no other setting required on the TC.

  • Saqib Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    Yes external network testing as using phone's 3G as my modem so external network. I am not bridging the TC at all - it is extended the AE network which is different than the cable modem's wireless network (I keep the AE and TC network g only as have slower devices on cable's network). It doesn't do any dhcp assignments etc as the AE does that. My dyndns setup works fine for two internet cameras using different port numbers so I know it's working.

     

    I used a random port 8201 to 548 (my bad mistyped previously) i.e. mynetwork.dyndns.org:8201 directs to TC 192.168.0.102:548 - I thought that was what AFP used? When you say port forwarding vs translate, what do you mean?

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)

     

    I used a random port 8201 to 548 (my bad mistyped previously) i.e. mynetwork.dyndns.org:8201 directs to TC 192.168.0.102:548 - I thought that was what AFP used? When you say port forwarding vs translate, what do you mean?

     

    OK.. I have edited this a bit.

     

    From Tesserax documents on port forwarding for remote access he is using an alternative port.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3413

     

    So when you connect you are specifying that port to the connection. This is port translation btw..

     

    I do not find it necessary nor do I find it necessarily reliable.. it is better to just use 548.. 

     

    Certainly I have had no issues with it using direct connection.

     

    The AE should be bridged.. this will never work over double NAT.. An extended wireless setup is still bridge from routing point of view. All IP allocations must be from the Dlink. Otherwise the DLink has no idea where to find the IP of the TC. And setting it to WAN access I don't think is going to work either..

     

    BTW for testing you need to make this much simpler..

     

    Put the TC in straight bridge and plug it into the dlink.. only when you have access should you then look at moving it to the end of the extension.

     

    Message was edited by: LaPastenague

  • Saqib Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    ok I put the TC inside the DMZ and it seems to work. Hopefully my password is strong enough to prevent any hacks.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)

    Well in the end the password is always the only thing protecting you.. you can open random ports to put the hackers off the scent.. but frankly that just means the port testing takes a minute or two longer.

     

    Using DMZ you cannot at least try to block other access although firewall in a dlink would not be much use.

  • Saqib Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    ok i will try this tomorrow and keep you posted.

     

    thanks again.

  • PauloCSM Calculating status...

    Thank you everyone!

     

    After many hours trying access my TC in web, I found this forum.... Finally I got it when I set up my router to forwarding the port 548 TCP to TC ip address...

     

    Great!

  • MoaFilho Calculating status...

    Hi there... everyone...

    Is "share disk over WAN" necessary to get remote access to the TC? It seems like I am getting less security. Is that correct?

    ?

     

    ?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,400 points)

    Is "share disk over WAN" necessary to get remote access to the TC?

    Yes

     

    It seems like I am getting less security. Is that correct?

    Correct

  • Qida Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Bob is correct if you are doing normal port forwarding.

     

    But if you use BTMM/ iCloud, you do not need to check "share disk over WAN" for remote access.

  • MoaFilho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello guys.

    Any help?

    I am trying to access remotely my TC and my flash drive which is connected to my TC (at home). First of all questions - Is it possible access my flash drive remotely? If so, what I am missing.?.. Ive already checked the setup and seems right to me... When Im in the office, I can see TC and the flash drive in Finder. But I cant access them.

    Sometimes TC worked when I clicked "connected as" buy few minutes later I get disconnected. There is a message

    "There was a problem connecting to the server Time Capsule ***My name***. The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time... Check the server name or IP addres.... ..... ..... ....

    I deffinitely cant acces data from my flash drive although I can see its folder...

    Anyone can help?

     

    Other message I can see in the finder window

    No configured air port base station have been found. Airport utility will continue serching...Remote airport base stations may be available in the other wifi device menu.

  • Ephendi Calculating status...

    There is no encryption of connect to TimeCapsule disk over internet? If not it's unusable for me ...

  • jgfr22 Calculating status...

    Thank you thank you thank you! This worked like a charm! I would like to express my appreciation!!!!!

  • dino_bergomi Calculating status...

    Hello Everyone,

     

    By going through this thread, I realized that although not so easy, it is possible by a number of ways to access Time Capsule through the internet (outside home). This is important for me.

     

    However, I was wondering, if it is also possible, to have your system backeding up automatically to TC while also outside?

     

    This would be important for me, as I travel considerably, but would still like to have my files automatically backed up to my home system (if I end up buying TC).

     

    Any thoughts?

     

    Thanks!

  • dino_bergomi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Everyone,

     

    By going through this thread, I realized that although not so easy, it is possible by a number of ways to access Time Capsule through the internet (outside home). This is important for me.

     

    However, I was wondering, if it is also possible, to have your system backeding up automatically to TC while also outside?

     

    This would be important for me, as I travel considerably, but would still like to have my files automatically backed up to my home system (if I end up buying TC).

     

    Any thoughts?

     

    Thanks!

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