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4566 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2007 7:19 AM by Mr. Mobius
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2007 8:55 AM (in response to atzeatze)You mean to somehow access ATV from a computer that isn't part of your local network? I doubt this -- there isn't anyway to share that hardware that I know of.
I'm not sure what would be the point anyway -- you can't watch anything on ATV until you are there, and it doesn't take long to sync ATV (and you can even watch while it syncs). What advantage would remote syncing have?Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2007 2:30 PM (in response to Mike Kelley)What advantage would remote syncing have?
You'd be able to watch someone else's content, which I suspect is why it won't be possible.Fear not, this is not your darkest hour!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2007 11:09 AM (in response to atzeatze)I'm doing a remote sync via hardware VPN. My router at home is VPN'd into my work VPN router, which puts us on the same network. My appletv in my office works great. Syning is a little slow, but once it's done, I don't need to sync all that much. I can also have my Apple TV connect to another laptop in my home to stream other content, as you might imagine.
I suppose if you have a static IP at each location, then buy a couple of linksys routers with endpoint VPN's connections to look at each other's IP, you shouldn't have a problem...
But it's probably cheaper to just print photos from Kodak's easy share and have them delivered to your family... unless you can get your company to pay for both static IP connections, and both routers.Apple IIc, Other OS, with mouse and monochrome 9" display
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2007 7:51 PM (in response to Ran007)Ran007,
What Linksys hardware supports this? I'm looking for this exact solution. I'm thinking of putting in a smoothwall on my main home network, and then using a small box to connect at the remote site, but can't find a cheap hardware client. I'm half considering buying a Cisco PIX and a hardware VPN client, as I'm sure that would do it, but I don't really like the cost associated with that.
As for Static IPs, wouldn't Dynamic DNS solve that issue?
ThanksMac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2007 2:38 AM (in response to Justin Rogers2)i have yet to see a router which dident support VPN
but VPN support have to be enabled in both ends
that could be an issue with an office envioment
where security could mean that it's not enabled
my old linksys 54Mbit wifi router support VPN just fine tooShuttle, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2007 7:19 AM (in response to Ran007)I would like to know what kind or brand or VPN you are using? IPSec, PPTP, L2TP. Regular IPSec does not support passing GRE and multicast datagram packets. This is how bonjour works. PPTP is a layer 2 protocol and should pass GRE just fine.
There is another method I am examining. Using an SSH tunnel. I've actually gotten iTunes sharing working over the net using Fugu and Network Beacon. The process is a little difficult to understand at first but it works perfectly. Essentially you create a tunnel to your local mac and "host" the tunnel on the remote mac that has iTunes. Then you create a mDNS beacon via network beacon that lists an iTunes share at the port specified (3689). Again, it's weird at first but one you get it it works perfectly.
I am investigating using the same method for the apple tv. The problem is the Apple TV uses 3 different bonjour beacons to work. One for pairing, one for recognition, and one for syncing. Pain in the butt. I am using bonjour browser to monitor the apple tv process. In theory, the SSH tunnel should work just fine. One would then need to hack the AppleTV to enable SSH on the device. The device would host the tunnel. Then create the needed mDNS beacons and sync from a distance. Easier said than done I suspect.
The free VPN client from LogMeIn.com is another potential as it specifically supports GRE and multicast data gram packets.
Cross our fingers.Power Book G4 DVI, Mac OS X (10.4.8)