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Madvillain Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Mar 5, 2009 10:45 AM
How do you access the new TC via the internet using MobileMe?
  • redwedge Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2009 12:13 PM (in response to Madvillain)
    Open Airport Utility, select the Time Capsule / Airport Express and do a Manual Update.

    Then select 'Advanced', and you'll see a MobileMe panel where you can enter your user account.

    Not the most intuitive solution... Took me ages to figure it out.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • nasapilot207 Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2009 1:20 PM (in response to redwedge)
    Ya I found the same thing under the help menu for the time capsule and airport utitity. However it is invalid info. I opened the airport and went to advanced and there is NO button for mobileme. I contacted apple but they said they will only help me if I pay them because it is not a hardware issue. Supposedly my warranty is only hardware so software issues have to be paid for. ****** me off too. I pay for a time capsule to have a feature and buy a mobile me account and they dont help...
    Macbook Pro 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
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    Mar 5, 2009 1:44 PM (in response to nasapilot207)
    It uses the same technology (Wide-Area Bonjour) as BackToMyMac (BTMM), so I would expect the shared disk to appear in Finder under "Shared".
    Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
  • dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
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    Mar 5, 2009 2:56 PM (in response to Madvillain)
    Not won't see it on me.com. The files are still on your TC, me.com is not actually hosting the files for you, unlike iDisk.

    If you have used BTMM, it's the same concept. It used wide-area bonjour to discover where your TC is from anywhere, as long as you have internet. And is able to set up the NAT firewall automatically to let the traffic through to the services inside your home.
    Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
  • dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
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    Mar 5, 2009 3:48 PM (in response to Madvillain)
    In theory , yes. I don't have the new TC, so I couldn't test this for you.
    Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
  • dchao99 Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)
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    Mar 5, 2009 4:19 PM (in response to Madvillain)
    No, you setup the MM account and password on the TC using the AirPort Utility, because TC is broadcasting your Airport Disk out to MM. No need to manualy log into MM on the web (with a browser).

    On your Mac client, you have to setup MM account and password in the System Preference > MobileMe. When both the Mac client and TC are talking to the MobileMe server, the TC will show up in Finder.

    Message was edited by: dchao99
    Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
  • Charles Conway Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2009 4:19 PM (in response to Madvillain)
    No. Just about everywhere I've seen this covered it is very poorly worded, thus your confusion.

    If you're familiar with Back To My Mac, this all makes much more sense. BtMM works by sending your IP address to the MobileMe services every time your Mac running Leopard turns on and gets an active internet connection. For example, if you have a computer connected to always-on internet at home, that's on and running and you're at work: The home mac will have told MobileMe what address it has. When you get to work, your work computer checks in with MobileMe and finds out the latest address for your home computer, allowing you to create a connection. So the MobileMe servers are used during this process, but not in any way relevant to the web applications, more like a mediator.

    The way this new Time Capsule feature should be described is "Back To My Time Capsule". When on, the TC will connect to your MobileMe account and inform it of it's current address, just like a Leopard Mac would with BtMM. Then from e.g. your work Mac when it checks into MobileMe it will see the TC as well, and show it up in the finder. No integration with MobileMe web-apps.
    Macbook Pro C2D, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Louis Lee Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2009 2:30 AM (in response to nasapilot207)
    If you don't even see a MobileMe button, then make sure you've updated the firmware on the Airport.

    Message was edited by: LouieNet
    LC][, PB, Cube, mini, MBP, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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