45406 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2009 6:28 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello jkenly. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!
Yes, it is possible.
If your Time Capsule (TC) is configured to be your Internet router, then you only need to do two things to allow access to it from the Internet:
o Using AirPort Utility, enable both the "Enable file sharing" and the "Share disks over Ethernet WAN port" options on the utility's Disks > File Sharing page.
o On the utility's Summary page, note the value of IP Address. This will be the TC's WAN-side IP address.
To access the TC from the Internet, use Finder's Connect to Server option and enter afp://TC's WAN-side IP address in the Server Address box, and then, click on Connect.
And if you want to be able back up your laptop remotely to your Time Capsule at home, you can do that, too, though the process is a bit involved and probably requires MobileMe. You can see the instructions here:
I have been trying to implement the instructions you linked to, but to no avail. The setup is easy enough, and adding the TC as a server seems to work if I am on my LAN. The problem I run into is when i go outside of my LAN to connect to the TC. As it is right now i have spent a lot of time connecting to my TC by adding it as a server on my LAN, but i was already doing that with the airport utility.
-making my dynamic ip usable through www.no-ip.org . . . no problem
-setting up the TC as per the instructions . . . no problem
-connecting to the TC as a server by going linking to my afp://www.inserthere.no-ip.og while on my LAN internet access . . . no problem
-going to the coffee shop to do the same thing . . . problem.
My ISP says they don't block the SMB or AFP ports . . . I am at a loss, because I think I am almost there, but I am pulling my hair out.
Please . . . . anyone have a suggestion?