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  • 45. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    AndyHab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have finally figured out how to get this to work. All of the initial steps are simple to follow. One additional thing to note is to enable file sharing on your Mac. When you go to Bac to Mac, it should have a warning sign indicating you should enable file sharing. I did not need to use any IP addresses are anything complicated.

     

    Rather than using 'command + K', which brings up connect prompt for afp:// and entering your ip address or Time Capsule name, you can open finder window and click on Go > Network (the shortcut is command + K but it opens in a different format). Provided your Time Capsule is mounted, go to the top right corner and "connect as.." Here, you will enter the password of your Time Capsule and it will connect.

     

    I have just realised while checking that command + K and "browse" should do the same thing.

     

    This should be your final step.

     

    I am currently beside my TC but connected to internet on a different network and can connect to it. Hopefully it will still work when i travel half way round the world

  • 46. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    FreddyL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry/happily, but it DOES work from anywhere in the net, from cafes, my office, client offices, ... all sorts of ISP and networks (public). Have not tried from behind strong corporate firewalls.

  • 47. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    FreddyL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Indeed. "connect as..." on the top-right corner of Finder will lead you to the password window when the TC does not connect automatically.

  • 48. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    vini_tb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @FreddyLFinally got it to work! Thank you!

  • 49. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    B.Y. Low Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    I am in the same postiion too as my TC needs to be in the Off (Bridge Mode) because it's connects to the internet via my internet provider's modem.  Can anyone help in this case?

     

    Thanks!

  • 50. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LDGASTMANN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm running the latest version of all either OSX Lion and AirPort Utility.

     

    I want to use my time capsule as cloud storage from anywhere I might be.

     

    How am I supposed to do that when it is so complicated now???

     

    The thing is: I connected my TC to my Router which has the IP address starting with 192.168.0.1 but if I go over whatsmyip.com it shows a different address... How does that affect me?

     

    I really need it to drop dropbox and email servers from my life.

     

    Also my Back To My Mac says that I should turn off NAT and DCHP on one of the devices and retry. I only have macbook, iphone and time capsule with me. Nothing else.

     

    Thanks!!!

  • 51. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,380 points)

     

    The thing is: I connected my TC to my Router which has the IP address starting with 192.168.0.1 but if I go over whatsmyip.com it shows a different address... How does that affect me?

     

    Whatismyip is the public IP of the connection.. that is the only IP that is relevant to remote access.

     

    The IP of the router being 192.168.0.1 is local LAN private IP address so you can use that single public IP to have multiple devices on the internet.. that is what we are all stuck with until you get fully working ipv6 systems.

     

    If BTMM says to turn off the dhcp and NAT you must have only one router.. that means either bridge the modem and use the TC as the main router.. or keep using the modem as the router and bridge the TC.. although in this case it seems BTMM will not work. You can however still get access to a bridged TC directly via AFP connection. Just read the method .. remote access Time Capsule is a common search and has loads of tutorials and you tube videos which will show the method. Here is simple one I have used.

     

    http://gigaom.com/2009/05/14/access-your-time-capsule-over-the-internet/

  • 52. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,380 points)

    B.Y. Low wrote:

     

    I am in the same postiion too as my TC needs to be in the Off (Bridge Mode) because it's connects to the internet via my internet provider's modem.  Can anyone help in this case?

     

    Thanks!

    Directly access the TC.. do not use BTMM.

     

    http://gigaom.com/2009/05/14/access-your-time-capsule-over-the-internet/

  • 53. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LDGASTMANN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I'm not able to use BTMM while I use this TC as bridge mode?

  • 54. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LDGASTMANN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    La Pastenague, thank you very much for your fast response.

     

    So where exactly do I insert this IP that I got from whatsmyip? Which field in AirPort Utility latest version? This website you sent is me really good although my Airport Utility is the latest version....

  • 55. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    Qida Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    My TC can be accessed over the internet behind my ISP Router via BTMM.

     

    The following 3 conditions must be met for BTMM (remotely) -

     

    1. ISP Router has a subnet of 192.168.1.xx + Enable UPnP Port Forwarding (MUST HAVE)

     

    2. TC have a subnet of 192.168.2.xx (With Router Mode as DHCP and NAT)

     

    3. Add your Apple ID to the TC for BTMM (Base Station Tab) - and iCloud on your Mac

     

    • TC will have a amber light - (Double NAT issue.. ignore it).
    • You can find the TC in the (Shared section of the finder)
    • If your ISP / Router external facing IP is dynamic and change.. in that case, it takse awhile for the BTMM to take effect again, so you can reconnect back to the TC or simply reboot TC. (might not work if the ip change very fast and often)

     


  • 56. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LDGASTMANN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Qida, thank you very much!

     

    Just a quick remark regarding each one of the three items you have pointed out:

     

    1. I understood that I must go check the configuration of my router through the 192.168.1.0 adress and tick the checkbox (if that's how it is) to enable the "UPnP Port Forwarding", right?

     

    2. So you assume that my TC should follow my LAN IP address. It does. Router Mode as DHCP and NAT is a router configuration or is a time capsule configuration (through AirPort Utility)?

     

    3. Done. I have added my apple account (not @icloud.com but @gmail.com which I buy stuff from iTunes and AppStore) on the bottom where you can do that.

     

    Best regards, my friend.

  • 57. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    LDGASTMANN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Qida,

     

    Worked now!!!

     

    Thanks.

     

    Ok, now how am I supposed to access my time capsule and throw files there? I just go on safari and insert my time capsule IP address? How do I do that?

     

    Best regards

  • 58. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    Qida Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    LDGASTMANN wrote:

     

    Qida,

     

    Worked now!!!

     

    Thanks.

     

    Ok, now how am I supposed to access my time capsule and throw files there? I just go on safari and insert my time capsule IP address? How do I do that?

     

    Best regards

     

    Np. The TC should appear in the Finder under shared section on the left. Click it, enter appleID/TC user/password, select the correct TC volume and mount it as a drive. Then just use normally drag and drop files in Finder.

     

    The drive is mounted with BTMM in the format of : afp:/<time_capsule_name>._afpovertcp._tcp.<memberID>.members.btmm.icloud.com/<TC _volume_Name> , so basically its using AFP..

     

    No need safari, not sure how to.

     

    To automatically connect to your TC upon reboot of your Mac

     

    Do the following:

    System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Select your login user -> Click Login Items tab -> Click the "+" symbol -> Navigate to the TC in the shared section -> select the volume

     

    And next time your Mac reboots, it will automatically try to connect to TC.

  • 59. Re: How to remotely access Time Capsule using iCloud and firmware 7.6.1?
    Saqib Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Ok I'm having real trouble accessing my time capsule remotely. My setup:

     

    1: D-Link cable modem/router from ISP - running 802.11a/b/g network named 'net'

    2: Airport Express connects to this to have a 802.11g only wireless network named 'net2'

    3: Time capsule extending the net2 network - local IP 192.168.0.102.

     

    Running MacOs 10.7.5 with airport utility 6.3.1, all firmware updated. My MBP is on icloud with back to my mac enable, and I have confirmed my details on the time capsule are fine with 'back to my mac' i.e. I have the green dot, and file sharing is enabled.

     

    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.

     

    Any help? Or do I just have to live with no remote access? I have googled but all the details are coming up for older versions of Airport Utility that I no longer have. I tried downloading 5.3 but it had the option to access disk using bonjour, nothing about WAN.

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Saqib.