5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 9:03 PM by markwmsn
Jim Sullivan Level 1 (0 points)

I have an Airport Extreme Base station with external hard disk storage devices attached and wish to use 'Back to My Mac' to access those drives remotely from my MacBook laptop when I am not at home on my own WIFI network.  I have 'Back to My Mac' enabled on the Airport Extreme Base station where my AppleID and password have been entered and stored correctly in the configuration, NAT Port Mapping is enabled.  Also, on my MacBook laptop preferences I do have 'Back to My Mac' enabled under the iCloud Preferences pane; however, I am receiving the following message next to that option: "Set up router for better performance" and when I click the "MORE" button for additional information on this issue I get the following pop up message:


What am I doing wrong? Why can't I access these external storage devices remotely?  I can only access them when I am at home on my MacBook within my own Airport Extreme WIFI Network but not when I am away from home.  Oh, and I also have an Airport Express wireless router at home used primarily for AirPlay, but it only extends the same WIFI network as the Airport Extreme base station.

MacBook2.1 Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6)