Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to my Mac on an Airport Extreme external drive

Have been wanting a way to keep my files accessible to all my computers at home. A router with an external drive seemed the trick.

But by using an airport extreme I had hoped I could also access those files anytime I was on my laptop and connected to the Internet thanks to Back to My Mac.

However it wasn't working. Turns out you have to have the airport express connecting to the internet directly which involves putting most modems (particularly those prepackaged from Optus or Telstra) into bridge mode. It's relatively simple it turns out but took me ages to discover.

So figured I put up a blog to help the next person.