Is it possible to remote access my external hardrive, connected to my airport extreme, over the internet from a windows pc?
I use an iMac at home, connected via ethernet to an Airport Extreme. I also have two pc's at home with Windows Vista OS's; all of which are successfully networked with an external hard drive connected via usb to the Airport Extreme. I want to also access the external harddrive from a windows pc that I use at work. Is it possible?
- Asked by Patrick O from Bloomfield
- Feb 6, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station
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3 Answers from the Community
if you set up the hard disk, within airport utility, to be shared over the WAN port.. and then you simply attempted to connect to your IP address when mounting a network drive on windows... would this not work?
- Answered by Elliot W from Brooklyn
- Apr 29, 2011
The only way that I have found to do this is via a mobile me account, but that my be mac only. I'm not 100% sure on if it must be mac or not because I don't have an account. I think otherwise you'd have to remote desktop into a computer on the network if you wanted to access hard drive data.
- Answered by Doug H from Portland
- Feb 8, 2010
Only if you get mobileme, which costs $100.
- Answered by Joshua B from Waterford
- Apr 22, 2010