If you do not have the Mobile Me service, you can accomplish the same result by registering your Airport’s public IP address with Dyn DNS or a similar service.
If the Airport is providing NAT services to your local network, you could even set up a computer behind your Airport to automatically update this entry if the public IP address were to change.
Beyond the cool new features, I am glad to see that Time Machine reliability has been addressed for the Time Capsule.
I have one client that was never able to get Time Machine to backup reliably to their Time Capsule.
You'll be able to ask questions about your Apple products or chat with the community and help others in no time!
You reset your Apple Air Port Extreme or Time Capsule.
Airport Firmware 7.4.1 enables the Back to my Mac disk sharing feature announced this week for previous generation Airport Extreme and Time Capsule devices.
This release also updates the brand new Airport Extreme and Time Capsule devices with dual-band networking to fix a few bugs that were not caught in the initial release.
You google for it and find that lots of people has this problem but nobody seem to have a solution. The solution to this common problem is: enable IPv6 in your wireless network settings (on your computer with Air Port Utility). It is because fresh Air Port Extreme (or Time Capsule) use IPv6, not IPv4. However it is 100% working solution in my case: no IPv6 — no connection to a clean Air Port Extreme or Time Capsule.
While we were expecting new firmware for previous generation Airport Extreme and Time Capsule devices to drop this week, some will be disappointed that this update does not magically update the hardware as well.
Sharing over the WAN port just means filesharing via AFP or SMB, only enabled on the WAN ethernet port in addition to the LAN ports.
The only disadvantage that this method has is that you have to know the IP address of your Airport base station to connect to it from a remote network.
The other advantage of Back to my Mac is that ISP’s often lease out IP addresses for a limited period of time, after which they may change.