Accessing my computer from outside

IP Address Questions and AnswersCategory: Windows NetworkingAccessing my computer from outside
Doug Collins asked 3 years ago

I have a setup that starts with a cable modem, which is connected to Cisco E3200 and then through ethernet to an Apple Airport Extreme, and again through ethernet to my iMac.

What I am trying to achieve is to be able to have my Filemaker database running on the computer and access it from my iPad with their mobile application.

My question is whether or not there is a way to get into my computer remotely by entering my ip address and some more information to get to my computer? The mobile application allows it if I knew how to set it up.

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for your question D0ug55.

I am not at all familiar with Mac equipment but as far as remote access goes in general, you would need to forward the port the software or app is using to make the connection.

The port forward would be in the Cisco Router forwarding the port to the iMac's IP address. Assuming the Airport Extreme is just being used as an access point, it will relay the signal without additional setup. If it's a second router, you will need to forward the port from the Cisco to the WAN IP of the Airport Extreme and then in the Airport Extreme forward the port to the iMac IP.

You would then make the connection to your external IP address with the iPad again using the correct port.

Your external IP would be the one you see on our homepage.

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