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Share disks over WAN via Airport Extreme


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Hi, I've been all over the internet and found so many conflicting tutorials on how to do this, not to mention most of them are from a few years ago. Can anyone please give me some guidance on setting up my AEBS with an external hard drive so I can access it from outside my home network?

I'm guessing that I'm correct in my thinking that I need to go to Airport Utility, then Disks, then make sure there's a checkmark in the box for "Share Disks Over WAN."

Now, should I select "With a device password" or "With a disk password"? Also, can I leave "Remember this password in my keychain" checked? I don't understand anything about networking, and I'm concerned about safety and security.

Also...what happens next? LOL I haven't gone beyond this point.

FYI, I'm using firmware version 7.6.3. I really don't want to download any extra programs or do a bunch of fancy stuff to accomplish this. I feel like there must be a user (read idiot) friendly way to do this, for people like me. After all, isn't that what Apple are renowned for?
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There is no one who can at least point me in the right direction? Maybe there's a nice article somewhere that I may have missed? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Thios item help accessing AEBS via external HDD over the 'net?


Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Late 2009) Review - Modems & Routers

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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