Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    can't connect to mac pro with external IP address

    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2007
    Posts
    100
    can't connect to mac pro with external IP address
    hi

    i am looking to connect to my mac pro over the internet (i.e. not from my local network) for remotely accessing itunes and using remote desktop, share screen etc, but cannot connect with the external ip address.

    I am wondering whether the fact that my ethernet connection to the router goes through an ethernet switch has anything to do with the problem.

    i have logged in to the router and the WAN IP address that comes up on the router is the same as the address that i get on the Mac Pro, but there are three other addresses, namely primary and secondary DNS and GW IP Address that are different. I wonder if this has anything to do with it?

    I would be grateful for any help in setting this up.

    thanks

    nick

  2. #2
    can't connect to mac pro with external IP address

    Member Since
    May 10, 2007
    Posts
    502
    Specs:
    Mac pro quad 2.66 / G5 1.8
    How are you trying to connect? What's the application you're using?

    I'd imagine you'll need to set up some kind of port forwarding on the router, depending on the protocol you're using.

    EG, say you're running apache on the Mac, and connecting remotely from a browser, you'd need to set the router to forward port 80 to the internal IP address of the Mac.

  3. #3
    can't connect to mac pro with external IP address

    Member Since
    Feb 24, 2007
    Posts
    100
    thanks. i am familiar with port forwarding. what ports do i need to forward for the back to my mac feature in leopard?

  4. #4
    can't connect to mac pro with external IP address

    Member Since
    May 10, 2007
    Posts
    502
    Specs:
    Mac pro quad 2.66 / G5 1.8
    Sorry, no idea for that. I don't have Leopard.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. External keyboard won't connect (macbook pro)
    By michaela2 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-16-2012, 03:27 PM
  2. How do I connect a mac book pro to an external monitor
    By caitlinc in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-26-2011, 09:53 PM
  3. Mac has IP address but chrome says cant connect to server
    By adorian151 in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-27-2011, 11:46 PM
  4. Connect G5 Maxxtor HD as external HD to MacBook Pro
    By veroaero in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 12:04 AM
  5. How do I connect Two external monitors to my macbook pro?
    By Macxpert in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-26-2010, 07:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •