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I'm trying to connect with a server that is not on the same network as my mac, when I enter the ip address the connection doesn't go through. The ip is correct, the server is on, and remote access & login are allowed; I even tried sending the login name i.e afp://ipaddres/shortname. Is there something I am not doing or doing wrong?

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You may need to set up port forwarding so that you can connect to your server even though it's behind NAT from your router.

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Is this something you can set from system preferences? – Samantha Catania Aug 9 '11 at 20:34
No, it's a setting on your router. – jtbandes Aug 9 '11 at 20:35 will read instructions in link above & see if I can figure something out – Samantha Catania Aug 9 '11 at 20:46

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