I want to connect to my Sierra Mac from another external location, but not with Screen Sharing/VNC but just like when I connect within my local network and view shared folders/files. I have an external shared USB Seagate drive that I need to access most of the time from other locations. Now I had my provider setup a static public IP address and he opened port 631. I also gave him the Mac's local IP address 192.168.x.xxx
I am definitely missing something here and the guy that opened the port does not know much about Macs. Bottom line.... what am I doing wrong because if I type the external IP address xxx.xx.xxx.xxx:631....it just connects to the CUP printer service.
The sharing protocols in use are SMB and AFP. The router model is: MikroTik FB20111L