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How is my 2nd Airport Extreme Connecting To My 1st Airport Extreme?

I have 2 5th Gen Airport Extreme's and a 4th Gen Time Capsule. The 1st is connected directly to the modem. It is set to emit 2.4GHz, and a 5GHz connection. I have an ethernet cable running from the ...
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Shared menu missing from finder sidebar

Since upgrading to High Sierra the 'Shared' menu (back to my mac, connected servers, bonjour computers) has disappeared from my Finder sidebar. Selecting/de-selecting in preferences makes no ...
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Back to My Mac Only Works One Way

I've got an interesting problem happening. From iMac ➔ MacBookPro Back To My Mac works fine. From MacBookPro ➔ iMac… not so much. Sometimes I can't even get past the connection piece. It just does ...
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Remotely accessing Time Machine folder structure using Back To My Mac

I'm in Japan, and I have a Time Machine backup on a disk that's hooked up to my AirPort Extreme in New York. I can connect to the disk using Back To My Mac. The disk is quite old, and I have no backup ...
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Establishing ssh session using Back To My Mac

I am trying to establish a ssh session to my MacBook using "Back to my Mac". So I turned the "Back to my Mac" option on in iCloud and ticked the remote sign in box. But if I issue the command ssh ...
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Looking for information about the inner workings of Back to My Mac

I'm looking for a source of information on the inner workings of Back to My Mac. I'd like to know things such as: Each protocol used (Bonjour, UPnP, mDNS, etc., IPSEC, TLS, etc.) The sequence of each ...
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Connect to Mac remotely using iOS, BTMM address and a VNC client

Which iOS app is able to connect to a Mac using its BTMM (Back to my Mac) address? The address looks like this: your-imac.12345678.members.btmm.icloud.com On a Mac using Screen Sharing.app, Apple ...
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Back to my Mac secure?

Is Back to my Mac an encrypted and secure connection? Is there a good technical explanation how it works? Would you recommend to use it to connect to a home server via VNC?
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Is there an easy way to switch desktops on the remote computer using “back to my mac”

I have just setup "back to my mac" and the connection works fine. My only "complaint" so far is that I haven't found a convenient way to switch from one desktop to another on the remote computer (or ...
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Cisco IPsec VPN Negotiation Fails After Network Disconnect

On Mac OSX 10.11.3 (likely previous), the built-in Cisco IPsec VPN client will refuse to reconnect to the VPN server after a network failure (cable unplugged, wifi lost etc.) After about 30 seconds ...
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Back to My Mac: BTMM kMMServiceFailureNotification

About a week ago iCloud's Back to My Mac service silently stopped working and will no longer start. I discovered an error icon in System Preference's iCloud panel reporting the error: Back to My Mac ...
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How to share Back to my Mac across different Apple IDs?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to remotely get into my family's iMac from my MacBook Pro as needed while I'm away. An internet search taught me that Back to my Mac was the thing, but that only ...
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How do I use Back to My Mac (to time capsule) in a multiple Airport configuration?

I have an Airport Extreme with an attached USB drive that I've been accessing via Back to My Mac using these instructions (see the section with the text, "...access files on a hard drive connected to ...
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Which directory does Mac OS X 10.10.x keep iPhone back up file?

I backed up my old iPhone 5S with iTunes on Mac OS X 10.10,But It seems that it's not easy to find the folder. (In Windows,It's C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\backup)
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Has anyone else been able to find out why Back to my Mac isn't working in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see my other computers that I was able to access with Back to my Mac, under previous OS X versions (while I am away from home - usually accessing my home ...
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Back to My Mac problems under Yosemite [closed]

Since updating to Yosemite a couple of days ago my Back to My Mac feature has stopped functioning. It is activated in the Sharing Preferences and I didn't change anything on the router settings. In ...
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Back to My Mac - Can people see it?

I just enabled "Back to My Mac" so that I can access my Time Capsule when I'm out and about. I'm just curious if other people can see my Time Capsule in their "Shared" tab in Finder (or anywhere else),...
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Back To My Mac access through router without UPnP or NAT-PMP support?

Will having a router at one end, but not the other, supporting UPnP or NAT-PMP be enough to initiate Back To My Mac connections in both directions? That is, also in the direction of a computer behind ...
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Screen Share stuck zoomed in

I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my television. On occasion I have to use my MacBook to screen share onto the Mini. Something happened where when screen sharing, the screen is zoomed in. It is NOT ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the Internet....
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How do I use AFP with Back To My Mac?

When my Macbook and home Mac were running Mountain Lion, I used Back To My Mac to get to my home system and it showed me all of my drives if I logged in with my normal account credentials. Since I've ...
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How do I ensure computer stays awake for Back to My Mac?

My laptop Mac goes to sleep even though I have Back to My Mac turned on. What kind of thing is likely to cause this? What kind of steps can I take to fix it? The Mac that is going to sleep has ...
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Cannot Share Screen with MBA which is behind Airport Extreme

I'm trying to connect from iMac mid 2010 (10.8.3) to my MBA 2011 (10.8.3) using the Share Screen button in Finder. I'm able to connect, but unfortunately the connection is closed in a minute and it's ...
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Cloud-sycning MS Office documents on OS X/iOS

I understand that iCloud does not synchronise MS Office Docs. What other options are available to synchronise and back-up my MS Office Docs across MacBook, iPad, etc.
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iMessage, FaceTime, Back to my Mac not working (Mountain Lion clean install)

After doing a clean install of Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro (13" unibody, MacBookPro5,5) and upgrading to 10.8.3 I'm having trouble with iMessage, Facetime and Back to My Mac. I am running Little ...
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Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?

I'm having problems using Back To My Mac from work to my home network. Initially, I thought it was something to do with the way the work network had been set up, but recently I realised that I have no ...
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Can I use Back To My Mac's mDNS address and for ssh and other routing of traffic?

On Lion and iCloud, the old MobileMe and Snow Leopard mDNS naming has changed and no longer works. I'm wondering how to use command line tools to find out the DNS name that Apple has assigned to my ...
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Screen Sharing over internet on OS X Lion - cannot control remote machine

I'm trying to connect remotely to a family member's new MacBook Air from my own iMac. Both machines are running OS X Lion. I can connect to the files on the remote machine and I can see the screen of ...
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Can I restart my Mac remotely via screen sharing if the screen shows only linen?

I am currently in Norway. My Mac mini is in my apartment in Australia. I can access screen sharing via Back To My Mac. It connects fine, but the screen has only linen - no menu bar, no dock, no ...
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How does Back To My Mac work without UPnP or NAT-PMP?

Back To My Mac (BTMM) used to require UPnP or NAT-PMP on your router to work, but at some point this changed and it can work (albeit slowly) without those. BTMM (usually?) works by setting up an ...
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Is it possible to use Back To My Mac DNS or routing information from the command line?

I often want to ssh to a Mac and would love to make use of of iCloud to look up IP/DNS routing information. Can this be done without signing up for a dynamic DNS service and configuring it on each Mac ...
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How can I make Back to my Mac Screen Sharing go full screen?

I've got two macs, both with the same monitor. When I use Back to my Mac Screen Sharing from Mac A to Mac B, I see the full screen of Mac B, but it's in a window on Mac A, and the image is scaled a ...
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Turn on Back To My Mac via a Script or Command Line

The VPN software I use for work (IPSecuritas) requires me to turn off Back To My Mac to start it's connection, so I frequently turn off Back To My Mac in order to use my VPN connection (the program ...