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Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Reach Your Network Remotely

When you share an Internet connection among one or more computers on a local network using private addresses, you give up having an easy way to connect from the outside world to a service, like a Web server or fileserver, that’s located on one of those local computers.

Public IP addresses allow anyone on the Internet to connect directly to a computer, barring any firewalls or other blocks in place, but private IP addresses are specifically non-routable without a bit of extra work.

You can also access your base station remotely for file sharing and configuration using an iCloud account and Back to My Mac.

Know Your Options

You can choose from several different methods of reaching your network from the outside world: ...

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