I'm really hoping someone can answer this for me so I can telecommute... I want to be able to access my work Mac from my home Mac, or just be able to somehow access the network. I do web development but the site is not accessible unless you are on the local network. For example, you can go to portlandonline.com, but not dev.portlandonline.com.
I figured if I can just access my Mac externally I can use it to refresh the browser and file. The only issue is that we're behind a firewall. I'm basically the only Mac here otherwise it's all Windows XP and starting to get some Windows 7 machines. I thought because it is a Windows firewall I could bypass it easier directly connecting to my Mac since the security people said that and that's why they don't like having Macs on the network... (I'm 99.9% that's rubbish, but whatever)
I turned on SSH in sharing > remote login and tried using my external IP, but it just sat there.
I turned on Remote management and also tried my external IP, but it just sat there when the other Mac at home tried using Finder > Go > Connect to Server > vnc://my.ip.addr.ess
Is there any way to access the computer outside this network? Are there ways to test if it's connecting at all and I might just be doing something wrong?