On my Macbook I ran the following command to set create the tunnel to my server on my home network. Simply substitute the Router_IP for the IP of your router and then of course change IP_Address_of_home_connection to the IP of your home connection or Dynamic Address (dyndns.org)
ssh -L 5009:Router_IP:5009 IP_Address_of_home_connection
Once you have established the connection via the terminal on your mac you can then bring up the Airport Utility and goto File->Configure other. Use 127.0.0.1 as the IP of the router and then add your router password. This should then connect (depending on your connection speed it may not be instant.