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USB and airport express

572 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 10, 2012 8:37 AM by Bob Timmons RSS
jmartinarch Calculating status...
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Jan 10, 2012 8:19 AM

I use 2 different printers routinely.  One is a printer/scanner , one printer only.

I have a MBpro, so only 2 usb ports.  

Is it possible to attach a usb hub to AE for this purpose?  I read posts from several years ago indicating no, it is not possible.

Has anything changed?  Is there a firewire to usb hub for printing/scanning?

 

Thanks,

JM

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,475 points)
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    Jan 10, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to jmartinarch)

    Is it possible to attach a usb hub to AE for this purpose?

    Yes, if you use a powered USB hub...and you have the AirPort Express 802.11n version.

     

    Keep in mind that the USB port on the AirPorts will only support printing. Other functions like fax, scan, copy, maintenance, etc are not supported.

     

    More info on uses of USB ports here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2421

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