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Secure access tonusb drive attached to airport extreme

118 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 21, 2012 10:42 AM by Bob Timmons RSS
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Apr 21, 2012 10:14 AM

If I connect USB external drive to airport extreme can I ensure tht only I can access  the USB drive and no one else using the secure network ?  How can I do his ? Encryption or password or what. Please advise as I want tonusb the extvusb drive 1TB as extra space for my MBA

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1), 2011 13 inch 4 GB, 256 GB SSD, i5
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,520 points)
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to Zapdoc)

    I assume that you have likely updated Lion to 10.7.3.


    Open Macintosh HD > Applications > Utiliites > AirPort Utility

    Click on the AirPort Extreme icon

    Click Edit

    Click the Disks tab at the top of the window


    Make sure that the setting for Secure Shared Disks = With a disk password


    If you want KeyChain access on your Mac to remember the disk password, leave the box checked. If you want to enter the password for the disk each time that you connect, leave the box unchecked


    Click Update at the lower right and allow 25-30 seconds for the AirPort Extreme to restart



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