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Airport Extreme + Airport Express (+ External HD?)

767 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2012 8:25 AM by NiviE RSS
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May 2, 2012 11:33 AM

I have an AirPort Extreme, which has an external HD connected to it.  This was working fine until...


We got an AirPort Express to connect to a receiver and play music throughout our house, from iTunes on our computer.


That, incidentally, works just fine.


However, since then, I have been unable to access the external harddrive.


In the Airport Utility, under Edit for the AirPort Extreme, Under Disks, the drive is listed.  I have checked Enable file sharing, and even tried checking Share disks over WAN though it didn't seem to make a difference.  I have the drive Secured With device password.


But when I go into Finder, I cannot connect to it.  If I click on Connect As..., nothing happens.

I tried unplugging it and connecting it directly to my computer, but it said I didn't have authorization to view the contents.


What is the magical configuration that will allow me to use all these Apple products together?




  • Newzealand440 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    May 2, 2012 7:33 PM (in response to NiviE)

    Does it go through when you access it on safari, afp:// your airport extreme ip

  • Newzealand440 Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    May 3, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to NiviE)

    Try having a look at your login items in "preferences" under "users and groups" for any error triangles, if so delete them and restart.


    Plus does it not connect if you have the "airport express" unplugged


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