5118 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2008 5:31 PM by ThatGirl3
I hate to be a "me too" when posting, but me, too. Exact same problem.
I have a WDS set up with another AE that's connected to my cable modem. The AE that has my USB HD connected is being used a remote base station.
Before I set it up this way, I had the AE's connected to each other via Ethernet. I didn't have the issue then.
I'm not sure if that's part of the problem, but I thought I'd put it out there.
talked to apple support
semi fixed the problem
currently it looks like they dont have a patch for when the computer goes to sleep and only way to access the HD after sleep is reset the airport
however if you eject the external disc before you standby you can log back in ok after you put computer to sleep
only issue is if you leave the computer and it falls asleep without manually disconnecting the drive
i suggest the more of us who let apple know of the issue they will get someone working on a patch
I feel like I'm joining a support group or something. Picked up an Airport Extreme yesterday and connected a LaCie Porsche 500 GB. Everything seemed to work fine but then started to get the connection failed (presumably after the macbook went to sleep). Same solution--restarting the airport fixed it--until it fell asleep again.
PLEASE HELP US APPLE!
BTW, I wonder if this is a known issue and if that's the real reason behind no time machine backups via airport-connected USB drives.