3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2010 3:41 PM by Courtney.Solen
Courtney.Solen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Has anyone had luck with connecting a USB hub to add more USB ports to their Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS). I want to connect a couple of hard drives to the AEBS for wireless access. Someone told me it has never worked. Anyone do this and can explain to me what equipment they used, so that I can duplicate.

Also wondering if anyone has copying problems to their external hard drives through the AEBS. I cannot get anything to copy, it gives me a couple of different errors. Anyone have some trouble shooting or fixes they can share?

Thanks

MacBook Pro 2008 + iMac 2008, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Courtney.Solen wrote:
    Has anyone had luck with connecting a USB hub to add more USB ports to their Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS).


    yes, me

    if the hub is powered, you shouldn't have any issues.

    JGG

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (87,590 points)
    Also wondering if anyone has copying problems to their external hard drives through the AEBS. I cannot get anything to copy, it gives me a couple of different errors. Anyone have some trouble shooting or fixes they can share?


    You didn't tell us if you have the drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), which is the best format for Mac. A FAT 32 format scheme can work as well if file sizes are not too large. A drive pre-formatted for Windows in NFTS won't work correctly at the USB port of the AirPort Extreme.

    If your drives are in a compatible format, have you checked the drives for errors using Disk Utility on your Mac?
  • Courtney.Solen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It is FAT32,, I have checked it numerous times. It comes out alright. The problem is a error -50, if I remember right, I am doing this from memory. I can read no problem, but copying gives it fits. Also if things are within folders and I am copying folders it will not complete the copy.