Currently Being Moderated19-dic-2012 22:11 (in response to rinkadink1)
The AirPort Express doesn't support USB hard or flash drives.
Currently Being Moderated19-dic-2012 22:13 (in response to rinkadink1)
The USB port on an Express is intended for a USB printer only.
Apple should read this stuff once in a while.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being Moderated19-dic-2012 22:13 (in response to Niel)
The people at the Apple store told me that's all I needed. UGH. I hate mis-informed sales people. Lame.
Currently Being Moderated19-dic-2012 22:16 (in response to rinkadink1)
It's possible the Apple salesperson was thinking of the Airport Extreme, which does support an external drive connected to the USB port. At the very least they should have explained the difference between the capability of the Extreme and the Express.
Currently Being Moderated19-dic-2012 22:18 (in response to lunieri)
I'm new to Apple products within the last year, and I guess they just over simplified it when I was explaining my needs, but did not offer the right product.
Thanks for your information!
Currently Being Moderated04-abr-2013 17:57 (in response to rinkadink1)
Thanks for posting this question. I'm not new to apple products but still figured..."USB port? USB drive!" No such luck I guess.
Currently Being Moderated24-jun-2013 8:55 (in response to rinkadink1)
I just purchased the Airport Exteme and also read that if you connected a USB drive to the USB port you could use it as a network drive. This is completely true. The drive will show up in your Shared section of the finder window with the name of your AirPort Extreme. This is really sweet. You can set up your time machine to that drive as well. This is an impressive product. Unfortunately it cannot boost my original connection speed. I pay for 24 meg and only get 22. This is not an apple issue but AT&T.
Currently Being Moderated06-sep-2013 10:48 (in response to Tcampbell711)
@ Tcampbell711 No - the problem is with Apple. The Airport EXTREME you bought does what is requested. The Airport EXPRESS the OP bought does not. One works, one doesn't, with no explanation from Apple why the Express was gimped to only work with printers in the USB port.
Currently Being Moderated27-sep-2013 21:28 (in response to rinkadink1)
I'm in the same boat as the OP (Airport Express, just purchased an external hard drive thinking I could connect it via the USB port). Are there any other workarounds that would allow me to back up all of my household computers wirelessly with Time Machine? Obviously, I could just go out and buy either Airport Extreme or Time Capsule, but I'm looking for a way to do it without spending $200+ and getting a new router when my current one is working just fine.
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