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    Hi

    I have an airport extreme base station. I have a powered usb hub connecting my printer and 1tb wd backup drive to the base station. I can use the printing no problem, but I can't use the drive at all I can't find it anywhere. Ive watched some tutorials on youtube who are showing how to set up the drive, and it says the airport extreme has to be found in the "shared" portion of the finder window. But mine isn't there.

    Is there something I am doing wrong?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypotatos View Post
    Hi

    I have an airport extreme base station. I have a powered usb hub connecting my printer and 1tb wd backup drive to the base station. I can use the printing no problem, but I can't use the drive at all I can't find it anywhere. Ive watched some tutorials on youtube who are showing how to set up the drive, and it says the airport extreme has to be found in the "shared" portion of the finder window. But mine isn't there.

    Is there something I am doing wrong?

    Thanks
    Do a search and you'll probably pull several threads on this topic, but I doubt many recent ones.
    This is going from memory, but I don't think you can use the powered hub connection with the drive. To use the drive I believe it has to be the only device on the USB port.
    Again, I could be wrong, but I think this was the major selling point for the TimeCapsule.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I think I might just call apple if I dont get any feedback by tonight. I did that last time and it was extremely helpful since I really don't know exactly what I am supposed to do

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    You might try plugging the drive directly into the USB port w/o the powered hub to see if your Mac can see it.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I found the problem. The hub works fine, the only problem solver I found was unplugging and plugging back in the drive. It seemed to work then. But not i have to wait for 120gb to back up wirelessly!

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