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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Airport Express (wireless usb?)


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Can the express be used for a wireless external drive?

I don't see why it couldn't.
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No. It'll only work with printers. The programming required to share isn't included in the firmware, and it does not even provide enough power to charge an iPod.

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Man that's a bummer. Alright thanks for the response.
Maybe an extreme in the future then!
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I am actually kinda surprised that someone hasn't figured out how to hack that thing. There is no reason that it couldn't work to connect a powered drive. It's just a limitation that they place in the firmware. Perhaps someone will figure this one out using the Airport Utility...
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Yea exactly, its just a limitation thing to make you upgrade.

When I get back to my apartment, Im going to check my router, I think it actually has a USB port! If it does, then I am set ! Yes
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Yea exactly, its just a limitation thing to make you upgrade.

When I get back to my apartment, Im going to check my router, I think it actually has a USB port! If it does, then I am set ! Yes
It's a bit more complicated than flipping a bit. But if you're into learning to write firmware, by all means.. go for it.

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You're referring to AirPort express or me plugging my external drive into my wifi router?
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You're referring to AirPort express or me plugging my external drive into my wifi router?
The express.

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Understood.

Yea, Im going to give my router a try for now (when I get back) and if it doesn't work I'm going to have to look into it more.
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