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How to use an external hard disk using Airport express


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Hi guys
i`m new in this forum and i am using an iMac 17" and a Macbook pro 17". The question is, i want to add an external hard disk for both using Airport express. i tried myself few times but in vain. Can anyone help me on how to solve this problem.
suggestion and help would be appreciated.
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Hey!

Are you using an AirPort Extreme Base Station?
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No, im thinking about buying one. But i recently bought one Airport express and using it for my internet conection plus printer for both the macs. i tried to take the printer out and put the hdd on it. but it didnt work. is that right what im doing or should i try somethingelse.
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thanks for ur consideraton.
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The Airport Express like you bought is for Printers only. You can't plug in a USB hard drive and have it show up on your network. You need the Airport Extreme for that. Sorry.

Read this very carefully.

http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/
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Thank You for ur answer. i would definetly go for the Airport Exteme.
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anyway any suggestion before i go for it.
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