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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)

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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)
    Can the express be used for a wireless external drive?

    I don't see why it couldn't.

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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)
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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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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)

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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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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)
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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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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)

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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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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by microsnook View Post
    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.
    mike
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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)

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

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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by microsnook View Post
    You're referring to AirPort express or me plugging my external drive into my wifi router?
    The express.
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    Airport Express (wireless usb?)

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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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