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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?

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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?
    I am looking into getting the new Airport Wireless Base Station and like the idea of the USB port to plug in a USB printer or hard drive. I have a USB printer that I want to plug in but as well in the future I may plug in a USB drive that I may use as a data drive (documents for office, itunes media, etc. I may even use it as a backup to backup data from my two laptops. I know there's only one USB port but my question is can I use any type of USB hub on it to make it into 2 or more USB ports?
    I like this new version a lot. I wish it had gigabit lan though but I've looked at many alternative routers. Some are very nice but I can't find the USB ports and as well I like Apple's products for the ease of use and set up.

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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?
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    I'm not positive on this with the Normal Base Stations, but the express only will accept a printer, so you may not be able to use the hub, and HD.
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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?
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    On the new one that will be shipping in Feb yes, the old one no. The new one is meant to have a hard drive whereas the old one was only for a printer.

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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?

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    can you connect a dvd burner for backup reasons across the network (via USB of course)?

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    Can you use USB hub on Airport Wireless Base Station?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickR View Post
    can you connect a dvd burner for backup reasons across the network (via USB of course)?
    I really doubt it. If you could I don't see how it would help you, you would still need to load in the DVD then walk back to where your computer is.

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