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    Member Since
    Feb 08, 2004
    Fort Bliss Texas
    Macbook Pro, Mabook Air, Ipad Mini Retina, Ipad Air2, Airport Time Capsule, 2x Iphone 6
    Airport express question
    If I purchase a usb based external hard-drive and connect it to my airport express, will my macbook be able to read and write to this drive wirelessly? Also, how secure will it be and will having it hooked up to the airport slow down my internet being run wirelessly through the airport? And one more question, if I put a usb hub on the airport, can I run a printer and a hard-drive, and my internet all wirelessly through the same airport express?

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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    Nope, the Airport Express doesn't support HD from its USB port. You need to get the Extreme if you want to do networked storage.
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    Jul 22, 2003
    Hamilton College
    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Airport Express only supports printers
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