How can I use AirPort as an external hard drive?
Connect to the router: First, look around for an Ethernet cable or unplug one from your Mac. Then plug one end into the LAN <–> slot on your router. Then connect the other end to your hard drive/Time Capsule through the WAN port.
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What type of hard drive can be connected to AirPort Extreme?
You can use any old USB hard drive, even a USB stick. Tip: AirPort Extreme only has one USB port, but you can connect multiple devices using a USB hub. For example, you can connect a printer, hard drive, and scanner to the AirPort Extreme. You can even connect multiple hard drives!
How to set up network attached storage on AirPort Extreme?
1. First, make sure that the hard drive you are going to use is ready for use with an AirPort base station. Therefore, we recommend that you first format it to your liking. 2. Connect your hard drive to your AirPort Extreme Base Station using a USB cable. 3. Start ‘AirPort Utility’ on your Mac.
Can a printer be connected to the AirPort Extreme?
Tip: AirPort Extreme only has one USB port, but you can connect multiple devices using a USB hub. For example, you can connect a printer, hard drive, and scanner to the AirPort Extreme. You can even connect multiple hard drives! Open the AirPort Utility app.
How can I protect my airport network drive?
Here’s how to secure your AirPort network drive: Open the AirPort Utility app. Click Manual Configuration. Click Disks. Click Share Files. The window shown below appears. From the Secure Shared Disks menu, select a security option.
Why won’t my hard drive connect to the airport?
Torker, I think your problem is that your hard drive is not formatted correctly. USB sticks work because they can be read and written by both PCs and Macs, but if you connect an NTFS-formatted hard drive to the Airport, it won’t read it.