View Full Version : How do I set up My AirPort Extreme + WD My Book To Make a Media Drive For my Network?

Jul 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
Basically, I need to create a Media Drive Using my Airport Extreme Base station and my WD My Book External Hard Drive. Ive plugged the Ext. HD into the Base Station, but Non of the Windows Computers in My house can pick it up, But my I mac Works fine with it.

I need This so I can Stream Media from the Ext. HD to XBMC, Without having Any Computers on.

Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks!

Jul 12, 2011, 12:13 PM
Have you read this (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1331) support document? It gives you 3 options for Windows...

Mounting using AirPort Base Station Agent

Launch the AirPort Base Station Agent from C:\\Program Files\AirPort\
Ensure that the task bar menu is enabled from AirPort Disks
Click the AirPort Base Station Agent icon in the Taskbar
Enter the user name and password

Mounting by mapping a Network Drive

Go to My Computer (Start > My Computer)
From the menu, pull down Tools and select "Map Network Drive"
Enter a drive letter that is not in use (for example, "Z")
Enter the path to the drive. This is formatted as: \\IPaddress\drivename (for example, \\\mydrive)

Mounting using Server Connection

Select Start > Run and enter the IP address of the AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n). (by default \\
When prompted, enter a username and password
A window will open containing folders for each hard drive connected to the AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n)

Jul 12, 2011, 12:30 PM
Second way worked great, Now i have it on all my windows Pc's (:

Now i need to figure out how to get it to work with XBMC (For my Jailbroken Apple TV 2G to steam media without My computer being on, Or having itunes open).