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MacBytes
Mar 5, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Link: Accessorize the MacBook Air—Wirelessly (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080305120624)
Description:: Don't let the MacBook Air's limited wired connectivity cross it off your list; it can connect to plenty of wireless devices that will conserve its one USB port.

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chickenninja
Mar 5, 2008, 12:54 PM
thats a good point, they even have wireless USB hubs. i wonder if you can use an airport express as a satellite USB port.

nagromme
Mar 5, 2008, 02:22 PM
You could use AirPort Express that way for printing and (non-Time Machine) hard disk storage--plus it gives you an Ethernet port and wireless music/AirTunes. It won't work for connecting other USB devices.

Of course the simplest solution is to get a tiny, cheap USB hub. If you're carrying multiple USB devices (is that common with ultraportable users??) then you're also carrying all their USB cables! With all those devices and cords in your bag, adding a little hub that can simply stay attached to one of those cables is hardly damaging your mobility any further.

Like this 4-port hub for under $7:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31bJyDRyCIL._AA280_.jpg

matperk
Mar 5, 2008, 02:24 PM
Once plugged into the Draft-n router and wirelessly connected to your MacBook Air, you'll have a robust wireless data backup solution via OS X 10.5 Leopard's "Time Machine" utility.

Without running some terminal codes, this isn't possible! And even then it's not too reliable.

mmccaskill
Mar 5, 2008, 05:29 PM
Without running some terminal codes, this isn't possible! And even then it's not too reliable.

I noticed that too. Article is misleading.