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Felix_the_Mac
May 9, 2004, 05:52 AM
What devices do you use (or can be used) on the USB ports of the AEBS?

I have read things which have suggested that it only works for printers.
Also, please specify if these devices work for computers attached both wirelessly and wired.

Horrortaxi
May 9, 2004, 10:50 AM
Printers only. There is a list of which printers on Apple's website.

Once the printer is attached it is a network printer. It will be available to everyone on the network who has drivers for it.

titaniumducky
May 9, 2004, 03:27 PM
What devices do you use (or can be used) on the USB ports of the AEBS?

I have read things which have suggested that it only works for printers.
Also, please specify if these devices work for computers attached both wirelessly and wired.

A firmware hack would be necessary to use anything else. I haven't seen one yet.

Grimace
May 9, 2004, 03:55 PM
A firmware hack would be necessary to use anything else. I haven't seen one yet.

Regardless of a hack, you can't hook up a USB Hard Drive because multiple computers could write/access the same file at the same time = bad.

Printers are a lot easier in that they are only talking one direction.

Freg3000
May 9, 2004, 05:34 PM
Regardless of a hack, you can't hook up a USB Hard Drive because multiple computers could write/access the same file at the same time = bad.

Printers are a lot easier in that they are only talking one direction.

Yeah it would certainly be interesting trying to get 50 computers writing to the same disk at the same time.... :p

Anything but printers are a no-go. The AEBS is pricey enough, don't tinker with it.