AEBS with USB, only for printers?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Felix_the_Mac, May 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
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    Horrortaxi

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    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.
     
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    titaniumducky

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

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    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.
     
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    Freg3000

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    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.
     

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