airport express+ nas hard drive ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gover1, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. gover1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2006
    hi, just a quick question. i am thinking of getting an airport express. i will use this mainly for streaming music to my hi-fi. however also want to know if i can use it as a file server if i plug a hard drive with an ethernet port directly into it, or will this not work? also is the spead of the airport express sufficent that data culd be read from that hard drive an music streamed to the airports output at the same time? thanks for any help
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    The AE has a WAN port not a LAN port, so no not with an AE by itself you'd need another router.
  3. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    The Netherlands - Utrecht
    I don't have an epress with me, but i think, if it is an ethernet it could work. As far as a know the ethernet port of an airport express can either be a WAN or a LAN port.

    If the SAN device is a normal ethernet enabled device, it should function in my opinion....

    but, again, i dont have a AE handy, or a ethernet storage device for that matter.... but i see no problem

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