airport express usb port

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robecq, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. robecq macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2006
    I was wondering if I can use the usb port on my airport express for anything else (like accessing a usb harddrive remotely) or is it just restricted to a printer?
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Apple has crippled (designed and supports) it to just be a print server, and allow a small number of USB devices to connect to it.
    You can use it to charge USB devices, like phones or an iPod shuffle.

    I try to take as few adapters with me when I travel as possible. I use my AE to charge my iPod and my phone. I could just as easily charge these through my PB, but the iPod wont charge while the computer is asleep, while the phone will.

    Other devices: IR Remote, and I there was something else, but I can't remember what also worked through the USB port.

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