Base Station as Switch

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by briansterling, May 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    I have a Apple Extreme Base station that had it's wireless crap out but it works fine in "bridge mode" as a dumb switch. The USB port in the back even works. I plugged in a dual bay RAID enclosure formatted for OSX and Windows (I know b/c I plugged it in both machines).

    Now it recognizes the drive on Finder but it only transfers over a couple hundred kilobytes before seizing up. I KNOW I'm just a few settings away from this working. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Firmware: 7.5.2
    Wireless Mode: Off
    IPv4: Using DHCP
    File Sharing: on with Airport password
    IPv6: Link-local only
  2. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Try formatting the RAID enclosure as HFS+ (Extended Journaled). It won't work directly connected to a Windows machine, but they'll be able to access the drive through the AEBS via SMB.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    Hey Thanks. I'll try it!

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