Using Airport Extreme as a print server cum NAS thingamajig?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by iW00t, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

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    As I already have a very nice router between my home network and my ISP (for the record a Cisco 871) I definitely don't need the Airport Extreme to do any routing for me, but what I really like about that device is its wireless-n capability and the ability to stick a usb hub into that usb port, connect heaps of devices to it, and have it share.

    Do you think the AE will advertise its shares to the rest of the network? Does it need to be the main gateway device to be able to do it?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    If it's anything like the Airport Express, the answer is yes. The configuration for the Express can put the device in one of a variety of modes.

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  3. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks! Now I am more excited to receive it.... 7 weeks later!
     

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