Airport Base Station keeps losing Airdisk on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by markw10, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I had a Airport Base Station Extreme that I've used since this spring. I have a USB 2.0 Hub attached to it that has both a printer and a WD 500GB MyBook Hard Drive plugged into it. I've used it since March without any problems.
    Now with the Gigabit update out for the Base Station I just upgraded. The base station itself works fine with the internet and network. Also, the printer works fine but the problem I'm having is with the Airport Disk. For no reason I simply lose it. It happens once about every 24 hours. I will go to the Mac to find a msg. stating it can't find the drive which I called Server. I try to reconnect but when I type in the password and press okay I just get the beachball. It does nothing and times out after about a minute. I continually have that problem. Even when this happens the networkig and internet part of the base station work and the printer works also so I know it's not the USB hub or connection.
    My question. I hope this isn't a hardware issue with the new base station I have. Is it possible I have something set up wrong in settings? The only way I get the airdisk back after this happens is to unplug and replug in the base station to reset it.
  2. jsnipper macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2007
    There are other people who have posted about this issue and the new Extreme. Seems like from my reading that the older model didn't have the issue--and it also ran an older firmware version that appears to be more stable. I'm having this issue as well, same exact setup you describe (printer & drive). I get the feeling we're going to have to wait for a firmware update...*sigh*

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