Airport Express

ross.32

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My college has a free wireless netowork that covers the campus. Could I have an Airport Express connect to the internet from the wireless network, and then have a USB printer and ethernet external harddrive hooked up the the express? Ideally, I would like to be able to connect to the HDD remotly, but I do not know if that is possible (Back to My Mac maybe? since it is not a USB HDD, it would be connected to the ethernet port on the Airport). That would be perfect if it would work because I could have my HDD, printer, and speakers all wireless.

thanks,
ross
 

QuarterSwede

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Oct 1, 2005
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My college has a free wireless netowork that covers the campus. Could I have an Airport Express connect to the internet from the wireless network, and then have a USB printer and ethernet external harddrive hooked up the the express? Ideally, I would like to be able to connect to the HDD remotly, but I do not know if that is possible (Back to My Mac maybe? since it is not a USB HDD, it would be connected to the ethernet port on the Airport). That would be perfect if it would work because I could have my HDD, printer, and speakers all wireless.

thanks,
ross
Hmmm, I suppose it would work in theory as long as they are using Airport Extreme's which I highly doubt. If not, you're up a creek. Let's just say it's a long shot at best.

You should still be able to get wireless printing and AirTunes up though. Although I can't remember if you can password protect your printer as it would show up on everyone's computer (I know you can for AirTunes).
 

ross.32

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No they are not using Extremes. I could plug the Airport into the network directly using ethernet, but then I would lose the spot for my HDD. If only the Extreme had AirTunes.
 
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