Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ross.32, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. ross.32 macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    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).
     
  3. ross.32 thread starter macrumors 6502

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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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