Airport Extreme showing 2 shared network (pic inside)

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  1. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    Guys, I plug 2 HDD into my AP extreme. For some reason, it's showing two networks (1: gs-airport-extr & 2: G's Airport Extreme). For gs-airport-extr, I would automatically see the two HDD while G's Airport Extreme, needs to input password. My AP extreme name is G's Airport Extreme.

    Any idea why? I want to show one only.
     

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would try a factory reset and then reconfigure. Also, make sure you are running the latest firmware as some of the earlier firmwares had issues with USB disks.
     
  3. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I restarted the AP in airport utility and it removed gs-airport-extr. I had to restart the again due to some error then gs-airport-extr popped out again. It seems like the AP is connecting the HDD in different ways (stm:// something then another address which I forgot). Any idea?
     
  4. smellalot macrumors 6502

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    One is the AFP (Mac), the other the SMB (Windows) share. Turn off Windows share if you only use Mac.
     
  5. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. How do I turn off the SMB?
     
  6. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    Maybe this
    System Preferences > Sharing
    Highlight the File Sharing and then click the Options button to the right?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    That is for Mac!
    AFAIK, there is no way to specifically turn off SMB sharing on an AirPort router. Only File Sharing on or off (take it, leave it).
     
  8. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? It's weird that 'Shared' is showing two dup network drive.
     
  9. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I don't think I ever seen this and I routinely use Windose PCs and Mac on the same network and one destination drive is shown.

    I wonder if one of the PCs is creating another local network share... those PCs do strange things :)
     
  10. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The thing is, there's only 2 Macs on the network. None has Windows installed. Others are iDevices.
     

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