Airport Extreme (the new one) q's

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Squonk, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    Are people liking these?

    Are any of you running multiple printers and a hard drive off of the USB port? That is what I'd like to do with one.

    Any issues using in conjunction with an AirPort Express?

    How soon before you think we'll see any of these on the refurb page?
  2. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2004
    I've got one and I love it. Easy to set up, simple, fast, secure, genius.

    It works great with my Apple TV. I don't use it in conjunction with an Airport Express but I imagine it works fine. I do have an Airport Express which I have dedicated for travel so it isn't hooked up at the moment.

    I do use it for a hard drive but not for printing. Unfortunately, my printer - an HP deskjet - doesn't work with airport express or extreme. Not compatible for some reason. One of the few I believe. But the hard drive works great and I use it to back stuff up from multiple computers without ever transferring the cable.
  3. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Crazy about mine. Multiple hard drives and a printer (HP PSC 1510v) working fantastically.
  4. simp macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2006
    The new Airport Extreme is great - BUT - there is an issue with dual interface external HDs - i.e. FW/USB - they're generally not recognised. Check out the Apple support forums for details. Support engineers have acknowledged a problem, but no solutions as yet. So if you plan on using an external HD, safest to use a USB-only one. Aside from that, a great product.
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Do the USB HDs, when attached the the AEBS, spin down when not in use or are they up all the time?
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild

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