AIrport extreme + Unpowerd USB hub

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  1. J273, Feb 8, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011

    J273 macrumors regular

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    Just recently got an airport extreme. I plan on connecting 2 hard drives + 2 printers to it.

    Is it possible to use an un-powerd usb hub with the airport or will i notice any transfer slowdowns if i do?

    Thanks
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    If the devices you are using have external power adapters, an unpowered hub should be fine. I assume the hard drives will be externally powered?
     
  3. J273 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    That should be fine then. I've read a few posts from MR members that have multiple devices connected to an unpowered hub.
     
  5. J273 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks - just got to find my spare hub now - didn't fancy buying a powered hub if its not needed.
     

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