Airport Extreme USB Drive Problems

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Mac In School, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I have a USB hard drive plugged into an Airport Extreme Base Station (older fast ethernet model), that houses all my music.

    Using my Mac Pro, I connect wired. Using my MacBook Pro, I connect wirelessly.

    This system has been working for well over a year, and suddenly it stopped working yesterday. It seems to work intermittently. If I power everything off and start it up again, I can usually get it to work for 15 minutes, then it konks out again. Sometimes, even when it's not working, it shows up in Airport Utility and I can manage everything just fine. But it doesn't show up in my Shared sidebar, like it normally does.

    This is actually part of a dual-band network using 2 AEBS routers. There is a hard drive plugged into the newer AEBS too, and it works just fine.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?
  2. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Other notes: The drive functions fine when I plug it directly into the computer. I did a hard reset of the router.

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