I folks, I have an Airport Extreme Base-Station, it's less than 5 years old, and has N support, dual-band, etc. I don't know exactly which model it is, but it'll do 5 ghz, 2.4 ghz, and supports simultaneous N, G, and A. Software version is 7.6.1. I have a Sci-Fi naming convention in my home to help me keep things organized using the analogy. My base-station is named "Starfleet Communications" (for future reference). I have a Drobo named "Sisko" plugged into the USB port. When I set it up, I also enabled Windows file sharing. I can't recall the details of this, as Apple as since removed the controls from their Airport software (grumble), and I can't go back and check. Intermittently, I'll see an icon in my sidebar on my Mac called "Uhura", which is what I recall naming my Windows file server on the Airport (get it? She translates). When it's up and running and I can see "Uhura", I can click on it, and get an option to mount "Sisko". I get the same options by clicking "Starfleet Communications" in the sidebar. This is good. This means things work. From a Windows machine, I can access "Uhura" via the Network sidebar, provided it's up and running. The trouble is, I can't seem to divine why or when "Uhura" will be functioning, and I can't access "Starfleet Communications" directly, ever. Sometimes "Uhura" will pop up if my Windows laptop has been on the network for 5 or 10 minutes. Can anyone explain why "Uhura" isn't always on and working? Or how it suddenly decides to randomly start working? Or how I can make it work more reliably? I'd like to keep my Airport Extreme, it's a great router... but this is a bit inconvenient and I'd really like to make it work more consistently. Thanks in advance folks, I'd appreciate any input on this!