Airport Extreme will absolutely NOT see USB Printer or Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by aeronauticsrock, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. aeronauticsrock macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    Im super stumped on this one. I had been using my AE with a USB Hub and HD (for TM) for several weeks. My modem went bad- 2 days later it was replaced. Now, its like the USB port on the AE is dead. I determined that the hub was bad and got a new one.

    Plugging the USB hard drive straight into the USB port worked for a few minutes.

    Plugging the printer straight into the USB port allowed me to print 1 page and then it disappeared.

    I need to get everything working through the hub (brand new, confirmed working).

    Currently, nothing shows up in Airport Utility under Disks or Printers. Ive reset the airport and disabled / re-enabled file sharing.

    Help would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  2. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

    Aduntu

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    Mar 29, 2010
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    Aside from the possibility of a failing USB port, you can try reinstalling the latest firmware.
     
  3. aeronauticsrock thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it seems the USB port is fine- I have had 1 external HD plugged in for 5 hours this AM and its been fine. Its just weird because it used to work PERFECTLY. Anyway, how would I go about reinstalling the FW?
     

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