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

    Jan 30, 2010
    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


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

    Jan 30, 2010
    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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