Airport, what is it?

Speck1965

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 1, 2011
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Hi all,
Newbie, just joined. Long time Windows PC user but now changed to Mac.
In time machine I would ideally like to back up to my network hard drive, but it does not seem to be possible. It seems to refer to an airport device. What is this and how can I get time machine backing up to my network storage?

Many thanks
 

Azathoth

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2009
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Hi all,
Newbie, just joined. Long time Windows PC user but now changed to Mac.
In time machine I would ideally like to back up to my network hard drive, but it does not seem to be possible. It seems to refer to an airport device. What is this and how can I get time machine backing up to my network storage?

Many thanks
Airport is Apple's name for the IEEE 802.11x standard, colloquially known as "wifi". They dropped this naming, and settled on "Wi-Fi" in the latest version of their OS.

You will need a "Time Machine" compatible network storage device. If you are using OS X Lion, you will need a network storage device that has the latest AFP support.
 
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