Airport, what is it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Speck1965, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Speck1965 macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2011
    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
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2009
    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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