Attaching a NAS device via Airport Base Station

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fjoinbos, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. fjoinbos macrumors newbie

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    I bought a NAS device and can't get my iBook to recognize the device. I attached it to my Airport Base Station. I assume the issue is that I'm using the antiquated, original Airport Base Station, which doesn't support NAS devices. I'm also assuming that the solution is buying an Airport Extreme Base Station and attaching my storage unit to that. Can anyone offer additional insight? Thanks you!
     
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Why wouldn't your base station support an NAS?

    Did you create a share on the NAS that your Mac's can understand (AFP)?

    A little more info would probably help.
     
  3. mostro900 macrumors member

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    I thought I read somewhere that you can only attach a USB harddrive to the AE.

    Is it possible to attach a NAS drive via ethernet to the AE ?
     
  4. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    NAS drives are basically Linux machines that serve up access to its internal hard drives. You connect it to the Lan same way you would a computer, with an ethernet cable. They typically use DHCP to get an IP address.

    You usually access the setup via a web page login and tell it what to share, logins (if you want them), protocols like AFP and mine has an iTunes server as well as uPnP for media (so my playstation and wii can see my media).
     

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