Can Airport Express/Airport Extreme host more than one USB device?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Crexis, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Crexis macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just a question for those who have used the Airports. Can a USB hub be used to expand the number of devices the Airport can use? i.e., an external hd, a laserjet, and an inkjet?

    Thanks!

    Crexis
     
  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

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  3. Crexis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    The AP Express only officially supports Printers on its USB Port, as it has no power coming from the USB Port, whether a Power USB HDD would work, i dont know.
     
  5. Luap macrumors 65816

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    Not likely, as the Apple firmware in the Express only supports printers. Technically, I'll bet it could support HD's, but Apple want you to stump up the extra for the Extreme or Time Capsule if you want that kind of thing. Shame..

    Non powered hubs seem to work fine on my Extreme. I currently have a printer and a 1TB (powered) hd plugged in to my Extreme via a non powered hub.
    If the USB port on an Express is not powered (I dont know myself) then yes, you'd need a powered hub for sure.
     

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