can i plug in a usb hub into my airport extreme router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by matthewjhawkins, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. matthewjhawkins macrumors newbie

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    I want to be able to hook up both a usb printer, as well as a usb external hard drive. will i be able to plug in a usb hub or extension type device, and be able to access both since there is only 1 usb plug in the router? Does that make sense?? has anyone done this?

    matt
     
  2. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I think its possible. Have you got a USB Hub or are you planning on buying one? If you own one, try it!
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes. I have two hard disks and a printer hanging off of mine. A powered hub might work better than a passive one as the AEBS sometimes (randomly) disconnects USB devices for no reason.
     
  4. JimmyDThing macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can use a hub... read: http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/features/harddrivesharing.html


    No, you don't need a powered hub because the devices you'll be using power themselves. You can if you want, but it'll be overkill... I wouldn't recommend using any USB devices with AEBS that are not self-powering.
     
  5. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Matt,
    Just to be sure - you have an 802.11n model Extreme, right? The older 802.11g model Extreme wouldn't handle more than just a USB printer. OK, I take that back - there was a limited edition 802.11g Extreme called "power over ethernet" that could handle a hub and four printers.
     

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