Can you connect any USB hub to an Airport Extreme?

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  1. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    Hello everyone. I have an Airport Extreme and I want to connect 2 printers to it. I'm wondering if I can use any USB hub and connect it to the USB port on the Airport Extreme, then connect the printers to the USB Hub?
     
  2. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...you are supposed to be able to do that, but I haven't tried with mine yet...
     
  3. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok I was looking at Apple.com and it states that the USB hub has to be powered. Is this true? Does it have to be powered or can it just be connected via USB?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2421
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah I have a USB powered hub connected to mine. U only need a powered one when you have devices that dont have a power adaptor and chew up a lot of power.
     
  5. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Which USB hub do you have?
     
  6. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I have a non-powered hub with a printer and powered harddrive attached to mine. Works fine.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    just a cheapy 4-port one from newegg. I wanted one that had a short built in USB cable and white that matched the AEBS.

    [​IMG]

    I have a printer and a external hard drive for TM plugged in.
     

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