Disabling router on Airport Extreme

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  1. EricaV macrumors regular

    EricaV

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    I want to use my airport extreme as a USB storage device on a new network rather than a router and storage device. Unfortunately I have already unplugged it, and set up the new router/server and can't figure out where/how to plug the airport extreme back in (i.e. is there such a thing as a USB to USB connection ?). All the instructions I have found start with a router that is already set up.

    If I figure out how to plug this back into my new router can I reset it, disable the wireless router and use it as a storage device without losing any data ?

    This is a 2011 airport extreme and a new Netgear Nighthawk AC1750 router

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Open Airport to the router and turn it Bridge Mode and that will turn of NAT (Network Attached Storage)!
     
  3. wardie macrumors 6502

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    (Network Address Translation)?
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    Excuse for making a mistake!
     

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