Drobo Dashboard + Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by OrangeSVTguy, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    Northeastern Ohio
    #1
    So from what I understand, the Drobo Dashboard software won't work with the Drobo hooked up the Airport Extreme via USB?

    Does this mean I should get a DroboShare and hook it up to my APE via Ethernet cable so I can be able to use the Drobo Dashboard software? Does the DS work with the Gen2? Guess I should have just got a Drobo FS and had an extra slot too :p

    I'd like to be able to monitor it should anything ever happen.

    Thanks MR.
     
  2. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 30, 2004
    #2
    The USB on the Airport Extreme is NOT a full-fledged USB port like on your Mac. It's mainly designed for two kinds of devices:

    * simple external HDs
    * printers

    The Drobo FS, as you said, works w/o a problem with any Airport device.

    -t
     

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