Help with setting up wireless Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Telp, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    I bought an external hard drive the other day and really wanted to make it wireless. I can't plug it into the router itself as it has no USB ports, but I do have a saucer airport extreme. I have no idea what I am doing, but I tried connecting the airport extreme via ethernet into the verizon router, and then the hard drive into the airport extreme. The laptop can recognize the Apple base station, but I am unable to connect the drive to the computer wirelessly. Is this a limitation in the hardware, or am I doing soemthing wrong. Thanks.

  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Saucer or "UFO" AirPort Base Station does not support AirDisk. I ran into this problem last year. The only solution:

    Purchase the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station $179

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