How to automatically connect to hdd attache to Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dobbs2, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    So my current situation is I have a drive attached to my Airport Extreme. I only use that drive for Time Machine with my laptop. I take my Macbook Pro with me to work and school and when I come home I have to manually reconnect to it every time. Is there a way once I get home and on my network that my Macbook Pro could automatically connect and then start my Time Machine backups without me doing anything?

    Late 2012 13" Macbook Pro

    Running Mavericks

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just leave Time Machine on all the time. If the destination drive is not there, it just won't run.

    Then use the free app Control Plane to mount the drive when you attach to the home network.

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