Hello everyone. I'm hoping someone can figure this one out. I tried over at the Apple support forums, and only heard crickets. I recently picked up an Airport Extreme to replace a cheap TrendNet wireless router. One of the main reasons I got the AE was so I can connect an external hard drive which has all my iTunes music on it. I used to connect that directly to my iMac, and then the other Macs in the house would share it. But my Mac had to be on, and the connection was often flaky. In my house, we have three Macs, my iMac, my wife's G4 MDD, and my son's MacBook Pro. We all share the iTunes files, so we have our iTunes pointing to the external drive. So far, so good, and it works as it should. Now the issue... everyone in my family also has their own account on my iMac. Now the problem; if I'm logged in, and my wife decides to log into her user account on the iMac, I lose access to the hard drive. I can see it, but it has a restricted mark through it. If I remount the drive/server, now she has no access to it. When we share it via the AE from different Macs, everything is fine. I have Airport Utility set to allow access with the wireless network password. Both my iMac and my wife's G4 are connected via ethernet. My son has a wifi connection. From the Finder I cannot change the permissions on the mounted drive. It says it's owned by "(unknown)" who has Read & Write privileges. The next user/group is "everyone" who has No Access. I can't change those or add users that way. Anyone have a clue? I'm usually good with networking and this kind of stuff, but this has me stumped! I have to also say, I was surprised how convoluted the Airport was to set up and administer. Following Apple's instructions didn't work (at least not if I wanted to access the Internet!), and the whole thing is way too arcane. Not exactly Mac like. By comparison the TrendNet was a pain, but seemed easier to set up, which I find shocking!