Share external Superdrive via Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to share an external dvd/cd drive thru an Airport Extreme?

    Looking forward to your kind replies. Thanks.
     
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  3. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know it is not possible. The Apple SuperDrive will only work on supported systems (i.e. optical drive-less macs). The AirPort wouldn't even recognize that there is anything attached. However you could use Mac OS X "REMOTE DISC" drive system that is built into the OS since the original MacBook Airs shipped.

    As for a third party external drive, I imagine it'd fall into a similar situation where it would not be recognized as an optical drive.
     

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