Share external Superdrive via Airport Extreme?

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

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2011
    Is it possible to share an external dvd/cd drive thru an Airport Extreme?

    Looking forward to your kind replies. Thanks.
  2. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2011
  3. Aldaris macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    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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