I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Also not sure what to expect and can't find any real instruction anywhere: I have the latest version of Airport Extreme. I have connected a brand new Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub (powered) to the USB port. I have tried connecting several different external drives, mostly G-drives, to the hub. None of them show up on my mac as available drives. The drives are all USB 2.0 but I believe 3.0 is backwards compatible, yes? If I open a finder window, the Airport Extreme shows up as an available device on the network, and any connected drives show up as folders within it. However when opening those folders nothing happens. I just get an endless spinning "loading circle" in the bottom right corner of the window. None of the contents of any drive ever appear, it just seems to be stuck in loading the info. This happens with all drives. Also, if I hit the "disconnect" button at the top of the window, nothing happens either. If I go into the Airport Utility it does show all the drives as connected. (I should also add that everything works exactly the same way if I connect the drives directly to the Airport Extreme and not the hub, including the drives with their own power source) Here are my goals. I thought this was going to be simple and straight forward, but maybe someone can walk me through this: I want to connect several external hard drives as well as a printer to my Airport Extreme so that I can have wireless access to all of them. If possible, I'd also like to be able to boot wirelessly from them since a couple contain an emergency recovery partition. But mainly, I would use them for media files and backups. I'd also like to restrict access to these drives by anyone on my wireless network by requiring a password to access them. Questions: Are the drives supposed to show up as separate available drives on my mac? Or will they always appear as folders within the Airport Extreme? And how do the security settings work? - I have a password to access my home network and I want to add a password to access the drives through the network. I'm not sure what steps I've missed or did wrong and any help would be appreciated. Thank you!