USB drive "connected to the internet"?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jakobben, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Jakobben macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    I know this has probably been asked before, but I haven't been able to find a good answer for it:

    If I buy an Airport Extreme, and connect a USB hard drive, can I connect to the drive from my iPad when I'm not on the wifi network (via a web interface, an app or something like it)?

    If not: Is there a good alternative to the Airport Extreme that would let me do this with an HFS+ formatted disk? (I know of several which only work with NFTS or FAT).

  2. HazyCloud, Oct 18, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

    HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    First line in the 'Hard Drive Sharing' page on

    AirPort Extreme can turn your external USB hard drive into a drive you can share with all the users on your network and access securely over the Internet."

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