USB Hub + Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 707Gnome, May 22, 2008.

  1. 707Gnome macrumors newbie

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    Just got me an Airport Extreme today. Planning to hook up an external hard drive (3.5", externally powered) and a Canon printer to the AEBS.

    Looking at a USB hubs to hook up multiple devices to the AEBS and I'm slightly confused as to whether I need an externally powered or USB powered hub. Both the hard drive and the printer have their own power sources.

    I'm guessing the USB hub does not need to be externally powered (i.e. it can be a USB powered hub)???

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    Just to be safe I would definitely get a powered USB hub.
     
  4. 707Gnome thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    That looks sweet. Expensive though. $30 to go from 1 port to 2? Oh it has 4 ports. Wow. I might buy one. :) Thanks.

    I hate those fugly ac adapters though. I like the one with the brick in the middle. I suppose I can create my own with a 3 ft extension cord.
     
  6. knux11 macrumors regular

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    for the record it does NOT need to be powered. i've been doing what you're describing since last november without issue, with a simple 99 cent usb hub (non-powered).
     

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