USB Hub on an Airport Express/Extreme

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  1. CunningWard macrumors member

    CunningWard

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    I'm leaving for college this fall, and want to share my peripherals wirelessly with my PC desktop and my MBP. The periphials would be a USB TV Tuner, an external HD, a printer and anything else an EE/CpE would need in college:cool:. Is it possible to do this with a USB Hub and an Airport Express/Extreme?

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  2. camhabib macrumors regular

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    You cannot attack a hub to an express, and even though you can attach a hub to an extreme, you can only attach printers and hard drives. Waste of money tho, as 99.99% of colleges prohibit the use of personal networking devises (aka routers, switches, etc).
     
  3. CunningWard thread starter macrumors member

    CunningWard

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    I'm going to Iowa State, and they allow it. They actually encourage it since there is no wireless in the dorms...yet. So yeah, just HD's and printers??
     
  4. camhabib macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, no one has been able, as of yet, to connect anything besides a printer or hard drive to one of the USB ports. Having a non-CPU device, such as a router, able to handle a device like a TV tuner, and then stream that data over a wireless network is a very complicated task and impossible for the current AirPort extreme.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can attach hard drives and printers to an Airport Extreme, and printers only to a Airport Express.
     

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