What devices can you connect with a Aiport device?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jos1270, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Jos1270 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
    I'm about to buy a Aiport device no matter which of the three.
    But I want to know what kind of devices you can connect via the usb port.
    Can you connect a device like this?
    I really want to stream my satellite television over the network.
    If it's not possible is there another way to stream the satellite tv over the network so you use it on any computer and still change the channel and stuff?

    I hope anyone has a idea. :apple:
  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    As far as I know the USB port on the Airport devices are only for external HDDs or Printers.
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I think you're looking for a solution like a Slingbox. It'll remotely transmit IR codes to your satellite box to change the channels and control it. Plus you can stream to any computer or iOS/Android device.
  4. RMo macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2007
    Iowa, USA
    No, the AirPort has to specifically support the type of device that you're using and provide for some mechanism of serving it. All Airport devices provide print serving, enabling you to use most USB printers; most also support file serving, allowing you to connect a USB hard drive. See Apple's support document Uses for the USB port of Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express for more details.

    Others have mentioned some alternatives you may want to consider.

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