Wireless Router for Printing and Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by loureiro, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. loureiro macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    London, Ontario

    I need to replace an old USRobotics wireless-g router I've had for a few years and so I've been doing some research into which wireless router I'm going to buy so that I can network a printer and hard drive. I was looking at the AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet but I noticed that there is only one USB port. I'm not sure what limitations the AirPort router has, but ideally this is what I would like to do with my new router:

    1. Add a printer so it can be networked and accessed by both PC's and Mac's (I know, I can't get my parents to drop the old PC)
    2. Add an external hard drive to support backups using time machine.
    3. Add other hard drives to support DVD's I own so I essentially have a jukebox of DVD's.

    Can anyone give me any suggestions?

  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Whats wrong with getting an AEBS or time capsule?

    Seems like it's exactly what you want to do.

    P.S. you can use the AEBS with a usb hub. I have a 4 port hub with 2 harddrives and a printer working perfectly.

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