Wireless Router for Printing and Backup

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

  1. loureiro macrumors newbie

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    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    London, Ontario
    #1
    Hello,

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    #2
    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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