AirPort Extreme - Using the AirPort Extreme to Share USB Hard Disks

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When you connect a USB hard disk to your AirPort Extreme, computers on the network
(wired and wireless) can access the hard disk to access, share, and store files.

It looks like this:

USB port


2.4 or 5 GHz

2.4 or 5 GHz

Shared hard disk drive

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Chapter 2


To set it up:


Connect the hard disk to the AirPort Extreme USB port (d) using a USB cable.


Open AirPort Utility (located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on
a computer using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer
using Windows), select your base station, and then click Continue.


Follow the onscreen instructions to create a new network, if you have not already set
up your network.

If AirPort Utility isn’t installed on your computer, you can download it from
Computers can access the hard disk to share or store files using Mac OS X v10.4 or later,
or Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7 (SP1).

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