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Hooking up a hard drive to the Ethernet port of my Airport Extreme base station.

Asked by Jish (35points) September 19th, 2007 from iPhone

I know that I can hook up a hard drive to the USB port of my Airport Extreme 802.11n base station, but can I add a “network hard drive” connected to an available Ethernet port?

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What do you mean by a “Network hard drive?” Are you talking about an external NAS drive with its own built in Ethernet port? If so, you should be able to connect it to one of the Ethernet ports on th back of the airport.

Jish's avatar

Sorry, I wasn’t very specific. When I said “network hard drive”, I meant something along these lines: Basically, an external hard drive with an ethernet port on the back (among other things).

samkusnetz's avatar

the answer is yes:

you can attach a NAS drive to the ethernet port on an airport base station, and it will be visible to computers connected via wifi.

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