Accessing a USB hard drive across a bridged/extended network using two airport extremes.

Here is my wifi network setup: One airport extreme (newest model) in the house connected to the internet by DSL modem. This airport is the one our network is set up on. Out in our detached office is a second airport extreme that connects wirelessly to the network and extends it as a roaming network. My iPod bounces back and forth between the two airports perfectly as I walk between home and office. Eventually (and soon) I plan to buy a MacBook to replace an aging PC desktop for work.

My question: While using the MacBook in the house accessing the internet through the home Airport, will I be able to access a USB hard drive connected to the Airport in the office?

Sorry this is so wordy, but I want to make sure i get this right at each step. Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.


  • Asked by Paul B from Lexington
  • 20-May-2011
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  • Answer

    Yes. It will work fine. It will show up in finder as a networked drive. As long as both Airports are connected you'll have no problem.

    • Answered by Charlie M
    • 28-Jun-2011