Can I connect multiple printers using a USB hub?

  • Asked by Bryan P from Seattle
  • Oct 8, 2009
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5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can. The AirPort Extreme supports up to four USB devices connected through a powered USB hub (it has it's own power cable).

    • Answered by David C from Elk Grove
    • Oct 19, 2009
  • I have a USB hub connected to my Airport Extreme and it allows both my external HD and printer to work over the network simultaneously without any problems, so i'm assuming multiple printers would work just fine.

    • Answered by Hunter E from Malibu
    • Oct 11, 2009
  • I have a hub on mine and have two printers connected to it. Works beautifully!

    • Answered by Phyllis S from Philadelphia
    • Oct 12, 2009
  • Yes you can connect multiple printers to a USB hub and then connect the hub to the USB port on the Airport Extreme. Keep in mind though if you want to connect a USB hard drive to the Airport Extreme you should use a USB 2.0 hub or the data throughput will be extremely slow. USB 1.1 only transfers data at 11mb but USB 2.0 transfers data at 480mb. If you are doing backup to the hard drive this will be a huge difference.

    • Answered by Gregory C from Youngtown
    • Mar 16, 2010
  • I just got the airport extreme today, it hooked up very easily on my windows pc, and is working great for my macbook, and hp laptop on the network.

    I haven't tried it with a usb hub yet, but it states a couple times in the manual that you can connect one, and have multiple usb devices on your network. If you can find a download of the manual on this, or another website, you would be able to find the specific details mentioned, and it may help with other questions you have. Hope this helps!

    • Answered by Aaron H
    • Oct 8, 2009