Does the Airport Extreme allow automatic backup using Time Machine when an external hard drive is connected?

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, but this is not supported by Apple, who supports Time Capsule for Time Machine use.

  • I have the same set-up. As long as I have the computer wired with an ethernet cable to the AirPort Extreme it works, but as soon as I disconnect the ethernet cable the backup of my computer to the LaCie Hard Drive no longer works. :-(