does the use of the external hard drive with any computer on the network take out of your internet monthly cap, ie the upload and download

Using the external hard drive over the wireless network

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    No it does not.

    It's all about uploads and downloads to/from the internet - has absolutely nothing to do with how much or how often you use your hard drives or your wireless network. If you don't want to use the internet, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the Ethernet WAN port of your Extreme and you can use your wireless network and all the hard drives your have without being connected to the internet. You can do this any time you wish for as long as you wish.