Why can’t I see my Air­Port Disk over the net­work?

Mac Format - - WIFI SECRETS -

You can eas­ily share all kinds of files across your net­work by con­nect­ing an ex­ter­nal USB drive to the port on the back of your Air­Port Ex­treme.

If you can’t see it or ac­cess the files for any rea­son, check it’s prop­erly con­nected and pow­ered, as well as un­en­crypted and for­mat­ted with ei­ther a Mac OS Ex­tended, FAT16 or FAT32 file sys­tem.

In Air­Port Util­ity, choose Edit > Disks and en­sure the drive that’s at­tached shows up there. Also make sure En­able File Shar­ing is se­lected.

In Finder’s side­bar, the disk should ap­pear un­der Shared. (Check ‘Ex­ter­nal disks’ is on in Finder’s side­bar pref­er­ences.)

If not, choose Go > Con­nect to Server from the menu bar, then en­ter your Air­Port Ex­treme’s IP ad­dress (look it up by se­lect­ing the base sta­tion in Air­Port Util­ity), then the user­name and pass­word to ac­cess the disk, and choose the disk from the avail­able vol­umes.

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