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Originally Posted by caribbean_mac View Post

FOOL you can use a USB hub

I'll chime in too, but more to the point. Don't be an asshole for no reason.

Asshole.


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post #42 of 45
A major issues affecting WiFi routers today is P2P traffic. Many formerly happy WRT54GS users have had to upgrade as their Online Gaming / BitTorrent / Skype / VoIP usage has increased, as the cheaper lower-power devices can't keep up to the dozens, into the hundreds, of connections that these applications spawn under NAT.

I haven't seen Apple commit to any specifics on connection tracking, as have some of the devices like D-Link's GamerLounge series.

It would warm my heart to know that these excellent devices would also make for a great router for gamers et al, so I can turf my ugly D-Link..

-Ian.

PS - Also, I have been noticing an intermittent problem with the Airport Express "forgetting" about shared USB printers if they get turned off. It needs to have the printer reconfigured, even after a reboot in this scircumstance.
post #43 of 45
Thanks for reviving, or 'bumping' this thread belli. With the new 1GB upgrade in the latest version there may be some more issues others wish to discuss. I got my simple questions answered on another thread, but I admit I had missed the AI report in May.
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post #44 of 45
You seem to have missed a rather crucial flaw in the Airport Extreme base station: the spotty if not completely dysfunctional status of Airdisk--Apple's auto-mounting disk sharing solution.

As you can see from the following links...

http://harrylove.org/2008/01/21/airp...-does-not-work
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=462
http://www.joostteam.com/2008/01/12/...-leopard-1051/
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6590765&#6590765
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....sageID=6368300

Hundreds if not thousands of people cannot get any sort of consistently working connection from their Airdisks. I read these forums, decided I'd take a risk, and after about a day of uptime, had problems identical to those described in those links (that is, drives disconnecting upon sleep that are unable to reconnect without manual connection to usb EVERY TIME YOUR COMPUTER GOES TO SLEEP). I promptly returned my Airport Extreme to an Apple store that seemingly knew nothing about these issues.

The issue has been duplicated across countless firmware installations and hard drive manufacturers. Let us all hope this is fixed with the release of Time Capsule. It may explain the delays in its release. In the meanwhile, AppleInsider has a responsibility to do a more thorough job of investigating products before it gives them 4 stars.
post #45 of 45
I agree.

There is a SMB workaround. Not pretty, but it seems to work.
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