I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, an Epson V700 Scanner and a standard external 1TB Hard Drive used for Time Machine.

I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme.

Two questions:

  1. Can I use the Epson V700 via the Airport Extreme as if it was connected locally via USB?
  2. If so, can I plug both the Scanner and the HDD into the Aiport Extreme via USB?



I don't believe that you can scan over Airport..

Note: AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule printer sharing is for printing only, not for printer utilities or other special features that may require a direct proprietary connection. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1253

You can, however, connect a printer and a USB drive to an Airport Extreme using a USB hub, and you can share your scanner (and printer) over the network when its connected to a Mac via USB. See Sharing your scanner.


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