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Time Machine and Orbi RBS50

Hi, is it possible to use the USB ports on both the main and satellite for printer and disks, and to perform Time Machine backups? thanks

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Re: Time Machine and Orbi RBS50

Right now the USB is only used for printers with ReadyPrint.

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Re: Time Machine and Orbi RBS50

DarrenM — I spoke with a NETGEAR pre-sales rep yesterday about this very topic. He said the USB 2.0 port would, in fact, work with a hard drive and Apple’s Time Machine. 

 

So, will it or won’t it?

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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Re: Time Machine and Orbi RBS50

Hello MajorWebUser

 

Orbi has not been updated to use Readyshare features as of right now it only officially supports Readyshare print for printers via the USB.

 

DarrenM

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Per an employee via chat regarding Orbi and USB Port for Time Machine: 

 

"Currently, the ORBI's USB port is only for printers. It's not available for external storage, yet. NETGEAR is planning to add it as a feature but we do not have the exact date as to when it will be released. All users will be informed once the feature is available. I apologize again for the inconvenience."

 

It looks like it does not work yet but they hope it will in the future.

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Does-Orbi-RBK50-support-USB-Connected-hard-drives/m-p/1591962#...


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