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Charge USB devices via Airport Express System
Although this seems somewhat obvious, the USB port on the Airport Express can be used to charge your USB dongles on the fly. Since I like to put my PowerBook to sleep at night, and the USB ports sleep with it, I like having the option of recharging from the Express. I have tried my Treo and iPod Shuffle to date, and it works beautifully for both of them. One less plug to bring with me when I travel!

[robg adds: It's my understanding that some USB2 ports will charge when sleeping (if they're powered ports), but I'm not sure. I hadn't considered using our Express to charge the Shuffle, so this is a handy tip...]
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Charge USB devices via Airport Express
Authored by: Alceste on Apr 18, '05 11:22:01AM

Nifty. Now, does anyone know of a way to get serial i/o access to that port (for remote usb applications). Similar in function to that Keyspan USB server.

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Charge USB devices via Airport Express
Authored by: zpjet on Apr 18, '05 02:11:37PM
actually, it is described in apple knowledge base here. it came with weekly updates on 18th February 2005.

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