The alias "xxx" could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found

Ok, heres whats up.

I have a Mac OS X 10.4.10

I wanted to hook up a new external hard drive wirelessly through my Airport Extreme. The Mac guys said this would be simple to do. NOT.

This is what I'm doing now:

1. Click on the Finder
2. Choose Network.
3. Connect to the server with the external hard drive on it
4. It asks me to "Select the volumes to mount"
5. I choose "Iomega Hdd" - the external hard drive

6. It says, "The alias "xxx" could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found"

AAARRRGGHHH.

And I know its all connected because it is recognizing that the hard drive is there.
valentinamitzkatAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Did you use the Airport Utility to setup and configure the External HD???
As far as I know you HAVE to initially setup the HD using Airport Utility when you plug it into the Airport Extreme.

See these reviews relating to AirDisk
http://www.switchingtomac.com/wp/airport-extreme-base-station-2/

http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/01/airport_disk_easy_network_stor.html

Airport Extreme User Manual - http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/AirPortExtreme_802.11n_UserGuide.pdf
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Peter HartCommented:
have you tried connecting the Iomega Hdd directly to the MAC ?
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valentinamitzkatAuthor Commented:
...no, I hadn't before you suggested it.

But I just did, and it does work. But does that mean when I plug it back into the Airport Wireless that it will work?

I got this hard drive for the specific purpose of making it wireless. thanks
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Peter HartCommented:
and this one looks good:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305293
click on the icons you have and then click on the instructions
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Peter HartCommented:
I 've just tried this and it states air port extreme doesn;t support USB disc
you have to have an air port extreme base station -
talk to Apple.
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valentinamitzkatAuthor Commented:
i do have an airport extreme base station
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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