Connect to Airport Extreme Shared Disk from Linux

January 2014 · 1 minute read

Recently I bought an Apple Airport Extreme to improve WiFi connectivity at home, I’m very happy with the results!

Airport Extreme allows you to share a hard drive over the network, since one of my computers runs Linux I decided to modify my fstab to auto mount the sared drive into the Linux box.

Check it out:

sudo mkdir /media/airport
sudo vim /etc/fstab

Add the following information at the end of that file (in one line):

//YOUR.AIPORT.IP.ADDR/YOURAIRPORTWORKDIR 
/media/airport/ cifs auto,
iocharset=utf8,nobrl,username=AirportUsername,
password=AirportPass,
_netdev,uid=LinuxUser,gid=LinuxGroup

And then auto mount your new fstab entry using:

[email protected]$> sudo mount -a

That’s all!