I've read that you cannot use the 2 USB ports on the Hitron modem which is fine. So I'm looking to utilize my old Airport Extreme (AE) to add an external hard drive to the network that can be used by multiple laptops.
I'd like to keep the Hitron as the primary wireless router in the house, connect the AE which can handle the ext HD. Has anyone successfully set this up in this manner?
I have tried setting the IP passthrough on port 1, connecting the AE to port 1 but that seems to produce errors through Airport Utility. I do have the second IP address enabled by Shaw already.