Mass storage device on AE - wireless access

I have a 1 TB mass storage drive connected to the USB port of my AirportExtreme. The computer that is connected by Ethernet to the AirportExtreme can access this drive perfectly, but the other two machines in the house that connect to the AirportExtreme wirelessly can't "see" it. Ideas? Those two machines surf through the AirportExtreme just fine - just can't access the mass storage drive.

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