Can you use AirPort Extreme with a hot spot

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  • No, an AirPort Extreme is a wireless router. If you want to connect it to an existing wireless network, such as a public hotspot, to extend the wireless network of the hotspot, you would have to be the owner of said hotspot. You cannot extend the wireless networks of strangers, as that would create a huge security risk when possible. I could then extend your private wireless network and thus be connected with all devices which are connected to your wireless network. If you want to connect to any wireless network, you have to make use of the wireless network adapter in your laptop, smartphone, et cetera. If your laptop for example does not have a wireless network adapter built in, then you can purchase a USB wireless network adapter for your laptop.