Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
502 Questions from the Community
I have Verizon Fios, will Airport Extreme can be use?
- Asked by Carlos M from Brooklyn
- 06 14, 13
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Yes it will, as long as you connect it to your Verizon provided Actiontec router.
You can use this AirPort Extreme without the Verizon router, as long as you disable the DHCP hold it has to your Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Make sure you have an Ethernet handoff from the ONT, and not coaxile. Also, if you intend on doing this, your Verizon cableTV set top boxes will no longer be able to receive on-demand, and the guide will no longer work.
- Answered by Ryan O from Elkridge
- 06 24, 13
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What is the real bandwidth that Airport can handle in the local network (wired and Wi-Fi)?
I'm trying to compare Apple Airport Extreme with other routers with similar characteristics, so it's important to check the bandwidth but Apple don't talk about this in the specifications sheet.
- Asked by Camilo C from Bogota
- 01 28, 16
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Does Apple Airport Extreme support Fibre FTTH/NBN? Can I connect it to the NTD box directly?
I just connected a NBN/FTTH to my house, the provider told me to buy a router or buy/rent one from them. I am thinking to get this Apple product to make the out of it since all of my devices are Apple. Can I connect it to Network Termination Device (NTD) which is installed by the NBN cabler inside the property?
- Asked by Ziyad A from Armidale
- 09 25, 13
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My personal experience is that the Airport Extreme supports this connection very well. Simply connect the WAN/internet port of the Airport Extreme to the NTD then enter your login information via the Airport Utility on your Mac.
- Answered by Bela B from Malak
- 10 29, 13
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ATT modem/router combo which I do not think works well. How will the Extreme work in this situation or do I need a new modem? I have no experience.
ATT modem/router combo which I do not think works well. How will the Extreme work in this situation or do I need a new modem? I have no experience and would have to do this alone. Currently the internet always goes out, and has issues with new devices logging into the network, as well as issues streaming. We are thinking replacing the router will help this situation. Ideas?Best Answer:
I have ATT Uverse w/ an ATT-supplied modem/router/wireless device (Arris NVG589) - and have had their service for a few years. About a month ago I got tired of random service drop-outs, called ATT support and (after some no-resolution online testing) they sent out a technician who swapped out some "old style" connections (outside) and traded me for a new modem/router/wireless device - all for free because what they found at my place was "no longer within specs" for them to be able to guarantee quality service. Service has been stable since then.
Separate from that event, and more to the point of your inquiry - YES, I also have an Apple Airport Extreme base station. I plugged in a Cat5 ethernet cable from the ATT router to supply internet service to the Airport Extreme. Then, I setup my own, uniquely-named WiFi network using the Airport as the wireless source. Effectively, I've ignored the WiFi supplied by the ATT device... internet service passes through it, but all my WiFi is sourced out of the Airport Extreme. This has been stable and working beautifully for 2-3 years.
Streaming (I assume video) is a high-bandwidth activity. If there is a way to do that wired instead of wireless, you'll end up being happier with the overall configuration... not necessarily because of the quality of the streaming content, but because taking that load off of your WiFi will leave plenty of WiFi bandwidth for other WiFi usage WHILE there is streaming video going on. I have 3 computers, a tablet, and 2 phones that share the WiFi full time, and I definitely saw more dependable connections for them when I moved my streaming devices off WiFi.
Here is what I did to integrate my several drives of media to an Apple TV and my home entertainment center: 1) attach all drives to a dedicated mac. 2) use Plex server on the mac to connect to Apple TV. 3) Use the Plex app (on ATV4) or Plex hack (on ATV3) to serve all content to the ATV, from the mac. Works great!
- Answered by Jigs G from Washington
- 09 2, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (if i attach a hard drive full of media content, can i access it from apple tv?)
Will the iPhone 5 be able to use the 802.11ac?
Will all older devices be able to use the 802.11ac or just new and upcoming products like the mentioned MacBook Air?
- Asked by Tad G from Niles
- 06 11, 13
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No. The iPhone 5 does not have an 802.11ac wifi chip.
- Answered by Terry S from Peterborough
- 06 11, 13
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Does the latest AirPort Extreme (6th generation) support 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)?
I've read answers on earlier versions of the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule supporting Link Aggregation via the 802.3ad spec. I can find no information confirming nor denying the latest generation supporting it or not.
- Asked by Steven H from Atlanta
- 01 9, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the latest AirPort Extreme (6th generation) support 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)?)
I wouldn't recommend the Apple Airport for this. I would recommend getting a small Netgear Switch like the Netgear ProSafe GS108T. That will do LACP just as you would like. Easy to configure and you can just plug the thing right into your Airport Extreme. I have this exact setup in my home.
-- 1 MacPro (late2013 - trashcan model )
-- Both Ethernet ports Aggregated to Netgear ProSafe GS108T
-- 1 Netgear ( configured with aggregated Links for Mac Pro )
-- Netgear Plugged into Airport Extreme
I am Apple Certified in both OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.10 Server
I work for a company that is part of the Apple Consultants Network
- Answered by Mark N from Knoxville
- 02 4, 16
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Yes, not a problem. We have 3 laptops, 2 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 printers, Apple TV, all work well at the same time.
- Answered by Daniel T from Redlands
- 01 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (We have 2 P.C.s plus ipads iphones directv Netflix apple tv etc will this support all of these)
will this use the same ip range as my modem as my modem is plugged into a 48 port gigabit switch and i bought this to add to my switch
i want to make sure that all my wireless devices are all using the same ip range
- Asked by Stephen I from Birmingham
- 03 17, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (will this use the same ip range as my modem as my modem is plugged into a 48 port gigabit switch and i bought this to add to my switch)
The modem provided by my internet provider also serves as a wireless router. How will the AirPort Extreme work in this situation? Is it redundant?
I do not understand how the Airport Extreme works when I already have a wi-fi network. What is the difference between the AirPort Express and the Airport Extreme?Best Answer:
Your modem/router combo device is probably a sub-par router. I have a similar device from Comcast and the built-in wireless router is just awful. The best analogy here is Jack of all trades, Master of none. So yes, buying and installing an AirPort Extreme will mean you'll have two network access points, but the AirPort should provide far superior wireless functionality when compared to most ISP-provided modem/router combo devices. And I'd be willing to bet that their device is only 802.11n while the AirPort Extreme pushes 802.11ac (which is better but not yet supported by all devices).
Regarding the difference between the Extreme and the Express, there are 3 key things to consider. First, the Express only serves 802.11n. Second, the Express has no Ethernet ports for hardwiring equipment directly to the router, it's wireless only. Third and last, the Extreme's form factor is larger (taller) and has some advanced antenna technology (along with a reportedly very quiet fan) that should help it outperform the Express even if you're only using 802.11n.
Will it work with OS X 10.4.11
I have an old mac G5 with OS X 10.4.11.
- Asked by Luz S. T from Alice
- 07 12, 13
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Unfortunately, Snow Leopard will not work on a Mac with a G5 processor. The processor must be Intel-based.
Snow Leopard will install on top of OS 10.4.11 on a Mac with an Intel processor. (The G5 is a PowerPC processor, not an Intel processor.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will it work with OS X 10.4.11)
I stand corrected. The answer is YES.
As David has reported, the actual manual for this Airport Extreme model says:-
Using Time Machine with Your AirPort Extreme
If you connect a USB hard disk to your AirPort Extreme, you can use the Time Machine application to back up all your Mac computers, including your photos, music, movies, and documents.
After you set up Time Machine, it automatically backs up your computer on a regular basis.
Use Time Machine preferences to set up automatic backups, use a different backup disk, or adjust other settings.
To set up or adjust Time Machine on a computer using Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later: 1 Choose Apple > System Preferences, and then click Time Machine.
2 Slide the switch to ON.
3 Click Select Disk.
4 Choose your AirPort Extreme and click Use Disk.
Important: Your first backup with Time Machine could take overnight or longer, depending on how much data you’re backing up. To speed up the initial backup, connect your AirPort Extreme to your computer using Ethernet. In each subsequent backup, Time Machine backs up only files that have changed since the previous backup, so the backups don’t take as long.
Chapter 2 Setting Up Your AirPort Extreme 13
If you shut down your Mac or put it to sleep during a backup, Time Machine stops the backup and then continues where it left off after your Mac starts up again.
For more information about Time Machine, choose Help > Help Center from the Finder on Mac, and then enter Time Machine in the search field.
- Answered by John K from Westborough
- 01 8, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this new Airport Extreme support the use of an attached hard drive as a Time Machine backup device?)
how many wireless camera can use for this router?
- Asked by Quyen C from San Jose
- 06 30, 15
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I may need a extension for the AP Extreme due to the size of the house and the walls (brick walls). Which one would you recommend?
Today I use net gear with ac extension but the signal is very much unstable...
- Asked by Mauricio A from Morristown
- 03 7, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I may need a extension for the AP Extreme due to the size of the house and the walls (brick walls). Which one would you recommend?)
I have an 8,000 square foot, 3 story house. I placed the main Apl Extreme in the basement due to the location of the structured wiring panel. I extended the wif thru out the house with 3 Apl Express all wired back to the extreme and the wifi is excellent! And it is very easy to set up!
- Answered by Jaime G from Laguna Niguel
- 03 10, 14
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how do I extend my signal with 2 airport expresses?
i purchased 2 aiport expresses last year. is there a way to use them together to extend signal from my house to an adjacent office?
- Asked by Ann M from Montreal
- 06 27, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (how do I extend my signal with 2 airport expresses?)
Yes as long as one is plugged into a modem and you have internet cable service like FIOS or time warner. You will need to use the airport utility app either on a mac or an iPhone or iPad. Once your basic Airport express that is plugged into the modem is set up, just plug the other one in and the utility will :find" it and ask you if you want to use it as an extension. You don't even need to put in the password it will be like you have one wireless router but your range will be far greater.
- Answered by Christopher B K from New York
- 03 9, 16
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What is the MBPS for the Airport Extreme?
- Asked by Connor M from Mississauga
- 04 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the MBPS for the Airport Extreme?)
Absolutely. I have a MyCloud NAS from Western Digital connected to one of the gigabit ethernet ports on my Airport Extreme. Big improvement over my older Airport router which was only 10/100 Mb. Access to the drives is almost as fast as my onboard hard drives, and fast enough to play video.
- Answered by Steve G from Calgary
- 06 3, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is a larger powered USB drive, like the Western Digital 6tb my book, compatible with this product?)
The RJ11 is for phone, RJ45 is for network.
As stated in the manual
1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet WAN
3 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Hope this help
- Answered by Denis G from Mississauga
- 01 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (In airport extreme, what cable is compatible in the WAN port? RJ 11 or RJ 45?)