Can i use the old airport extreme to extend the new airport extreme's network?

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    Absolutely! The Airport Utility will helo you set it up as an extender. I currently am using a 5th Gen. Extreme with a 4th Gen. Extreme and 2nd. Gen Express as extenders.

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  • The old airport extremes (gen 1 & 2) will only replicate the 802.11 a, b, g & n bands. This will work in conjunction with the new airport extreme and time capsule 802.11ac on the 802.11n band as a part of the dual-band technology. So the answer is yes and no: your airport will replicate a, b, g & n bands on your network, but not on ac band. Possibly the 3rd generation will extend your network on the ac band, but this product is not released nor announced yet.

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  • Yes, if you set up the new ac-capable AirPort not to use the ac mode.

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