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Does this version still have DHCP Reservation option?
- Asked by Dorian V from Troy
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AE setting up a new network vs extending an existing network is new better? Looking to boost Wifi in low signal places in the house & outside.
I have a 6 mg internet connection with CenturyLink using a Zytel PK-5001Z modem. I have 100 ft ethernet cables ran from modem to ethernet switches TE100-S5 TRENDnet fast ethernet switch to iMacs, Apple Tv's & Roku box through out the house. Of course the iPad's & iPhones use wifi. Wifi strength varies of course depending where in the house you are which is very annoying. We just got Wifi calling with Sprint & if 1 iPhone is using wifi calling you can't stream or down;road anything or the wifi call just becomes impossible to continue. That makes no since because at most per Sprint documentation at most it should use 1mg only 1/6 th of my bandwidth. I totally don't understand adding the AE to an existing network means bridging & other settings I don't feel comfortable with. But if I add a new network it would be for the wifi devices like iPads & iPhones correct. the existing network SSID CenturyLink 8851 would be for all the ethernet connected stuff right? 1 SSID for ethernet thing & SSID AE for all devices Wifi right? CenturyLink has advised me that they will not help with CPE equipment & they know nothing about (is that not insane or what?) with the great community of all of us i hope not to need Apple Supports help.
Since the Modem is in the kitchen kinda of close to a Microwave user manual says 25 ft away I'm going to run a 50ft ethernet cable from back of the modem to the AE in the family room into the Wan Port right? Very excited about the AE because it will be the perfect place to connect the Hue Lights bridge. just waiting on HomeKit & WWDC. And being able to not using Wemo switches. So do I have this right? Have I figured it out correctly? Look forward to your feedback.
DHCP address ranges with NAT.....can they be changed?
By default I believe (correct me if I am wrong here) , you are only allowed IP addresses starting with 10.0, 172.16, and 192.168. I have a need to distribute a different range due to some of the older equipment we have with "pre set" addresses in a different range. Can the ranges offered by this unit be varied to something else that is not "predetermined"?
- Asked by Robert Y from Aiken
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Can the AirPort Extreme be used as a WAP or will it only route?
I need to use this in a business environment where it needs to connect to servers on a particular network. The new MacBook Pro does not have an Ethernet NIC built in so I need to buy the USB NIC or WAP.
- Asked by Jason S from Garden Grove
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Can AirPort Extreme back up a USB attached disk (storage) to a second USB attached disk (backup) using Time Machine?
I'm running Mavericks Server on a MacBook Pro and an older AirPort Extreme. Before purchasing the latest AirPort (for the purpose of networked backups) I want to confirm this is possible.
- Asked by Emily B from San Diego
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Does it have a built-in iTunes server functionality?
- Asked by Jinhee L from Leonia
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I would like to use an Airport Extreme as an additional access point. Is it possible to turn off the DHCP and operate this in a bridge mode?
- Asked by Michael D from New Hyde Park
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Can the new Airport Extreme be used as a universal repeater or a network extender?
My current modem/router - Cisco DPC3925 - provides a very limited WiFi range. The current router resides on the ground floor, I want the wireless coverage to extend up to the second and third floor.
Would I be able to use the Airport Extreme as a repeater for my main router and extend my wireless coverage?
If yes, does the Airport Extreme provides a good wireless coverage?
- Asked by Sze Kiat N
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Can this AirPort Extreme support uPnP required by my home server?
- Asked by Howard L from Fremont
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What is the best router to purchase and pair with an Airport Extreme? Comcast provides my internet
I have Comcast Blast internet with speeds north of 200 while plugged into the ethernet but wireless is rarely faster than 50. I am currently using the Airport Extreme as my router and the Netgear 6300 as my modem.
- Asked by Matthew R from Houston
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can I use my iPhone as internet source through a high powered router?
I have a second house (farm house) and no cable internet available. I am currently using my iPhone as the hotspot (with limited range - big house). Is it possible to use my iPhone as the source for a router that would then distribute the internet access to laptop, PC, other devices?
- Asked by Martin B from Montreal
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Can I set this up as a wireless print server that can pair up with my home wireless internet router?
Our new home has the internet access point on the main floor and our office is set up on the second floor. I would rather not drill a hole through the floor/ceiling and run cables through the walls to connect the printer to the access router. Can I setup the Airport Express to connect with our internet router wirelessly and also connect our 2 printers to create an extended network that makes our printers wireless? (one printer is only USB and the other is network ready)
- Asked by Robert H from Elk Grove
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Does the current Airport Extreme provide DNLA support
I want to connect an external drive to the Airport extreme and be able to host music and videos that can be access from my apple TV or any computer on my home network. I would like it to appear as a DNLA server to the network.
- Asked by Bruce S from Londonderry
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does the airport extreme supports upnp? required by my camera system
or how to forward the HTTP, RTSP and the server port?
- Asked by Moises M from Las Vegas
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Can the Airport Extreme extend my network to a building in sight?
I have a wireless system in a guest house I've used while my main home was under renovation. Now that it's done, I'd like to extend my Internet to the house. It's about 50 to 75 feet away and in line of sight. How do I best do this? I have Metrocast as a provider and use their provided modem, a Motorola Surfboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.
- Asked by Diane C from Irvington
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The specs page says: "Speed and range will be less if an 802.11a/b/g product joins the network."
I have three 802.11n Macs -- two MacBook Airs and a new iMac.
Is there any practical benefit in upgrading to an 802.11 ac Air Port?
I don't want to buy any new computers (let alone 3 new computers!)
- Asked by Dana S from Cuba
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