Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
520 Questions from the Community
can I use this product with a windows computer
- Asked by Amy N from Centerville
- Jun 6, 2014
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does the mini with retna support 802.11ac
- Asked by Mark B from East Northport
- Mar 17, 2014
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Does the AirPort Extreme have to be connect to a modem to give off wifi.
- Asked by Fedjanhy F from Brooklyn
- Jul 11, 2013
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No - you will still be able to connect to the wifi network radiated by the Airport, but you won't be able to do anything like browse web pages without it being connected to a modem / router. So for practical purposes, Yes.
- Answered by Graham M
- Aug 30, 2013
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I want to buy two of the new Airport Extremes and connect one to my cable modem and the other to extend my network. Will this work & how do I do it?
I want to use one as the main router and the other as an extender. If this is possible please tell me how to do this.
Will using a new Airport Express in bridge mode together with the Extreme result in slower speeds?
Using Airport Extreme and Airport Express in bridge mode
- Asked by David B from San Francisco
- Jun 11, 2013
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Technically, yes, but should not be too significant. If you use two Airports, one bridging and allowed to be extended, and the other extends the wireless network of the first, then the two Aiports have to communicate with one another. That communication, and often cross-communication from one to the other will use part of the bandwidth available. However, with 802.11ac, your bottleneck will likely not be your wireless, but rather your Internet connection.
- Answered by Charles H from Saint Paul
- Jun 11, 2013
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I want to get rid of my sky router which is connected to the BT open reach modem. I am not able to connect my time capsule directly to the modem.
I am able to connect the TC to the sky router and i am able to get internet. I wan to get rid of the sky router and use the TC....any suggestions
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Are discounts available for Veterans?
need Airport Extreme for USB to USB connection from Extreme to external Hard drive.
- Asked by C. Elliott A from Mcminnville
- Aug 4, 2014
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Will it work on my Smart TV?
I have a Smart TV and my current router will not talk to it. I would like to be able to use it. It seems a waste to have one and not use it.
- Asked by Joann D from Highland
- Jun 21, 2013
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- Answered by Jeff D from Wilber
- Oct 29, 2015
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Can one Airport Extreme (802.11ac) improve the performance of a new iMac (802.11ac) in a small Airport network?
I’m swapping out my 5 year old iMac for a new 27” iMac, which supports 802.11ac. If I purchase just one Apple Airport Extreme (which supports 802.11ac) will it improve the new iMac’s performance, given the network configuration in my house? Here are the details.
My ISP is Comcast and I have an xfinity modem. I have an older Apple Airport Extreme as my network “hub”. It is cabled to the Comcast modem. Both are located in upstairs bedroom.
Also upstairs, in the office (down the hall from the bedroom) I have an Apple Airport Express, the old iMac and my wireless printer. The new iMac will replace the old iMac in the office.
Downstairs is a second Apple Airport Express, cabled directly to WiFi stereo speakers. Also downstairs, but in a different room, is an Apple TV connected to an HDTV.
1. If I purchase a new Extreme, but use it to replace the Express that sits adjacent to the iMac, am I correct to presume that I won’t see any improvement in the new iMac's performance over the performance I'd get with my existing Airport equipment? (In this scenareo the “hub” of my network would remain the old Extreme located in the bedroom.) The new Extreme (802.11ac) and new iMac (both located in the office) would have a fast 802.11ac link between them, but slower links would exist between the Extreme and everything else. Correct?
2. If I use a new Extreme to replace the old “hub” Extreme in the bedroom (that connects directly to my Comcast modem) it will be about 45 ft from the new iMac with many walls in between (some of which are tiled).
- Am I correct to assume that it is too far away to reliably support the iMac in the office?
- If I continue to use the old Express in the office, with a new Extreme in the bedroom, I would maintain the same signal reliability that I have now, but would have no increase in throughput speed performance. Correct?
- Would a second Extreme be needed in the office, in clear range of the new iMac?
- Asked by Dennis H from Santa Cruz
- Dec 3, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Can one Airport Extreme (802.11ac) improve the performance of a new iMac (802.11ac) in a small Airport network?)
If both ends of the connection are not the same speed, the connection will be no faster than the slower end of the connection. So, if your 802.11ac wireless devices must connect to the Express instead of the Extreme, your connection speed will be 802.11n.
- Answered by C.p. S from Dayton
- Sep 8, 2014
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What is the reception range of the airport express
- Asked by John C. W from Selkirk
- Dec 29, 2013
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i don't know exactly but it has a very big range. it features network beaming. its when the airport senses where you are and beams the signal to your location instead of sending a signal in all directions. this results in a faster and wider range connection.
- Answered by Derek V from Grand Haven
- Jan 7, 2014
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Is there any affect on performance if the AE is laid on its side?
For example, will doing this affect the antenna orientation in such a way that speed will drop? My AE is currently up high, hidden on top of a bookcase, and I'd be worried about having to stand this up and have it potentially fall off the bookcase, not to mention that it's much easier to see being so tall.
- Asked by Steven S from San Jose
- Jun 12, 2013
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Can I get a Refurbished Airport Extrmee
Can i get a refurbished Airport Extreme
- Asked by John T from Prattville
- Sep 30, 2014
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Yes you can from the Apple online store. It is under Certified Refurbished and sells for 75 dollars.
- Answered by Michael S from Chandler
- Nov 25, 2014
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