Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
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i have a airport extreme and am thinking of adding a time capsule for the storage. What do I do with the Extreme? I also have an express to broaden
- Asked by James P W from San Antonio
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verizon router on 2nd fl. printer on 1st fl., how can i print wirelessly if printer is not wifi ready but wifi capable, what apple gadgets do i buy
- Asked by Josemari C from Diamond Bar
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does it have wifi built inside? can it be used outside the country?
- Asked by Dahiana G from Revere
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Can I use my iMac to extend my airport extreme signal
- Asked by Kenneth S from Stamford
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what is the Gbps rating of this device?
- Asked by Jeffrey F from Aliso Viejo
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Is this a good router for Netflix?
- Asked by Timothy C from Fort Erie
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It's great for Netflix, but you should be aware that the limiting factor for most people is the speed of their internet service, not the router capacity. You'll be happiest if you have a connection with an upload speed of 25 mbps or higher. I have a 50 mbps connection, the new Airport extreme, and Netflix is smooth even with UHD content such as House of Cards.
Note, though, that most TVs and AppleTV aren't set up to use 802.11ac yet, so most likely you'll be using the slower n-band, which is still plenty fast enough for most material, including HD and UHD (as long as you don't have 6 roommates using the system at the same time!). I've resorted to connecting my TV via ethernet to take advantage of the fiber connection I have. When Apple comes out with a new AppleTV with 802.11ac, I'll switch back to wi-fi for Netflix.
- Answered by Brian W from Lincoln
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will it work with my windows7 desktop? and will it work with my PS3?
- Asked by Dave S from Phoenix
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Yes it will.
Asuming your desktop has either a WiFi card built in or you plan on connecting to the AirPort Extreme via an Ethernet cable.
Your PS3 will also be able to connect to the AirPort Extreme via WiFi. However not at the fancy new speeds as the PS3 does not support 802.11ac
- Answered by Christopher G
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Not directly. You would need to run a network cable from your DSL router to the Airport Extreme.
- Answered by Erik Y from Justin
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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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After I buy this for my iMac, iPad, and iPhone will there be a monthly cost?
I want wifi, but have never had it. I have nothing set up and use Data for everything. I want to know if when I buy this is it just this I need to get and if after I buy it I will have wifi for as long as I have this free with no monthly fee.
- Asked by Hunter A from Kelso
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This devices does NOT provide Internet service. It takes your current Internet signal and makes it wireless, so many devices can use the signal. There is no recurring cost. If you don't have an ISP (Internet service provider) already, this will do nothing.
- Answered by Will T from Russellville
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would the airport extreme replace a lynksys router
We live in an apartment that is 180 square meters, and currently re using a lynksys router. I was reading about the Airport Extreme and was wondering if I can replace the router. Currently the signal comes and goes and it is difficult in certain areas of the apartment
We have an ethernet connection with the internet supplier at 25 mg speed. How will this product improve what we already have?
- Asked by Victoria C from Miami
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I just had a Cisco Linksys 4500 that was acting up and I wanted to hookup an airport express to it to airplay music. Well the Linksys is getting replaced because it can't keep up wit the Apple products. I temporarily am using the airport express as THE router and it blows away the coverages that I had and the speed... I am going to purchase an airport extreme for the main router now- and use the airport express on a remote stereo, as it will also extend the network as well.
- Answered by Gregg M from Manahawkin
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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
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How do I change it to 5GHz?
The Extreme has suddenly gone from 115 Mbs/sec to 9! What happened?
- Asked by Rex M from The Colony
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Yes. The Airport Extreme can be set-up to "wirelessly extend an existing network" or you can connect it via ethernet to your current router and set it on "bridge mode" and it will extend the network that way also. If you just want a signal repeater/booster, the Airport Express does the same thing but for $100 less.
- Answered by Mitchell W from Athens
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I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE ELECTRICITY VOLTAGE RANGE FOR THE AIRPORT EXTREME AND TIME CAPSULE. 100/240V OR 100/110V? THANKS
I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE ELECTRICITY VOLTAGE IS 220V. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE ELECTRICITY VOLTAGE RANGE FOR THE AIRPORT EXTREME AND TIME CAPSULE. IS IT 110V-240V OR 110V?
What is the MBPS for the Airport Extreme?
- Asked by Connor M from Mississauga
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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
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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
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