Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
516 Questions from the Community
Yes. Works with Mac and Windows OS. You can download the configuration app for Windows to setup and administer your Time Capsule (named "Airport Utility").
- Answered by Miguel R from San Francisco
- 05 15, 17
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What's the difference between the AirPort Extreme and the AirPort Time Capsule?
I'm thinking about buying one for my 2013 MacBook Air, but the only differences I can find between the two products are the names and the prices.
- Asked by Price F from Abingdon
- 10 7, 13
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The AirPort Extreme is a wireless router. The Time Capsule is a wireless router with a built-in hard disk drive for backup purposes.
- Answered by Ryan C from Berea
- 10 13, 13
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Do I need a modem with the airport extreme?
- Asked by Carrie A from Waynesburg
- 02 23, 14
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Yes you do. The modem connects with the incoming signal from your provider and the router (AP Extreme) routes the signal wirelessly to your devices. The router is the connector between the modem and your devices.
- Answered by Daniel T from Redlands
- 02 24, 14
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Can you connect and airport express to an Airport Extreme as a WiFi Extender?
- Asked by Daniel S from Laguna Beach
- 01 24, 17
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Yes. I have an AirPort Extreme downstairs with an Airport Express in the basement and another in the bedroom. Probably a little overkill but you just have to have the expresses join the network created by the Express.
- Answered by Terry B from Summit
- 02 24, 17
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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
- 02 14, 17
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Is the input voltage 110V or 110 to 230V ?
- Asked by Ganymed S from Palo Alto
- 06 11, 13
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100-240V AC, 50-60Hz; input current: 1.5 amp
- Answered by Ian E
- 06 12, 13
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Where is the Airport Extreme 6th Generation made/assembled? Does it have chinese components? I want a USA made wireless AC router.
- Asked by William O from Glen Burnie
- 10 1, 15
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Mine says that it is designed in CA and assembled in China,
- Answered by Molly W from Everett
- 10 26, 15
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Yes it works in any country
- Answered by Jeevan R
- 04 3, 17
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How much does the WiFi services cost?
Meaning do I have to go to a company like Verizon or AT&T in order to use this AirPort Time Capsule WiFi?
- Asked by Reginald J from Azusa
- 06 22, 13
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No, it's USB 2.0
- Answered by Mark R
- 06 11, 13
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Does the Airport Extreme no longer function as an AirPlay device? AirPlay is one of the main reasons I use Apple routers instead of other ones.
- Asked by Margaret T from Seattle
- 06 11, 13
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Airport Extreme never functioned as an Airplay device, only the Express.
can airport express be connected to a dac?
- Asked by Bruce O from Dallas
- 04 15, 17
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I have connected an AirPort Express to a DAC using an optical toslink cable.
Then DAC out to your system. You can stream digital to that AirPort Express.
- Answered by Rick S from Loveland
- 05 1, 17
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If i use airport express as main router from modem and connect to airport extreme in separate building 150 feet away, does the 10/100 LAN ratelimit th
I want to improve my existing 6 year old network. My existing network uses Linksys W54G router connected to Charter cable modem. This is connected to a switch and Linksys access point in main house 150 feet away via 5e cable. Both locationis have computers wired to network as well as wireless connections as well.
I want to add hard drive capability connectd directly to this network aswell as increase speed of the system. Ideally I would like to replace Linksys router with airport express that would serve as the primary router feeding an airport extreme as a bridges router that has hard drive connected to it in the main house.
Will the 10/100 limit of the express limit the overall communications speed between the modem and main house wireless running on the APE? Will the computer in the office building be ablle to talk to the hard drive on the airport extreme?
- Asked by Richard W from Traverse City
- 01 30, 15
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All should work fine. I am using an Airport Extreme as my main router with an ASUS RT 66 router as an access point. They work fine. Your CAT5E should be fine.That is 100mb. You limitation will your internet connection depending what you have. I have Road Runner Extreme which is a 30mb down 5 up. Your bottle neck will always be your connection to your provider..
As for the pc in the office building seeing the hard drive, it should. Good luck. I have tried many routers and the Airport Extreme is by far the best I have purchased.
Will it work with AT&T's U-verse router/modem tower?
I haven't been able to set up my current Lynksys router with it and would definitely buy this if it can override ATT's router.
- Asked by Robert A from Atlanta
- 06 12, 13
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I'm successfully using a previous-generation AirPort Extreme with a U-Verse combo modem/router and my experience might be useful. You have two options:
1) You can set up the AirPort in bridge mode, which will let the AT&T device handle the network services. The advantage of this is that it's easy and you can still use the other ports on your U-Verse modem. The disadvantage is that you don't get to use any of the management features or UPnP (automatic tunneling configuration) of the AirPort.
2) You can set the U-Verse modem to IP Passthrough mode (under the Firewall section of its config screen), in "manual" passthrough mode, and manually configure the AirPort to have whatever IP address your U-Verse modem is getting (even if you're not paying for a static IP address, it doesn't seem to ever change). The advantage of this is that the AirPort handles all the routing and configuration, as well as UPnP; the U-Verse router is JUST acting as a modem. The disadvantage is that you can't use any of the other network ports on the U-Verse modem if you need more than the 3 extra the AirPort provides.
Theoretically the U-Verse modem has a passthrough mode where it is supposed to give out the external address via DHCP to either a specific MAC address or the first device that asks, which would make configuration of #2 above easier, but this simply does not work on mine; the AirPort never gets the IP address. Only manual worked.
Note that in both of the above, you also want to disable the modem's wireless entirely, since AirPort will be handling that; the modem would just be causing interference by broadcasting nearby.
- Answered by Marc M from Arcata
- 03 17, 14
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Is the AirPort Extreme Compatable with a Comcast Modem/Router
Please Hang with me here, I am NOT an Apple User as of "YET", and not really great at Computer Language. That said, here goes.
1). I own a 2 year old DELL Laptop, (Don't Like It at all)! its Slow, has 4 Gigs of RAM and a 2.16 Gighrtz Processor. I am Looking to go with an Apple Laptop.
2). We have Comcast Internet Service Wireless Router Modem that is 150MB Download and 12MB Upload. It is there Latest Modem and was replaced 2 weeks ago. I use my Laptop Hardwired to the Modem with an Ethernet Cable, My Wife has a Dell Desktop that is Hard Wired also, if I switch to wireless "IE" Unplug the Ethernet Cable, I can go to Starbucks and get a cup of coffee and come back and the Page "MIGHT BE" Loaded. Wired, it aint much faster!
So, I have talked to some friends that have apple Computer Laptops and swear by them. What I don't know is, are they Wireless "ONLY"? How do I use my Printer that has a USB Cable attached (Not Wireless)?
3). If I buy an Apple Laptop Computer, And, want to use it at its FASTEST / BEST Speeds and Capabilities, can I purchase the AirPort Extreme, and use it with or Attached to the Comcast Modem to get better Distance and more reliable Internet service? We Stream Netflix, VuDu, Pandora, and such regularly. Our TV Is an older Plasma Unit from 2003 and we have DIRECT TV with the Wireless GENIE'S, Can someone Explain to me in Layman's Terms if this will work without me having to call Comcast In the Philippines and getting all Upset, And, just what I have to do if I go to the Expense of Switching over to APPLE and an AirPort Extreme Router. Sorry if I have forgotten anything, but I am not sure how much longer I can deal with DELL. My wife has No Intention of switching anything with her system until it Fails, and does not want to go away from the Hard Wired Set up. Any Help is Appreciated. Thank You So Much. Ken Davis. By The Way, my Family all has I Phones and I Pads...
- Asked by Ken D from San Jose
- 03 4, 16
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yes. just got this and it's working. it's also much faster than I dreamed it could be, and I could not believe the setup process. If I had to guess, I would say it took me about 2 minutes because I had to reboot. Pleasantly surprised! When you use a modem/router, you will have to tell Comcast to disable the router part. it may take some effort. A better way is to buy your own modem, and they work great together. (I have an Arris g surfboard modem and this router - it's so fast!)
- Answered by Rochelle A. A from Dublin
- 03 17, 16
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Does the Airport Extreme work with Fixed wireless NBN
- Asked by Jennifer D from Winslow
- 08 28, 15
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My Optus supplied sagemcom f@st 3864 modem which was connected to the NBN.
Had a power outage, when it came back on the modem was fried.
Tried to reset it but no instructions anywhere on the net for this modem.
Read an article suggesting to try the Airport Extreme. So I did.
To my shock it worked perfectly, just factory restored the Airport Extreme and set up as a new network, it seemed to choose all the right settings for me.
Just plugged the ethernet from the fibre box directly into the extreme and it worked well both wirelessly and wired on a few close devices.
No good for Voip Phone obviously but if its just internet you need than this modem shocked the pants off me, it seems a lot quicker than the sagecom and not as many drop outs which are annoying.
The only setting I altered was the security setting from the defaulted WPA2 Personal to WPA/WPA2 Personal as I have a mixture of old and new devices mostly apple.
Good luck, i was using my extreme to extend my wireless network. Considering how good it works I might buy another to extend this network if I get issues out the back of the property with wireless even though the range seems to be better than the optus supplied version also.
Thanks, I hope this helps
- Answered by Steven B from Blacktown
- 10 24, 15
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can I use express as a repeater for extreme
I currently use an old Extreme as my router with an express as a repeater.
How does this work when the units do not have the same technology…. how would it work if I switched out to the 802.11ac extreme
- Asked by Curtis K from Keller
- 12 4, 14
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I use the new Extreme with an old Express and everything works well. I will upgrade my Express as soon as they offer one. But for now, the New Extreme is noticeably better than the old one. Much faster!
- Answered by Lance S from Mount Pleasant
- 02 20, 15
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can you backup an iphone to a time capsule?
- Asked by Allan M from Tucson
- 07 14, 14
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I use a free app called File Explorer. You can use this app to copy, add, remove files to and from any device it is installed with your Time Capsule. You just set it up in the app with the IP address of your Time Capsule as a Network Access Storage (NAS). This app also allows you to access and store files on your device local storage, and it can be secured per device by password. Hopefully Apple will jump on this need of its customers and develop something like Seagate's Media application.
- Answered by Jeremy H from Norman
- 12 5, 14
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