Will the AirPort Extreme work with a cellular internet dongle?

Can I plug a 3G or LTE cellular wireless internet dongle (USB) into this router to share the internet connection with the local network; or does it require a hardwired ethernet source?

Thanks,

  • Asked by fn from Bragg Creek
  • Asked about:  AirPort Extreme

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    It will not work. The USB port, on a AirPort Extreme, is only for USB hard drives and USB printers or a USB hub for the previous mentioned items. You can find the details for the USB port usage on Apples support, search for HT2421.
    USB Cellular dongles require special drivers for the dongle and the OS in order to work.

    • Answered by Mitchell L from Rolling Meadows