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Can I have 2 time capsules set up to work independently backing up one iMac? ...and have the old one boost the wireless signal?
Old Airport Extreme and New Airport Time Capsule
- Asked by Benjamin S from Beaumont
- 11 11, 14
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Can the Airport Extreme be used to extend my Wi-Fi signal, from my Netgear Extender?
I'm getting a new iMac to replace my old one. I've been using a Netgear Extender to strengthen my wi-fi connection, but the NBN modem is downstairs whereas my iMac / game consoles / etc are upstairs. The strength is terrible on most days, and cuts out often: I only use one device at a time, and I don't even dare to live-stream games or anything like that. The current wi-fi strength is that problematic.
With the Airport Extreme, can it extend or bridge the Netgear Extender: or can I replace the Netgear entirely with the Airport?
Assuming that I can do either, will the initial set-up need an ethernet cable: and once set-up is complete, can I then disconnect the ethernet and use Airport as a wireless router?
- Asked by Nadine M from Parap
- 12 3, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the Airport Extreme be used to extend my Wi-Fi signal, from my Netgear Extender?)
can an old extreme be used with this new one to extend a network?
in other words: if i connect the new one to my router and set it up to send a wi-fi signal, can i use my older extreme like an express and extend my network?
- Asked by Ronald S from Plymouth
- 06 17, 13
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will this boost the signal from my hotspot on my phone
I use my hotspot on my phone to connect. Will the airport work with this or do I need a hardwired internet connection?
- Asked by Sharon S from Rangeley
- 09 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (will this boost the signal from my hotspot on my phone)
what device is best for boosting wireless signal
- Asked by Frederick D from Schererville
- 01 15, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (what device is best for boosting wireless signal)
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.
Connecting AP Extreme to gen 3 Time Capsule
Currently have a gen 3 2TB TC connected to my cable modem. TC currently does routing, DHCP, wifi and backup. Wireless on the TC is poor, very poor, having to reboot the TC every few days to keep wifi optimal. I want to add an AP Extreme to the network to do wifi. I would keep the TC connected to the cable modem and it would do DHCP and backup letting the AP Extreme handle wifi. Furthermore the TC is in the basement, the AP would be on the main floor connected via Ethernet to the TC. Anyone see any issues with this? As for connecting the AP to the TC, can I run from one of the GB enet ports on the TC to the WAN port on the AP Extreme or do I have to build a crossover cable to go from gigabit enet to gigabit enet? Thanks!
- Asked by Mark L from Cumming
- 07 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Connecting AP Extreme to gen 3 Time Capsule)
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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
- 12 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can one Airport Extreme (802.11ac) improve the performance of a new iMac (802.11ac) in a small Airport network?)
Does the Time Capsule or Extreme do "mesh networking" or seamless handoff from one access point to another?
We use Ruckus wireless access points, and they "mesh" with each other. Meaning you cant tell when you've gone from one access point to another, and even your music/video pushes via Airplay never skips a beat. Can the Time Capsule or Extreme do this?
- Asked by Stephen G from Cartersville
- 08 14, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time Capsule or Extreme do "mesh networking" or seamless handoff from one access point to another?)
Does Airport Extreme work with Time Capsule?
At present I have a Time Capsule next to my router and an Airport Express elsewhere in the house to extend the range. However I still have areas where I cannot receive WiFi. If I replace the Express with an Extreme will I get a better and more far reaching signal? Or should I just buy another Express?
- Asked by Margaret S from Tiverton
- 08 31, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does Airport Extreme work with Time Capsule?)
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
- 08 2, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I set this up as a wireless print server that can pair up with my home wireless internet router?)
Can this be used to extend my time capsule wifi signal?
- Asked by Scott P from Fort Myers
- 05 4, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this be used to extend my time capsule wifi signal?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (What's the difference between the AirPort Extreme and the AirPort Time Capsule?)
2 Questions, one about power usage & other about setup
How is the power usage (what is the power usage) compared to the 2nd Gen Airport Extreme?
Can I transfer my setting/setup from a 2nd Gen Airport Extreme to this one?
- Asked by Charlie S from Englewood
- 10 18, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (2 Questions, one about power usage & other about setup)
Does the Dual Band run on a Single Signal or a seperate one for each?
We have a router that puts out a dual band signal, however it sends out the different bandwidths on different signals. This means that our iDevices can't connect to both. Is this the case with the AirPort Extreme or is a single signal for both bands?
- Asked by Max P from Ormiston
- 10 7, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Dual Band run on a Single Signal or a seperate one for each?)
can you back up more than one mac on an aurpot extreme
airport extreme for back up---more than one computer?
- Asked by Wm H from New York
- 10 22, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can you back up more than one mac on an aurpot extreme)
I may need a extension for the AP Extreme due to the size of the house and the walls (brick walls). Which one would you recommend?
Today I use net gear with ac extension but the signal is very much unstable...
- Asked by Mauricio A from Morristown
- 03 7, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I may need a extension for the AP Extreme due to the size of the house and the walls (brick walls). Which one would you recommend?)