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Can I use my previous generation Airport Extreme with this one to extend my network's range?
If I purchase the new version, can I use my previous generation Airport Extreme to extend the wireless network's range? (Like one can with an Airport Express.)
- Asked by Steve M from South Burlington
- 06 12, 13
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is there a range extender that is compatible with airport extreme
- Asked by Sara H from St. Paul
- 12 28, 14
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Can the new Airport Extreme be used as a universal repeater or a network extender?
My current modem/router - Cisco DPC3925 - provides a very limited WiFi range. The current router resides on the ground floor, I want the wireless coverage to extend up to the second and third floor.
Would I be able to use the Airport Extreme as a repeater for my main router and extend my wireless coverage?
If yes, does the Airport Extreme provides a good wireless coverage?
- Asked by Sze Kiat N
- 06 22, 13
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if i want to extend my wifi network should i replace my old airport extreme with the new one and use the old one as an extender
- Asked by Michael C from Brooklyn
- 06 14, 13
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Would like to extend my network wirelessly. Could I use 2 airport extremes and utilize the 802.11ac on both of them and get maximum range and power?
Is there any benefit to upgrading my previous airport extreme to this one for range or speed if only have 802.11n and g devices?
- Asked by Gerard B from Glenview
- 07 27, 13
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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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Is an Airport Express is good enough to extend a network from a Airport Extreme in a 3000sq ft home?
I own a 5th generation Airport Extreme but the signal never gets through to the second floor. Many people have suggested getting the Airport Express to extend the network, but I have also been told that by replacing my Airport Extreme with the new version (which I have been told is much better) would fix my problem.
- Asked by Ana R from North Miami Beach
- 12 28, 13
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Can the Airport Extreme extend my network to a building in sight?
I have a wireless system in a guest house I've used while my main home was under renovation. Now that it's done, I'd like to extend my Internet to the house. It's about 50 to 75 feet away and in line of sight. How do I best do this? I have Metrocast as a provider and use their provided modem, a Motorola Surfboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.
- Asked by Diane C from Irvington
- 01 7, 14
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Can you extend a Comcast wireless network with an AirPort Extreme?
- Asked by Richard D W from Livingston
- 02 11, 18
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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.
does it connect with other switches like belkin or linksys router so i can extend my network extend the network!?
for ex, i hv 4 villas all connected to the main villa through network cable, the main villa has router connected to the internet the rest villas has Belkin switch router that act as access point. so if i use AIRPORT Extreme as Modem router does it will network will be fine???
- Asked by Fahad A from Springfield Gardens
- 11 6, 13
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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
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How do I connect a d-link extender to an AirPort Extreme?
- Asked by Steve W from Lebanon
- 07 21, 16
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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
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