Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
523 Questions from the Community
can airport extreme be a server running Mac OS Server
I want to build a website offline so I can teach myself before going online.
I have a Mac Pro late 2013. I know my server will get large in size so an external drive is preferable.
- Asked by Callum W from Perth
- 11 23, 17
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RF Exposure of AirPort Extreme?
Please provide all RF Exposure info on the airport extreme thanks. I own one and am wanting to view this info. This info is not at the Legal RF Exposure area on apple.com. Thanks.
- Asked by David F from Broken Arrow
- 01 12, 18
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Can a point to point connection be made with AirPort Express or Airport Extreme modems?
Can you make a point to point connection using airport modems either an Express to Express, Extreme to Extreme or Express to Extreme modems to make a VPN connection without additional software just modem configuration?
- Asked by Ronnie R from Katy
- 01 13, 18
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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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It is a Password to protect WIFI accounts
- Answered by Marvin M from Laguna Niguel
- 11 25, 17
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Will the AirPort Extreme or other apple wifi device work with TDS internet?
TDS uses bonded internet so most routers on the market will not work, which is why we rent one from TDS. Thanks
- Asked by Kevin A from Kingsland
- 12 6, 17
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Will the iPhone 5 be able to use the 802.11ac?
Will all older devices be able to use the 802.11ac or just new and upcoming products like the mentioned MacBook Air?
- Asked by Tad G from Niles
- 06 11, 13
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No. The iPhone 5 does not have an 802.11ac wifi chip.
- Answered by Terry S from Peterborough
- 06 11, 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 I use my Airport Express with Frontier internet?
- Asked by Barbara H from Pinckneyville
- 09 20, 17
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I live in northeast Indiana and have been using an AirPort Extreme with Frontier FIOS and with a Frontier DSL for three years. I can tell you that it does work. Frontier will provide a fiber modem which will come out with an RJ45 connection, additionally the same is for the DSL modem. With the internet RJ 45 you can plug directly in and start setting it up.
- Answered by Jeffrey S from Fort Wayne
- 09 23, 17
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I have Verizon Fios, will Airport Extreme can be use?
- Asked by Carlos M from Brooklyn
- 06 14, 13
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Yes, but you will need to keep the router Verizon gave you to function as a modem. Keep the coax cable plugged into the Fios router, then run a cat5 over to the AE. I recommend this set-up, because I have Fios and just set up my apple router today, and it is a huge improvement in speed.
The Genius at the apple store recommend that I turn off the wireless on the fios router by logging in (url is 192.168.1.1). This prevents network interference, since the two devices are very close to each other.
- Answered by Alexander C from Reston
- 06 20, 13
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can i connect an external drive to the airport express for backup?
I want to do wireless backup to a disk, so i connected it to the airport express. The time machine sees it, but does not allow me to backup
- Asked by Ariel A from San Juan
- 10 22, 13
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No, not with the Airport Express.
You can do it with the latest version of the Airport Extreme though.
Having had two failed Time Capsule hard drives, I'd strong recommend getting an Airport Extreme and an external hard drive, so that you don't need to throw away the Time Capsule as a router if the hard drives fails.
- Answered by Andrew M
- 05 8, 16
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Does Airport Extreme support VLAN tagging?
I have Centurylink gigabit internet (Seattle) that requires a router that support VLAN tagging. I want to replace my CL router with an AP Extreme. Does the Airport Extreme support VLAN tagging (VID=201).
- Asked by Mark L from Seattle
- 01 12, 16
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Yes, I use the Airport Extreme with a Netgear AC-1200 range extender, model EX6150. However, it will have an unique network name and you will have to switch networks unlike the new Mesh systems.
- Answered by Gregory S from Warrenville
- 08 29, 17
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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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Absolutely! Just remember the previous version will not extend the 801.11ac. Just up to 801.11N.
- Answered by Rick M from Gillette
- 06 21, 13
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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 you can use an Airport Extreme with a Comcast router and it is quite simple.
I have an iMac (mid-2011) running El Capitan, a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air, a few iPads and iPhones in my home. It is a condo and the router is in a closet. We subscribe to Comcast Xfinity.
We had no end of issues with wireless on the iMac with Comcast. Everything you mention happened to us as well - pages hanging up, having to reboot the router repeatedly, slow wireless, etc. etc. Finally, after many sessions at the Genius Bar and with Apple Support (and after Comcast washed its hands off the whole thing) I put in an Airport Extreme on the output side of the Comcast router. Just hooked it up with an Ethernet cable to the Comcast modem/router and plugged it in. It started working seamlessly and it was a real breeze to set it up on my iMac as my default wireless network .
My wireless problems seem to be over. My old Panasonic plasma TV works great with Apple TV as well.
I would highly recommend it. Only regret is that I bought an Airport Extreme instead of a Time Capsule. I need backup capacity and now I have to buy a separate drive or buy a Time Capsule and use the Extreme as a spare.
Re; Mac computers, they all have wireless and wired connections - Ethernet ports, USB, Thunderbolt and Firewire. So you can connect via hardwire and wireless.
When I moved from Windows (HP, Dell) to Apple the thing that was the biggest surprise was how easy it was to set it all up. What took me hours with HP took minutes with Apple. I am a convert - I would recommend it strongly.
- Answered by Chandra S from Chicago
- 03 30, 16
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Can you connect a printer to the airport extreme to allow air printing/wireless printing from other devices such as a macbook or mobile device?
I have an all-in-one printer from HP that currently does not have wireless capabilities such as air printing. I would like to know if the air port extreme could somehow be connected and allow such a thing.
- Asked by George G from Los Angeles
- 12 28, 13
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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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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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how do I extend my signal with 2 airport expresses?
i purchased 2 aiport expresses last year. is there a way to use them together to extend signal from my house to an adjacent office?
- Asked by Ann M from Montreal
- 06 27, 13
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Yes as long as one is plugged into a modem and you have internet cable service like FIOS or time warner. You will need to use the airport utility app either on a mac or an iPhone or iPad. Once your basic Airport express that is plugged into the modem is set up, just plug the other one in and the utility will :find" it and ask you if you want to use it as an extension. You don't even need to put in the password it will be like you have one wireless router but your range will be far greater.
- Answered by Christopher B K from New York
- 03 9, 16
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Can iPhone be backed up to an airport extreme?
- Asked by Jeff S from Fort Wayne
- 10 24, 14
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