Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
525 Questions from the Community
Is the AirPort Extreme a valid router to use on an NBN Fibre connection?
- Asked by Brendan B from Enmore
- 11 27, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is the AirPort Extreme a valid router to use on an NBN Fibre connection?)
Can airport extreme output audio via usb to a DAC?
- Asked by Joseph S from Caguas
- 06 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can airport extreme output audio via usb to a DAC?)
how to set up a port forwarding with a dvr ?
- Asked by Petet T from Vancuver
- 12 23, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (how to set up a port forwarding with a dvr ?)
virgin media superhub with imac and airport extreme
Has anyone connected their virgin media superhub (in modem mode) to both the imac and airport extreme if so how well does it work. Also can you bypass the virgin media superhub altogether??
- Asked by Geoffrey L
- 01 17, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (virgin media superhub with imac and airport extreme)
hi yes it will work in modem mode i could not see any difference between the virgin or extreme and no you cannot only connect extreme as its not a cable modem.
- Answered by David S
- 01 18, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (virgin media superhub with imac and airport extreme)
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?)
what does the amber light vs the green light on the router mean?
It's been suggested that it means the router has an update. If that's correct, how do I get the update?
- Asked by William B from Amherst
- 10 25, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (what does the amber light vs the green light on the router mean?)
Because the system comes with three ports why doesn't have five ports? But I put a switch for increase the ports.
Do you have any person to speak spanish or read spanish text. Thanks.
- Asked by Orlando F from Carolina
- 06 18, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Because the system comes with three ports why doesn't have five ports? But I put a switch for increase the ports.)
If I have a windows laptop, do I have to/ can I set the airport extreme 2013 up with my ipad? Or will Airport utility be available for Windows 7?
I have a Windows 7 laptop, and my current router, a Linksys WRT110, isn't cutting it. It constantly drops signals/ crashes, and I will need my own router (the linksys is my parents') when I move out. I am trying to decide between this, and the new Asus router, but I heard that Airport utility 6.0 and later aren't compatible with Windows.
Is it going to be compatible in the future?
Can I use Utility 5.6.1 with the 2013 Airport extreme?
Can I setup the airport extreme with the Utility app on my iPad?Best Answer:
You can of course use the Airport Extreme as a normal WiFi router but other have mentioned that Apple support confirmed that you cannot currently configure the Airport Extreme using Windows. Nor can you using Airport Utility 5.6.1 on a Mac for that matter since it requires Airport Utility 6.3 or higher.
You can however use your iPad so long as it is running iOS 6.0 or higher using the Airport Utility app.
Will The Apple Extreme replace the BT Home Hub (Black one)
I am on BT Infinity and have a Home Hub (think it is HH3 - the black one) and I am having major issues using my Apple TV's (ATV 2 and ATV3) with the HH due to constant network drop outs. Will The Extreme replace my HH ) I have a BT modem connected to the Hh which I could connect to the extreme).
- Asked by Jason F
- 06 14, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will The Apple Extreme replace the BT Home Hub (Black one))
I've replaced our home hub 3 with an AirPort Extreme and it works just fine, a big improvement, no more loss of network.
- Answered by Philip F
- 05 29, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will The Apple Extreme replace the BT Home Hub (Black one))
Yes. This will work with all wifi enabled, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac devices.
- Answered by Anthony V from Astoria
- 06 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this just work with Apple products are will it also work with my xbox and LG Smart TV?)
I have Virgin Media fibre optic broadband, how could I attach that to the Airport extreme, just by ethernet, or is there a direct way?
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Yes, it supports WPA2 Enterprise with RADIUS. Just keep in mind that the spec requires a RADIUS server on the local network.
- Answered by Morgan G from Tarzana
- 06 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (WPA2 Enterprise)
Do you plug it into your router?
Like do you plug it into your router to get the speed internet
- Asked by Bindu S from Tinley Park
- 08 27, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Do you plug it into your router?)
Yes. The Airport Extreme can be set-up to "wirelessly extend an existing network" or you can connect it via ethernet to your current router and set it on "bridge mode" and it will extend the network that way also. If you just want a signal repeater/booster, the Airport Express does the same thing but for $100 less.
- Answered by Mitchell W from Athens
- 01 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can be repeater?)
Will the new 802.11ac AirPort Extreme provide faster WiFi speeds for 802.11n Apple products (like iPhone5, MacBook Pro)?
- Asked by Bruce H from Chicago
- 06 14, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the new 802.11ac AirPort Extreme provide faster WiFi speeds for 802.11n Apple products (like iPhone5, MacBook Pro)?)
"N" devices will not be able to support "AC" standard of wifi unless you are able to change the wireless card(not possible on iPhone and not currently available for Macbook pro).
However, the extreme uses six antennas to broadcast its wifi signal, meaning that the strength of the signal will be noticeably stronger and most likely going to be faster on any band(be it A, B , G , N or AC).
I want to get rid of my sky router which is connected to the BT open reach modem. I am not able to connect my time capsule directly to the modem.
I am able to connect the TC to the sky router and i am able to get internet. I wan to get rid of the sky router and use the TC....any suggestions
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Does this new AirPort Extreme stay cool? My older Extreme gets hot to the touch. It's on a shelf, unobstructed in a room with A/C at about 70 degrees.
how many wireless camera can use for this router?
- Asked by Quyen C from San Jose
- 06 30, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (how many wireless camera can use for this router?)