Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
519 Questions from the Community
Would it support an external USB hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled Encrypted?
The older airport model that i have doesn't show the hard drive in finder if encrypted.
- Asked by Fadi A from Woodbridge
- 02 15, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Would it support an external USB hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled Encrypted?)
what does adding a hard drive do to the air port extreme
I would like to add a hard drive to the air port extreme and like to know what will that do
- Asked by James R from Amarillo
- 03 17, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (what does adding a hard drive do to the air port extreme)
It will make it (the hard drive) accessible by any computer in your house, a solution if you want to have a centralized location for backups and/or storage (i.e. music, videos, pictures, etc.) - I'd still recommend backing up your external drive thou.
- Answered by Jaime A from Rochester
- 03 28, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what does adding a hard drive do to the air port extreme)
I have an old iMac OS 10.5 that I'm using in Wifi mode - not connected to a modem. I understand fully that Airport extreme requires OS 10.7.5 and Airport Utility 6.3 or IOS 6 and above. I have no desire to double upgrade the iMac. Could I set up and administer the Airport Extreme from an IOS 7 device and continue to connect my iMac through Wifi? Thanks
- Asked by Paul J from Elko
- 02 5, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Leopard Compatible?)
can the airPort extremr work in lebanon ??
In lebanon the enternet is limited in speed and quantity so I want to know if the airPort extreme work in lebanon ?
- Asked by Nour J from Calgary
- 06 5, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (can the airPort extremr work in lebanon ??)
Does this work with Snow Leopard 10.6.8?
- Asked by Cale D from Waterloo
- 06 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this work with Snow Leopard 10.6.8?)
will this use the same ip range as my modem as my modem is plugged into a 48 port gigabit switch and i bought this to add to my switch
i want to make sure that all my wireless devices are all using the same ip range
- Asked by Stephen I from Birmingham
- 03 17, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (will this use the same ip range as my modem as my modem is plugged into a 48 port gigabit switch and i bought this to add to my switch)
Will the new AirPort Extreme work with Mac OSX 10.6.8?
I need to replace my old AirPort Extreme but still use Snow Leopard on my MacBook.
- Asked by Marcelle D S from Boerne
- 11 5, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the new AirPort Extreme work with Mac OSX 10.6.8?)
I have an airport express can I connect it directly to a modem, extend from there to another room i.e. my Office and then use a time capsule
I have an airport express can I connect it directly to a modem, so I can use this downstairs for wifi and then run ethernet cable form it upstairs to my Office and then connect it to a time capsule or Airport extreme.
If this is a good way to do it what would be the best modem? UK on virgin broadband NOT cable :(
OR is there a better way??????
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does the airport extreme supports upnp? required by my camera system
or how to forward the HTTP, RTSP and the server port?
- Asked by Moises M from Las Vegas
- 12 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (does the airport extreme supports upnp? required by my camera system)
is the warranty on airport extreme country specific
Can I purchase an airport extreme from abroad as you get refurbished ones there, and will the warranty still hold good in India.
- Asked by Javid N
- 07 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (is the warranty on airport extreme country specific)
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)
How do you use the Airport Extreme but retain the ability to stream music? I have an Airport Express but want to upgrade for better speed to Extreme.
- Asked by Christopher A from Phoenix
- 04 19, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (How do you use the Airport Extreme but retain the ability to stream music? I have an Airport Express but want to upgrade for better speed to Extreme.)
My initial network is in my house and have a detached metal shop about 100 yards away. what is the best wireless setup to jump that distance?
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Does the current Airport Extreme provide DNLA support
I want to connect an external drive to the Airport extreme and be able to host music and videos that can be access from my apple TV or any computer on my home network. I would like it to appear as a DNLA server to the network.
- Asked by Bruce S from Londonderry
- 04 2, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the current Airport Extreme provide DNLA support)
Yes you can! Using the apple utility you can open the AirPort Extreme and just choose extent this network and the AirPort Extreme will set itself up. Just follow the prompts.
- Answered by Mariano Y from Chester Springs
- 10 28, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I network two Airport Extremes as if one of them was an Airport Express?)
Will it support multiple static IP Addresses?
I have a an office with 5 static ip addresses. I use an old Airport router but the Comcast technician said we were losing bandwidth because he said our router only supports 1 static ip and all of our devices are on it. He suggested replacing it with a "Rocket Wireless Router" that he says will automatically switch between the 5 static ip's allowing maximum upload and download speeds.
Will the newer Apple Routers provide similar support for multiple Static IP's?
- Asked by Timothy M from Piscataway
- 03 7, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will it support multiple static IP Addresses?)
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.
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How many subnets does the extreme support? Is it possible to isolate my security surviellance system from computer LAN data?
- Asked by John B from Albuquerque
- 06 26, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (How many subnets does the extreme support? Is it possible to isolate my security surviellance system from computer LAN data?)
Can't answer the first, but maybe the second: you can use the guest mode with encryption a surveillance system from the rest of your network.
One big disclaimer: the Airport Extreme does NOT support any form of client Wireless/AP isolation mode. All clients on the guest network can see other clients, all clients on the main network can see other clients. The lack of client Wireless/AP isolation mode is surprising security weakness in an Apple product.
- Answered by Kevin M from Dayton
- 01 27, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How many subnets does the extreme support? Is it possible to isolate my security surviellance system from computer LAN data?)