Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
525 Questions from the Community
airport time capsule or cloud which is better are they the same
- Asked by Jenny J from Dayton
- 07 22, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (airport time capsule or cloud which is better are they the same)
Can the AirPort Extreme be used as a WAP or will it only route?
I need to use this in a business environment where it needs to connect to servers on a particular network. The new MacBook Pro does not have an Ethernet NIC built in so I need to buy the USB NIC or WAP.
- Asked by Jason S from Garden Grove
- 08 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the AirPort Extreme be used as a WAP or will it only route?)
Can I install it on windows pc
- Asked by Noe V from Lancaster
- 07 9, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I install it on windows pc)
Does this Airport Extreme give off much heat? I have mine in an enclosed space, and heat is an issue. I have the model before this one.
No answers yet
what is a airport extreme/express. Does it make wifi faster, if so would it work with a clear in home wireless router
- Asked by Nolan B from Arlington
- 01 20, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (what is a airport extreme/express. Does it make wifi faster, if so would it work with a clear in home wireless router)
They are routers and from what I understand the ExTREME is just a more full featured (it has more options and features) version of the ExPRESS. The big brother as it were.
It will only make the WiFi faster if your devices have the same speed rating as the router. If your computer/devices are "N" rated and your old router was only "G" rated then, Yes, they will make your WiFi faster because your devices can now go at the fastest rated capacity it has.
If you only have "G" speed rated devices/computers and buy the new ultra high speed "AC" rated router your WiFi will still drop to "G" speeds. You need to know the rated speed of EACH device to get the most speed out of them.
If you plan on updating your computer in the near future and you need another router then getting the Extreme or Express will work fine.
You do not need two routers, they won't work well together if they are both setup as gateways.
Turn the ClearHome router off if it's slower then your new one. If your updating to a faster N-AC router and your ClearHome router is a combination modem/router you MAY be able to turn the router part off and just use the modem part as a stand alone modem.
No router will make your INTERNET faster, it's controlled completely buy your ISP.
- Answered by Jay B from Longview
- 01 29, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what is a airport extreme/express. Does it make wifi faster, if so would it work with a clear in home wireless router)
The new Airport Extreme with 802.11ac WiFi 6th Generation (the tall one) does not have a Kensington lock slot. Neither does the Airport Express. However, the older Airport Extreme 802.11N WiFi 5th Generation (the flatter, wider one) does have a Kensington lock slot.
- Answered by Steve H from Cary
- 05 26, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does an Airport Extreme have a Kensington lock port/opening?)
Does the latest Airport Extreme have a wps button?
- Asked by Rebecca Y from Los Angeles
- 04 8, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the latest Airport Extreme have a wps button?)
Will this router work with 4K UHD TV?
- Asked by Kathy F from Tucson
- 09 30, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this router work with 4K UHD TV?)
Yes. I have four separate computers all configured to print at one printer.
- Answered by Joseph T from Oakdale
- 01 14, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I hook up two computers to the AirPort Extreme network and a printer?)
What is the range of airport express vs extreme?
- Asked by S B from Advance
- 05 22, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the range of airport express vs extreme?)
Does this display AC, N, B, G separately or one network? If I connect via AC wireless, can I use airplay with a G only speakers.
No answers yet
Yes just plug it into the back the French router on the RJ45 port. I travel with a small Airport Express to Europe and build my own wireless network in hotels.
- Answered by Mick K
- 03 28, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can I use the airport express or airport extreme I have here in the USA in France)
I have a U-verse router/WiFi providing Internet access and WiFi. If I add an AirPort Extreme to this setup, will it connect wirelessly to my modem?
Do I need to connect the AirPort Extreme to the Internet router via a wire, or will it configure itself with the U-verse modem wirelessly? Ideally, I'd like the Airport to run a separate subnet for printers, etc, while enabling Internet access via the Internet modem/router. Feasible?
- Asked by Philippe P from Berkeley
- 06 19, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a U-verse router/WiFi providing Internet access and WiFi. If I add an AirPort Extreme to this setup, will it connect wirelessly to my modem?)
I have u-verse as we'll, you simply go into the u-verse modems settings, turn off the wifi. Plug your AirPort Extreme LAN port into the u-verse modem.
The AirPort Extreme will automatically configure the settings and all you need to do is name your network and set your password. It literally took less then 5 minutes to set up.
NOTE: You do want to go into your u-verse settings wired with an Ethernet cable as once you turnoff the wifi you will no longer be connected to Internet. You also need to connect an Ethernet cable from the computer to the AirPort Extreme during setup.
- Answered by Steven J from San Rafael
- 08 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a U-verse router/WiFi providing Internet access and WiFi. If I add an AirPort Extreme to this setup, will it connect wirelessly to my modem?)
Can this WiFi router be setup to do MAC address filtering?
- Asked by Patrick K from Sheboygan
- 09 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can this WiFi router be setup to do MAC address filtering?)
How can I adequately protect unit from lightning strikes?
- Asked by Robert F from Three Rivers
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I adequately protect unit from lightning strikes?)
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?)
It's setup to auto assign and utilize the most applicable band (2.4Ghz or 5Ghz), based on the data stream of connected device(s), which supposedly optimizes bandwidth in the most efficient manner to maintain a consistent network. But this feature can easily be deactivated, which I recommend, via the AirPort utility app under the wifi settings, by assigning a name to the 5Ghz band. I noticed that when my iPhone or iPad is connected to the auto dual band mode, I tend to only get 45 Mbps down and up with a 9 ms ping. But on the 5Ghz exclusive band, I'm usually cruising around 500 Mbps down and 300 Mbps up with a 3 ms ping. Speeds are about 20% slower on our MacBook Air. Also, both our Apple TV's have never had an issue when connected to the 5Ghz exclusive band, but ran into some buffering when using the auto assign band. Please note that these data rates are only obtainable because all our devices are using 802.11ac on a fiber optic ISP. I'm sure with some playing around with all the port settings and access control, the auto dual band thing would be pretty effective, but it's oddly comforting to know that you're surfing on a half a gig wave.
- Answered by Justin H from Salt Lake City
- 04 27, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the Dual Band run on a Single Signal or a seperate one for each?)