Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
516 Questions from the Community
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?)
Can i put all my films on to this device.
- Asked by Wendy B
- 08 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i put all my films on to this device.)
You can attach a hard drive to this device. The number of "films" you can store depends on the capacity of the hard drive(s) you choose.
- Answered by John K from Westborough
- 09 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can i put all my films on to this device.)
CAN THE AIRPORT EXTREME BE USED AS A BRIDGE FOR 3 WIRED DEVICES
I need to connect 3 credit card terminals that connect with cat5 cable to a wireless router that is 100 feet across a room. Will the Extreme act as a bridge for the connection?
- Asked by J Creighton D from Baton Rouge
- 08 5, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (CAN THE AIRPORT EXTREME BE USED AS A BRIDGE FOR 3 WIRED DEVICES)
This depends on your current configuration. If you are using a current apple router setup then it is very easy. If you are using Linksys or Belkin then no. If you are rocking a previous gen Airport extreme, simply plug it in and add to the existing network, It will ask you if you want to extend the existing network!
- Answered by Alex S from Manotick
- 08 29, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can you use it to boost your current wifi so it will cover more areas of the house?)
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)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Is an Airport Express is good enough to extend a network from a Airport Extreme in a 3000sq ft home?)
I would get the new Airport Extreme - a quantum leap from the previous generations of the Extreme. Not sure if the latest Airport Express will be compatible with the older Airport Extreme; I know that my older generation Express is compatible with my new Extreme although I had to use my older MacBook Pro to have the Extreme recognize the older Express.
FYI, my download speeds using the new Airport Extreme went up from 5 mbs to 25 mbs, which is why I say get the new Extreme.
- Answered by Daniel T from Redlands
- 01 1, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is an Airport Express is good enough to extend a network from a Airport Extreme in a 3000sq ft home?)
Is the new airport extreme compatible with the ViaSat modems used by Exede?
I have two older airport extremes - 6yrs and 8-9 yrs old. Neither is working well with the ViaSat.
- Asked by Jeffrey B from Mount Desert
- 04 8, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Is the new airport extreme compatible with the ViaSat modems used by Exede?)
Does this device over heat easily if it is left on all the time?
- Asked by Ryan Y from Monterey Park
- 06 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this device over heat easily if it is left on all the time?)
It's a wireless router, it should be left on all the time so no it shouldn't
- Answered by Tyler F
- 06 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this device over heat easily if it is left on all the time?)
I currently have a WD MyCloud NAS drive on my network. Will adding this to my network enable me to access files stored on my NAS through Apple TV?
The coax cable will need to connect to a cable modem. Then the modem connects to the AirPort Extreme router via Ethernet cable.
- Answered by Justin H from Oklahoma City
- 10 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have TimeWarner cable will this work with coax cable or will i have to add something else?)
USB hub connected to Airport Extreme. Can you suggest an auto switching usb hub?
I have a USB printer & backup HDD connected to my Airport Extreme & the printer keeps going off line as the HDD is being accessed & have to reboot the hub each time.
- Asked by John O from Rozelle
- 12 1, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (USB hub connected to Airport Extreme. Can you suggest an auto switching usb hub?)
The new iPad Air is MIMO. Is the AirPort Extreme also MIMO? I see it states it has 6 antennas, 3 for each frequency band.
- Asked by Tom G from Stony Brook
- 11 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (The new iPad Air is MIMO. Is the AirPort Extreme also MIMO? I see it states it has 6 antennas, 3 for each frequency band.)
does the new airport extreme still support Timed Access?
I have an older airport extreme and am a fan of the Timed Access function (we use it to shut down our internet for 8 hours every night). I'm considering the new extreme to get faster speeds and greater range but I want to make sure we can all still get to sleep at night!
- Asked by Nancy K from Berthoud
- 08 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (does the new airport extreme still support Timed Access?)
has anyone used ap extreme with a bose soundtouch 20? i have not had luck getting it to work with my current router and I'm hoping for a fix.
I've been told the soundtouch 20 requires an 802.11b/g/n so I'm fulfilling that requirement but I've not heard any other specifics.
- Asked by Charles R from St. Louis
- 02 2, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (has anyone used ap extreme with a bose soundtouch 20? i have not had luck getting it to work with my current router and I'm hoping for a fix.)
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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?)
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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