Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
518 Questions from the Community
How do I set up Airport Extreme as BOTH a Switch AND Wireless Access Point?
My Comcast Modem is a Motorola SBG6580 which is a combination modem/router. I have a password protected LAN connecting both wired and wireless devices. In my office I want to install an Airport Extreme connected to the Motorola with a CAT 6 cable, and then cable-connect my iMAC to the Airport Extreme, AND use the Wireless capability of the Apple Extreme to connect iPhone and IPad.
The Apple Extreme would function as a switch for the connecting the iMAC to the LAN, and as an Access Point for the wireless devices. Can this be done? How do I navigate the setup choices?
- Asked by William H H from San Francisco
- 11 7, 14
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If I have a 2007 Macbook, 2008 iMac, 2010 Mac Mini and 2012 Macbook Pro, would they be able to use the new Airport Extreme (802.11ac)?
- Asked by Coleridge S from Fpo
- 05 29, 15
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does the airport extreme support media DLNA
I have Samsung entertainment devices like a smart tv & smart dvd player.I guess my question is can the airport extreme work with a Samsung smart tv & smart dvd player with out using a apple tv ?
- Asked by Hebel R from Bronx
- 08 15, 13
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Does the Airport Extreme work with Fixed wireless NBN
- Asked by Jennifer D from Winslow
- 08 28, 15
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My Optus supplied sagemcom f@st 3864 modem which was connected to the NBN.
Had a power outage, when it came back on the modem was fried.
Tried to reset it but no instructions anywhere on the net for this modem.
Read an article suggesting to try the Airport Extreme. So I did.
To my shock it worked perfectly, just factory restored the Airport Extreme and set up as a new network, it seemed to choose all the right settings for me.
Just plugged the ethernet from the fibre box directly into the extreme and it worked well both wirelessly and wired on a few close devices.
No good for Voip Phone obviously but if its just internet you need than this modem shocked the pants off me, it seems a lot quicker than the sagecom and not as many drop outs which are annoying.
The only setting I altered was the security setting from the defaulted WPA2 Personal to WPA/WPA2 Personal as I have a mixture of old and new devices mostly apple.
Good luck, i was using my extreme to extend my wireless network. Considering how good it works I might buy another to extend this network if I get issues out the back of the property with wireless even though the range seems to be better than the optus supplied version also.
Thanks, I hope this helps
- Answered by Steven B from Blacktown
- 10 24, 15
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Will an AirPort Extreme work with Webpass
- Asked by Brad H from San Diego
- 05 16, 16
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Does the new Airport Extreme have a fan that makes noise?
- Asked by Nathan L from Saint Louis
- 07 21, 14
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How is the Airport Extreme more secure than other routers?
I have a neighbor who is a determined wi-fi hacker who has been able to hack into my network no matter how difficult the passwords. Can I turn down the power on the extreme so his signal is weak? What features on this unit will help me thwart his efforts? I've already turned off WPS on my current router, UPnP and all that other stuff. I know MAC filtering is useless as is hiding the SSID. What can I do to make the router secure?
- Asked by Karen E from Santa Rosa
- 06 2, 15
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Use Wpa2 a and long passcode, if he still gets in he is getting the access information from something. Most likely, one of your machines is compromised - he has access to I it - and that's how he keeps getting in.
- Answered by Scott F from Ossining
- 08 2, 15
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I use an extender with the Airport Extreme. I have not had any problems. The only hassle was figuring out how to get the extender to work properly as the extender documentation was vague at best. It's important to note that the Extreme didn't need to have the signal boosted, but I had previously purchased the extender and decided to incorporate it into the mix.
For most part it is easy to set up, but you have to read your documentation and know your exact Network name and password. The extender should see it and guide you through the steps to get you started.
- Answered by Jacki B from Garland
- 08 27, 14
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Can you clone a MAC address with this model? I know you couldn't do it with previous models.
The reason MAC address cloning is important to me is because Comcast never changes the MAC address they have on file (even though they say they do), so if your new router has a different value you can't access the Internet on it. Has this changed with this model?
- Asked by Brian L from South San Francisco
- 09 18, 13
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There is no mac address cloning for this device like the other routers but as long the settings for this network is off bridge and set to dhcp and will work fine this will act like a switch using the same assign ip range from ur cable modem.
- Answered by Graciano A from Artesia
- 12 19, 13
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Does the new Extreme support VPN/PPTP? Does it support DDNS?
- Asked by Matthew L from Baltimore
- 06 13, 13
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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.
Can I print from an iPhone and iPad to a non-airprint-compatible USB printer which will be plugged into the USB port of the latest Airport Express?Answer
Non-airprint printers might work but only via 3rd party IOS (and/or Macintosh) apps - not via Apple's IOS interface. For the cost of the Airport Express you could almost buy a new printer which is AirPrint enabled.
how do i set up Airport Extreme to achieve maximum range in my house?
Airport Extreme router
- Asked by Ronald L from Abbotsford
- 06 13, 15
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Can you do port forwarding?
Can you enter to your router settings to port forward?
- Asked by Julien K from Gatineau
- 06 16, 13
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