Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
516 Questions from the Community
will my exported configuration from the old apple router be able to be imported on this new one?, I don't want to reconfigure the router by hand!
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if i want to extend my wifi network should i replace my old airport extreme with the new one and use the old one as an extender
- Asked by Michael C from Brooklyn
- 06 14, 13
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Absolutely! Old routers are generally best used as extenders.
- Answered by Jagdish K from Bakersfield
- 07 31, 13
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Will a windows laptop (running windows 10) connected wirelessly to this be able to see a printer that is connected to the USB port?
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can i connect an external drive to the airport express for backup?
I want to do wireless backup to a disk, so i connected it to the airport express. The time machine sees it, but does not allow me to backup
- Asked by Ariel A from San Juan
- 10 22, 13
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No, not with the Airport Express.
You can do it with the latest version of the Airport Extreme though.
Having had two failed Time Capsule hard drives, I'd strong recommend getting an Airport Extreme and an external hard drive, so that you don't need to throw away the Time Capsule as a router if the hard drives fails.
- Answered by Andrew M
- 05 8, 16
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Can you use the AirPort Extreme with a modem and router all in one
- Asked by Judy B from Youngsville
- 04 8, 14
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Is the AirPort Extreme worth the extra $100 vs the AirPort Express? If so, why?
- Asked by Christian G from Deptford
- 08 14, 13
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It really depends on what are you planning on using it for.
No, if you plan on using it for web browsing, light work and using it in a smaller environment. You really don't need to spend all that much on a router for simple tasks.
Yes, if you plan on using it for hardcore gaming, media streaming, large file downloading and using it in a large environment where the range of the device is crucial for maximum speed and minimum latency. This is more for power users in mind.
For me though, I have many computers and i do a lot of gaming and transferring of files. But the killer feature for me was the ability to hook up 3 usb devices with a powered hub in which i connect to my external hard drives and my printer.
Which is why I have 2 of these.
- Answered by Eron S
- 11 7, 13
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No. The AirPort Exteme doesn't contain a VDSL model but you can bypass the router in the Centurylink modem. You set the AirPort to support PPPoE so your username and password get entered in the AirPort and the CenturyLink box just becomes a dumb modem.
- Answered by Allen N from Scottsdale
- 09 27, 13
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how many devices does it support?
Like how many devices does it allow to use the wifi at once?
- Asked by Stephen Z from Brookfield
- 12 3, 13
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Per the Tech Specs its 50.
- Answered by Graciano A from Artesia
- 12 19, 13
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No, the AirPort Extreme and Express are not modems ("gateways"). They plug into a modem and then send out the wi-fi signal and also have plug in ethernet ports on the back of them to act as a router. You'll need to either lease or purchase your own modem that's compatible with Comcast. Comcast has a webpage showing which cable modems are compatible with their system and it's actually more cost effective to buy a non-wifi cable modem (Amazon, Ebay, etc..) than paying Comcast's exorbitant monthly lease rate. You'll want to get a cable modem from their approved list that's DOCSIS 3.0, since this is the latest standard.
Once you have the non-wifi cable modem attached to the Comcast cable, then you'll plug in the AirPort, use the AirPort Utility to set up your wireless network, and you'll be up and running in no time with a home wireless network! My current AirPort Extreme is 7 years old and has been running non-stop with never even a hiccup! I just ordered this new AP Extreme to finally upgrade.
- Answered by David M from Wilmington
- 10 13, 13
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Can I use Direct tv and verizon wireless with Apple tv
- Asked by Kevin D from Snelling
- 02 18, 17
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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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can I play music on the airport extreme?
I have an airport extreme, can I use airplay, to play my music?
- Asked by Daissy F from Corte Madera
- 02 3, 17
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Will it work with OS X 10.4.11
I have an old mac G5 with OS X 10.4.11.
- Asked by Luz S. T from Alice
- 07 12, 13
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Unfortunately, Snow Leopard will not work on a Mac with a G5 processor. The processor must be Intel-based.
Snow Leopard will install on top of OS 10.4.11 on a Mac with an Intel processor. (The G5 is a PowerPC processor, not an Intel processor.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 12, 13
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do you need to pay monthly for an airport extreme
I usually pay monthly for version but if i get airport extreme do i still pay monthly?
- Asked by Sabahet A from Staten Island
- 12 12, 13
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You don't have to pay to use the AP Extreme, you own it. However, you still have to pay monthly for your wireless service e.g Fios, TiimeWarner, etc.
- Answered by Daniel T from Redlands
- 12 13, 13
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I had the same question about doing this with an at&t u-verse modem. I could not find anything conclusive, but I stumbled upon an easy configuration that is working beautifully.
All I did was make an ethernet connection from my modem to the AirPort Extreme via the LAN on both devices. DO NOT use the WAN on the AirPort Extreme. I know that sounds odd, but it will not work using the WAN in this set-up. Then go to the AirPort Extreme set-up app and place it in bridge mode (off). Do not let this fool you. You will still have full functionality of your AirPort Extreme. Do a re-start. You should be good to go! If this does not work check to see if the LAN is active on your Verizon modem. It should be by default.
I hope this helps! God bless.
- Answered by Tommie P from Brookfield
- 10 22, 16
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Yes. I have four separate computers all configured to print at one printer.
- Answered by Joseph T from Oakdale
- 01 14, 17
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power supply for airport extreme
- Asked by Albert S from Ojai
- 12 8, 16
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The power supply is internal. Power cord is the same as the Mac Mini. There's no separate power block in between the AirPort and the electrical outlet.
- Answered by Joseph T from Oakdale
- 01 14, 17
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how do I extend my signal with 2 airport expresses?
i purchased 2 aiport expresses last year. is there a way to use them together to extend signal from my house to an adjacent office?
- Asked by Ann M from Montreal
- 06 27, 13
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Yes as long as one is plugged into a modem and you have internet cable service like FIOS or time warner. You will need to use the airport utility app either on a mac or an iPhone or iPad. Once your basic Airport express that is plugged into the modem is set up, just plug the other one in and the utility will :find" it and ask you if you want to use it as an extension. You don't even need to put in the password it will be like you have one wireless router but your range will be far greater.
- Answered by Christopher B K from New York
- 03 9, 16
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