Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
519 Questions from the Community
- Answered by David O from San Jose
- 06 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this device offer any QOS settings so that I can give higher network priority to the VOIP phones in my house?)
Can I have 2 time capsules set up to work independently backing up one iMac? ...and have the old one boost the wireless signal?
Old Airport Extreme and New Airport Time Capsule
- Asked by Benjamin S from Beaumont
- 11 11, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I have 2 time capsules set up to work independently backing up one iMac? ...and have the old one boost the wireless signal?)
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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?)
How can I manage the wired connection on the AirPort Extreme?
I use both wireless and wired connection on my AirPort Extreme. The wireless connections work great. But when my Dell computer that is wired to the AirPort Extreme hibernates, it loses its connection to the internet. It remains connected to the AirPort Extreme, but loses the connection to the internet on the wired connection (back to the cable modelm). At this point the only solution seems to be to restart the Dell computer, which takes forever. Any wireless connection remains fine. Trouble is this Dell computer is reasonably fast on wired connection and fairly slow on wireless connection, or I'd just switch it to wireless connection too. Any ideas?
- Asked by Gary T from Sugar Land
- 03 25, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I manage the wired connection on the AirPort Extreme?)
Can a hard drive be added inside the unit and turn it into a time capsule? I hope yes but suspect no.
Hard drive - can on be added internally?
- Asked by Mark A from Manlius
- 06 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can a hard drive be added inside the unit and turn it into a time capsule? I hope yes but suspect no.)
With the Extreme version you cannot install this within (only comes with the Time Capsule (2TB version).
But does come with a USB 2.0 port which is capable of handling an external USB hard-drive which could be used as a NAS.
Airport extreme can support 1GB MBPS fibre
May I know Airport Extreme can support 1GB MBPS bandwidth
- Asked by Quek Y
- 02 14, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Airport extreme can support 1GB MBPS fibre)
What modem can I buy to use with Airport Extreme router
- Asked by Elizabeth M from San Francisco
- 06 15, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (What modem can I buy to use with Airport Extreme router)
will the airport extreme work with satellte internet
- Asked by Todd T from Columbia
- 10 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (will the airport extreme work with satellte internet)
If your satellite internet modem/downlink has an open ethernet port for use, then Yes.
- Answered by Joey P from West Lafayette
- 11 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (will the airport extreme work with satellte internet)
whats the watt rating of the airport extremes radio? A 1.5 watt bebop drone=750meters. whats airport range? I need a 1.5 watt 2.4ghz wifi, yes.
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ATT modem/router combo which I do not think works well. How will the Extreme work in this situation or do I need a new modem? I have no experience.
ATT modem/router combo which I do not think works well. How will the Extreme work in this situation or do I need a new modem? I have no experience and would have to do this alone. Currently the internet always goes out, and has issues with new devices logging into the network, as well as issues streaming. We are thinking replacing the router will help this situation. Ideas?Best Answer:
I have ATT Uverse w/ an ATT-supplied modem/router/wireless device (Arris NVG589) - and have had their service for a few years. About a month ago I got tired of random service drop-outs, called ATT support and (after some no-resolution online testing) they sent out a technician who swapped out some "old style" connections (outside) and traded me for a new modem/router/wireless device - all for free because what they found at my place was "no longer within specs" for them to be able to guarantee quality service. Service has been stable since then.
Separate from that event, and more to the point of your inquiry - YES, I also have an Apple Airport Extreme base station. I plugged in a Cat5 ethernet cable from the ATT router to supply internet service to the Airport Extreme. Then, I setup my own, uniquely-named WiFi network using the Airport as the wireless source. Effectively, I've ignored the WiFi supplied by the ATT device... internet service passes through it, but all my WiFi is sourced out of the Airport Extreme. This has been stable and working beautifully for 2-3 years.
Streaming (I assume video) is a high-bandwidth activity. If there is a way to do that wired instead of wireless, you'll end up being happier with the overall configuration... not necessarily because of the quality of the streaming content, but because taking that load off of your WiFi will leave plenty of WiFi bandwidth for other WiFi usage WHILE there is streaming video going on. I have 3 computers, a tablet, and 2 phones that share the WiFi full time, and I definitely saw more dependable connections for them when I moved my streaming devices off WiFi.
Can the AirPort Extreme connect to AOL broadband?
I have AOL broadband and would be interested in upgrading my existing wireless router, but I want to know if the AirPort Extreme is compatible with AOL (now TISCALI).
- Asked by Robin R
- 06 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the AirPort Extreme connect to AOL broadband?)
Does Airport Extreme work with the Nintendo Wii
- Asked by Scott C from Summerville
- 08 1, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does Airport Extreme work with the Nintendo Wii)
Yes it will.
- Answered by Eron S
- 11 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does Airport Extreme work with the Nintendo Wii)
Does the AirPort Extreme have to be connect to a modem to give off wifi.
- Asked by Fedjanhy F from Brooklyn
- 07 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the AirPort Extreme have to be connect to a modem to give off wifi.)
No - you will still be able to connect to the wifi network radiated by the Airport, but you won't be able to do anything like browse web pages without it being connected to a modem / router. So for practical purposes, Yes.
- Answered by Graham M
- 08 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the AirPort Extreme have to be connect to a modem to give off wifi.)
Yes if only to connect to ISP at those speeds. No if you have home network of computers and perhaps network attached storage. In those cases you would see huge improvement in speed. For example John Doe has movie H.264 2GB HD movie that he wants to transfer to his network disk (or another computer). It would be very fast (1-2 minute)... wirelessly.
- Answered by Maciej S from Wallington
- 03 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is it worth getting if I only get 25 mb/s down from my ISP? Wouldn't be like taking a junker on the autobahn?)
Connecting AP Extreme to gen 3 Time Capsule
Currently have a gen 3 2TB TC connected to my cable modem. TC currently does routing, DHCP, wifi and backup. Wireless on the TC is poor, very poor, having to reboot the TC every few days to keep wifi optimal. I want to add an AP Extreme to the network to do wifi. I would keep the TC connected to the cable modem and it would do DHCP and backup letting the AP Extreme handle wifi. Furthermore the TC is in the basement, the AP would be on the main floor connected via Ethernet to the TC. Anyone see any issues with this? As for connecting the AP to the TC, can I run from one of the GB enet ports on the TC to the WAN port on the AP Extreme or do I have to build a crossover cable to go from gigabit enet to gigabit enet? Thanks!
- Asked by Mark L from Cumming
- 07 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Connecting AP Extreme to gen 3 Time Capsule)
Will the AirPort Extreme work with a gateway
- Asked by Jose H. Q from Rock Hill
- 07 6, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the AirPort Extreme work with a gateway)
Can the Airport Extreme be used to extend my Wi-Fi signal, from my Netgear Extender?
I'm getting a new iMac to replace my old one. I've been using a Netgear Extender to strengthen my wi-fi connection, but the NBN modem is downstairs whereas my iMac / game consoles / etc are upstairs. The strength is terrible on most days, and cuts out often: I only use one device at a time, and I don't even dare to live-stream games or anything like that. The current wi-fi strength is that problematic.
With the Airport Extreme, can it extend or bridge the Netgear Extender: or can I replace the Netgear entirely with the Airport?
Assuming that I can do either, will the initial set-up need an ethernet cable: and once set-up is complete, can I then disconnect the ethernet and use Airport as a wireless router?
- Asked by Nadine M from Parap
- 12 3, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the Airport Extreme be used to extend my Wi-Fi signal, from my Netgear Extender?)
Can I administer my AirPort Extreme remotely?
I just purchased an AirPort Extreme tower for a second home. I set it up and it is working fine. Now I'd like to adjust some of the settings remotely. Is there a way to do this using the AirPort Utility?
- Asked by Jason P from Park City
- 12 31, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I administer my AirPort Extreme remotely?)
Can we connect blackberry devices
- Asked by Dan M from Kitchener
- 08 27, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can we connect blackberry devices)