Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
523 Questions from the Community
Can I use my iMac to extend my airport extreme signal
- Asked by Kenneth S from Stamford
- 10 29, 16
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Can we connect blackberry devices
- Asked by Dan M from Kitchener
- 08 27, 14
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will this boost the signal from my hotspot on my phone
I use my hotspot on my phone to connect. Will the airport work with this or do I need a hardwired internet connection?
- Asked by Sharon S from Rangeley
- 09 25, 13
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You'll need a hardwired connection. The AirPort Extreme or Express need to be plugged into a modem that connects into a cable/DSL/fibre network (Comcast, TImeWarner, Verizon Fios, AT&T as examples) and then send out a wi-fi signal throughout your home/business. You'll also notice a significant (!) increase in internet speed over your phone's hotspot plus the AirPort Extreme can handle up to 50 wireless devices connected to it at once.
- Answered by David M from Wilmington
- 10 13, 13
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Can I Sync an airport from home to one from work via icloud?
- Asked by Gabe W from Mccordsville
- 06 17, 14
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Short answer: No. Unfortunately you can't use iCloud in that way, but, depending on what you are trying to do, you can share network disks over the internet through the Airport. You can also access printers in this way. Also, you can completely control your Mac through the internet with Back to My Mac turned on. Hopefully this helps!
- Answered by Tyler W from Helena
- 06 25, 14
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what is the latest version of Apple airport extreme
what is the current version of Apple's airport Extreme?
- Asked by Jorge M from Redondo Beach
- 12 3, 14
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After I buy this for my iMac, iPad, and iPhone will there be a monthly cost?
I want wifi, but have never had it. I have nothing set up and use Data for everything. I want to know if when I buy this is it just this I need to get and if after I buy it I will have wifi for as long as I have this free with no monthly fee.
- Asked by Hunter A from Kelso
- 07 27, 13
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This devices does NOT provide Internet service. It takes your current Internet signal and makes it wireless, so many devices can use the signal. There is no recurring cost. If you don't have an ISP (Internet service provider) already, this will do nothing.
- Answered by Will T from Russellville
- 09 9, 13
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What are the data transfer rates for 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz?
- Asked by Robert H from Denver
- 07 24, 14
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Here is what I did to integrate my several drives of media to an Apple TV and my home entertainment center: 1) attach all drives to a dedicated mac. 2) use Plex server on the mac to connect to Apple TV. 3) Use the Plex app (on ATV4) or Plex hack (on ATV3) to serve all content to the ATV, from the mac. Works great!
- Answered by Jigs G from Washington
- 09 2, 16
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Will this router work with 4K UHD TV?
- Asked by Kathy F from Tucson
- 09 30, 16
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Does the new antenna array improve the range and signal strength at all for 802.11n enabled devices on the network or just those with 802.11ac?
- Asked by Randy W from Laguna Niguel
- 06 12, 13
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Yes it will improve it for all, the antenna array isn't restricted to only the ac band.
Would this work in a commercial building between concrete floors?
Our office takes up several floors, I'm assuming that I would have to get multiple AirPort Extremes and link them together, but I'm curious if anyone else has tried this approach. Thanks!
- Asked by Vince D from Prairie Village
- 08 17, 14
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Currently leasing a cable/wifi combo from COMCAST. It stinks. Buying a new Modem. Is the Airport Ext. that much better than say a $20 TP-LINK router?
I can get both a new Cable Modem and the TP-Link Wi-Fi for $106. Wondering if the AirPort Extreme is worth it. I really want great RANGE and speed. Have a 2200 sq ft colonial and want great service on second floor. I get COMCAST Blast internet service.
I am sure it is a great investment, just wondering if it is worth the heftier price tag? Thanks!
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Does Airport Express or Airport Extreme Time Capsule allow me to use iTunes HomeSharing on my Apple TV without using an internet connection?
The Reason I ask is because I am using Home Sharing over my Wi-Fi and it is extremely slow to upload a movie and I am not sure if it uses up my data?
- Asked by Cameron Kyle S from Johannesburg
- 11 14, 14
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What are the devices that these different frequencies use
- Asked by Micky R from Corona
- 10 25, 14
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How do I change it to 5GHz?
The Extreme has suddenly gone from 115 Mbs/sec to 9! What happened?
- Asked by Rex M from The Colony
- 09 10, 16
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Does the latest Airport Extreme have a wps button?
- Asked by Rebecca Y from Los Angeles
- 04 8, 14
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Will the AirPort Extreme work with a cellular internet dongle?
Can I plug a 3G or LTE cellular wireless internet dongle (USB) into this router to share the internet connection with the local network; or does it require a hardwired ethernet source?
- Asked by Michael T from Bragg Creek
- 03 21, 14
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It will not work. The USB port, on a AirPort Extreme, is only for USB hard drives and USB printers or a USB hub for the previous mentioned items. You can find the details for the USB port usage on Apples support, search for HT2421.
USB Cellular dongles require special drivers for the dongle and the OS in order to work.
- Answered by Mitchell L from Rolling Meadows
- 03 23, 14
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Yes and No, It depends on the speed of the devices (computers, printers, etc) you have now.
Getting the Extreme when all the computers still have the old B speed would be a waste of money. Unless of course the school is going to update the computers in the next 1 or 2 years then the new computers may have the new AC cards. It may clear up dead spots because the old router may be on it's last legs or just isn't in a very good place.
Be aware tho, "AC" is still in the "Draft" mode, in other words it has not finalized what version the AC speed "specs" will be so you would be betting Apple made a good choice on if they picked the right one or not.
You would have to get AC band wireless cards for each computer to take advantage of the new AC speeds. And if they were USB dongles you would also have to have USB 3 ports on the computers for the faster transfer speed.
Say you have 10 B speed computers and 10 G speed computers, if you are accessing computers with the G speed, every time the B computers accessed the WiFi it will slow the WiFi network down until it's done then it will go back to the G speed.
The WiFi cards and router can connect at the slower speeds but they can't go faster then what they are rated at.
Your WiFi network will only go as fast as the slowest device connected to the network.
Make sure all the computers have the same speed wireless cards and have a router that has the same speed. Wireless printers aren't really a problem as they only connect for a few seconds at a time anyway, not really enough time to bother anything. Make sure there aren't any interference problems from other wireless networks like cordless phones, microwave ovens, etc, in the area.
If you can split the slow computers onto it's own network B & G (2.4-Mhz band) and have the faster ones on, say, the "N" 5 gz band then all the better. A simultaneous dual band router would work great.
- Answered by Jay B from Longview
- 01 31, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My school wifi connection is extremely slow. Will the apple air port help?)
You will need Airport Utility 6.3 or higher which is only available on OS X 10.7.5 or higher. However you can also configure it with a mobile device using iOS 6.0 or higher
- Answered by Tyler S from Boise
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I noticed that 10.7.5 is required. I have 10.6.8 on my iMac, will this work?)