Questions & Answers for AirPort Extreme
534 Questions from the Community
what does adding a hard drive do to the air port extreme
I would like to add a hard drive to the air port extreme and like to know what will that do
- Asked by James R from Amarillo
- Mar 16, 2014
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It will make it (the hard drive) accessible by any computer in your house, a solution if you want to have a centralized location for backups and/or storage (i.e. music, videos, pictures, etc.) - I'd still recommend backing up your external drive thou.
- Answered by Jaime A from Rochester
- Mar 27, 2014
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I have an old iMac OS 10.5 that I'm using in Wifi mode - not connected to a modem. I understand fully that Airport extreme requires OS 10.7.5 and Airport Utility 6.3 or IOS 6 and above. I have no desire to double upgrade the iMac. Could I set up and administer the Airport Extreme from an IOS 7 device and continue to connect my iMac through Wifi? Thanks
- Asked by Paul J from Elko
- Feb 4, 2014
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can the airPort extremr work in lebanon ??
In lebanon the enternet is limited in speed and quantity so I want to know if the airPort extreme work in lebanon ?
- Asked by Nour J from Calgary
- Jun 4, 2014
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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 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
- Dec 3, 2015
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Does this work with Snow Leopard 10.6.8?
- Asked by Cale D from Waterloo
- Jun 19, 2013
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will this use the same ip range as my modem as my modem is plugged into a 48 port gigabit switch and i bought this to add to my switch
i want to make sure that all my wireless devices are all using the same ip range
- Asked by Stephen I from Birmingham
- Mar 16, 2015
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What is the operating temperature range?
- Asked by Loc L from Mount Juliet
- Oct 12, 2014
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Does the Airport Extreme and/or Time Capsule support vlan tagging for either of the two networks (wireless/guest)?
It seems the guest network only allows access out through the WAN interface? or can it be set to utilize a guest vlan allowing a separate router to determine what access wireless guest devices may have.
How about multiple ssid support?
- Asked by Daniel C from Evanston
- Jun 12, 2013
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As far as multiple ssid support, there is one ssid for the guest network & one ssid for the primary network.
The guest network is completely disparate from the primary network, with no vlan tagging support within the controlling software for either network.
I know it's not a happy answer, but it answers your question.
- Answered by Norman L from Richardson
- Sep 26, 2013
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is there a monthly subscription
- Asked by Martin B
- Jun 18, 2013
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No, not outside your monthly internet bill. If you have a Mac the APE takes literally 5 mins to instal.
- Answered by Shane R from Vancouver
- Jun 25, 2013
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Can usb speakers be connected to this device?
- Asked by Jack D from Waianae
- Jun 13, 2015
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Can this replace my current cisco router?
- Asked by Clayton M from Houston
- Jun 11, 2013
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I have an airport express can I connect it directly to a modem, extend from there to another room i.e. my Office and then use a time capsule
I have an airport express can I connect it directly to a modem, so I can use this downstairs for wifi and then run ethernet cable form it upstairs to my Office and then connect it to a time capsule or Airport extreme.
If this is a good way to do it what would be the best modem? UK on virgin broadband NOT cable :(
OR is there a better way??????
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does the airport extreme supports upnp? required by my camera system
or how to forward the HTTP, RTSP and the server port?
- Asked by Moises M from Las Vegas
- Dec 11, 2015
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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
- Feb 2, 2017
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Will the new AirPort Extreme work with Mac OSX 10.6.8?
I need to replace my old AirPort Extreme but still use Snow Leopard on my MacBook.
- Asked by Marcelle D S from Boerne
- Nov 4, 2014
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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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is the warranty on airport extreme country specific
Can I purchase an airport extreme from abroad as you get refurbished ones there, and will the warranty still hold good in India.
- Asked by Javid N
- Jul 10, 2014
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