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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!
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Does the beamforming of the new AP Extreme also apply to 802.11n bands?
I am trying to determine if there is any benefit to be had by adding this device to my network that only uses 802.11n devices. If there is a faster transmission, a wider range, or beamforming I would be inclined to buy this product to enhance my home network and to improve my AppleTV response time and my Time Capsule backups.
- Asked by Christopher R from Charleston
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can i run AP Extreme off of a pc
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has anyone used ap extreme with a bose soundtouch 20? i have not had luck getting it to work with my current router and I'm hoping for a fix.
I've been told the soundtouch 20 requires an 802.11b/g/n so I'm fulfilling that requirement but I've not heard any other specifics.
- Asked by Charles R from St. Louis
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does it connect with other switches like belkin or linksys router so i can extend my network extend the network!?
for ex, i hv 4 villas all connected to the main villa through network cable, the main villa has router connected to the internet the rest villas has Belkin switch router that act as access point. so if i use AIRPORT Extreme as Modem router does it will network will be fine???
- Asked by Fahad A from Springfield Gardens
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I may need a extension for the AP Extreme due to the size of the house and the walls (brick walls). Which one would you recommend?
Today I use net gear with ac extension but the signal is very much unstable...
- Asked by Mauricio A from Morristown
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can an old extreme be used with this new one to extend a network?
in other words: if i connect the new one to my router and set it up to send a wi-fi signal, can i use my older extreme like an express and extend my network?
- Asked by Ronald S from Plymouth
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I want to buy two of the new Airport Extremes and connect one to my cable modem and the other to extend my network. Will this work & how do I do it?
I want to use one as the main router and the other as an extender. If this is possible please tell me how to do this.
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).
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Can the new Airport Extreme be used as a universal repeater or a network extender?
My current modem/router - Cisco DPC3925 - provides a very limited WiFi range. The current router resides on the ground floor, I want the wireless coverage to extend up to the second and third floor.
Would I be able to use the Airport Extreme as a repeater for my main router and extend my wireless coverage?
If yes, does the Airport Extreme provides a good wireless coverage?
- Asked by Sze Kiat N
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Can the new (or older) Airport Extreme support bandwith throttling for uploads on an IP address that it has assigned?
For example: when I upload to Vimeo, my entire network access goes down because it kills the internet connection for the rest of my devices on my network. My cable modem and plan can upload at 5 mbits (600 kybtes) up and for whatever reason the router can't handle that much going up while handing downloads (coming in) for other devices so everything goes down to a crawl.
- Asked by Noel S from Rosemead
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Can one Airport Extreme (802.11ac) improve the performance of a new iMac (802.11ac) in a small Airport network?
I’m swapping out my 5 year old iMac for a new 27” iMac, which supports 802.11ac. If I purchase just one Apple Airport Extreme (which supports 802.11ac) will it improve the new iMac’s performance, given the network configuration in my house? Here are the details.
My ISP is Comcast and I have an xfinity modem. I have an older Apple Airport Extreme as my network “hub”. It is cabled to the Comcast modem. Both are located in upstairs bedroom.
Also upstairs, in the office (down the hall from the bedroom) I have an Apple Airport Express, the old iMac and my wireless printer. The new iMac will replace the old iMac in the office.
Downstairs is a second Apple Airport Express, cabled directly to WiFi stereo speakers. Also downstairs, but in a different room, is an Apple TV connected to an HDTV.
1. If I purchase a new Extreme, but use it to replace the Express that sits adjacent to the iMac, am I correct to presume that I won’t see any improvement in the new iMac's performance over the performance I'd get with my existing Airport equipment? (In this scenareo the “hub” of my network would remain the old Extreme located in the bedroom.) The new Extreme (802.11ac) and new iMac (both located in the office) would have a fast 802.11ac link between them, but slower links would exist between the Extreme and everything else. Correct?
2. If I use a new Extreme to replace the old “hub” Extreme in the bedroom (that connects directly to my Comcast modem) it will be about 45 ft from the new iMac with many walls in between (some of which are tiled).
- Am I correct to assume that it is too far away to reliably support the iMac in the office?
- If I continue to use the old Express in the office, with a new Extreme in the bedroom, I would maintain the same signal reliability that I have now, but would have no increase in throughput speed performance. Correct?
- Would a second Extreme be needed in the office, in clear range of the new iMac?
- Asked by Dennis H from Santa Cruz
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Will the New AirportExtreme be hampered down if I Extend My network with the existing, and old model of AirportExtreme?
- Asked by Robert C from Stoughton
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How many MAC addresses can be added to the ACL list of the Airport Extreme?
I have many devices, most of which are not connected simultaneously, and I only want to allow these devices to connect to the network. I currently have an older Cisco WIFI router that needs to be replaced.
- Asked by Stephen S from Germantown
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Can the AirPort Extreme be used as a WAP or will it only route?
I need to use this in a business environment where it needs to connect to servers on a particular network. The new MacBook Pro does not have an Ethernet NIC built in so I need to buy the USB NIC or WAP.
- Asked by Jason S from Garden Grove
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