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Which apple devices currently support wireless ac?
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Do any Apple products currently support the 802.11ac draft?
(besides the Airport stations)
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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?
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Does the current Airport Extreme provide DNLA support
I want to connect an external drive to the Airport extreme and be able to host music and videos that can be access from my apple TV or any computer on my home network. I would like it to appear as a DNLA server to the network.
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Will it support multiple static IP Addresses?
I have a an office with 5 static ip addresses. I use an old Airport router but the Comcast technician said we were losing bandwidth because he said our router only supports 1 static ip and all of our devices are on it. He suggested replacing it with a "Rocket Wireless Router" that he says will automatically switch between the 5 static ip's allowing maximum upload and download speeds.
Will the newer Apple Routers provide similar support for multiple Static IP's?
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Where is the "radio mode" setting in the new 2013 802.11AC Airport Extreme?
I want to set both bands on the router to wireless N. At the moment, the 2.4ghz channel is defaulting to b/g, with speed reductions on that band as a result. I have a separate wireless network for b/g devices and I want to restrict the new 2013 airport express router to N. This was possible on earlier models.
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Can you connect a printer to the airport extreme to allow air printing/wireless printing from other devices such as a macbook or mobile device?
I have an all-in-one printer from HP that currently does not have wireless capabilities such as air printing. I would like to know if the air port extreme could somehow be connected and allow such a thing.
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how many devices does it support?
Like how many devices does it allow to use the wifi at once?
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does the airport extreme support media DLNA
I have Samsung entertainment devices like a smart tv & smart dvd player.I guess my question is can the airport extreme work with a Samsung smart tv & smart dvd player with out using a apple tv ?
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Will having 802.11AC and 802.11N devices on the same network impact AC speed?
With the six antennas, will the Airport Extreme provide AC data transfer rates to the AC devices and N data transfer rates to the N devices? Or will all transmissions default to N and therefore the lower common N speed?
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does the mini with retna support 802.11ac
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Will this generation of AirPort Extreme provide increased range with beamforming to Apple's 802.11n devices like iPhone 5 and Apple TV (3rd gen)?
I use two Airports to provide total Wi-Fi coverage on my property at present and suspect beamforming may reduce my requirement to one base station for 802.11ac clients.
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Does this display AC, N, B, G separately or one network? If I connect via AC wireless, can I use airplay with a G only speakers.
Do the current AirPort Extremes support power over Ethernet?
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Does this support security encryption WPA/WPA2 (other than WEP) for wireless extending?
So I'm looking to buy another extreme to extend my current extreme's wireless network, however I don't want to run it in roaming mode (ethernet connected) I want the second extreme to wirelessly retrieve the base (first) extreme's connection and broadcast it further.
Now with Netgear routers it only supports this function when security is set in WEP or NONE.. so does this support WPA/WPA2?
Does anyone know if this has been updated from the 802.11 AC draft to the fully ratified AC standard?
I know Apple has been known to sneak in tiny changes into their products and keep the same model number and and never really announce the micro updates.
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Does Apple Airport Extreme support Fibre FTTH/NBN? Can I connect it to the NTD box directly?
I just connected a NBN/FTTH to my house, the provider told me to buy a router or buy/rent one from them. I am thinking to get this Apple product to make the out of it since all of my devices are Apple. Can I connect it to Network Termination Device (NTD) which is installed by the NBN cabler inside the property?
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Will the iPhone 5 be able to use the 802.11ac?
Will all older devices be able to use the 802.11ac or just new and upcoming products like the mentioned MacBook Air?
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