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Will this work with the PS4,PS3,Xbox 360,Xbox One? since all of these don't have AC antennas will they be able to receive Wi-Fi signal?
I need a new router and i do a lot of online gaming and watch movies. ext. ect. ect. Since the companies for these Products use the same wavelengths for wi-fi will it pick up AC?
- Asked by Victor W from Clarksville
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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
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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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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?
- Asked by Ryan A from Kansas City
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How is the Airport Extreme more secure than other routers?
I have a neighbor who is a determined wi-fi hacker who has been able to hack into my network no matter how difficult the passwords. Can I turn down the power on the extreme so his signal is weak? What features on this unit will help me thwart his efforts? I've already turned off WPS on my current router, UPnP and all that other stuff. I know MAC filtering is useless as is hiding the SSID. What can I do to make the router secure?
- Asked by Karen E from Santa Rosa
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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.
- Asked by Andrew B from Noosaville
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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?
- Asked by Tad G from Niles
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Will Final Cut X be able to see a Hard Drive attached via USB over the Wi-Fi network?
At the moment, FCP X doesn't see a drive unless there is storage attached directly to the computer via USB, Firewire or SAN.
Will FCP X see any hard drive over the Wi-Fi network that is attatched to the new Airport Ex?
Basically, is this new Airport Ex a sort of NAS?
- Asked by Jamie M from Reading
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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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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.
Does the Airport Extreme work on rooms that normally don't receive wifi? I have a room in the basement that does't receive wifi, could it work?
The room has an electricity box but we have a tv with cable. Wifi reaches in every place in the basement except that room.
- Asked by Natali L from Vienna
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At my work I do not have any wi fi for my iPad. Is this product portable? and would it give me the same quality of wifi anywhere i went?
- Asked by Steven C from Milton
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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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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
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What exactly does the wifi ac protocol do? Is it faster? Is it a stronger signal? Do you need a computer that has wifi ac to take advantage of this?
Can I use Airport Express to simultaneoulsy streatm music and extend my wi-fi network?
I want to extend my wi-fi network but I would also like to stream music. Will the Express serve both needs simultaneously?
- Asked by Dustin H from Bethesda
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does air port extreme support wi-fi protected setup?
I'm trying to sync my sony smart dvd with Apple Airport extreme.
- Asked by Linda L from Bettendorf
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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
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what is AC iphone in 5s stand for ??
my iphone 5s is Immerses in the water and not working. i put it in rice for two days
after that , i go to maintenance in some store , he said you have to replace the part called AC in order to functioning well
what is AC , and its important to power on the device????
- Asked by Ahmad M from Springfield Gardens
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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.