Can I use the Airport Extreme as a Repeater or an Network Extender?

I work in a yard where my iPhone and HP laptop can see a wireless signal but I'm so far away I cannot connect to the signal to use it. Can I use the Airport Extreme like the Express as a repeater? I don't know if it matters but the internet signal does require a user name and password in order to be used. I'm assuming that since the extreme cost more it could potentially work with a greater range, or is it about the same?

  • Asked by Michael A from Murrieta
  • Apr 4, 2010
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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can use the Airport Extreme as a repeater or a network Extender. When you're setting it up with the Airport utility software, simply put it into repeater mode. The Airport Extreme has a range of at least 250 meters, which is about 820 feet, which is pretty impressive!

    • Answered by Joshua B from Waterford
    • Apr 22, 2010