Centralized Management of Apple Extremes
I'd like to bring my office setup to the 21st century and I'm looking to deploy 4 or more Apple Extremes around my business. So I was wandering if there is a way to centralized the WAN Management and settings. In other words, I'd like to configure all their settings from one location and then propagate the settings to all the units. I just want to avoid having to configure and update settings on each one which is what I need to do with my current setup. By the way, I'm running a Windows network, but I need to support multiple Ipads and Iphones as well as wireless printers and network shares access.
If it is feasible let me know. Many thanks
- Asked by Oscar G from North Hills
- Jan 6, 2012
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station
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1 Answer from the Community
Well you are on the right track.
But you really don't need all of them to be extremes.
I would use one extreme and the rest expresses to expand or act as repeaters.
you can even use a 100BaseT either-net cable from one floor to the next to expand the wireless network.
Set up is very simple from one computer and use the airport utility either on a mac or a windows.
This way the one extreme can be configured and the expresses can just act as range extenders. and save you money the airport expresses are less expensive than the extremes.
- Answered by Charlie B from Raleigh
- Nov 6, 2012