I have Macs, PCs, a Wii, and iPhones in the house. Will the APEB support all of them so that we can all be happy on a wireless connection?

  • Asked by Kyle R from Conroe
  • Nov 12, 2009
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    The Airport Extreme supports all of those devices.

    One thing to keep in mind is the Wireless Technology these devices have built in. I've found that broadcasting one signal for Wireless A, B, G and N slowed down my Mac and AppleTV which have built in Wireless N chips. Generally, your Internet connection is only as fast as the slowest Wireless device connected to it. For instance, if I have my iPhone (Wireless G) and MacBook Pro (Wireless N) connected to the same Wireless N Router, even though my MacBook Pro and Router itself can utilize Wireless N, I was only able to attain speeds comparable to Wireless G.

    To get around this, I broadcast a Wireless signal at a frequency of 2.4 GHz for my Wireless A, B, G devices, and a Wireless signal at 5.0 GHz for my Wireless N devices. So even though I'm connecting older devices (Wii, iPhone) I can utilize speeds of up to 300 Mbps on my Wireless N devices.

    • Answered by Christopher M from Burlington
    • Nov 20, 2009
  • Yes, the AirPort Extreme works on all of these, in fact, it can connect 50 devices happily to internet!

    • Answered by Alex S
    • Nov 13, 2009