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I hoping somebody can tell me how long the power cable is? With the older airport extremes one had a very long cable as it was "bricked".
I want to buy two of the new Airport Extremes and connect one to my cable modem and the other to extend my network. Will this work & how do I do it?
I want to use one as the main router and the other as an extender. If this is possible please tell me how to do this.
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
- Mar 6, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (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?)
Can I use multiple airport extremes to improve connectivity in a house?
I live in a 70 year old townhouse that is constructed of poured concrete. We currently have our cable modem and (older than 5 year) airport extreme router in the basement with our computers. The signal strength to the main floor is weak, even with a booster. The signal strength on the top floor is terrible. Can I improve wireless reception throughout the house if I upgrade the basement router to a new airport extreme and also install airport extreme routers on the main and top floors as signal boosters? Can I leave the cable modem in the basement or should I move it to the first floor where there is a cable connection? Is there a better solution to improve wireless connectivity in this home situation?
- Asked by Steven P from Chicago
- Feb 14, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use multiple airport extremes to improve connectivity in a house?)
Can the new (or older) Airport Extreme support bandwith throttling for uploads on an IP address that it has assigned?
For example: when I upload to Vimeo, my entire network access goes down because it kills the internet connection for the rest of my devices on my network. My cable modem and plan can upload at 5 mbits (600 kybtes) up and for whatever reason the router can't handle that much going up while handing downloads (coming in) for other devices so everything goes down to a crawl.
- Asked by Noel S from Rosemead
- Jun 21, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the new (or older) Airport Extreme support bandwith throttling for uploads on an IP address that it has assigned?)
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
- Dec 2, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Can one Airport Extreme (802.11ac) improve the performance of a new iMac (802.11ac) in a small Airport network?)
What type of ethernet cable to use with the new Airport Extreme?
Thanks for any help.
- Asked by Jeffry S from Redford
- Jun 22, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (What type of ethernet cable to use with the new Airport Extreme?)
2 Questions, one about power usage & other about setup
How is the power usage (what is the power usage) compared to the 2nd Gen Airport Extreme?
Can I transfer my setting/setup from a 2nd Gen Airport Extreme to this one?
- Asked by Charlie S from Englewood
- Oct 17, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (2 Questions, one about power usage & other about setup)
power voltage of the new airport extreme?
- Asked by Ravid B from Kibbutz Hatzor
- Aug 16, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (power voltage of the new airport extreme?)
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CAN THE AIRPORT EXTREME BE USED AS A BRIDGE FOR 3 WIRED DEVICES
I need to connect 3 credit card terminals that connect with cat5 cable to a wireless router that is 100 feet across a room. Will the Extreme act as a bridge for the connection?
- Asked by J Creighton D from Baton Rouge
- Aug 4, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (CAN THE AIRPORT EXTREME BE USED AS A BRIDGE FOR 3 WIRED DEVICES)
Can the Airport Extreme extend my network to a building in sight?
I have a wireless system in a guest house I've used while my main home was under renovation. Now that it's done, I'd like to extend my Internet to the house. It's about 50 to 75 feet away and in line of sight. How do I best do this? I have Metrocast as a provider and use their provided modem, a Motorola Surfboard Wireless Cable Modem Gateway.
- Asked by Diane C from Irvington
- Jan 6, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the Airport Extreme extend my network to a building in sight?)
Is there an option to get internet from another WIFI device (as a cable modem) instead of connecting the modem via Ethernet to the Airport Extreme?
I would like to use an airport extreme and get the internet connection from another router via WIFI instead of connecting it to the ethernet port, in other routers this option is called WISP. Is there this kind of functionality in the airport?
- Asked by Luis M from San Lorenzo
- Jun 17, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there an option to get internet from another WIFI device (as a cable modem) instead of connecting the modem via Ethernet to the Airport Extreme?)
Can the new Airport Extreme be used as a universal repeater or a network extender?Can I use with my wireless modem (cable)
Do the current AirPort Extremes support power over Ethernet?
- Asked by Adam J from Woodworth
- Jun 23, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (Do the current AirPort Extremes support power over Ethernet?)
can you back up more than one mac on an aurpot extreme
airport extreme for back up---more than one computer?
- Asked by Wm H from New York
- Oct 21, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (can you back up more than one mac on an aurpot extreme)
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
- Jun 13, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (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?)