The Apple AirPort Extreme is a residential gateway product from Apple Inc. combining the functionality of a Router, Network switch, Wi-Fi base station, and NAS as well as varied other functions. The AirPort Extreme Base Station is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The AirPort Extreme Base Station supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.
Apple in April of 2018 announced that it has officially ended development on its AirPort line of products.
Getting the most out of your AirPort Extreme requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
Please be sure to read and save the entire manual before using your Apple AirPort Extreme. Misuse may damage the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury. Read this manual in its entirety before using the unit, and save it for future reference.
Because of its architecture, it is intrinsically more secure than conventional routers. Apple routers, for example, have no default admin username or password, and you don’t configure them via a web browser, so normal router attacks won’t work on them. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station device. It has built-in NAS functionality. The AirPort Extreme base station can serve a maximum of 50 wireless clients simultaneously.
- 802.11n/ac Wi-Fi
- Wireless printing
- Hard drive sharing
- Automatic backups