It’s true that the Apple AirPort Extreme is expensive but it offers the amazingly best experiences to its users in many ways. Although the absence of some advanced features might make some power users to back out, in the question of wireless speed, this router is just outstanding. The brilliantly-designed AirPort Extreme device is featured with six internal antennae and it offers simultaneous dual-band wireless networks accompanied by the support for all wireless bands. A limited set of connectors are there at the rear part, although a single USB 2.0 port, one Ethernet port for a WAN connection, and three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports are there. This incredible router is designed with simplicity and ease of setup in mind, either through a Mac or an iPhone or iPad. Rather than the usual web-browser-based administration interface, a separated software application, AirPort Utility, has been built into OS X. It actually detects the router automatically and the configuration screens load speeder, as compared to on a browser-based interface. However, some settings have a requirement of a complete reboot. The AirPort Extreme (version 6) is featured with simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz as well as 5GHz 802.11ac wireless, Ethernet network or cable modem, Gigabit Ethernet WAN port in order to connect a DSL modem, USB2 port for making the connection of a hard drive or USB printer.
How Can You Configure Your Airport Extreme Router?
In case you want to set up a Wi-Fi network for TouchBistro Pro (that means the multi iPad version) that doesn’t connect to the Internet, then follow the below steps:
First, you have to power on your AirPort Extreme Base Station by plugging this device in the wall. Now, you need to open the Airport Utility application. Now, in the top left part of the AirPort Utility dialog, you have to click on “Other Wi-Fi Devices” or “Other AirPort Base Stations.” Next, you need to click on the Airport Extreme device that has been listed. But, if nothing has been listed, just wait for 2-3 minutes for it to appear. Now, under the “Network Name” as well as “Base Station Name,” you need to enter your venue name that’s followed by TB (for instance, MyVenueNameTB).
Next, you have to enter a password that’s both easy-to-remember yet secure and then just type it in once more in the “Verify” field. It’s better to have a paper record of this password so that you could remind it later. TouchBistro can’t recover it for you. It’s time to click on “Next.” In case your AirPort Extreme Router has not been connected to a modem, just click on “Next.” You need to choose “Don’t Send” followed by clicking “Next.” Be patient and it will continue its setup process. A notification would pop up when it gets completed. Next, you have to click on “Done” once the notification appears in the bottom right-hand corner.
Next, you need to click on the picture of the Airport Extreme Base Station in the AirPort Utility. The Airport Utility would report three errors in total. You have to click on each and every error and just ignore them. When you find three green lights, just click on “Edit.” Now, you need to click on “Wireless” at the top and “Wireless” options at the bottom. It’s time to click on the box at the top and enable a 5-GHz Frequency band. Remember, 5-GHz is preferable because it provides faster Wi-Fi although at a bit shorter range. On the contrary, larger venues need to link Airport routers for enhanced range. Next, click on “Save” and then on “Update.” When you get a solid green light on your Airport Extreme Router, it’s good to go.
Some Points to Remember
The USB port on the Airport hasn’t been used by TouchBistro. It’s designed to offer connectivity to peripherals, such as external hard drives that have come up with their own source of power. However, it doesn’t supply sufficient power to charge an iPad. If you want to know more about the setup airport extreme, you can contact the respective customer care team.