Apple products are popular due to their simple, clean designs and ease of use and it goes with the Apple AirPort Extreme as well. The appearance of this device is beautiful yet unique. This incredible wireless router is a tall device along with a small footprint but without the antennas, legs, or anything else extending from its glossy white chassis. Each of its ports has been hidden away in the rear part of this device and it holds only one small indicator light on the front part. As per Apple, the AirPort Extreme device is able to handle at most 50 connections on a simultaneous basis. As the device counts in contemporary homes have started growing, this particular capability will start appearing useful to you. Moreover, the users of Mac, iPhone, and iPad are probably going to receive the most after purchasing this incredible Apple router. Even though this wireless router is supported with any kind of Wi-Fi-enabled device, it’s actually easiest to operate within the Apple ecosystem.
With the help of the instructions of this post, you could easily configure your AirPort Extreme device and set up a particular AirPort network.
By using AirPort Utility, you can set up and also configure your AirPort Extreme device for making use of AirPort for wireless networking as well as Internet access, just you need to use the setup assistant in AirPort Utility and on a Mac computer, you have to use Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later. Now, implement the following steps below:
First, you have to open AirPort Utility that’s located in the “Utilities” folder in the specific “Applications” folder.
Now, it’s time to choose the base station and then click on Continue.
Next, you have to obey the prompted instructions for setting up your AirPort Extreme device as well as your wireless network.
In case of a computer that makes use of Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7 (SP1), you need to execute the following steps:
First, you have to open “AirPort Utility,” that’s present in “Start” and then “All Programs” and then “Airport.”
Next, you have to choose your base station and then click “Continue.”
Now, you need to follow the prompted instructions to properly set up your AirPort Extreme device as well as your wireless network.
After that, the particular setup assistant in AirPort Utility would ask you a number of questions regarding the network type that you like to use and the particular services you prefer to set up. The setup assistant would help you in entering the correct settings.
In case you’re using the AirPort Extreme device for making a connection to the internet, you have a requirement of a broadband (cable modem or DSL) account with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or a connection to the Internet by making use of an existing Ethernet network.
How to Create a New Wireless Network?
If you’re planning to share a USB printer or a USB hard disk on your network, then follow the steps below:
First, you need to connect your hard disk or printer to the AirPort Extreme USB port.
Now, you need to open “Airport Utility,” placed in the “Utilities” folder on a Mac. And for the computers with Windows, you should go to “Start” and then “All Programs” and then “Airport.” But, if the Airport Utility hasn’t been installed on your computer, you can download the same from Airport Utility .
Next, you have to choose your AirPort Extreme and click on “Continue.” In case you’re not able to see the base station that you like to configure, click on “Rescan” for scanning for the available base stations and then you need to choose the base station as per your wish.
In this step, you need to follow the prompted instructions for creating a new network.
I hope this post was quite helpful and now if you want to know more about the Apple Airport Extreme device, you can contact their customer care team.