AirPort Extreme provides simultaneous dual-band wireless 802.11n networking. When
you set up your AirPort Extreme Base Station, it creates two high-speed Wi-Fi networks:
A 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) network for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n devices, such as
iPhone, iPod touch, and older computers
A 5 GHz network for 802.11n and 802.11a devices, such as newer computers, iPad,
and Apple TV
Wireless devices join the network that provides them the best performance and
compatibility, and the AirPort Extreme shares your broadband Internet connection
with computers and devices on your network.
With your AirPort Extreme, you can:
Create a password-protected wireless home network, and then connect to the
Internet and share the connection with other computers and Wi-Fi devices, such
as iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV. You can also share files among computers
connected to the network.
Create a guest network with or without password protection, to provide Internet-only
access to wireless devices, such as computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
Connect your AirPort Extreme to your Ethernet network. Wireless-equipped Mac
computers, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 computers can then have
access to an entire network without being connected by a cable.
Connect a supported USB device, such as a printer or a scanner, to your
AirPort Extreme. All of the compatible computers on the AirPort network, both
wireless and wired, can access the device.
Connect a USB hard disk to your AirPort Extreme. All of the compatible computers
on the AirPort network, both wireless and wired, can access the information on the
Connect a USB hub to your AirPort Extreme, and then connect multiple USB devices,
such as printers or hard disks. All of the computers on the network have access to
Use AirPort Utility to set up your simultaneous dual-band AirPort Extreme
Base Station. Previous versions of AirPort Setup Assistant and AirPort Admin Utility are
not compatible with this base station.
AirPort Utility is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a computer
using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows. If
AirPort Utility isn’t installed on your computer, you can download it from
Apple periodically updates AirPort software. It’s recommended that you update your
software to keep your AirPort Extreme up to date.
Note: To download a copy of this setup guide in your language, open AirPort Utility
and choose Help > AirPort Service and Support, and click Manuals.