AirPort Extreme - About the AirPort Software

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Use the AirPort Utility software and follow the instructions on the following pages to
set up your AirPort Extreme and your AirPort wireless network.

Note:  You must use AirPort Utility to set up this base station. The simultaneous
dual-band AirPort Extreme Base Station is not compatible with previous versions
of AirPort software.

AirPort Utility
Use AirPort Utility to set up your AirPort Extreme to create a wireless network, connect
to the Internet, and share compatible USB printers and hard disks. You can also connect
your AirPort Extreme to an existing AirPort Extreme wireless network.
AirPort Utility is also an advanced tool for setting up and managing the Time Capsule,
AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express Base Stations. Use it to manually adjust network,
routing, and security settings and other advanced options.


AirPort status menu in the menu bar
Use the AirPort status menu to switch quickly between AirPort networks, monitor the
signal quality of the current network, create a computer-to-computer network, and turn
AirPort on and off. The status menu is available on computers using Mac OS X.

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