- •Getting Started
- •Ports on Your AirPort Extreme
- •Plugging In Your AirPort Extreme
- •The AirPort Extreme Status Light
- •Setting Up Your AirPort Extreme
- •Setting Up AirPort Extreme Using a Mac
- •Setting Up AirPort Extreme Using an iOS device
- •Setting Advanced Options
- •Using Time Machine with Your AirPort Extreme
- •Adding a WPS Printer to Your Password-Protected Network
- •Tips and Troubleshooting
- •Best Locations for AirPort Extreme
- •Avoiding Interference
- •If You Can’t Connect to the Internet
- •If You Forget Your AirPort Extreme or Network Password
- •If Your AirPort Extreme Isn’t Responding
- •If Your AirPort Extreme Status Light Flashes Amber
- •If You Want to Update Your AirPort Extreme Software
5 Getting Started
7Ports on Your AirPort Extreme
8Plugging In Your AirPort Extreme
9The AirPort Extreme Status Light
11 Setting Up Your AirPort Extreme
11Setting Up AirPort Extreme Using a Mac
12Setting Up AirPort Extreme Using an iOS device
12Setting Advanced Options
13Using Time Machine with Your AirPort Extreme
14Adding a WPS Printer to Your
15Tips and Troubleshooting
15Best Locations for AirPort Extreme
16If You Can’t Connect to the Internet
17If You Forget Your AirPort Extreme or Network Password
18 If Your AirPort Extreme Isn’t Responding
18If Your AirPort Extreme Status Light Flashes Amber
19If You Want to Update Your AirPort Extreme Software
20Learning More, Service, and Support
22 AirPort Extreme Specifications and Safety Guidelines
Congratulations on purchasing your AirPort Extreme Base Station. Read this guide to get started.
AirPort Extreme is a fully featured
ÂÂ A 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) network for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n devices, such as iPhone, iPod touch, and older computers
ÂÂ A 5 GHz network for 802.11n, 802.11a, and 802.11ac devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and newer computers
Power cord (Your power cord may look different.)
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Ports on Your AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme has six ports on the back:
<One Gigabit Ethernet Wide Area Network (WAN) port
For connecting a DSL or cable modem, or for connecting to an existing Ethernet network
GThree Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) ports
For connecting Ethernet devices such as printers or computers, or for connecting to an existing
dOne USB port
For connecting a compatible USB printer, hard disk, or hub for connecting several devices
For connecting AirPort Extreme to an AC power source
Next to the power port is a reset button for troubleshooting your AirPort Extreme.The status light on the front shows its current status.
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Plugging In Your AirPort Extreme
Before you plug in your AirPort Extreme, first connect the appropriate cables to the ports you want to use:
ÂÂ Connect the Ethernet cable that’s connected to your DSL or cable modem (if you’ll connect to the Internet) to the Ethernet WAN port (<) .
ÂÂ Connect a USB cable from the USB port (d) on your AirPort Extreme to a compatible USB printer, a hard disk, or a hub.
ÂÂ Connect an Ethernet cable from any Ethernet device to any of the Ethernet LAN ports (G).
After you connect the cables for all the devices you plan to use, connect the power cord to the power port and plug your AirPort Extreme into a power outlet.There is no power switch.
Important: Use only the power cord that came with your AirPort Extreme.
When you plug the AirPort Extreme power cord into a power outlet, the status light glows amber during startup, and then flashes amber during setup.The status light glows green after your AirPort Extreme is set up and connected to the Internet or a network.
When you connect Ethernet cables to the Ethernet ports, the lights above them glow solid green.
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