How to Setup Apple Airport Wifi Extender

Hello, Please let me know how to setup Apple AirPort WiFi extender? I am facing some issue to setup Apple AirPort WiFi extender. Can anyone have any idea?

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Apple Airport WiFi Extender Setup

A wifi extender usually works by the connection between the current network, which is also called a backhaul connection. It creates a new wifi network, which is backhauled to your existing network. The Apple wifi extender is a base station that connects to the modem and gateway address to the internet. To set up the Apple wifi extender, you need to first turn it on. From the homepage, select the settings and wifi option, and now click on the airport express option from the new airport-based station section.

You will now get the airport screen setup, and the airport utility will start; from the next screen setup, you will get the option to add the airport to the existing network; proceed by clicking on the next option, look for your desired network from the display network and continue. Further, you will have to carry on with the on-screen prompts to finish the process. 

How Do I Setup Apple AirPort WiFi Extender?

Note: One important thing is that we are explaining this step-by-step procedure to set up for airport express, but this is quite similar for airport extreme. You will find the most recent setup instructions 

  • First, you need to find a spot for your Apple Airport Express within close reach of your receipt printer. you need to plug it into the power outlet and turn it on
  • On your iPad home page, click on the settings and then Wi-Fi. Wait for your iPad to search the list of nearby wireless networks ( this might take a couple of minutes)
  • In the setup of the new airport base station section, you are required to tap on the airport express option

Note: if you are not able to see the airport express option, try to reset the airport express device back to its original setting. Use the end of a pen or a straightened paper clip to hold down the reset button on the back of the unit for a couple of seconds. 

  • Now you will get an airport screen setup screen and airport utility begins together with the information of your network.

  • When the next setup screen displays, you will get the provision to add the airport to the existing network or create an entirely new network for the airport

  • To add your airport with the existing network, click on the other options and then click on the next

Note: you should create a new network only if you are setting up your whole internet connection for the very first time. If you have other airports installed on your network, you might also see the options to replace them and restore the previous setting.

  • Now look through the list of displayed networks to locate the one that you want to join. You are required to tap on it and then tap on the next.

  • Now in the device field, you need to enter a recognizable name for your airport express and add a password to keep it secure.

Note: each of your passwords should be unique. Do not use the same password for more than one account if the accounts are related to each other.

  • When you are finished with the following steps, you need to tap on the next to move to the next screen.
  • If you are prompted to save the password, tap on the save option to save the password
  • Airport Express configures itself based on your current setting. When the setup is complete, you will get a message which indicates that airport has been joined with your network. When you see this kind of message, you need to tap on the done button to complete the setup.

  • You can use the Apple airport utility to see a graphical representation for your Airport network.

Use of Apple Airport Utility:

You can download the airport utility free of charge from any Apple store. This utility provides convenient, visual ways to manage your networked Apple devices.

  • View a graphical representation of your network 
  • Change in the network setting for an Apple airport
  • Remove an airport from your network.

When you have installed this utility, tap on this icon then this utility open to show the airports you have connected to the internet.

Change in the Network Setting:

  • First, open the airport utility on your iPad.
  • Tap the image of the airport which you want to change. You can view the network settings and password information. To change the information, tap on edit and then tap on done when you are finished.

Remove Airport from Your Network

  • Open airport utility
  • Hold down the reset button on the back of the airport. You will see an alert icon which is next to the utility screen.

  • Now you can install the airport on another network and reinstall it on this later and the setting will be safe.
  • To completely remove, delete the setting. Tap on this image and tap on forgot. 

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  •  3 months ago