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I am thinking of upgrading my router on my wireless network to the AirPort Extreme Base Station. How would i do it, also would i need my old router to make the AirPort Extreme Base Station to work.

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asked Mar 24 '12 at 21:23

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Basically your replacing your older router with the airport extreme which is basically a wireless router with three or four wired connections. Basically it is a router replacement that your doing there. Here is the pdf file of the airport extreme.


In essense you will not need your old router any more.

answered Mar 24 '12 at 21:31

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So i don't need my old DSL modem, to get my 2 macs and a couple of windows machines to work

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:36) Declan Declan's gravatar image

THe DSL modem you will still need if your connecting to the internet. Is thr router combined with the mode itself by any chance? Is it an all in one router and modem combined Declan?

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:40) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

is the router i have now is the Belkin Wireless-G Router, Could you give me more info i this router foes years and needs an upgrade and hoping to get a airport extreme

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:45) Declan Declan's gravatar image

If you still need to connect to the internet yes you will still need the dsl modem. The belkin can be removed from the set up and the airport extreme can be put the belkins place.

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:46) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Ok I still want to keep my wireless connection though out the house so i just need to keep my old router and just connect the apple extreme. But is this upgrading my router if i am still using my old one for the setup. i am confused

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:48) Declan Declan's gravatar image

Declan the new airport extreme has wireless built in as well as a wired connection. the Belkin will not be required. All your going to do is turn off the belkin. Place the the dsl modem cable that went to your belkin and place it on the new airport extreme. the new power supply will be used. And other wired connections for the other computers that went to your old belkin for the computers will connect to the new airport extreme. Once you have it connected that way. in the manual of the airplort extreme will be an IP address very similar to like the Belkin to go through the set up for the connection and establish the wireless connection at the same time. you need to have at least one computer connected via a wired connection to the new airport extreme in order to do it. It is an easy set up to do and not really confusing.

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:53) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Ok just to verify I don't need my old router but the phone cable that is going into my old one will be going into my apple extreme, also plug my iMac into for to set it up then i can put my iMac then back to wireless.

Also how will i know the if the apple extreme is compatible to my windows machines

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:00) Declan Declan's gravatar image

Ok take a look at the back of the belkin. Those big telephone wires that are there.(those are what we call networking cables.) What your going to do when you are going to get the airport extreme. You'll bring the airport extreme right next to your belkin. Your going to take the cable that goes into the Wan port on the Belkin. You'll bring that over to the WAN of the airport extreme. The same thing will go for the others that are on your Belkin to the the new airport extreme. Once you have that done. And power it up it will be almost ready to go. In the PDF link that I have provided above is the manual for the airport extreme. It will give you the detailed instructions on how to connect to the wireless. In the manual it also states that it is compatible with windows both wired and wireless. Minimum windows XP.

You will no longer need your old belkin router after doing this. Since the airport extreme is a router and wireless combined. that will work with DSL and cable modems.

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:11) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

So when i am setting it up in airport Utility will have to set it up as "I want to create a new wireless network" or " I want to replace an existing base station or wireless router with Airport Extreme"

Thanks for the help =D

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:17) Declan Declan's gravatar image

Replace an existing base station or wireless router with Airport extreme. Your going to have to do that part on your own from there. Apple tech support will also help you out on that part if you are not too sure. I used to work for a call centre that dealt with internet connections set-up for the internet.

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:21) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

How will i know if my windows machines awe compatiable with the apple extreme not windows in general with the wifi connection

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:26) Declan Declan's gravatar image

Take a look at the page 20 on the pdf file of the link there is some software that you will load it into your windows machines that will recognise it if your using wireless on them. And you will be able to connect to it. It is all there in the manual. And gives you a description on what to do.

(Mar 24 '12 at 22:32) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image
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No. The answer is no. The base station has a router already built in.


answered Mar 24 '12 at 21:31

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DJ Scooby Doo

Just like I had said DJ Scooby Doo. LOL sorry it is a Saturday night and I am feeling kind of goody but not to the extreme.

(Mar 24 '12 at 21:35) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image
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