This may take a few minutes. Need to setup a secure no-nonsense Wi-Fi Access point? Stay tuned for our article on how to do just that. By default, Wireless Security is set to None so that no password will be required to join the network. Enter a Wireless Network Name.
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You can select None to do just that. Resolve the problems, then click Update. From the Radio Channel Selection menu, select Automatic.
How to set up your AirPort Base Station and Guest Network on Mac
If you have any comments or questions about setting up your AirPort Extremw Station leave them in the comments below! You are now ready to add extended Wi-Fi base stations to your network.
Please keep in mind that the Airport Utility is released with a new version every few months, so the screen shots you see below may not look exactly like what you see on your computer. To create a Wi-Fi extended network, you must place any extended Wi-Fi base stations within range of the primary Wi-Fi base station.
Configuring a wireless extended network To create a Wi-Fi extended network, you must place any extended Wi-Fi base stations within range of the primary Wi-Fi base station.
Connect to your Airport Extreme, which will most likely appear as Apple Network followed by some letters. Need to setup a secure no-nonsense Wi-Fi Access point? Next install the Airport software from the included CD.
This allows other users on your network to access the hard drive without having access to the AirPort Extreme settings. Select the Remember this password in my keychain checkbox to save the password for the AirPort Extreme in the encrypted Keychain Access database.
Click AirPort in the toolbar.
Wait for the download to install. Enter a Wireless Network Name.
Then configure your extended Wi-Fi base stations, ensuring that each is within direct range of the primary Wi-Fi base station.
Next plug the AC adapter into the power port on the Exgreme and extfeme it into the wall. If you see a message appear that indicates that the Wi-Fi base station has been reset, click Cancel to continue. The physical location of extended Wi-Fi base stations will vary according to the building environment and may require some experimentation. This gives your friends, family, and associates a working Wi-Fi connection but also gives you some security. Enter a Base Station Password and Verify it.
This is not recommended for home networks. Select I want to create a new wireless network. Any questions setting up your AirPort Base Station? Start a Discussion in Apple Support Communities.
Choose None if you want it completely open, WPA2 if extrrme want it secure. Enter your preferred Password. You will need to enter this password to change the settings on the AirPort Extreme. Check Enable Guest Network.
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It's a good idea to leave the default setting selected. Unbox the AirPort Extreme and plug it in. This is the WAN port marked with the small circular image. Setting up and configuring an extended wireless network How to create a guest network on your AirPort Base Station If you have extree visitors and don't fancy the idea of giving them your AirPort password, you can create a Guest Network for them to connect you. You should avoid WPA as that encryption level is easily compromised.
When the status light glows solid green, your Airport has been initialized and xetup connected to the network.