Overview

Apple AirPort Extreme


 

Login info

 

*There is none.  This device requires proprietary software to configure.*

 


 

This walkthrough is based on the OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) version of the utility.

 

How to Find SSID (Network Name)

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Wireless from the tabs at the top.
  6. The Wireless Network Name (SSID) is listed to the right of Wireless Network Name.

 

 

Wireless Security

How To Find Wireless Passphrase (WPA/WEP)

 

You cannot see the wireless passphrase from the device but you can create a new one.

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Wireless from the tabs at the top.
  6. Enter a new Wireless Passphrase in the Wireless Password.
  7. Re-enter the Password to verify the password.

 

Changing Wireless Security Type/ Disabling Wireless Security

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Wireless from the tabs at the top.
  6. Select the desired Security Type from the Wireless Security drop down.  Select None for no Wireless Security.
  7. Click the Update button in the lower right.

 

MAC Filtering

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Network from the tabs at the top.
  6. Uncheck the Enable Access Control check box at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Click the Update button in the lower right.

 

Change Wireless Channel

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Wireless from the tabs at the top.
  6. Click the Wireless Options… button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. From the 2.4GHz Channel drop down select the desired Channel. (Channels 1,3,9,11)
  8. Click the Save button.
  9. Click the Update button in the lower right.

 

Changing Wireless Mode

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Click Wireless
  6. Click the Wireless Options… button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Using the drop down menu next to Radio mode select 802.11g only
  8. Click the Update button in the lower right.

 

Change Wireless Band (Width)



The ability to change the wireless band (width) is not available on this device. It may switch between 20MHz and 40MHz based on surrounding wireless signals.

DHCP Reservation

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Internet from the menu at the top.
  6. Select DHCP from the sub menu.
  7. Click the plus button bellow DHCP Reservations table.
  8. Enter in the Description field Xbox.
  9. Enter the console’s MAC Address in the MAC Address  field.
  10. Enter the desired IP Address in the IPv4 Address.
  11. Click the Save button.

 

UPnP

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Network from the menu at the top.
  6. Click the Network Options… button.
  7. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol check box.

 

DMZ

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Network from the menu at the top.
  6. Click the Network Options… button.
  7. Check the Enable default host at: box.
  8. Enter the IP Address of the console in the Enable default host at: field.
  9. Click the Save button.
  10. Click the Update button.

 

Disable DMZ

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Click the Network Options… button.
  6. Un-check the Enable default host at: box.
  7. Click the Save button.
  8. Click the Update button.

 

Port Forwarding

 

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Network from the menu at the top.
  6. Click the + button at the bottom of the Port settings table.
  7. Enter Xbox Live for the Description.
  8. Enter 3074 for Public UDP Ports, Public TCP Ports, Private UDP Ports and Private TCP Ports.

 

Disable Port Forwarding

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select Network from the menu at the top.
  6. Select the Xbox Live entry and click the – button.
  7. Click the Update button.

 

Firewall

 

*Option not available*

 

Firmware Update

How to Find Firmware Version

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.

 

Firmware Update

There are several methods to update the firmware.

 

  • The AirPort base station itself will check at a recurring time (default is weekly) to see if it has the latest version of firmware installed. If a newer (later) version is available, the device will flash its amber light to alert you that it wants your attention. In this case, opening AirPort Utility will confirm that an update is available, and will give you the option to install it.
  • AirPort Utility 5 will display the firmware available and the option to update. AirPort Utility 6 will have a red indicator next to the device indicating a firmware update is available.
  • Even though you may not have AirPort Utility open, it will automatically do a weekly check to see if an update is available.
  • Each time you open AirPort Utility, it will check for updates.

 

Restoring Defaults

 

Through Hardware

 

  1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an Ethernet cable.
  2. Locate the Reset button.
  3. Using the tip of a ballpoint pen or toothpick press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
  4. Release the reset button.
  5. Wait for the device to restart.

 

Entering PPPoE

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. Click on your base station.
  3. Enter the admin password you created when the device was initially setup.
  4. Click the edit button on the resulting pop up.
  5. Select the Internet tab across the top.
  6. Enter your Account name and password as provided by your Internet Service Provider.
  7. Click the Update button.

 

Multiple Console Support

We have confirmed that this network device is unable to support more than one console with an Open NAT. 

 

Known Issues

 

In some cases, the Xbox 360 cannot obtain an IP address if the Airport Express is using WEP security - use WPA2 instead.

On the Xbox One, if you are having issues getting into multiplayer gaming with this router, it may be blocking Teredo tunnels. This is a setting that is left unchecked by default on this router.

To allow Teredo tunnels:

  1. Open the AirPort Admin Utility. (It is installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Macintosh computer, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on computers using Windows.)
  2. With the Utility open select your device from the menu on the left.
  3. Select Advanced from the menu at the top.
  4. Select the tab labeled IPv6 Firewall. (This tab will be visible only if the IPv6 Mode is set to Router or Tunnel and if the “Block incoming IPv6 connections” is checked)
  5. Check the option to Allow Teredo tunnels.
  6. Select Update.
 

Discussion Info


Last updated October 6, 2018 Views 313 Applies to:

DMZ is a bit different with the new firmware. You have to go to Advanced, and Default Host is on that page now. Type in the IP address and click save.

Help just got an airport extreme and i have a strict NAT