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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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My cat loves to sit on Airport Extreme

I did search on Google, it seems that is is a common problem

My cat just loves to sit on my 5th gen Airport Extreme.

It does not affect wifi signal much but I wonder what kind of weight could this device support?

My cat is only 5 months old, I assume she will get heavier one day...
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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House cats generally don't get heavier than 20 pounds. The Airport Extreme's design allows it to be able to withstand about 40 pounds of central weight and about 60 pounds of distributed weight.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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My cat just loves to sit on my 5th gen Airport Extreme.

It does not affect wifi signal much but I wonder what kind of weight could this device support?
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Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

I seriously doubt it can cause any problems.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

I seriously doubt it can cause any problems.
You may want to update your link or message. Apple's page for the Airport Extreme doesn't list maximum cat weight in pounds, only half-stones.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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You may want to update your link or message. Apple's page for the Airport Extreme no longer lists maximum weight.
You didn't get it, did you?
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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This thread is NOTHING without pics.

As a cat ...I'm fond of my brethren.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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Good kitty!
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:57 AM   #8
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You didn't get it, did you?
I got it, but it may have read differently to you.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 09:31 PM   #10
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if the wifi does not extend as far as you thought it should...remember the kitty dampening factor. For max coverage, put all airports as high as possible...or even put the new ones flat on the wall.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 04:14 AM   #11
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My cat approves this picture.

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 04:34 AM   #12
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What a beautiful looking cat!

She will be attracted to the heat the Airport gives off.

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:37 AM   #13
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if the wifi does not extend as far as you thought it should...remember the kitty dampening factor. For max coverage, put all airports as high as possible...or even put the new ones flat on the wall.
Adaptor for affixing kitty to AE ?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 01:51 PM   #14
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Animal rights groups would disappove of "affixing" kitty to anything.
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Animal rights groups would disappove of "affixing" kitty to anything.
Quite right too.

Let's have a Pretty Kitty contest with pets sitting on AE's.
My entry will follow as soon as I can get mine to sit still long enough.
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This reminds me of the "If not for sits, why is it made of warm?" meme out there...

Also, beautiful cat, thanks for sharing. Love the "what???" expression on her face
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I would affix the AEBS to the wall just to taunt the cat.
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You will also get great wifi range..the higher on the wall it is mounted.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 03:34 AM   #19
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I did search on Google, it seems that is is a common problem

My cat just loves to sit on my 5th gen Airport Extreme.

It does not affect wifi signal much but I wonder what kind of weight could this device support?

My cat is only 5 months old, I assume she will get heavier one day...
My cats don't sit on it because it's not in a location that's conducive to cat lounging. In your case I wouldn't worry about the weight or the signal. My only concern would be that the Airport would overheat and fail prematurely with a cat sleeping on on it blocking the heat dissipation through the top. I already had an Airport die of excess heat and that was without any cats sitting on it. Apple, however was good about replacing it.
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Ahh yes, or the Cat Docking Station as my Time Capsule is known as, due to the high affinity of my cats for sitting/lying on it.

Don't worry, it won't hurt the device, and it keeps the mogs happy.
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So awesome.

My cats still rue the transition from CRT to LCD displays.
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Directly coupled non-ionizing radiation can't be good.
But hey it's your cat.
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should the kitty not be named 'Five'?
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Directly coupled non-ionizing radiation can't be good.
But hey it's your cat.
What? You're saying it's dangerous for the cat to sit ontop of the Airpor Extreme?


If serious, please explain.


EDIT: Now that I think about it, it could be dangerous for cats or other animals. Just keep an eye on your kitties and make sure they're not getting hurt by sitting on or near the AirPort Extreme.

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