Airport Extreme as access point?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Celeron, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Celeron macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    Will an Airport Extreme base station serve as a straight up access point? I have no desire to plug it into my cable modem as I already have a nice Cisco router handling that. I want to just use the Airport Extreme as an access point (for wireless-N) and also printer sharing. Anyone doing this?
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, works fine as an access point. From memory, when you first plug it in it displays some kind of NAT error, basically because it's defaulting to router mode. You follow the directions to set it up as just a WAP, and it works fine. Don't be put off if the front light stays Amber, it will stay that way until you switch on WEP or WPA

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