AirPort Extreme Setup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tekilla, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. tekilla macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Just got my Extreme and had a couple of questions for those experienced users;

    1. 5Ghz Network - do you enabled 5Ghz but then mark it as 'hidden' to help prevent 2 SSID's being broadcast? If it's hidden, is it still enabled and doing what it's supposed to?

    2. Guest Networking - Is it worth switching on? We live in a small-ish place with not many visitors, so chances of it being used are slim, but thought maybe turn it on just on the off chance

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. tann macrumors 68000

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    #2
    In reply to #2 you could always just leave it off and then if someone comes around just switch it on, just takes the tick of a box and a restart of the extreme :)
     
  3. drsox macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I always have my SSIDs as hidden. Just force of habit. I also have weird characters in the SSID.

    IMO leave Guest network OFF unless actually needed.
     
  4. tekilla thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    Great, thanks.

    So the 5Ghz, enable it, but don't broadcast the SSID?
    I can't see the option to hide/not broadcast an SSID like I could on my old Netgear.
     
  5. drsox macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Somewhere on the Airport settings, there is a Hide Network setting. Look in Advanced WiFi or Network.
     

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