Can the Airport Extreme work as a modem+router?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superspiffy, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    Right now I have a complicated setup at home. Since my Yahoo DSL modem broke down, I had to buy an Actiontec DSL Wireless Gateway to replace it. I guess this doubles as a modem and a wireless router. However my MBP can't link wirelessly to it despite having tried all forms of security including no security. So I connected an old wireless Belkin 802.11b router to the Actiontec gateway for my MBP as a workaround. I don't like this setup and my internet is slow. I have problems sending mail and logging to the Apple website. My question is if I buy the new Airport Extreme, can that take the place of the Actiontec gateway and work as a modem+router?

    Edit: Also, can I hookup an external hdd to the Airport and have be accessible over the internet?
  2. mrbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    There's no modem in the Airport Extreme. It is just a router and wireless gateway.

    No. It will be accessible to the computers on the LAN, but that is it.

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