Replacing airport extreme with express. Can you run the extreme as a hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mellofello, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    My 6 year old extreme is finally giving me problems. I want to change it out for express. I want the faster port an dual band wifi. My question is if I can use my old extreme as just a hub?

    It would actually work out perfectly if I stash it behind my entertainment center for Xbox and PlayStation use. Where my router is currently located is inconvenient for the things that I actually use plugged in.

    Can I expect the same range from the express that I get from the extreme?
     
  2. Ericvic macrumors newbie

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    Jun 24, 2012
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    As long as the part of your Extreme that is giving you problems is not the Ethernet ports then it should be no problem running it as a hub. You may want to go in and turn off the WiFi.
     

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