thinking of buying the new airport extreme, could we replace the verizon modem/router

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SandersHokie, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    with the airport extreme? Or would we have to hook both of them up in order to use the new "n" on the airport extreme?

  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  3. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006
    not so fast! do you have fios? fios tv? if so its not that easy especially because fios tv uses the verizon routers special purposes (the actiontek router). So please fill us in on what kind of router you have and what service you have, i can help from there
  4. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    nah we just have a normal router/modem combo from Verizon. we pay like $25.00 a month for verizon internet. we have TV from directv.

    if you need any other info please ask.

    If I could replace it, would I just install all the cords to the Airport Extreme like they are to the Verizon Router and it would work?
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    It sounds like DSL, which means you'll need a modem in there somewhere. The new Airport Extreme is just a router.
  6. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    yeah it is DSL. So it basically would do us no good except for me since i have the "n" capability. i'm trying to cut down on the cords and crap.
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Yeah. The only reason I got mine is because my partner and roommate have N computers, so copying files between us is a lot (!!!) faster now.

    If it's just you that has N, then I don't know if you'd notice the difference. It's still cool to use to share a printer/USB drive, but ... :)
  8. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2006
    that would work fine. just connect the cat5 cable from your verizon modem to your airport extreme -- and you now have wireless. plug your printers and hard drives and scanners into the extreme and they are now wireless too.

    but -- the airport extreme "n" has a SEVENTEEN FOOT POWER CABLE that you have to try to stow somewhere.

    CRIPES! what happened to the apple minimalist approach?

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