Use for dead Airport Extreme


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 27, 2009
My WAN port went out on my Airport extreme. I replaced it with another wireless router and want to find a use for the old AE. I have some equipment in my home theater that would benefit from a wired ethernet connection. Can I use my old AE at my home theater location to connect to my wireless network and allow the peripherals (XBOX360, Wii, Blue Ray, etc.) to connect to the internet through the ethernet ports?


macrumors 6502
Jul 14, 2011
If your replacement was another AE, I believe you can use bridged mode to extend the wireless network and give the wired LAN ports access to the network (I have not personally tried this).

If the new router is not an AE, I do not think this would work. Someone here will most assuredly have more experience with this.
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