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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac - Technical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Dimensions: 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 6.6 inches (168 mm)
  • Weight: 2.08 pounds (945 grams)1

Wireless

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac2
  • Six-element beamforming antenna array
  • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Radio output power: 32.5 dBm maximum (varies by country)
  • Channels 1-11, 36-48, and 149-165 approved for use in the United States and Canada
  • Channels 1-13, 36-64, and 100-140 approved for use in Europe and Japan
  • Channels 1-13, 36-64, and 149-165 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand

Compatibility

  • Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac-enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices
  • NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)

Security

  • Wi‑Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)3
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise3
  • MAC address filtering
  • NAT firewall
  • 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST
  • Time-based access control

Software and Documentation

Interfaces

  • Simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac wireless
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
  • USB 2 port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub, or networked printer
  • Built-in power supply

Number of Users

  • 50

Electrical and Environmental Requirements

  • 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz; input current: 1.5 amp
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 140° F (-25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80%, noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Agency Approval

  • FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada RSS-210, EN 300-328, EN 301-489, EN 301 893, ARIB STD-T66, RCR STD-T33, AS/NZS 4268: 2003, UL 60950, CSA-C22.2 No. 60950, GB 4943.1-2011

System Requirements

Setup and Administration

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

Wireless Device Access

  • Any Wi‑Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

Shared Printing with a USB Printer

  • USB printer
  • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

Shared USB Hard Drive

  • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

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  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification.
  3. Support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) requires OS X v10.3 or later or Windows XP with SP2 or later.

Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer or device, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply).

Last Modified: Nov 1, 2013
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