AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation) - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

  • Length: 6.5 inches (165 mm)

  • Width: 6.5 inches (165 mm)

  • Height: 1.3 inches (34 mm)

  • Weight: 1.66 pounds (753 grams)1

Wireless protocols

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Frequency bands

  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously

Radio output power

  • 20 dBm (nominal)


  • Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n enabled Mac computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Windows-based PCs

  • NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)

Included in the box

  • AirPort Extreme Base Station

  • Power supply with cord

  • Printed documentation


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)2

  • Wireless security (WEP) configurable for 40-bit and 128-bit encryption

  • MAC address filtering

  • NAT firewall

  • Support for RADIUS authentication


  • Time-based access control


  • One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL or cable modem

  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting computers or network devices

  • USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive

  • 802.11n wireless

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)

  • Storage temperature: -13° to 140° F (-25° to 60° C)

  • Relative humidity (operational): 20% to 80%

  • Relative humidity (storage): 10% to 90%

  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

Agency approvals

  • 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


  • 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 Japan

  • Channels 1-13, 36-64, 100-112, and 132-140 approved for use in Europe

  • Channels 1-13, 36-64, and 149-165 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand


  • 12Vdc, 1.8A

System Requirements

For Mac Users

For PC Users

For setup and administration

Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later

PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7 (SP1)

For wireless client access

Mac with AirPort wireless capability

PC with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a/b/g/n card

For shared printing with a USB printer

  • USB printer

  • Mac with Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later

  • USB printer

  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7 (SP1)

For AirPort Disk with a USB hard drive

Mac with Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later

PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2) or Windows 7 (SP1)

Extended service and support

The AppleCare Protection Plan for your computer covers the AirPort Extreme Base Station.

  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

  2. Support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) requires Mac OS X v10.3 or later or Windows XP with SP2 or later.

Wi-Fi Protected Access is a mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply). Product specifications are subject to change without notice.