AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation) - Technical Specifications

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Size and weight1

  • Length: 6.5 inches (165 mm)
  • Width: 6.5 inches (165 mm)
  • Height: 1.3 inches (34 mm)
  • Weight: 1.66 pounds (753 grams)

Wireless protocols

  • 802.11a/b/g
  • Draft 802.11n2

Frequency bands

  • 2.4GHz or 5GHz

Radio output power

  • 20 dBm (nominal)


  • AirPort Extreme is Wi-Fi certified for 802.11n draft 2.0 (Firmware version 7.2.1)
  • Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Mac computers and Windows-based PCs
  • NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP

Included software and accessories

  • AirPort Utility for Mac and Windows
  • AirPort Disk Utility for Mac and Windows
  • 802.11n Enabler for Mac
  • Bonjour for Windows
  • Power cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)3
  • 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 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 1-14, 36-64 approved for use in Japan
  • Channels 1-13, 36-140 approved for use in Europe
  • Channels 1-13, 36-64 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand


  • 12Vdc, 1.8A


For setup and administration
  • Mac with Ethernet or wireless networking capability
  • Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • PC with Ethernet or wireless networking capability
  • Windows XP with SP2 or later
For wireless client access Mac with AirPort or AirPort Extreme wireless capability PC with 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g card
For shared printing with a USB printer Mac with Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later PC with Windows XP; Bonjour for Windows included on AirPort Extreme CD
For AirPort Disk with a USB hard drive Mac with Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later PC with Windows XP; Bonjour for Windows included on AirPort Extreme CD
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. The AirPort Extreme Base Station is based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification and is compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g.
  3. Support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) requires Mac OS X v10.3 or later or Windows XP with SP2 or later.

Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort Extreme.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016