AirPort Extreme 802.11n (3rd Generation) - Technical Specifications

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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/n2

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, 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 software and accessories

  • AirPort Utility for Mac and Windows
  • AirPort Disk Utility for Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and Windows
  • 802.11n Enabler for Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger3
  • Bonjour for Windows
  • Power supply with cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation


  • Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)4
  • 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 wireless2

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 v10.4 or later, CD drive, and Ethernet or wireless networking capability PC with Windows XP (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1), CD drive, and Ethernet or wireless networking capability
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) or Windows Vista (SP1); 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 (SP3) or Windows Vista (SP1); 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. The 802.11n Enabler for Mac works with the following computers running Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger: MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo; MacBook with Intel Core 2 Duo; Mac Pro with AirPort Extreme option; iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo (except the 17-inch, 1.83GHz iMac).
  4. 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). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort Extreme. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016