4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 7:04 PM by ryd4fun
ryd4fun Level 1 Level 1

I would like to enter my Airport extreme and my Airport express directly via my browser, but I am unable to do so.  I type the router IP in the browser and I get an error message saying the computer can't access the server (or words to that effect).  I am able to access both via the Airport Utilty with no problem...what gives? 


Airport Extreme and Airport Express, Mac OSX v10.7.5
Solved by ryd4fun on Nov 15, 2012 7:04 PM Solved

Makes sense that Apple would use an app to access the router set up...after all, that's what Apple does ("There's an app for that"). Thanks Munas...you've given me something to think about.

Reply by Munas on Nov 15, 2012 6:28 PM Helpful

AirportExtreme and Express are not accessible via browser.

Reply by Munas on Nov 15, 2012 6:39 PM Helpful

yes, most of brands use web access to modify routers/access points/wifi etc. Apple goes its way and has an app. Most probably you did not have an app for these routers that were accessible via web.

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  • Munas Level 4 Level 4

    AirportExtreme and Express are not accessible via browser.

  • ryd4fun Level 1 Level 1

    Munas - Thanks for the speedy response.  Can you elaborate?  I used to use another brand of router and was able to enter the set up via a browser.  Is the Airport Utility the only means by which I can access the set up of my routers?  Is this a security feature?  Thanks again...

  • Munas Level 4 Level 4

    yes, most of brands use web access to modify routers/access points/wifi etc. Apple goes its way and has an app. Most probably you did not have an app for these routers that were accessible via web.

  • ryd4fun Level 1 Level 1

    Makes sense that Apple would use an app to access the router set up...after all, that's what Apple does ("There's an app for that"). Thanks Munas...you've given me something to think about.