3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 7:35 AM by Bob Timmons
z4h1d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Folks,

 

Do you any of you know if it is possible to connect the Airport Extreme to an office network?

If so, how would this be done?


Windows 7
  • 1. Re: how to connect extreme to an office network
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    Not sure what you mean by office network. Is this a network that someone else has set up and administers?

     

    If yes, you would need to check with the network administrator to see whether or not a router like the AirPort Extreme would be allowed to connect to the network.

     

    If yes, the AirPort Extreme would need to connect using an Ethernet cable from the WAN "O" port on the AirPort Extreme to an available Ethernet port on the network.

     

    You don't mention what service you want the AirPort Extreme to provide. What might that be?

     

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  • 2. Re: how to connect extreme to an office network
    z4h1d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Bob,

     

    Thanks for your reply.

    I was referring to a corporate network.

    Just so I am clear can I use an ethernet cable and plug one end to the WAN port on the AirPort Extreme and the other end into a network port that is patched into a switch to provide wireless internet access?

  • 3. Re: how to connect extreme to an office network
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,515 points)

    Yes, if the network administrator will allow another router to connect to the network without specific authorization.

     

    I would be very surprised if this is the case, unless the network was constructed with little to no security. Hard to imagine, but I guess anything is possible.