How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

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These are instructions on how to transfer the configuration settings of one AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule base station to another. You may want to follow these instructions if you are upgrading to one of the newly released 802.11ac AirPort base stations.

Step One
Launch AirPort Utility from your Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Two
Select your device and click the Edit button from the info popup that appears.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Three
Click to select Export Configuration... from the File menu.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Four
Choose a filename and save location for your configuration and click the Save button.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Five
You may now disconnect your original base station and connect the new one. Notice that AirPort Utility will show one Other Wi-Fi Devices at the top left of the window. Click the Other Wi-Fi Devices button and select your new base station.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Six
Follow the wizard to create a basic network on the new device. Enter a password for the new network, click Next, choose whether to send diagnostic information to Apple then click Next, and the click Done.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Seven
The base station will now reboot. Once it appears in AirPort Utility again, select it and click the Edit button.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Eight
Select Import Configuration from the File menu.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Nine
Navigate to the folder you save your previous configuration to, select the configuration, and click the Open button.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Ten
You will now be asked which configuration settings you would like to import. Select the ones you want and click OK.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Eleven
Over look the settings to make sure everything is correct and then click the Update button.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Click the Continue button to confirm.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another

Step Twelve
Once your new AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule has restarted you will be up and running with the same configuration settings as your previous device.
How to Transfer Your Configuration Settings From One AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule to Another
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