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Starting at $199.00

A wireless access station for home, office or school. Included are six antennas, three for 2.4GHz band and three for 5GHz band.

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Apple Online Store AirPort Extreme Base Station $199.00

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Pros

It is very easy to set up.

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The guest network works while using MAC reservations.

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It is taller than the previous model but takes up less space on your desk.

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This model has faster internet speeds than the previous model.

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It has a nice, sleek design.

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Cons

Every 45-60 minutes, there is a loss of internet connection.

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The router Wi-Fi locks up.

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There is no support for dynamic DNS.

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There is no support for external drives formatted as NTFS.

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The Apple Airport Extreme Base Station with dual-band support is a wireless access station for home, office or school. It features 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and provides wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices. Included are six antennas, three for 2.4GHz band and three for 5GHz band. The Airport Extreme Base Station also includes three Gigabit Ethernet ports and has wireless printing capabilities.

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What's in the box

  • AirPort Extreme
  • Printed documentation
  • Power cord
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Three-stream 802.11ac

The AirPort Extreme Base Station can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps (based on theoretical peak speeds). It features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, which transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time.

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Connect to Wi‑Fi from Any Device

It's compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications.

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Gigabit Ethernet

Includes three Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connectivity with desktop computers and network drives

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Sharing a Hard Drive

The AirPort Extreme can turn an external USB hard drive into a drive you can share with all the users on your network.

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Wireless Printing

Plug a printer into the AirPort Extreme, add it to the printer list on your Mac or PC, and start printing. If you want to share a hard drive as well as share a printer across a network, you can connect a USB hub to the AirPort Extreme and attach your devices to the hub. Share both a printer and a hard drive, multiple printers, multiple hard drives, or a combination.

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System Requirements

Setup and Administration
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
  • iOS device with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
Wireless Device Access
  • Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification
Shared Printing with a USB Printer
  • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8
Shared USB Hard Drive
  • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8
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Additional Properties

Wireless
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Six-element beamforming antenna array
  • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Maximum number of users: 50
Compatibility Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac-enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices
Security Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise; MAC address filtering; NAT firewall; 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST; time-based access control
Ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
  • USB 2 port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub, or networked printer
Setup and Administration
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
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