“The AirPort Extreme Base Station is a wireless router that delivers the fastest available speeds via the new networking standard, 802.11n. Fans of Apple’s previous AirPort station will be blown away by this one, which at $179 comes in cheaper than the first edition,” Rose reports.
“The router works with both Macs and Windows PCs running 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and, of course, 802.11n wireless connections. The new standard can be enabled, for free with the purchase of the AirPort station, in almost all iMacs and laptops with Intel Core Duo processors,” Rose reports.
“It allows users to set up a networked printer, hard disk or USB hub. Now users throughout the house, or classroom, can share files and documents with ease,” Rose reports. “Another improvement is ability to jump between the 2.4GHz or 5GHz spectrum, a feature that reduces the chance of radio interference.”
“The increase speed and range – which Apple claims to be twice that of its predecessor – are important considerations for Apple TV owners wishing to stream content from computers scattered throughout a large house,” Rose reports.
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