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AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme features next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a powerful beamforming antenna array with greater performance and extended range for your Wi-Fi devices. Use your iOS device or Mac to set up and manage a Wi-Fi network, and then effortlessly share a hard drive or printer with all the users on that network.


Apple price (U.S.) $199
Size (h by w by d) and weight 3.85 by 3.85 by 6.6 inches, 2.08 pounds
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi1
Frequency bands Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz


Key messages

High performance
• Ultrafast 802.11ac with beamforming
technology enables data rates up to 1.3
Gbps2 — triple the previous 802.11n
standard, which means three times
faster Wi-Fi
• With simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi,
your Wi-Fi devices get the fastest
possible wireless performance and
best possible range
• Up to 50 people can all share the same
Internet connection

New Design
• Redesigned with the antennas placed
at the top of the 6.6-inch-tall design to
maximize Wi-Fi performance
• Saves valuable desk space with a
footprint of less than 4 inches square

Easy setup
• With setup assistant built into iOS and
OS X, you’re just a few taps or clicks
away from setting up or extending a
wireless network
• Once your network is set up, AirPort
Utility for iOS and OS X lets you
manage and monitor your AirPort
Extreme from your iPhone, iPad,
iPod touch, or Mac

Share a hard drive and printer
• Turn an external USB hard drive into a
drive that you can share with users on
your network and access securely over
the Internet
• Enjoy the convenience of a centrally
located printer that anyone in the
home or office can print to wirelessly3

Additional Resources
On Apple.com:
AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme Tech Specs
Compare Wi-Fi Base Stations

On Apple Sales Web:
Apple Wi-Fi Products Page
AirPort Extreme - Then and Now


Quick Facts

Ports
• One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL or cable modem
• Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting computers or network devices
• One USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB printer or USB hard drive
 
Security
• Industry-standard encryption technologies, such as Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA/WPA2) 4
• MAC address filtering and NAT firewall
• 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST
• Time-based access control
 
Compatibility
• Works with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11acenabled Mac computers, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Essential Additions
• Ethernet cables
• USB hard drive
• USB printer
  
1
AirPort Extreme is based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. Performance based on comparison with Apple’s 802.11n products.
2 Based on theoretical throughput.
3 Wireless printing over USB requires a compatible printer and Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
4 Support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) requires OS X v10.3 or later or Windows XP with SP2 or later.