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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:11 AM   #1
Pak^Man
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Airport Express or Extreme Router?

Hi MR Community!

Im looking for advice on what kind of a router to out up on my sister's home network. I have myself used Airport Extreme for about 4 years now.

However in her case, given that she needs just something that hums along (with no need for a hard drive sharing etc.), and given that new Airport Express has dual antennas, I was wondering if that would be the more cost effective solution? Plus the smaller size would a small positive for her su well.

Would there be any downsides I'm missing vis a vis range, etc?

The network would probably have 3-5 users commecting to it at most, with no guest users.

Thanks!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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I think the new airport Express can do guest network.. it's pretty crazy.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:52 PM   #3
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The Express only has 10/100 WAN/LAN ports. That obviously limits the speed of your internet connection once it exceeds 100Mb/s.
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