Airport Express or Extreme Router?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pak^Man, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    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.

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I think the new airport Express can do guest network.. it's pretty crazy.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Nov 7, 2004
    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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