Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jj1985, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. jj1985 macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm a bit confused, Have been looking at both airport extreme and express, do they do pretty much the same thing? Does the airport express as a wireless acess point/router? The apple website isnt very clear.

    ANy help appriciated
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Agreed, Apple isn't very clear on the differences.

    In summary, the Express can only handle ten users (not fifty like the Extreme), only has a single ethernet port, has no inbuilt 56kbps modem option but has AirTunes (an audio out port).

    The Extreme can handle fifty users, has a second ethernet port for hardwiring another computer or network drive/printer but has no AirTunes.

    The range and speed is claimed as the same.

    So, for the majority of users, the Express is a much better buy since it is so much cheaper. :)

    Edit: thanks fayans, the Express is cheaper than the Extreme. Sorry. :eek:
     
  3. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't realised till now that extreme is cheaper than express.
     
  4. Project macrumors 68020

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    Yep the Express is the waaaaay better option for most users, purely for Airunes alone...
     
  5. jj1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    So for me, simply a home user who would be using it with an absolute maximum of 5 users, the airport express would be an ideal way to create the wireless network?
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You got it... :)
     

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