So when will we see a new Airport Extreme Base station? I know that pidly 100 BaseT switch is slowing down my cable modem downloads. Seriously though, my new powerbook has gigabit ethernet support but Apple doesn't sell a base station that supports it. Sure, NOW it doesn't really matter since gigabit will only help on my local LAN, but it would still be nice. By the way, can my powerbook read and transfer data off it's hard drive that fast? Apple's store says YES. Apparently the data transfer rate on the hard drive is only 100MB/s. so what good is the gigabit ethernet unless I'm moving the contents of RAM around? Woopsie, it turns out I was confusing MB (megabytes) and Mb (megabits). Let's try this again. All in Megabits: Hard Drive = 800Mb/s (100MBytes/s) Firewire 2.0 = 800Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet = 1,024Mb/s Airport Wired Ethernet = 100Mb/s Airport Extreme (Wireless) = 54Mb/s So, it turns out my hard drive is faster than my current network and so could use some gigabit ethernetting. joe.