what is the point of the airport extreme base station?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobscliff, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. bobscliff macrumors regular

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    it doesn't seem to have anything that the express doesn't. so why is it still sold? am i missing something?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Ethernet output for a wired LAN, more simultaneous wireless users, external antenna, dialup
     
  3. bobscliff thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it allows for fifty as opposed to the Express' ten. The Extreme is therefore a much better option for corporate and educational institutions (and large families). :)
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Iffin' you need that LAN port, which some of us do, it's the better option even if you're not planning on having 50 people connect to it. The option to pop an external antenna on is nice, too.
     
  6. cube macrumors G4

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    The Airport Express also has a LAN port, of course. Otherwise it would only serve as a repeater (if it can repeat, I don't know).
     
  7. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    It can be configured that way, but if you use it as a WAN port, you have no wired LAN access.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Just buy a linksys wireless 4-port router. It is significantly cheaper and preforms just the same.
     

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