(5th Gen) Airport Extreme vs. Airport Express

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  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

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  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    You better get the airport extreme. It support up to 1000Mb/s, but the airport express only support up to 100Mb/s.
     
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Unless you specifically want the audio output of the Airport Express, the Extreme is the more capable device.

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  4. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The new Airport Extreme only serves up 100MB/s? That's disappointing.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    The AirPort Extreme support up to 1000Mb/s, but the Airport Express only up to 100Mb/s.

    "AirPort Express includes a 10/100BASE‑T Ethernet LAN port for fast wired connectivity with a desktop computer, network drive, DVR, or other device. And if you need more than one port, just connect an Ethernet hub."
     
  6. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    I imagine the Airport Express has the lower ethernet speeds because most people use it for wifi, not routing over ethernet. It's more like an AP. And you can get something comparable but not Apple's for a LOT less. For general routing and all around use the Extreme is a much better choice.
     

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