Airport Express or Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sketdansu, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. sketdansu macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    which will suffice for my needs? Express or Extreme?

    I live in a split level home with 3 bedrooms and a den (each w/ comp)
  2. JTA60288 macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Henderson, Nevada
    The Express will be fine if you just need an access point/range extender. It can do AirTunes and hook your computers up to a wireless print setup but you can't do use the USB port for a hard drive and have network storage with the express.
  3. kppolich macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    why not get both? i have the AEBS and love it, but would also like an express somewhere in my place for airtunes/printing/etc
  4. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    You might want to do a little research regarding your G4 TiBook. I"m thinking the TiBooks came with a regular Airport card (11b). These cards cannot do WPA/WPA2 encryption. So you would have to either run WEP or unencrypted if you wanted the TiBook on the network. Alternatively, with the AExtreme, you could run a separate guest network that's unencrypted, or use ethernet.

    Another option would be to use a USB-11g/n dongle for the TiBook, but something tells me the TiBooks had USB1.1.
  5. sketdansu thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2011
    Yea the G4 is now just a glorified paperweight, it works but i don't use it anymore. Thanks for the input though. I am thinking of waiting for these much rumored new Time Machines coming in.

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