Airport Express Station update??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by haoqfu, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. haoqfu macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2006
    Airport Extreme basestatoin has been out for a while, I'm curious to know if apple is going to update its express station in any near future or are they going to leave it as 802.11g for a while?
  2. wangchunggti337 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    I'm curious about this too. And the fact that they didn't put AirTunes in the Extreme makes me wonder if they have some other plans. I think a wirless-n extender slash mini router would be awesome. I would guess it would be more likely as n becomes more common.
  3. macleod199 macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    My personal theory on why they haven't updated it yet is two-fold:

    1) they may not be able to cram the extra antenna(s) in (802.11n uses MIMO (multiple in multiple out)... i.e. multiple antennas on each station). I'm not clear on what the minimum number of antennas is.. it doesn't seem to be standard.

    2) they want to push as many people to Apple TV as possible.

    If they don't have an 'n' Express out by the end of the summer I'll probably just cave and buy the 'g'

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