Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by schwartz914, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. schwartz914 macrumors newbie

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    Is this worth buying if I am just using it as a wireless router? I am told the Extreme is the same minus the more direct connections. Is this true?
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Not exactly.

    The Extreme has a greater range, it has Gigabit Ethernet ports (and more of them as you mentioned), and can share a USB HDD as well as a printer using the USB port. The Extreme is also missing the audio jack to use for AirPlay.

    http://www.apple.com/wifi/
     
  3. schwartz914 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Airport Express

    So if im using it as a pure router for my apt in NYC which would be best?
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Will you be hardwiring anything or are you strictly using Wi-Fi?

    If you need fast Ethernet connections, or more than one Ethernet port, then the Extreme. But if you're only using wireless devices, or only one wired device that doesn't require Gigabit speeds, then the Express would suit your needs. The coverage is great for an apartment and would be cheaper than the Extreme.
     
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  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    in an apartment, you will get plenty of range with an express.
     

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