Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jj1985, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. jj1985 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2005
    Hi, I'm a bit confused, Have been looking at both airport extreme and express, do they do pretty much the same thing? Does the airport express as a wireless acess point/router? The apple website isnt very clear.

    ANy help appriciated
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Agreed, Apple isn't very clear on the differences.

    In summary, the Express can only handle ten users (not fifty like the Extreme), only has a single ethernet port, has no inbuilt 56kbps modem option but has AirTunes (an audio out port).

    The Extreme can handle fifty users, has a second ethernet port for hardwiring another computer or network drive/printer but has no AirTunes.

    The range and speed is claimed as the same.

    So, for the majority of users, the Express is a much better buy since it is so much cheaper. :)

    Edit: thanks fayans, the Express is cheaper than the Extreme. Sorry. :eek:
  3. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    Didn't realised till now that extreme is cheaper than express.
  4. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    Yep the Express is the waaaaay better option for most users, purely for Airunes alone...
  5. jj1985 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2005
    So for me, simply a home user who would be using it with an absolute maximum of 5 users, the airport express would be an ideal way to create the wireless network?
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    You got it... :)

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