Airport extreme a good router to use in New Zealand?

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Airport extreme a good router to use in New Zealand with a network of all Macs?

    I'm just wondering if its tuned to only work in the USA or something like that... Will it work well in NZ?
     
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    Since 802.11 is an international wireless standard, I don't see how that makes much sense.
     
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    I prefer the Airport express because they are cheaper, you can extend them and they have airplay for iTunes whereas the Airport Extreme fails in all 3 of these departments.
    Only buy the express if you really need Dual-band.
     
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    Models purchased in NZ support all the frequencies that are used here.
     
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    Ok so there is no advantages of buying a router made here in NZ as opposed to an Airport Extreme?
    :)
     
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    I've got an Airport Express - It isn't a router. On the Apple store it says you need a wireless base station to use it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure (but not certain; I've never owned one) that you can connect your modem to the Express and create a network that way.
     
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    Aren't modems built into computers these days?
     
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    Maybe we should backpedal a bit :)

    How do you get your Internet connection at present? I'm assuming that you have a DSL modem somewhere.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I doubt there are many routers built in NZ.
    No.
     
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    Are they in regular router base stations then?
     
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    Not usually.
     
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    Actually, they're relatively common here. The vast majority of ISPs use the exact same technology so it's cost-effective for the Wi-Fi router companies to include a modem. Apple does not.
     
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    Ok so where are they then?
     

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