Airport Extreme ...draft!?

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  1. jota73 macrumors 6502

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    I am about to change my Linksys WRTG54 with speedbooster for the Airport Extreme.
    The reason of this change: I need to extend the range of my network, tried using the airport express so that it do WDS but Linksys does not support this.

    But as I was reading, the standard 802.1n is a draft version, should I wait to see the final version so that it becomes a standard IEEE?

    What about Gigabit Ethernet support, according to what I read in the reviews (CNET) it argues that for the price it should support this...

    any help?

    thanks
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    All n-routers are draft. Hopefully it'll be a simple firmware update on the hardware once it's standardized.
     
  3. jota73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    The latest Airport Extreme does support Gigabit Ethernet. You must have read an old review on an old model.
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    As said above, everything that you can buy is draft and most manufacturers should follow through with a firmware upgrade.

    As for Gigabit support, just because it connects to a Gigabit network does not mean the AE performs at Gigabit speeds - and I'm assuming here that you mention it for the disk functionality - far from it. Just like many of the cheaper NASs, the AE lurks at the bottom of the pack as far as network disk throughput goes.
     
  6. Matiek macrumors member

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    Are there other routers out there that would be recommended over the airport extreme?
     
  7. jota73 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok, information has been useful, yet my question has not been answered... Do you recommend me going through this change (Linksys vs AE)?
     

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