Airport extreme

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mkostera16, May 31, 2012.

  1. Mkostera16 macrumors member

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    Looking to buy a new router. Iv been looking at the 4th Gen. Mc340LL/a model. Is there any major advantages of the newest 5th gen model. I just use wifi with my iPhone, macbook pro, and Xbox 360.
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    It was said that the new generation has a greater range.
     
  3. Aco Strkalj macrumors member

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    When is Apple releasing the 6th generation AirPort Extreme (APE)? I bought an APE yesterday and I hear rumors of an upgrade being announced this June 11th. I would hate to have just purchased the last generation version a couple weeks before the release of the latest and greatest. Anyone?

    Also, speaking of the APE, I was going to post a thread asking this question but I think it's appropriate to ask it here:

    Does anyone know where I can buy Ethernet cables that are a perfect match for the APE and have the same Apple cable texture, feel, and look? I like everything to look uniform. Let me know. Thanks.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Best guess would be when the new wifi standard goes live....It would be pointless to release a new model now, and have to re-design again a few months down the line. UNLESS they incorporate the new draft in the AEBS firmware.
     
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't think the ethernet cable that is similar to Apple's cable texture/feel/look would meet Cat5/5e/6 specifications. These hardly last more than a year with heavy use. The ethernet cables I've made are over 10 years old and still work great.
     
  6. Aco Strkalj macrumors member

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    So your telling me such a cable does not exist?

    What about those Moshi Ethernet cables?
     
  7. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Those have green boots and they're flat. Doesn't match with all the Apple cables I have.

    Doesn't the AEBS come with an ethernet patch cable? All the modems as routers I've ever bought did.
     
  8. Aco Strkalj macrumors member

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    I'm talking about the color and texture. They seem to look like apple cables.

    What is AEBS?
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Route the cables behinds your desk? I don't even see my base station, it hides in my entertainment center.

    And no, the AirPort Extreme Base Station doesn't come with any cables besides the A/C adapter and associated power cable.

    See above.
     
  10. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe go to a local computer mega store. Altex is the one around me. They'll have an aisle of ethernet cable. This way you can look at the cables to feel their texture. I will say all the different ones I've accumulated over the past 11 years are the harder plasticky type.
     

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