Is the 2007 AEBS a 4 port switch or hub?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Inconsequential, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Hi Guys,

    Can't find a definitive answer to this but:

    Is the Mid-2007 four port Airport Extreme a gigabit hub or a gigabit switch!?

  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    I believe the AEBS has always been a switch, not a hub. But I don't think 2007 version was GbE, it was 10/100. My old AEBS is 10/100 but I just checked, the (c) date on it is 2006 and I know that shortly afterwards they switched to GbE. I think you'll be OK and yes, it should be a switch.
  3. Inconsequential thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007

    I also worked out that a hub will force all connections to the slowest speed, given that my printer is T-base 100 that would mean I would only get 100Mbit connection if it were a hub.

    (But I get 90+MB/sec over my network, so that is fine!)

    Sorted :)

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