New Airport Extreme Update

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by -BigMac-, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 65816

    -BigMac-

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    Hi Guys.

    Was looking over the Airport extreme, it only has a USB2 connection.
    I'm looking to share my USB3 external over LAN.

    Surely with the USB3 on the new macbook pro, Apple will issue the next update to the Airport Express with a USB3 connector right?

    What do you guys think?

    For the mean time can someone recommend me a Modem/adapter which has USB3 connection for sharing over LAN?

    Thanks a lot :)
     
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Damn, I thought there was a software/hardware update ;)
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    USB3 would need a major upgrade in the CPU of the AEBS. Never say never but the Time Capsule is Apple's version of NAS so I say it won't happen soon.
     
  4. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    Couldn't they toss in an old A5, A5x or A6 since they are currently using them, drop an 802.11AC Broadcom chip, USB3 chip, ethernet chip and rock out.

    and add me 1 more ethernet port:p
     
  5. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    The 3 LAN ports on the current hardware is kind of a joke.
     
  6. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    I can see maybe where they are coming from where most people won't need that many but most other routers have had 5 total ports for years and I only need 1 more....

    oh well, soon as I close on the new house I'll have it wired for CAT6 and install a gigabit switch and be done with it.
     

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