reasons to buy AP Extreme over AP Express

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2ms, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone list the reasons to buy the much more expensive Airport Extreme over buying an Airport Express?

    Similarly, could someone list advantages of having a Timecapsule over an Airport (or other wi-fi router for that matter) connected to an external hard drive?

    I live in a one-story apartment so I'm only ever like 50ft away from router.
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Express: Set up a wireless network including the ability to plug in a printer for use wirelessly. Will stream music from your computer to a stereo. Small, allowing you to carry it with you and set up a wireless network in a hotel room (which generally have a single wired connection anchored to a desk).

    Extreme: As above but not really portable. Will not stream music but will allow you to directly connect up to three ethernet devices for faster internet access. Can plug a printer or disk drive into it for wireless access. Allows dual band access and the creation of a guest network.

    Time Capsule: As above but with a HD built in allowing wireless access to both a printer and the HD. If you know you want to use Time Machine wirelessly this is the simplest solution.

    I hope this helps.
     

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