The difference between the Airport Extreme and Express?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Karvel, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Karvel macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello

    Could someone please put simply what the differences are between the Airport Express and the Airport Extreme? (aside from the price ;)) Are they both suitable to be used as wireless ADSL broadband routers?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. CashGap macrumors 6502

    CashGap

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    #2
    Both are suitable.

    Express - Ethernet WAN port, attach to your router.
    802.11g support
    Support for "Airtunes" speakers
    Support for USB shared printer

    Extreme - Ethernet WAN port, attach to your router
    Four Ethernet LAN ports for local devices. 100BT (early model), 1000BT (current model)
    No "Airtunes" speakers
    Support for USB shared printer
    Support for USB shared hard drive

    Some other subtleties.

    This is the quick answer, you'll get more specifics from others.
     
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Also, the Express can only accommodate up to 10 simultaneous users where the Extreme can handle up to 50 users at once.
     

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