The next gen Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sherman Sherman, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Sherman Sherman macrumors newbie

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    I really don't want to buy the current Airport that is out right now. Anyone have a clue of when the next one may come around?
     
  2. grimslade macrumors member

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    The new one is still relatively new, and I don't know of a big breakthrough in network technology around the corner that would precipitate an upgrade. What, exactly, is your problem with the current AEBS, and what are you hoping they'll fix for you in the next generation?
     
  3. Galley macrumors 65816

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    I agree; I wouldn't expect a new model for a couple of years.
     
  4. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah might as well buy one now if you need it. Current AE has all the latest technology.. there are no major networking protocols that will be released in the near future. and once they announce the new stuff it takes forever for the products to be made.
     
  5. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    until 10Gb ethernets around and about, theres really no way you can improve AE
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    In addition to the lack of any network technology being right around the corner that will revolutionize wireless as we know it...the form factor of the AEBS matches that of more recently updated/upgraded products. Time Capsule, Apple TV, and of course the old outdated Mac Mini. So no, I doubt a new one will come around any time soon.
     
  7. Sherman Sherman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Draft N. The word draft makes it sounds as if it is not complete. Only 3 ports. I have exactly three wired machines and means I wouldn't be-able to expand. That are my concerns with the current Airport
     
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    Any further modifications to the n spec could probably be done through firmware updates. The lack of ports is a specific issue for you so there is no guarantee that any future revision will see more ports. Given that the old AEBS only had three, it looks like Apple has settled on three so you need to buy a hub to expand.
     
  10. Sherman Sherman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright everyone has convinced me, I bought one on ebay this morning. Can someone maybe point me in the direction to a forum about what Hard Drive I should hook up to it to us Time Machine. What I have to do to access that hard drive from a remote location. Thanks again for all your help
     
  11. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    I believe there was agreement from all parties that any device that meets the 2.0 draft N standard will be firmware compatible with final - i.e. no changes that require a hardware upgrade will be made before final N.
     
  12. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, this is still a pretty complicated proposition. Do you have a static IP and/or a dynamic host name? If not, I'd say you're in for a world of pain in the butt.
     
  13. Sherman Sherman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how would i go about determining if my ip was static or dynamic. Thank you for your help
     
  14. macleod199 macrumors 6502

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    If you're not paying for it, it's probably dynamic.
     

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