The Airport Express is Apple's model of Wireless router. It supports Wireless A/B/G/N.So title says it all. Also do I use it with my wireless provider such as comcast?
The Airport Express is Apple's model of Wireless router. It supports Wireless A/B/G/N.
Apple tends to name it's products differently, but that's all an Airport Express is. A wireless router with an Apple interface.
You would use it in conjunction with your home network to provide routing for the devices on your network. You get the advantage at home of using your iPhone's WiFi to access the internet through your home network.
What is better, express or extreme. Is it worth it and are they good for gaming like an xbox. And is it noticibly faster with the extereme
The Extreme is one of the most reliable WiFi routers on the marker. It is worth every penny that Apple charges for it.
True. If you want no-fuss, budget is not prob. Go extreme, although I do hate the latest shape, what's that?
I just recently upgraded my 8 years old "G" to a Dlink "N," terrible reviews on Amazon, but it was a tempting $39 and it got all the features I want. Not super heavy user, just surfing and such, so far so good, I like to gamble and get geeky with the difficult configuration.
I have one and it isn't huge, it is taller than the previous model, however it is smaller than it looks in the apple picture.
Here you can have a reference in comparison with an iPhone:
Well, I'm partial to D-Link and Linksys, no offense.I have an express and I have NEVER lost a connection. It's hands down the best router I've ever had.
Well, I'm partial to D-Link and Linksys, no offense.
The wired D-Link router I have was a refurb bought in 2004. It's been on 24/7 for the last nine years and has never failed. The Linksys router and switch I have have both been rock solid too. I've gone through three cable modems in that time. To be fair though the last replacement was a Linksys cable modem for another Linksys. The replacement gave me DOCSIS 3.0 which allows me speeds up to 100mbps down. The previous Linksys is fine, just that it only has DOCSIS 2.0.
Netgear is also good gear and they make their hubs and switches out of metal.
Yeah, we had a WRT-54GL at work and it sucked. Didn't last very long. So I was a bit hesitant to try that one at home, but it's been great.I think you got lucky with Linksys.
After their buyout, I've noticed quality take a nose-dive. A week doesn't go by without having to reboot or reset my router. I was partial to the WRT54G for the longest time.
I picked up the AEBS a few years and it has been trouble free. The only time I have to mess with the settings is when a firmware upgrade is out. Other than that, it has been flawless.
So title says it all. Also do I use it with my wireless provider such as comcast?
The express offers airplay output
While Apples routers are very good they offer no advantage (such as ecosystem)
over other good brands of routers
Aesthetically I love them (I have both, an Extreme as wireless AP and an Express as an extender), but they aren't better nor worse than any good branded router/AP.
I choose to buy them because my home setup is all Apple (MBA, MBP, Mini, iPad and iPhone ) so Im surely avoiding problems.
BTW my PS3 works flawlessly with both.