Which Airport?

davidra

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Airport Express (June 2012 Refurb)

or

Airport Extreme Base Station (June 2011, which is the pre-ac unit)

What are the differences?
 

davidra

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Thanks. Don't really need more than 2 ethernet ports. Don't use Airplay. Are there any differences in terms of range or download speed? Looks like the radio has the same power in both units....
 

priitv8

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Looks like the radio has the same power in both units....
But the Express has 2-stream and Extreme 3-stream MIMO. Forgot to mention that and added to my previous post.
If you have a MBA (2x2:2 MIMO) then you wouldn't notice, but with a recent 3x3:3 MBP you lose one stream (150Mbps under best conditions).
 

davidra

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No MBP....2 iMacs (2012, 2013), 2 iPads and 2 iPhones. Plus a Cisco range extender (RE-1000) if it would connect.
 
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