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Apple’s most popular wireless router product line is AirPort, available in three categories, Express, Extreme and Time Capsule.

The AirPort Express is capable of transmitting at 2.4Hz as well as 5 Hz and can act as a wireless access point when connected to an Ethernet network. Express permits you to play iTunes and print wirelessly.

AirPort Extreme is capable of supporting 50 PCs simultaneously and allows you to turn your external USB into a drive which can be shared by all the users on your network.

The Time Capsule is a variant of the AirPort Extreme with much larger hard drives like 2 or TB and implements an automatic wireless backup for your Mac PC.

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Apple AirPort Extreme A1521

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station A1521 (ME918LL/A)


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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2012
Mar 2012
Jun 2011
Jun 2008
Router Functionalities
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
NAT, DHCP Server, PPPoE, VPN Pass-Thru, DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server
DHCP Server
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wired, Wireless

Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is easy to use, and offers solid performance

Windows and Apple compatible

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Power boost offers increased networking performance over the previous model

No Gigabit Ethernet.

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