The all-new AirPort Extreme
Up to 3x faster Wi-Fi. Rebuilt for speed.
Up to 3x faster Wi-Fi base station.
AirPort Extreme goes to a new extreme.
802.11ac. The new definition of fast.
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the AirPort Extreme Base Station takes Wi-Fi speeds over the top. Now you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps — triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi-Fi. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz-wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Extreme maximises that connection as well. What you do with all that extra speed is up to you.
Simultaneous dual-band support.
AirPort Extreme features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they’ll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.
Beamforming puts the focus on your device.
With 802.11ac technology comes the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi-Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array is smarter — it knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Extreme targets its signal to that device. So your Wi-Fi signal is stronger, clearer and faster.
Designed with performance in mind.
Speeded up. Slimmed down.
A top-down approach to design.
For the all-new design of AirPort Extreme, we took an approach that centred on performance. We made it taller and put the antennas at the top, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac wireless technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before. The bar for Wi-Fi base stations has been raised. In every way.
Smaller footprint. More desk space.
The new vertical design not only improves Wi-Fi performance, it also saves you valuable desk space. At less than 10 centimetres square, the footprint of AirPort Extreme is 64 per cent smaller than its predecessor. And to keep everything tidy, even the power supply is built in. Which means AirPort Extreme takes up no more space than it should.
Go from out of the box to online, fast.
With AirPort Extreme, getting your new Wi-Fi network up and running takes less time — and less effort — than making a cup of tea. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into AirPort Utility for OS X. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Extreme and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your Mac or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don’t have to.
Manage your Wi-Fi network from your iOS device or Mac.
Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac. Your AirPort Extreme — along with other AirPort base stations you have connected — appears graphically onscreen, so you can see your settings at a glance, make changes, apply updates and more.
AirPort Utility App available free from the Apple App Store.
Printer and hard drive sharing.
Your wireles control tower.
Simple and secure file sharing.
AirPort Extreme can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network and access securely over the Internet. All the documents, videos, photos and other files instantly become available to anyone on the network, for Mac and PC users alike. It’s perfect for file sharing, collaborative projects and more.
Print without wires.
The USB 2 port in AirPort Extreme is also great for sharing a printer across your wireless network. Just plug it in and everyone on your network can take advantage of one centrally available printer. Wirelessly, of course.
The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.
• Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal. And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.
• Designed with performance in mind.
With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.
• Easy setup for iOS and OS X.
Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.
• Share your hard drive or printer.
AirPort Extreme can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.
• Compatibility and security.
Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Extreme features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.
• Put out the Wi-Fi welcome mat for guests.
With the guest networking feature, you can set up a separate Wi-Fi network just for guests. Use a different password or no password at all. A guest network allows access only to the Internet, so your primary network — including any external hard drive, printer or other LAN-attached device — remains secure.
• Go the wired route if you want.
AirPort Extreme includes three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for fast wired connectivity with a desktop computer, network drive, DVR or other device.
Size and Weight
• Height: 168 mm (6.6 inches)
• Width: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
• Depth: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
• Weight: 945 g (2.08 pounds)
• Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
• Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
• USB 2.0
• Built-in power supply
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac1
• Beamforming antenna array
• Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Number of Users
Setup and Administration
• Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
• iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
Wireless Device Access
• Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification
Shared Printing with a USB Printer
• Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
• PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
Shared USB Hard Drive
• Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
• PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
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