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APPLE AirPort Extreme 802.11ac
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The intelligent, easy-to-use Apple 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.
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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 Gbps1 — triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi-Fi.2 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.
A top-down approach to design.
For the all-new design of AirPort Extreme, Apple took an approach that centred on performance. They made it taller and put the antennas at the top, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. They 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.
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.
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.3
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Size and Weight:
Dimensions: 98 mm (3.85 inches) by 98 mm (3.85 inches) by 168 mm (6.6 inches) IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac2 Six-element beamforming antenna array Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Radio output power: 32.5 dBm maximum (varies by country) Channels 1-11, 36-48 and 149-165 approved for use in the United States and Canada Channels 1-13, 36-64 and 100-140 approved for use in Europe and Japan Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac-enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs and other Wi-Fi devices Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)3 WPA/WPA2 Enterprise3 MAC address filtering NAT firewall 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST Simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac wireless Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem or Ethernet network USB 2 port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub or networked printer 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz; input current: 1.5 amp Operating temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F) Storage temperature: –25° to 60° C (–13° to 140° F) Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80%, non-condensing Maximum operating altitude: 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) Setup and Administration iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3 Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3 Wireless Device Access Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification Shared Printing with a USB Printer 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
Weight: 945 grams (2.08 pounds)
Channels 1-13, 36-64 and 149-165 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand
NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP and L2TP), DNS Proxy, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Time-based access control
Built-in power supply
Electrical and Environmental Requirements
Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet)
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