Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (MD031X/A)
Introducing the new AirPort Extreme Base Station, the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and business. As it blankets your space with a blazing-fast, secure wireless network, it opens up a world of possibilities for home entertainment, backups, printing, and more.
• 802.11 a, b, g, wifi and n certified
• up to 25% better range
• up to 50% better performance
With the new AirPort Extreme Base Station, you and up to 50 of your friends, colleagues, or family members can enjoy a robust wireless network offering up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of networks created with the earlier 802.11g standard.
Easy as a Mac.
Setting up a network should be as easy as setting up a Mac. And it is — if you’re using a new AirPort Extreme, which features a completely redesigned setup utility. Just take the AirPort Extreme out of the box. Plug it in. Install the software, and in five minutes or less, you’re good to go.
Just 6.5 inches square and 1.3 inches tall, the new AirPort Extreme features a simple, elegant design that will fit almost anywhere — your desk, a table, a bookshelf, or any flat surface.
Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification, AirPort Extreme features three antennas and uses a technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to transmit multiple data streams simultaneously. The result? AirPort Extreme delivers data transfer speeds up to five times those of previous-generation 802.11g wireless networks — while achieving up to twice the range.1 And with its support for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless frequencies, AirPort Extreme reduces the possibility of interference from appliances and cordless phones that use the 2.4GHz frequency.
Instant drive sharing.
New to AirPort Extreme, AirPort Disk turns almost any external USB hard drive into a shared drive. Simply connect the drive to the USB port on the back of your AirPort Extreme and — voila — all the documents, videos, photos, and other files on the drive instantly become available to anyone on the secure network, Mac and PC alike. It’s perfect for backups, collaborative projects, and more.
Print without wires.
The same USB port does double duty by letting you share a printer throughout the network. When it’s time to print those photos, proposals, or homework assignments, AirPort Extreme and the Mac- and PC-compatible Bonjour networking technology let everyone in the house, office, or classroom take advantage of one centrally available printer. Wirelessly, of course.
It starts with the industry-standard encryption technologies built into AirPort Extreme, including WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit WEP. When you turn on encryption — easy to do using AirPort Utility — you’ll ensure that only people with the correct password can join your wireless network.
Parent easy, kid safe.
A useful new access control feature lets you decide not only who accesses your network but also when they can access it. If you’ve got kids with their own computers, for example, you can control the times they’re allowed to access the network. They can have accounts that are available only at certain hours of the day — for example, when you can be home to keep an eye on them.
The AirPort Extreme Base Station features 802.11n2, the next-generation high-speed wireless technology included with most shipping Mac computers and some newer PCs with compatible cards. And the AirPort Extreme is also Wi-Fi CERTIFIED to work with the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless standards — which means the systems you’re already using will work seamlessly with the new base station.
* 802.11a/b/g Wireless Protocols
* AirPort Extreme is Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11n draft 2.0 (Firmware version 7.2.1)
* 2.4GHz or 5GHz Frequency Bands
* 20 dBm (nominal Radio output power)
* Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Mac computers and Windows-based PCs
* NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
* Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)3
* Wireless security (WEP) configurable for 40-bit and 128-bit encryption
* MAC address filtering
* NAT firewall
* Support for RADIUS authentication
802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST
* Time-based access control
* One Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL or cable modem
* Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting computers or network devices
* USB port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive
* 802.11n wireless
Length x Width: 165mm x 165mm
Weight: 753 grams