I don't understand this, what's the different between this AirPort Ex Base Station and the usual wireless router such as NetGear or Belkin ones?

  • Asked by Roger K from Blakehurst
  • Mar 2, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The difference is quality and technology. Apple is far ahead of the competition.

    This router was actually certified full three-stream 802.11n on Dec 03, 2009 (as was the Time Capsule) while Netgear, Linksys, Cisco, Thompson, Belkin and almost all other manufacturers still today do not have a competing router product certified full three-stream 802.11n.

    D-link had a single competitive product certified Dec 30, 2009.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Mar 22, 2010
  • The biggest difference is the fact that your can connect a usb printer as well as a hard drive to the 'router' itself. So anyone that connects to the airport express can access the printer as well as the hard drive.

    • Answered by Rioch D from Mississauga
    • Mar 2, 2010