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
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station
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2 Answers from the Community
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
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