What do I need to buy?

I have new 27" iMac. I want to run a Wi-Fi for iPhones etc + XBOX 360, Topfield & Blu-Ray player all require Etherent Ports. Do I need the Airport Extreme Base Station + Airport express?

  • Asked by Trent C from Toowoomba
  • Mar 7, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    You actually do need this AirPort Extreme. If you have multiple USB devices you wish to connect, it's best to add a powered USB hub. If you have more than three Ethernet connected devices for the three Ethernet LAN ports, you may add an Ethernet switch. The Extreme will support up to 50 clients using its network.

    The Extreme will not stream music. If you want to add music streaming, for that you'll need an AirPort Express (or an Apple TV).

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Mar 8, 2010
  • Thanks for the feedback. I actually bought an Extreme Base Station. Best thing I ever bought, I could not believe how easy it was to setup. Hats off to Apple. I also have an AppleTV already for the streaming. The more Apple products I get the more they impress me. Was so much easier to setup than my old Router. Thanks again for the advice.

    • Answered by Trent C from Toowoomba
    • Mar 8, 2010