The Web    www.100share.com    Google
 
Apple MB763LL/A AirPort Extreme Dual-band Base Station
List Price: $179.00

Our Price: $164.99

You Save: $14.01 (8%)

 


Product Description

The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or small business. It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PC, and other Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV. built-in firewall and supports industry-standard encryption technologies including WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit WEP AirPort Extreme works with Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV, and virtually all 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless devices, all at the same time In the box - AirPort Extreme Base Station CD with AirPort Utility (Mac and Windows), AirPort Disk Utility for Mac OS X v10.4 and Windows, 802.11n Enabler for Mac OS X v10.4, and Bonjour for Windows Printed and electronic documentation Power cable System Requirements (Setup & Administration - Mac computer with Mac OS X v10.4 or later, CD drive, and Ethernet or wireless networking capability PC with Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista, CD drive, Ethernet or wireless networking capability Wireless Client Access - Mac with AirPort or AirPort Extreme wireless capability PC with 802.11a/b/g/n Shared Printing - USB printer Mac computer with Mac OS X v10.2.7 or later PC with Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista; Bonjour for Windows included on AirPort Extreme CD Shared Hard Drive - Mac with Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later PC with Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista; Bonjour for Windows included on AirPort Extreme CD

Features:
  • Easy wireless networking: In minutes, you and up to 50 others can hook up your Mac computers or PCs.
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi: works simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
  • Guest networking: you can set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password for your visitors.
  • Strong security and access control.
  • Works with iPhone, Apple TV and more.

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent
    This is really the best router out there. Configuration is easy, the double band is great. And I don't even use all its features. Highly recommended, worth spending a few more dollars to get the best product....more info
  • Apple Airport Extreme Router
    Arrived sooner than expected, works great, and easy to set up (once we hit the reset button--until then, it had a flashing yellow light and worked intermittently, instead of having a solid green light and working reliably). I like the security features, and it is a great convenience to have a USB device available on the wireless network (printer, shared hard disk). I had hoped that our old G4 iBook would be able to use the network from a greater distance away from the router, but there is no improvement over our old Linksys router in that regard. The big improvement is having a more stable Internet connection....more info
  • Why didn't I get this one sooner??
    I had a "pre-N" router that worked well for me for several years, until it started "forgetting" its settings and disconnecting repeatedly.

    So I looked for a replacement and picked this. It's been GREAT. My previous router was solid, yet this one blows it out of the water. The connections are solid, and the data rates are much higher everywhere (even on the direct connections).

    I haven't tried the USB port, but I like the "Guest Network" feature.

    The installation was a breeze. The hardest part was coming up with good names for everything (decisions, decisions). It's also very easy to modify the settings, although I found in rare cases there's almost no information about what the choices mean.

    Some people have mentioned trouble with the 7.4.1 upgrade, but I haven't had any issues with that, either....more info
  • It depends.
    If you have a typical seperate home with 2.4 recent Macs, a cable modem and a USB attached printer this is a 5+ star device. You install the software, attach everything to the the Airport Extreme, plug it in and run the setup utility. Basically you have to set a few passwords and hit Continue about 5 times. And zap, you have a functioning, high speed network. No kidding - lengthy reviews not needed, this is the fastest network setup I've ever seen.

    However, if you are a bit non-standard -

    So my main machine is an ancient titanium powerbook. I have a new Mac Pro 2.93 GHz coming, but for now I'm considered primitive. I have an ethernet connected HP 2600n printer. And I live in a condo complex where everyone seems to have a network. I'll just tell you my story.

    The installation went just as I described. I thought I was in heaven. Then, all of a sudden, I got a message about a secondary router and everything slowed down to a crawl. In the process of trying things out the router just quit and I had to go back to the Apple store and swap it for a new one. I brought that one home and went through the setup and all was fine again. Then, a few hours later, I had the same thing happen. This time I stayed away from the reset button and carefully went through the manual options. Suddenly I realized that the Extreme had dropped the 2.4 GHz signal from channel 11 where I had it set to channel 6, where half the routers in the world live. The silly Extreme tried to log into every network it found and, sure enough, it found on with no security and connected. It was cheerfully trying to run my network connection thru the other guys router. So I reset the channel manually and everything was go again.

    Or it was until I tried to get to the printer. Then nothing - it was on another planet. It was only when I once again went through all the manual options on the Extreme that I discovered that it set itself up with a subnet address of 10.0.1.2. This is perfectly reasonable, but most of us old guys are set up as 192.168.1.1. My printer, which has a hard set address, had fallen out of the universe. Once I changed the printer address and reserved it on the Extreme everything worked again. There is nothing wrong with this process, but most people know very little about network addresses. I'm in IT and it still took me a bit to figure it out.

    So my main point is really that the control program for the Extreme pays no attention to the original settings for the airport network. If you had a previous network and did anything special you will have to go through the whole thing again. It's an adventure I could live without. But now that it's set up and working, it's a whole lot better and easier to control than my previous Linksys setup. If they had taken some time to explain some of the to-do's for upgrading a pre-existing network this would have had 5 stars all around....more info
  • Rock Solid Router. Home networking made easy
    The Airport Extreme Dual Band lives up to the hype. It really works with mixed networks as advertised, and is so simple to setup my Mom could do it.
    Home wireless networking used to be a challenge but now it's plug and play.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to make such great equipment!...more info
  • I'm returning this thing in the morning!
    Absolutely horrific! I bought this to access my external harddrive wirelessly. It is connected to a cable modem via an ethernet cable to the WAN connection. After 1 hr of configuring the default settings, I finally relented and allowed the default configurer to set up a second wireless network rather than use my original network. For a brief second, I was able to access my harddrive via wireless. Then I closed my window and reopened it to check the speed with which I can access my harddrive. Nothing. Unable to access. After several attempts, I ended up hard resetting the extreme station and reconfiguring the entire setup. Same thing, worked once and then nothing. I'm now two hours into it. Did it again, and yet, unable to connect to the harddrive. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Despite the fact that I have been using computers since 1994 and setting up home computers and trouble shooting computers and now playing with wireless networks since 2004, I am simply out of my league with this device. I love the idea of accessing my harddrive with all my pictures, mp3s and documents, but alas, it's far too complex for my feeble brain to set up, so back to the Apple store it goes in the morning, and I'll have to invest a whole 4 seconds to connect the USB cord of the external harddrive to my macbook to access my documents. The Apple Extreme Base station is not exactly plug and play, buyers beware!

    On the upside, the Apple Store refunded me 100% without a restocking fee....more info
  • Almost perfect
    Pros:
    - Two different bands
    - Once I got it configured it works
    - Connecting the hard drive to it seems to allow the Apple Time Machine to use it

    Cons:
    - Cost is relatively high
    - I am used to configure these things from my browser, dont like to install software
    - Had some issues with ATT DSL, figured it out in the end

    Summary:
    Overall happy with the result. ...more info