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PCMag.com has run a review of Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station and they're very impressed. In keeping with Apple tradition they found the router featured the company's standard easy installation, complete with wireless setup. The base station is an upgrade from previous models that boasts...

June 28th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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OK, so it's not nearly as exciting as a shiny new iMac or a Mac mini server, but the Airport Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule also received a mild update today. Both are now certified to the 802.11n specification (not draft-n), and along with this certification come improvements in antenna desi...

October 20th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In the wake of our earlier post on possibly time-bombed Time Capsules, there was some confusion as to whether or not the Time Capsule would be covered under any AppleCare Protection Plan you might have. The suggestion was made in the comments to Mel's post that extended coverage would apply, but we...

September 11th 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Yeah, we think you should make the switch. Let's come right out with it -- you should be running a dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi network. Why? Because the 2.4GHz spectrum is cluttered with everything from other networks to Bluetooth to cordless phones and microwaves, and all that RF interference slows...

May 1st 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Over at Macworld, Glenn Fleishman has an initial hands-on report about Apple's new Time Capsule combination Airport Base Station and NAS, and he's confirmed something folks were wondering about: "you can also perform Time Machine backups to drives attached to the Time Capsule via USB." This is inter...

March 2nd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Apple has released a 2007-001 update for the AirPort Base Station for Mac which "includes general fixes and compatibility updates for the following applications": AirPort Utility AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow Base Stations AirPort Disk Utility AirPort Disk Agent While...

March 31st 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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digg_url = 'http://digg.com/software/How_To_Use_your_iTunes_library_over_AirPort_Disk'; Last September we showed you how to keep your iTunes library on an external hard drive. While doing the same thing over an AirPort Disk with Apple's new AirPort Extreme Base Station sounds like it should mor...

March 2nd 2007 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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I decided to jump on one of the new AirPort Extreme Base Stations primarily because both my wife and I now own MacBooks, and we both have varying levels of success at maintaining any kind of steady backup schedule. Now when I say 'varying level of success,' I mean: my wife pretty much doesn't, and...

February 24th 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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While I still need to drop $180 to get an AirPort Extreme Base Station for 'review' from Apple, Engadget just put theirs through its paces. Overall, they found that the obvious upsides were Apple's sleek design and easy-breezy setup thanks to the revamped AirPort Admin Utility 5.0. In the drawbacks...

February 15th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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It was odd enough for Apple to slip 802.11n chips into its recent Core 2 Duo systems without really letting on about it, but now they've gone full-out loony by charging $4.99 to download the 802.11n enabler patch on your system. If you purchase one of those new 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Stations...

January 15th 2007 at 5:42pm 0 Comments