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81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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PC Mag says:

The Apple AirPort Express is an affordable, easy-to-use 802.11g multifunction access point and digital music adapter that works with both PCs and Macs. As long as you stay in the MP3/AAC world and don't need photo or video support, it's a fine choice.
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User Reviews

80
Dustin Hess
Pros: Has all the features that most people need in a router in a small package....read more
100
Joseph L
I bought this router because my other wireless router was not sending a strong...read more
100
Frank Wahl
Love the Apple Express .... I use it to stream my iTunes library (about 10k...read more
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Model
802.11 n

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Single-band
Ethernet
None
USB
Yes

General

WiFi
Yes (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

Networking features

Capacity
10 users
Model
Airport Extreme (802.11 draft N)

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Single-band
Ethernet
None
USB
Yes

General

WiFi
Yes
Model
802.11g

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Single-band
Ethernet
None
USB
Yes

General

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Single-band) (15 dBm)
Ethernet
None

Networking features

Capacity
10 users
DHCP server
Yes
Network address translation (NAT)
Yes
VPN passthrough
Yes

Uplink

Ethernet uplink
Yes

USB

USB
Yes (Printer-sharing)

Display

Built-in display
No

Power

Power source
External (Internal)

Other features

150 feet (indoor)
Model
802.11n

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Single-band
Ethernet
None
USB
Yes

General

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Dual-band) (Internal)
Ethernet
None

Networking features

Capacity
10 users
DHCP server
Yes
Network address translation (NAT)
Yes
VPN passthrough
Yes

Uplink

Ethernet uplink
Yes

USB

USB
Yes (Printer-sharing)

Display

Built-in display
No

Power

Power source
External (Internal)
Model
802.11g

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Single-band
Ethernet
None
USB
Yes

General

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Uplink

Ethernet uplink
Yes

USB

USB
Yes

Networking features

Capacity
10 users
DHCP server
Yes
DNS relay
Yes
Dynamic DNS
No
Email alerts
No
Firewall
No
MAC address filtering
Yes
Network address translation (NAT)
Yes
Network time protocol (NTP)
Yes
Remote management
Yes
VPN passthrough
Yes

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Display

Indicators
Power