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APPLE AIRPORT EXTREME BASE STATION - 802.11N ROUTER WITH USB sharing - £56.34 @ Jigsaw24 incl. del

£56.34 @ Jigsaw24
End of line, new stock of Apple's Airport Extreme base station for £50.60. Has usb for wireless printing and usb drive sharing (turning any USB 2.0 drive(s) into NAS). This is the non-gigabit ethe… Read More
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End of line, new stock of Apple's Airport Extreme base station for £50.60. Has usb for wireless printing and usb drive sharing (turning any USB 2.0 drive(s) into NAS).

This is the non-gigabit ethernet version - apple bumped the specs recently to include this, otherwise it is identical to the current version selling at £100+ elsewhere. http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/

Next day postage only £5 - mine arrived today!

Edit: can also use for time machine over wi-fi on mac os x leopard - add a usb drive(s) and you effectively end up with timecapsule functionality
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#1
Good price, since most N routers still don't have gigabit ports or have a usb port for hard drives or printers. Apple went gigabit on these quite a while back, so god knows why Jigsaw held onto these for so long.
#2
bliimey, these have come along way since i last saw one!
#3
I really dont see what the point of an 802.11n router is WITHOUT gigabit ports?

I have this with the gigabit, works very well, i send files to my NAS at about 12Mbytes a sec via 5Ghz 802.11n
#4
What a deal, thanks. I'm not bothered about having Gigabit Ethernet as I only connect to it via WiFi anyway.
#5
Is anyone else struggling to decipher the above posts:?
#6
pluves1
Is anyone else struggling to decipher the above posts:?


no
#7
this is one of the best wireless n routers out there see here but im skint :)
#8
Anyone know if you can link time machine through a USB hard drive connected to this?? :thumbsup:
#9
this has a really good wireless range
1 Like #10
ajay87
Anyone know if you can link time machine through a USB hard drive connected to this?? :thumbsup:


Yes you can. Basically you are creating your own Time Capsule by doing this.

Backups over 802.11g may be quite slow however.
1 Like #11
[email protected];3800572
Yes you can. Basically you are creating your own Time Capsule by doing this.

Backups over 802.11g may be quite slow however.


Agreed, best to do your initial backup via ethernet, then subsuquent backups over wifi wont take as long.
1 Like #12
[email protected];3800572
Yes you can. Basically you are creating your own Time Capsule by doing this.

Backups over 802.11g may be quite slow however.


Best to backup first using a wired ethernet connection, then backup using the wireless connection as it only backs up the files that change and you can always use 802.11n, mine backs up really fast and does it in the background so you don't notice it anyway.
#13
pluves1
Is anyone else struggling to decipher the above posts:?


no :? lmao
#14
I dont see the point in an 802.11 N router since 802.11 N is still a draft standard it was meant to of been a full standard in april this year, then November now its next November.

Be warned anything you might buy thats N now might not work with the final standard, although it will still work with anything thats a/b/g.

Oh another thing gigabit isn't really needed since 802.11 N theoretically can do 300mbps but with overheads only does about 104mbps.

Although good price so voted hot accordingly
#15
AirPort Extreme (802.11n)
AirPort Extreme Base Station

The AirPort Extreme was updated on January 9, 2007, to support the 802.11a/b/g and draft-n protocols. This revision also adds two LAN ports for a total of three.[6] It now more closely resembles the 6.5-inch-square-shaped Apple TV and Mac mini, and is about half the height of the mini.

The new AirPort Disk feature allows users to plug a USB hard drive into the AirPort Extreme for use as a Mac OS X or Windows file server.[7] Users may also connect a USB hub and printer.

The AirPort Extreme has no port for an external antenna.

On August 7, 2007, the AirPort Extreme began shipping with Gigabit Ethernet, matching most other Apple products.

On March 19, 2008, Apple released a firmware update for both models of the AirPort Extreme to allow AirPort Disks to be used in conjunction with Time Machine, similar to the functionality provided by Time Capsule.[8] This feature may work, but is not officially supported by Apple.
#16
how would this perform in 802.11g network, as my laptops are not N? would it be possible to stream video to front row adequately? Apart from current macs, i'm not sure any people have 802.11n
#17
shammy84
how would this perform in 802.11g network, as my laptops are not N? would it be possible to stream video to front row adequately? Apart from current macs, i'm not sure any people have 802.11n


In my experience g is fine for video upto 720p/1080i, for 1080p it can be a little trickier, but depends what device you're using/ buffering settings. n for 1080p should work a treat :thumbsup:
#18
[email protected];3800572
Yes you can. Basically you are creating your own Time Capsule by doing this.

Backups over 802.11g may be quite slow however.

Thanks for pointing this out - I've edited the original post :)
#19
Also bear in mind that in order to get 300mbps connection speed off it, you will probably need to fudge in the setup pages and tell it you are not in the UK, otherwise it only allows 130mpbs by default

I've got one of these running a 5Ghz N-only wireless network to my macs and it is great. I've kept the non-N pc laptops running on a sperate b/g network off my old modem/router. Bear in mind if you setup a multi a/b/g/n network, you wont get the full wireless speed potential you would if you were running it in N-only mode

I've got the gigabit model myself. Works very well with Time Machine backups to a 1TB usb drive. Nice n fast, pretty easy to set up. Great product
#20
purchased over phone- website was glitchy
HOT
#21
If U just would like to change your USB HDD into NAS,
forget about APPLE AIRPORT EXTREME.
http://www.addonics.com/products/nas/nasu2.asp and U'r sorted ;-)

|Kazan|
#22
Bought one on the website and it was despatched in less than 30mins!!!

HOT
#23
Yeah, I ordered one at like 16:40, got a call to confirm within 10 minutes (was missing a detail) and was dispatched 15 minutes later. Should be here tomorrow!

Thank you for this deal - I was looking for a new router and this popped up. Me and my housemate have just both bought MacBooks and quite fancied a NAS backup solution. This fits the bill just perfectly!
1 Like #24
cracker1979
Also bear in mind that in order to get 300mbps connection speed off it, you will probably need to fudge in the setup pages and tell it you are not in the UK, otherwise it only allows 130mpbs by default


Yup, 5GHz is illegal in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Pick your country carefully, since the country profile activate/deactivates available channels. I find that Ireland works well.
#25
Been looking for a cheap one of these for months. Many thanks to the OP.
#26
These are good for all you people with an old xbox running xbmc since you can connect a usb hard drive (or more via a us hub). This will allow you to stream your movies, music & pictures to your xbox without having to have your pc on!
#27
Does this Airport Extreme have AirTunes functionality? I'm thinking it'd be a good replacement for the Wireless Router/Airport Express setup I have now!
#28
Paulando
Does this Airport Extreme have AirTunes functionality? I'm thinking it'd be a good replacement for the Wireless Router/Airport Express setup I have now!


You still need the airport express
#29
Bah! Never mind, cheers for clearing it up though :) I'll pass on this one, but it's definitely hot.
#30
[email protected];3800572
Yes you can. Basically you are creating your own Time Capsule by doing this.

Backups over 802.11g may be quite slow however.


zaft
Agreed, best to do your initial backup via ethernet, then subsuquent backups over wifi wont take as long.


Okes
Best to backup first using a wired ethernet connection, then backup using the wireless connection as it only backs up the files that change and you can always use 802.11n, mine backs up really fast and does it in the background so you don't notice it anyway.


Cheers :-) A cheaper solution to Time Capsule then! Currently got a 500gb drive doing backups via usb. But wouldn't mind a wireless option. Only thing is the hard drive is noisy as, so would look at getting a 1tb one and a quiet one at that! Great price though for this. Currently got a G+ Mimo, so don't know if it's worth it for any extra speeds we (probably won't) see with the N... not in the house anyway.

Rep given :-)
#31
Kazan
If U just would like to change your USB HDD into NAS,
forget about APPLE AIRPORT EXTREME.
http://www.addonics.com/products/nas/nasu2.asp and U'r sorted ;-)

|Kazan|


Can't see how this is better value, to be honest. $55 (£35-ish) plus postage plus VAT for just the NAS adapter. What about the N router? Don't forget that this Airport router allows you to attach devices via a usb hub, so that you can network printers and hard drives at the same time.
#32
Ordered earlier and just realized that the extreme does not have a modem so i wil still have to use my sky broadband router/modem :x

I purchased the express earlier this year and found out that had no modem too, so i returned it.

Can i buy a Apple USB modem and connect it to the extreme USB connector and get rid of my Sky router?
#33
The apple usb modem isn't an adsl modem. You will still need your sky modem.

spraint
Yup, 5GHz is illegal in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Pick your country carefully, since the country profile activate/deactivates available channels. I find that Ireland works well.


Very interesting I will be checking into that when it arrives. Thanks for the tip.
#34
spraint
Can't see how this is better value, to be honest. $55 (£35-ish) plus postage plus VAT for just the NAS adapter. What about the N router? Don't forget that this Airport router allows you to attach devices via a usb hub, so that you can network printers and hard drives at the same time.


It's new product so soon it'll be available in UK.
It's not just NAS adapter. It can also be used as a print server or as a Bit-Torrent downloading appliance. I'm just saying it's great thing (and cheaper then...) for someone who has already router and just need to attach his USB HDD to the network.

|Kazan|
#35
releaseyourself
Ordered earlier and just realized that the extreme does not have a modem so i wil still have to use my sky broadband router/modem :x

I purchased the express earlier this year and found out that had no modem too, so i returned it.

Can i buy a Apple USB modem and connect it to the extreme USB connector and get rid of my Sky router?


In a word no, you can use an ethernet modem such as the X-Modem http://www.adslnation.com/products/xmodem-m3.php but not with sky as Sky do not give you a password to use with 3rd party modems, forcing you to use their router.
#36
so for people with sky, can we use it like on the diagram that Kazan linked to? where the aiport is linked to sky router and then that's linked to HD/printer? is that like a sub-network?
#37
Tempted to buy this. I bought a Dell server with the intention of storing all my music and movies on it so I could stream them around the house- I got as far as opening the box and unpacking the thing. Never turned it on or installed the server software or wireless card needed. It's just sat in the corner for last 5/6 months as a project waiting. Should really just sell it!
#38
Going_Digital
In a word no, you can use an ethernet modem such as the X-Modem http://www.adslnation.com/products/xmodem-m3.php but not with sky as Sky do not give you a password to use with 3rd party modems, forcing you to use their router.


That can be got around and I believe the latest routers even show the password now.
#39
Mine arrived safely and can be run on the 5Ghz frequency, thanks spraint for the tip.

This thread here shows how to do it in more detail which I found very useful. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=536214

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