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    Apple Upgrade Airport Extreme with Gigabit Ethernet
    Source: AppleInsider.com

    The AirPort Extreme Base Station introduced in January now adds gigabit Ethernet without a price hike ($179).
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    Thats good to hear. I ordered online on August 2 and its supposed to ship either today or tomorrow so hopefully they sent the new model.
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    Awesome, that was a much-needed improvement. One more port and a web-interface, and I'll have my order in promptly
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Why do you need a web interface when you have the Airport Utility? That's way better than a web panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Why do you need a web interface when you have the Airport Utility? That's way better than a web panel.
    I prefer the web interface, because I'm talking directly to the device, I can connect to it from any machine on the network or even across the Internet if I need to. I'm one of those people that doesn't like to use the installation CDs that sometimes come with network gear. I know what I'm doing and sort of feel like the software package over-simplifies a fairly complex device.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I prefer the web interface, because I'm talking directly to the device, I can connect to it from any machine on the network or even across the Internet if I need to. I'm one of those people that doesn't like to use the installation CDs that sometimes come with network gear. I know what I'm doing and sort of feel like the software package over-simplifies a fairly complex device.
    I agree 100% (although I did buy it back in February b/c of the NAS and print server capabilities).

    What is the advantage of gigabit ethernet?
    i.e. is it something that can actually make a difference on a home network? Or is more of a theoretical thing such as SATA v. SATA II?

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    Trust me, if all your machines support Gigabit Ethernet and you copy large files between the machines, it makes a LARGE difference. Cuts copy time here in half. I have done some timed tests with 100Base-T and 1000Base-T. This is between machines and has nothing to do with Internet speed, just so no one will take this wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Trust me, if all your machines support Gigabit Ethernet and you copy large files between the machines, it makes a LARGE difference. Cuts copy time here in half. I have done some timed tests with 100Base-T and 1000Base-T. This is between machines and has nothing to do with Internet speed, just so no one will take this wrong.
    so this isn't just a firmware upgrade, correct?

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    this sucks i bought my extreme 3 weeks ago

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    I got an email from Apple saying they upgraded me to the new version for no charge.

    "Apple is pleased to announce the new AirPort Extreme Base Station.

    We have upgraded your recent order to the new AirPort Extreme Base Station at
    no additional charge.

    For up-to-date information on your order, please visit our online order status
    site at <http://www.apple.com/orderstatus>.

    Thank you for choosing Apple."
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    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what all is needed to set up the airport extreme. I want to set one up in my dorm room come school time, but it would be useless if I had to have my laptop connected to it all the time anyway.

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    Airport extreme is just the name of the base station. It functions like any other wireless router. No need to have your computer hooked up to it.

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