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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Airport Extreme MB763LL/A or MC340LL/A?


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I want an Airport Extreme. I can find the previous generation for around $60. Is the newest generation worth the extra $100. Who can tell me what's the difference between the last gen. and the new one?

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I dont know answer to your question but I have a question for you, where did you find it for $60?
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MA073LL/A = single band, 10/100 ethernet
MB053LL/A = still single band, first gigabit version.

MB763LL/A = first dual band version.

The current version is MC340LL/A = dual band + greater range, purported "faster Time Machine backups."

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On October 20, 2009, Apple unveiled the updated AirPort Extreme Base Station with antenna improvements resulting in wireless performance gains of both speed and range. Also stated is a resulting performance improvement/time reduction on Time Machine backups of up to 60%.

I'd say it's worth saving $100... the only differences are slight. Your call though...




Extra info culled from this thread: Airport Extreme Base Model Numbers - Mac Forums
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Unless you are going for distance - the squarish 'Mini style' units have a much greater range than the 'flying saucer' units, think that means Gigabit units and later which i think were also were 802.11n.
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