No, they are a full-fledged base station. Look at the "On The Go" tab at apple's site. It states you can use it at a hotel without wireless, by plugging in your wired network cable (assuming the hotel has wired internet/ethernet), and plugging the AirPort Express box in.Graeme43 said:im sure you can do that with them all anyway but thats a perfect excuse to get one if you already have airport extreme
forza said:I'm here to add to the bitter conglomerate that recently purchased (last 10 days) an Airport Extreme without knowing about the release of Express.
Maybe I'll be able to land one of those post-10 day discounts if Apple knocks a few bucks off the Extreme, which interestingly, is about $70USD more expensive than the Express.
In any case, the Express is more for the philanthropic type who is interested in taking control of convention halls and hotel rooms. I'm a Wi-Fi newbie so the Extreme is sufficient; further, I have convinced myself that the range on the larger (by mass) Extreme is better.
forza said:further, I have convinced myself that the range on the larger (by mass) Extreme is better.