Airport Extreme and Time Capsule are upgraded to accommodate 802.11 ac WiFi


If there was a product that I expected, but that I did not think about would be presented in this keynote, it was the renewal of its range of bases Airport Extreme and Time Capsule, which, like all the novelties presented, have arrived with force although they were not devoted the same attention and time during the conference as to other products with more traction.

However, if we look closely at the design, since it is the first thing that enters the eyes as is evident, it is similar to taking the base of the Airport Express and lengthening it vertically with all the connections equally arranged vertically. If they had told me a few months ago that these would be the new bases, I would have thought it was a render of an elongated airport express.

We have to remember that the new Wi-Fi protocol that integrates this renewed Apple router it is up to two times faster than the previous Wi-Fi N protocol where the theoretical maximum was situated at 600 Mbps. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi 802.11ac protocol the possibilities are greatly expanded since we can achieve rates of between 1 to 1,3 Gbps in speed, although as always happens in wireless networks They will not be sustained, being highly influenced by obstacles, the transmission channel ...


As we can see from the image, the router has three Gigabit Ethernet LAN access ports, one for access to the WAN, the typical usb port to connect a printer or disk to store our backup copies and the power port. Going back to the design, the more I see it, the more I like it since although it is higher the base is smaller and the layout is less conventional.


The Airport Extreme is priced at € 199, while the 2Tb and 3Tb Time Capsules start with prices ranging from € 299 to € 399 respectively.

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