The Apple AirPort Extreme 2nd Generation is a wireless router that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2007 to 2009 as part of the AirPort Extreme series. The base station has been introduced on August 7, 2007, and its price started at $179.
The new AirPort Extreme features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), maximum speed has been increased up to 540 Mbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g and Draft-N protocols, three LAN ports, possibility to connect up to 50 devices.
The new AirPort Disk feature allows users to plug a USB hard drive into the AirPort Extreme for use as network-attached storage (NAS) device for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows clients. Users may also connect a USB hub and printer.
This AirPort has been discontinued on March 3, 2009.
Today AirPort Extreme 2nd Generation is 15 years old!
AirPort Extreme 2nd Generation Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||August 7, 2007|
|Discontinued||March 3, 2009|
|Dimensions||1.3″ D x 6.5″ H x 6.5″ W|
3.3 cm D x 16.51 cm H x 16.51 cm W
|Wireless Data Range||200 – 540 Mbps|
|Compatibility||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g and draft 802.11n)|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz or 5 GHz|
|Radio Output Power||20 dBm (nominal)|
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
|Ports||4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)|
1 – USB
|Power over Ethernet||No|
Apple Support – AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation): Technical Specifications