AirPort Extreme 2nd Generation

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 16 years old!

AirPort Extreme
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AirPort Extreme 2nd Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedAugust 7, 2007
DiscontinuedMarch 3, 2009
Model NumberA1143
Order NumberMB053LL/A
Original Price$179
Weight1.66 Ibs.
752 Grams
Dimensions1.3″ 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 Range200 – 540 Mbps
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g and draft 802.11n)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:2
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy


Ports4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation): Technical Specifications