AirPort Extreme 3rd Generation

The Apple AirPort Extreme 3rd Generation is a wireless router that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the AirPort Extreme series. The base station has been introduced on March 3, 2009, 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, guest networking, three LAN ports, the possibility to connect up to 50 devices, and Dual-band operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously.

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 Extreme has been discontinued on October 20, 2009.

Today AirPort Extreme 3rd Generation is 14 years old!

AirPort Extreme
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AirPort Extreme 3rd Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 3, 2009
DiscontinuedOctober 20, 2009
Model NumberA1301
Order NumberMB763LL/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 simultaneously
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config2×2:2
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 (3rd Generation): Technical Specifications