AirPort Extreme 5th Generation

The Apple AirPort Extreme 5th Generation is a wireless router that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2013 as part of the AirPort Extreme series. The router has been introduced on June 21, 2011, 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/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.

AirPort Extreme was updated with simultaneous dual-band 802.11n capability, remote AirPort Disk accessibility through Back to My Mac, and the ability to broadcast a guest network at the same time as an existing network. Introduced antenna improvements in this version resulting in wireless performance gains in both speed and range.

This AirPort Extreme has been discontinued on June 10, 2013.

Today AirPort Extreme 5th Generation is 11 years old!

AirPort Extreme
Source: 9to5mac.com – AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme 5th Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 21, 2011
DiscontinuedJune 10, 2013
Model NumberA1408
Order NumberMD031LL/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

Wireless Data Range200 – 540 Mbps
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
SecurityWPA
WPA2
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:3
Supported ProtocolsNAT
DHCP
PPPoE
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy
SNMP

Connections

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

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References:
Apple Support – AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation): Technical Specifications