The Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station is a wireless router that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2007 as part of the AirPort Base Station series. The base station has been introduced on January 7, 2003, and its price started at $199.
The new AirPort Extreme features a maximum speed that has been increased to 54 Mbps, a USB port for sharing a printer, an external antenna for a signal-boosting, compatibility with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, or the possibility to connect up to 50 devices.
On April 19, 2004, has been released a third version of AirPort, called the AirPort Extreme Base Station Early 2004 (with Power over Ethernet and UL 2043), was introduced that supports Power over Ethernet and complies with the UL 2043 specifications for safe usage in air handling spaces, such as above suspended ceilings.
The product has been discontinued on January 9, 2007.
Today AirPort Extreme Base Station is 20 years old!
AirPort Extreme Base Station Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||January 7, 2003|
|Discontinued||January 9, 2007|
|Dimensions||6.9″ D x 3.2″ H|
17.52 cm D x 8.12 cm H
|Wireless Data Range||Up to 54 Mbps|
|Range||150 ft. / 50 m (11 Mbps)|
50 ft. / 15 m (54 Mbps)
|Radio Output Power||15 dBm (nominal)|
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
|Ports||2 – RJ-45|
1 – USB
1 – External antenna connector
|Power over Ethernet||No|
Apple Support – AirPort Extreme Base Station: Technical Specifications