AirPort Extreme Base Station

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
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AirPort Extreme Base Station Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 7, 2003
DiscontinuedJanuary 9, 2007
Model NumberA1034
Order NumberM8930LL/A
Weight1.65 Ibs.
748.42 Grams
Dimensions6.9″ D x 3.2″ H
17.52 cm D x 8.12 cm H


Wireless Data RangeUp to 54 Mbps
Range150 ft. / 50 m (11 Mbps)
50 ft. / 15 m (54 Mbps)
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Frequency2.4 GHz
Radio Output Power15 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
QuickTime Streaming
DNS Proxy


Ports2 – RJ-45
1 – USB
1 – External antenna connector
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Extreme Base Station: Technical Specifications