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Wireless networking has to be one of the top items on the list of what not only every webworker is thankful for, but what any computer user is thankful for. The ability to work anywhere, without any cables or obstacles is a true gift, not to […]

Wireless networking has to be one of the top items on the list of what not only every webworker is thankful for, but what any computer user is thankful for.

The ability to work anywhere, without any cables or obstacles is a true gift, not to get too carried away or anything. Now come’s an opportunity from Apple to work twice as far away as before, and get faster connection speeds. Apple has just unveiled the 802.11n Wireless Base Station at Macworld. This wireless access point is said to have much faster transmission speeds, and a far greater range. This new Apple base station uses smart antennas to boost signal up to twice as far in the previous version, and to generate five times the signal strength. Just think of that power.

There are also convenient USB connections that can be used to connect a printer, external hard drive, or another shared device you can run off of a network. Imagine all of the new possibilities for working locations with this device. You have full control and the ability to work from every square inch of your home and within a pretty sweet radius of the base, transfer giant files, and digital media effortlessly from anywhere in your new and improved signal range radius. It is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g devices, so you don’t have to worry about any issues there. This item is expected to retail for $179 and ready to ship for February.

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  1. daily.gigaom: Airport or Else « Sunday, January 14, 2007

    [...] issues – like constantly dropped connections. The old Airport is getting a bit long in the tooth. Should I wait for the new Airport Extreme or go for one of these many options? The idea of a networked drive via AE-N is quite [...]

  2. GigaOM » Is Airport Extreme (N) worth it? Sunday, January 14, 2007

    [...] $179 it seems pricey when there are so many other options. What are your thoughts? No comments Share/Send Sphere Topic: Reporter’s Log Tags: Apple, Airport Extreme, Draft-N, [...]

  3. I’m not trying to be nitpicky. But I think “now coma’s” is probably supposed to be “now comes”

    Just trying to help. But thanks for the info on an advice I missed in the madness of the iphone and appleTV.

  4. Just paid $129 for the Aiport Extreme… and now its price dropped to $99… bad :-)

  5. Ordered one after the Keynote and also got an Express on Friday due to the price drop. Looking forward to seeing the performance increase although the Apple TV and my MacPro will be the only bits of hardware to really benefit. Interesting to see hwo they will turn on my 801.11N on the MP….

  6. Thanks for being nitpicky Paul!

  7. MM so where are the antenas ?

    That form factor doesnt realy work for beamstearing presumably its ment to go on top of an i’mac

  8. i want one! unless anyone knows of another device that will do this stuff for me.

  9. GigaOM » Jonesing for Wi-Fi “n” Friday, January 19, 2007

    [...] been pining over the new Apple Airport Extreme base station, which is based on the next-gen high speed Wi-Fi “n” [...]

  10. 培輸 袈裟 Saturday, January 20, 2007

    間多良見くしね有る子穂酸味ラ面

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