Updating older airport extremme
This new version combined the best of the 802.11a and 802.11b standards.
It operated at a maximum transfer rate of 54 Mbps found in 802.11a while providing the longer range and lower costs of 802.11b.
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One of the major advantages of staying within the Apple Ecosystem is that everything “just works”, and that certainly applies to the Airport Extreme Base Station and the Airport Utility that comes with every Mac.
It found that support from Steve Jobs and Apple Computer.
Apple proposed to one of the major supporters of 802.11b, Lucent Technologies, that if it could make a wireless adapter for under 0, Apple would incorporate a Wi-Fi slot into all its laptops.
The first versions of 802.11 was released in the early 1990s.
It had a maximum data transfer rate of 2 Mbps, which, when compared to the dial-up speeds was considerably faster but which paled in comparison to what was yet to come.
Apple also started to offer Airport Extreme units with built-in hard drives which supported data storage and sharing across the network and were sold under the name Time Capsule.In the early days of remote computer access in our homes, dial-up service using telephone modems was the standard and were measured in baud rates.The earliest modems were rated for 9600 baud which represents about 0.0096 megabits per second (“Mbps”). Even “high speed” modems were only rated for 14,400 baud which represents about 0.0144Mbps.Ben Lovejoy is a British technology writer and EU Editor for 9to5Mac.He’s known for his op-eds and diary pieces, exploring his experience of Apple products over time, for a more rounded review.