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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Wireless Access Point

Mfg. Part: ME918LL/A | CDW Part: 3052229 | UNSPSC: 43223108
$199.99Advertised Price

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  • Wireless access point
  • 802.11ac (draft)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dual Band
  • for iMac Pro
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless access point
  • 802.11ac (draft)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dual Band
  • for iMac Pro
The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.

With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beam-forming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal. And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. Apple also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them - three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you're using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0) , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.1x
Connectivity Technology: Wireless
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac (draft) , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Features: DHCP support , IPSec passthrough , IPv6 support , L2TP passthrough , MAC address filtering , NAT support , PPTP passthrough , VPN passthrough
Form Factor: External
Network Transport Protocol: Bonjour , DHCP , PPPoE
Status Indicators: Status
Type: Wireless access point
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz , 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (draft)

Interface Provided
Connector Type: Type A
Qty: 1
Type: USB 2.0

Connector Type: RJ-45
Type: 1000Base-T

Qty: 3

Authentication Method: EAP-FAST
Compliant Standards: ARIB STD-T66 , AS/NZS 4268 , CSA 22.2 No. 60950 , EN 300.328 , EN 301.893 , FCC Part 15 B , GB 4943 , RCR STD-33 , RSS-210 , UL 60950
Encryption Algorithm: LEAP , PEAP , TLS , TTLS , WPA , WPA-Enterprise , WPA2 , WPA2-Enterprise

Antenna Form Factor: Internal
Antenna Qty: 6

Chassis Built-in Devices: Print server

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 95 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Apple
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Country Kits: United States
Localization: English
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Model: Extreme Base Station
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Apple AirPort

Type: None

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: Internal power supply

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later , Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 , Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 , Microsoft Windows XP SP3 , Windows 8

Type: Connection / user qty
Value: 50

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 3.9 in
Height: 6.6 in
Weight: 33.33 oz
Width: 3.9 in

Optical Storage
Type: None

Product Reviews
Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station Wireless Access Point is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple Airport Extreme The product works very well and was easy to install
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent AC wireless router, top-of-the-line This is one of the best wireless routers I have ever seen. We are currently connecting two computers wirelessly on the router and working on live job on a server. Its amazing. Great piece of hardware. Best money ever spent on a router.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Airport Extreme? or Airport DREAM? We purchased 4 of these to be placed across the office. I couldn't believe how easy it was to configure and setup. I first setup one as the "main" base connected via ethernet at the center of the office. Once you turn on each one, using them as additional access points was a breeze. Please do remember that these devices are configured using Airport Utility under Applications/Utilities. You have the option to name each one individually. There is also many options within the device to configure for DHCP or routed through DHCP. You can configure each base station individually if you wish to do so as well. I like the fact that it has both 2.4 and 5Ghz bands so it's very much compatible with any WiFi device you have around the office or at home, such as hooking it up to a PS4/Xbox One/HTPC (Home Theater PC), Iphone/Android etc.I personally found it awkward at first at how it was shaped, since most routers/access points are square shaped, but I have to admit there was a reason behind Apple's choice of design (isn't it always?)Quite happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All the features - not all the price! Usually with an Apple product you pay premium prices for the name. Not true with the Apple AirPort Extreme WAP. This device is simple to set up, offers all current wi-fi bands, is easy to chain together to other WAPs creating a seemless wifi network, AND the price is reasonable compared to some of the others out there. High fives to Apple on this one!
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station - wireless access point I have purchase this product for a business environment in which the performance and reliability exceeded my expectation. Using this item is added to quality of our communication system.
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Unit I have used many Apple Airport Extreme units over the years. This model is much more powerful and my clients connect faster with a stronger signal than the previous generation of Airport Extremes.
Date published: 2013-12-04
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