AirPort Express with AirTunes is now 802.11n

AirPort Express with AirTunes

Apple has just updated its AirPort Express, a wireless base station featuring music sharing to home Hi Fi systems (AirTunes) and USB printing, is now in 802.11n wireless networking, joining AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule.

AirPort Express can connect up to 10 users in 802.11n draft 2.0 wireless network, and its USB port allows wireless printing, plus the streaming music from iTunes.

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802.11nAirPort Express features a single-piece, compact design weighing just 188 grams (6.7 ounces), providing maximum portability. AirPort Express offers both PC and Mac users the ability to share a single DSL or cable broadband connection with up to 10 simultaneous users. Users can also share a printer wirelessly that is connected to the USB port. Apple’s AirPort Utility software provides easy step-by-step instructions for setting up and configuring AirPort Express; and with its advanced security features, AirPort Express safeguards data on networked computers with support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2), 128-bit WEP encryption and a built-in firewall. Apple now includes 802.11n as standard in its entire line of AirPort base stations and Mac notebooks as well as iMac, Apple TV and Time Capsule.

AirPort Express includes a built-in combination digital and analog audio connector allowing users to connect to a home stereo or powered speakers. iTunes automatically detects remote speakers and displays them in a simple pop-up list for the user to select.

Apple first introduced AirPort Express with AirTunes in June 2004. The updated AirPort Express is available immediately for US$99. If you have trouble choose a wireless base station, Apple has a guide for you.

related stories:
Apple announces Time Capsule (15 January, 2008)
Apple introduces Apple TV (9 January, 2007))
Apple introduces new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n support (9 January, 2007)
AirPort Express with AirTunes (8 June, 2004)

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