During the opening WWDC 2013 keynote, Apple announced a refresh of its AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule with support for 802.11ac. The two include 3x3:3 802.11ac with support for a PHY rate of up to 1300 Mbps and of course simultaneous 3x3:3 802.11n on 2.4 GHz (ac applies to 5 GHz only of course). From the outside, the new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule look like a taller version of the AirPort Express which was released in 2012. The reason of course is to accommodate the 6 antennas inside, 3 for 2.4 GHz and 3 for 5 GHz for optimal orthogonality for 802.11ac's new beamforming. It's unclear at this point what chipset is inside the new hardware, but from the feature support and I/O...

Apple Updates AirPort Utility, AirPort Base Station Firmware - Adds iCloud Remote Access

Apple just pushed out a slew of updates to its WiFi related products which we've covered and reviewed already, including the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule. The latest update...

7 by Brian Klug on 1/30/2012

AirPort Utility for iOS Launches

When we reviewed the 5th generation Airport Extreme and 4th generation Time Capsule, several people pointed out that the iOS 5 beta included an Airport configuration mode inside settings...

10 by Brian Klug on 10/12/2011

iOS 5 Allows Initial Setup for Airport Extreme/Express & Time Capsule

While iOS 5 seems to be a groundbreaking release on several fronts, one of it’s lesser documented features is the ability to configure new Airport Extreme/Express and Time Capsule...

4 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/6/2011

Airport Extreme (5th Gen) and Time Capsule (4th Gen) Review - Faster WiFi

Apple has been playing it cool on the WiFi side of things lately. It started with the previous Airport Extreme (Gen 4) which quietly introduced three spatial stream support...

103 by Brian Klug on 8/5/2011

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