Apple ME918LL/A AirPort Extreme 802.11ac


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Automatic wireless backup.
    One–click setup. Then you are all set.

    With AirPort Extreme, you get a superfast Wi–Fi base station and more room on your desktop. The smaller footprint makes placement open ended. Don’t let the size fool you though, Airport Extreme is even faster than ever using the latest in Wi–Fi 802.11ac. Set up is truly painless to accomplish and you can even manage from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Rebuilt for speed, and ready to meet you.

Details from Apple

    802.11ac. The new definition of fast.

    More than just a wireless hard drive, AirPort Extreme is also a full–featured Wi–Fi base station with the latest three–stream 802.11ac technology. Now you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps3 – triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi–Fi.4 You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz–wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Extreme maximizes that connection as well. What you do with all that extra speed is up to you.

    Simultaneous dual–band support.

    AirPort Extreme features simultaneous dual–band 802.11ac Wi–Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they’ll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.

    Beamforming puts the focus on your device.

    With 802.11ac technology comes the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi–Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array is smarter – it knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Extreme targets its signal to that device. So your Wi–Fi signal is stronger, clearer, and faster.

    A top–down approach to design.

    For the all–new design of AirPort Extreme, we took an approach that centered around performance. We made it taller and put the antennas at the top, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We 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 wireless technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before. The bar for Wi–Fi base stations has been raised. In every way.

    Smaller footprint. More desk space.

    The new vertical design not only improves Wi–Fi performance, it also saves you valuable desk space. At less than 4 inches square, the footprint of AirPort Extreme is 75 percent smaller than its predecessor. And to keep everything tidy, even the power supply is built in. Which means AirPort Extreme takes up no more space than it should.

    Easy Setup

    With AirPort Extreme, getting your new Wi–Fi network up and running takes less time – and less effort – than making a cup of coffee. That’s because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into AirPort Utility for OS X. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Extreme and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your Mac or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don’t have to.

    In Wi–Fi settings, tap your AirPort base station to set up your network. Select Create a New Network, give it a password, and tap Next. Now you’re connected to your new network. Tap Done and you’re up and running.

    Manage your Wi–Fi network from your iOS device or Mac.

    Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac. Your AirPort Extreme – along with other AirPort base stations you have connected – appears graphically onscreen, so you can see your settings at a glance, make changes, apply updates, and more.

    Simple and secure file sharing.

    AirPort Extreme can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network and access securely over the Internet. All the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone on the network, Mac and PC users alike. Ita??s perfect for file sharing, collaborative projects, and more.

    Print without wires.

    The USB 2 port in AirPort Extreme is also great for sharing a printer across your wireless network. Just plug it in and everyone on your network can take advantage of one centrally available printer. Wirelessly, of course.5

    Get online safely and securely.

    AirPort Extreme includes a built–in firewall that creates a barrier between your network and the Internet, protecting your data from malicious attacks. When you set up AirPort Extreme, the firewall is automatically turned on, so you don’t have to do a thing. Except enjoy the web with peace of mind.

    Put out the Wi–Fi welcome mat for guests.

    With the guest networking feature, you can set up a separate Wi–Fi network just for guests. Use a different password or no password at all. A guest network allows access only to the Internet, so your primary network – including any external hard drive, printer, or other LAN–attached device – remains secure.

    Connect to Wi–Fi from any device.

    Mac. PC. iPhone. iPad. Apple TV. Really, any Wi–Fi–enabled device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications.

    Go the wired route if you want.

    AirPort Extreme includes three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for fast wired connectivity with a desktop computer, network drive, DVR, or other device.


Features & Specs

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    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Size and Weight
  • Dimensions: 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 6.6 inches (168 mm)
  • Weight: 2.08 pounds (945 grams)

  • Wireless
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Six–element beamforming antenna array
  • Simultaneous dual–band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Radio output power: 32.5 dBm maximum (varies by country)
  • Channels 1–11, 36–48, and 149–165 approved for use in the United States and Canada
  • Channels 1–13, 36–64, and 100–140 approved for use in Europe and Japan
  • Channels 1–13, 36–64, and 149–165 approved for use in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand

  • Compatibility
  • Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac–enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows–based PCs, and other Wi–Fi devices
  • NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)

  • Security
  • Wi–Fi Protected Access™ (WPA/WPA2)4
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise4
  • MAC address filtering
  • NAT firewall
  • Time–based access control

  • Software and Documentation
  • Printed documentation included
  • AirPort Utility for Mac available for free download
  • AirPort Utility for iOS available for free download
  • Bonjour for Windows available for free download

  • Interfaces
  • Simultaneous dual–band 802.11ac wireless
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
  • USB 2 port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub, or networked printer
  • Built–in power supply

  • Number of Users.
  • 50

  • Electrical and Environmental Requirements
  • 100–240V AC, 50–60Hz; input current: 1.5 amp
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 140° F (–25° to 60° C)
  • Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80%, noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet

  • Agency Approval
  • FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada RSS–210, EN 300–328, EN 301–489, EN 301 893, ARIB STD–T66, RCR STD–T33, AS/NZS 4268: 2003, UL 60950, CSA–C22.2 No. 60950, GB 4943.1–2011

  • System Requirements
    Setup and Administration
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

  • Wireless Device Access
  • Any Wi–Fi–enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

  • Shared Printing with a USB Printer
  • USB printer
  • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

  • Shared USB Hard Drive
  • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8
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Category ID: 21 | $199.00