Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 2:28 PM (in response to mat1110)
Here is an overview : http://support.apple.com/specs/#airport
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 2:46 PM (in response to Leo Raymaekers)
Hi the airport extreme on there is the 4th gen 2009 version there has been new 5th gen extremes released today
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:24 PM (in response to mat1110)
Some good info in this thread...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to mat1110)
? I don't see the tech specs for 4th nor 5th generation Airport Extreme. The most recent I see is 3rd gen (03/2009) .... ?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:36 PM (in response to Leo Raymaekers)
According to the FCC reports, there is a significant difference in the power output of the g/n radios at both 2.4 and 5ghz.
Follow the following links, then select the "Report" for each.
Current Verison Version...
freqency range mode output power dbm output power watts
2412-2462 802.11b 24.57 286.42
2412-2462 802.11g 21.56 143.22
2412-2462 802.11n(ht20) 21.17 130.92
5745-5825 802.11a 23.07 202.77
5745-5805 802.11n(ht20) 22.17 164.82
5755-5795 802.11n(ht40) 21.44 139.32
2412-2462 802.11b 24.10 257.04
2412-2462 802.11g 24.88 307.61
2412-2462 802.11n(ht20) 24.11 257.63
5745-5825 802.11a 25.14 326.59
5745-5805 802.11n(ht20) 25.28 337.29
5755-5795 802.11n(ht40) 25.94 392.64
This should mean a fairly significant increase in range with the new model. I would imagine these changes would be consistent with the Time Capsule as well.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:46 PM (in response to academytim)
Tx for your detailed info. I did read your original post, so I was already "up-to-date".
From mat1110's post I understood he wanted a comparison between his old model and the model that was the newest until today :-)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to mat1110)
This article from AppleInsider says there was small internal modifications that made big advancements in range. 2.8X the power of the previous model.
As the article states, the reason Apple probably chose not to specify the changes is because it all depends on your set up. That's why any respectable router will never claim any specific distance. There are just too many variables that can't be accounted for.
I'm sure it's also more efficient, less heat, and more reliable. They've had the same body for a long time and I'm sure each revision they learn from and perfect it more and more.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2011 12:03 AM (in response to mat1110)
its faster and reaches farther. real world tests. I use it like 250 ft away from my house.