1264 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 11, 2009 10:50 AM by Tesserax
Hello mcwammer. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!
Yes, it is normal for the AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) to run "hot." Beneath the top surface is a rather large heat sink which is designed to allow heat to be radiated from the unit during operation.
If you're curious on what is inside, take a look at the following article: The Airport Extreme, version n, dissected.