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Background and Identification ¶ 

Below is general information about the 4th Generation Apple AirPort Extreme.

Device Summary ¶ 

The 4th Generation AirPort Extreme Base Station (Model Number A1354) is a wireless access point for home, school, or small business. It offers 802.11n standard Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs and Wi-Fi devices. The AirPort Extreme can choose among channels on two different frequencies (2.4GHz and 5.8GHz), and incorporates a USB port, allowing any device in the vicinity access to an external hard drive or printer.

New Features ¶ 

The 4th generation AirPort Extreme is very distinguishable from previous models. The previous generation was oval shaped with a dark gray Apple Logo on the top. This newer model's appearance is that of a thin square with a completely white finish. The newer model is capable of 1Gbit/s transfers and has three LAN-capable Ethernet ports.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

For troubleshooting problems, see Apple AirPort Extreme Troubleshooting.

Additional Information ¶ 

For an official manual by Apple for the setup of the AirPort Extreme, follow this link to the AirPort Extreme Setup Guide:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/airport...

For a detailed teardown report of the device, follow this link to another iFixit page:

Apple AirPort Extreme Model A1143 Teardown

For the complete Technical Specs by Apple on the AirPort Extreme, follow this link:

http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/spec...

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