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Apple lowers pricing on AirPort Extreme products

updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue June 29, 2004

AirPort Extreme price cuts

Apple has quietly lowered the price on some of its . The company has reduced the price on its higher-end AirPort Extreme basestation (with modem and antenna port) to $199 and also lowered the price on its AirPort Extreme internal networking card for most Macs to $79. AirPort Extreme supports 802.11g standards or transmission at 54Mbps. Apple is no longer listing its low-end basestation (without modem and antenna port) and the original AirPort network card, according to the same reader. Apple's forthcoming AirPort Express networking device is $129 and is expected to ship next month.

by MacNN Staff




  1. vvedge

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Where are the regular Airport cards? They don't seem to be at the online store anymore. If they really are gone, this isn't good. A lot of people still have 1 or 2 year old computers that might still need regular airport cards.

  1. abrody

    Joined: Dec 1969


    regular airport cards

    Look for any airport card that says 802.11b or doesn't mention airport extreme.

  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Now I'm glad I went on ahead and bought an AirPort card and adapter for my G3 iMac earlier this month. I'm sure they'll be around in clearance bins for a little while longer, but once they're gone I guess that'll be it. Used ones on eBay will be all that's left.

  1. mbryda

    Joined: Dec 1969


    still there

    Order an old-school g4 and you can still include it.

    Or call Apple and order it

    or order from a reseller.

  1. Jablabla

    Joined: Dec 1969


    some wireless purchases

    I went linksys and netgear. Got a netgear bridge for $60. Got my cheap $10 hub and plugged all my boxes to it. Plugged the hub into the bridge. Buying a wireless card for each box is just expensive and stupid. I'd only get the card for a portable. Got a linksys wireless firewall,swithc,router for $159. Its all 802.11b but I've got dsl and your only going to get about 1 megabit through it anyways. Plus, if I copy from my desktops it goes over the hub so I get 100 megabits on it.

    What would be interesting if IP over firewire or usb 2 becomes prevelant. Then we could eliminate another plug on the computer. It would be weird not having an rj45 plug.

    I think with 802.11g out now the prices have dropped much for the 802.11b stuff. Definately think its all going 802.11g.

  1. timwux

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Used Airport cards, cheap

    Always failthful DealMac

  1. Kenneth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good move

    It's always great to see the price drop. All my AirPort capable Macs have the AirPort/Extreme cards on, so the card itself isn't a big deal for me unless two of them turn bad. I rather go for the AirPort card rather than other hardware.

    Still, I'm going to spend $129 for the AirPort Express.

  1. jasonbw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    could be better

    even with the educational discount the base station is still $180, and thats easily twice the amount of a third-party router. yeah, i know, it does printer sharing too, but im thinking 150/140 educational would sell much better.

    what happened to the power-over-ethernet version?

  1. MChieh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    AEBS wit h PoE?

    I see the AEBS with Power over Ethernet in the tech specs page but it's no longer listed in the Apple Store. Has it been discontinued?

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