Apple MB053LL/A Airport Extreme Base Station Gigabit Ethernet

  • Apple MB053LL/A Airport Extreme Base Station Gigabit Ethernet
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  • Good dualband (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11n speed, USB printer/drive sharing, WiFi range extension
  • Good performer. No appreciable throughput drop with WPA2/AES security. Easy Mac-based setup. Can share a USB hard drive over an Apple network.
  • Significant speed boosts; Gigabit Ethernet support; improved USB file-transfer speeds; speed enhancements in complex network configurations.


  • Cant support simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz nets, No UPnP or DDNS support; setup software required
  • Apple-centric—not much thought given to Windows users. No firewall, even though this is intended as a home Internet gateway. Awful performance with security other than WPA2.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld on

This speedy and versatile router runs in either 2.4- or 5-GHz mode, sports both printer and hard-disk sharing, and provides excellent software and a good setup...

By PC Mag on 60

This is a solid draft-n router choice for Apple users, who get the usual sleek Apple design and easy setup, along with dual-band capability, but Windows users will largely be left out in the...

By SmallNetBuilder on

If Apple is known for anything, its for elegant industrial designs. So it really comes as no surprise that Apples new AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet is probably the nicest looking wireless router on the...

By Macworld on 90

Apple has taken a seemingly minor upgrade of the AirPort Extreme Base Station and made it into a major improvement. Owners of the first model of the 802.11n Base Station who need speed may be slightly chagrined at how far Apple has boosted performance...

International Review By Computer Bild on

Der WLAN-Router Airport Extreme von Apple funkt im schnellen WLAN-N-Standard und kann in den 5-Gigahertz-Modus geschaltet werden kann das schtzt vor...

International Review By DinSide Data on 50

Allerede i 1999 lanserte Apple den frste utgaven av trdls ruter, basert p et PCCard fra Lucent. Prisen var langt lavere enn konkurrerende lsninger og gjorde sitt til at markedet for trdlst nett begynte rre p seg.De frste utgavene stttet...

International Review By MacGeneration on 90

En matire de technologie sans fil, Apple a toujours t en pointe. Les plus anciens se souviennent quiBook a t le premier ordinateur intgrer le Wi-Fi, il y a de a un peu moins de dix ans. Ce...

International Review By Media:Mac on

Apple har beget en ny AirPort Extreme. Hastigheden er i flge Apple op til 5 gange hurtigere end med foregngeren og rkkevidden skulle vre fordoblet. Vi har testet den nye...