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AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11n Wi-Fi dual-band router $144 + free shipping (Reg. $180)

Today only, Best Buy is offering an AirPort Extreme Base Station 802.11n Wi-Fi dual-band router for only $144 with free shipping.  This base station retails for $180 and rarely goes on sale.

Please note:  We believe the product name for this item to be mislabeled as “refurbished.”  The product model and SKU are specifically for a brand new unit and the product description shows a full manufacturer warranty.  If indeed this was refurbished the “model” would begin with RF, the SKU would be different, the product description would state refurbished, and the spec would list “none” for warranty.  For these reasons we believe this to be a brand new unit.

Easy wireless networking.

Connect your DSL or cable modem to the AirPort Extreme Base Station, then quickly set it up with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility, which is available as download for iOS, Mac OS X and Windows. In minutes, you and up to 50 others can use your Mac computers or PCs to surf the web, stream video, share photos and more — without wires.1

Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi.

For maximum range and compatibility, AirPort Extreme works simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, allowing all the devices on the network to use the most efficient band automatically. It uses the latest 802.11n wireless technology, so you can enjoy up to five times the Wi-Fi performance and up to twice the range of 802.11g wireless networks.2

Guest networking.

Set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password for your visitors. Simply enable the guest networking feature, and your guests can use the Internet but can’t access other parts of your private network, such as your computers, printers and attached hard drives.

Print without wires.

Have several computers in your home or office but only one printer? No problem. Just connect a compatible printer to the USB port on the AirPort Extreme Base Station, and the printer instantly becomes available to all the computers (Mac and PC) on your wireless or wired network. (See system requirements.)

Share your hard drive.

You can share an external USB hard drive over your wireless and wired networks by simply connecting it to the USB port on your AirPort Extreme Base Station. This feature is perfect for sharing files and more. If you use Back to My Mac with OS X Lion or later, you can even access the files on the drive over the Internet.

Strong security and access controls.

Rest easy — AirPort Extreme takes strong measures to prevent unauthorised intrusion into your wireless network. It offers a built-in firewall and supports industry-standard encryption technologies including WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit WEP. Yet it’s still easy for authorised users to connect to the base station, thanks to its simple set-up utility and powerful access controls.

Works with iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and more.

AirPort Extreme works with Mac computers, PCs, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV and virtually all 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless devices — all at the same time.

Apple – AirPort Extreme Wireless Router – IEEE 80211n

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