For months, the technology world has been focusing on the upcoming new member of the Apple family. In October, the iPhone 5 will be officially introduced, and for those people, like myself, who decided not to buy the iPhone 4GS and wait on the iPhone 5, the joy of buying the new iPhone 5 has many of us standing mentally at the starting line, ready to crash into an Apple store on B-Day (Buy Day).
However, that is not our subject. Today I would like for us to familiarize ourselves with the airport extreme base, which is one of Apple’s core accessories I enjoy having and using. Regardless of whether you have an Apple computer, or Windows PC, the airport extreme base is a handy piece of technology, and it can be used for both products.
What is the Airport Extreme Base?
Simply said, it is hub of your connectivity. You connect your DSL modem to your airport extreme base, and it configures your network, connects your wireless printer, and sets up your system for streaming within minutes.
However, be careful concerning the type of printer you have, not all of them connect without problems. There are some printers, which can be very time consuming to set up, if you have a Mac, MacBook Pro or an iMac. I know, I spent hours trying to get my printer to resume its wireless printing, after updating my operating system to Lion, with no success.
Basically, the airport extreme base is an easy piece of equipment to install. If you follow the instructions, the setup is complete within a few minutes. However, if do not have any experience with a computer, or this is your first Apple computer and you are nervous about setting up your airport extreme base, I would advise you to ask a friend who has more experienced than you, or consider letting an Apple technician help you to set it up. Apple has excellent customer care people who will gladly help you through the complete installation process.
Finally, a little bit about the specifications. The airport extreme base has a dual band, which allows you the comfort of using both band frequencies of 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously depending upon your devices. You may also set up a guest network for visitors who have devices and are visiting you, and most important, your iPad, iPhone, and iPod can connect automatically, at the same time with no problems.
The airport extreme base, a cute little accessory that offers you a lot of comfort when it comes to Internet connectivity.