Originally Posted by backtomac
I like my AEBS.
Do you need it for wireless? How are you going to use it?
For some stuff I need wireless (iPod, iPhone, etc.), for some stuff I use can wireless, or wired, (my iMac), and for some stuff, I need a wired connection (my wife's G4 Quicksilver). My laptop has assumed room temperature, so routers are not an issue there, in fact let's not even talk about that.
I print wirelessly from my iMac (wired from the G4) to a wireless capable printer. My issue is my current router, a bargain from draft n model from Newegg, that went for $29.99 w/free shipping, a year and a half ago. It just keeps screwing up the wireless side, unless I recycle it every couple of days. If I don't cycle the router, making the wireless side work, a stooooooopit one line email from my iPhone can take as much as ten minutes, or more to send! Experience has taught me that this sort of behavior is a prelude to the router going completely south without further warning. So, I thought maybe this is a good time to replace this old Netgear with an Airport Extreme. I think the last update on the Airport Extreme was close to a year ago, so there may be some well founded rumor running around about an updated model to replace the current release.
Yep, I know that anyone that knows anything solid has signed an NDA, and the rest is BS, but, sometimes rumors can have a bit of credibility attached. I really don't want to wait until this old Netgear completely craps out before I get a replacement, so it's a fine line that I'm trying to walk.