Airport Original vs New one

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
What is the difference between the original graphite airport basestation and the new silver one?



  • Reply 1 of 5
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    128-bit WEP, an additional ethernet port, support for 50 users, RADIUS remote dial-in support, Cisco LEAP client support. I can't think of anything else right now
  • Reply 2 of 5
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    maybe the more important question...if you are a home use and only want to serve 2 desktops and maybe 2 portables, is there really any difference in use/ability?? if you don't need a second ethernet connection, do you really need the extra encryption??? the white is prettier, but the silver is half the price (and similar in price to other units out there)....g

    isn't the orginal silver and the new white??

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  • Reply 3 of 5
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Yeah, I suppose the old basestation isn't so bad for many users. I don't use any encryption on my basestation at all, but I live in an area where next-door neighbors are &gt;100 feet away
  • Reply 4 of 5
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    If I was able to order the base station online when I got it (long story why I couldn't) then I would've gotten the old one. As long as you don't need that extra crap why spend the money?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    oh hell, the new one looks better and it's gonna sit in my living room, so i guess i'll buy that one...shaaaiiittt, it's only plastic money anyway, what's an extra hundred bucks....g
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