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Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Simultaneous Dual-Band) (MC340LL/A)

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  • Simultaneous dual-band wireless base station supports 802.11b/g and 802.11n
  • USB 2.0 port lets you connect and wirelessly share a hard drive and/or printer
  • Three GigaBit Ethernet ports
  • Guest networking for easy sharing of your internet connection with temporary guests
  • Measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches; backed by a one-year warranty
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Technical Details

  • Interfaces/Ports: 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-TX DSL/Cable Modem WAN, 3 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-TX Network LAN, 1 x USB USB 2.0
  • Transmission Speed: 54 Mbps

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002TLTG9E
  • Item model number: MC340LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,648 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 20, 2009

Product Description

The sleek, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or small business. It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Purchased used, saved $100, came in almost new, setup was easy and runs much quicker than our older Airport. Very happy! Read more ›
I literally had it setup in about 5 minutes after I pulled it out of the box. The install CD was quick and it couldn't have been easier. I do have a mac computer though so… Read more ›
i use it to share my hard drive and have no issues sharing. setup is easy con Read more ›
They cost more than most other routers but woks flawlessly. Setup is very simple with the airport utility. This is my 3rd one all have been great. Read more ›
Well, there was definitely nothing to worry about! As many of the reviews claimed on here installation was quite simple. I struggled to get the router to recognize itself… Read more ›
The installation was super fast and easy on my mac. My room is the farthest room from where we keep our modem and router. Read more ›
It was super - easy to set up, and has worked uninterrupted for a long,…The signal is very strong, so I can be working in the yard and still listen to the radio on my iPod. Read more ›
An Apple TV connected via WiFi seems to stream rentals much better if 802.11n mode support is enabled (I find this odd since my cable connection isn't especially fast - not… Read more ›
I am using it with Mac OS 10.6 and Windows XP desktops and laptops as well as iPad and iPhone. The reception is excellent throughout the house and back yard. I am also… Read more ›
I installed it last week and so far, so good! It hasn't dropped once and the connection is fast, solid and reliable. The thing just works. Read more ›
Well i have Time Warner and they give you this really basic modem/router,…Plus i live in a very large home 5,500sq so at one end of the house the reception is very weak. Read more ›
One possibility why the bridge mode did not work is that the signal was not strong enough. If that is true, then the AEBS is worthless; all the laptops and netbooks in the… Read more ›
It took me less than 10 minutes to set up my wireless in my home. I use this with my PC, iPads, Apple TV, Sony BluRay Player and speeds are incredible. It is only limited… Read more ›
the range of mine was average. i am sending it back as the linksys e3000 i just got at costco has better range/speed & is considerably cheaper- tho a pain to setup. the… Read more ›
I spent a few minutes setting it up, left it overnight (I have Fios and…25 mb/s wirelessly up and downstream, slingbox and Netflix streaming work great - no issues at all. Read more ›
Both my Mac & PC are able to use a wireless printer! My internet speed is so fast now - I can't believe the difference. My NookColor connects to the internet without any… Read more ›
This apple router is no exception, but its ease, quality of styling, range, and speed are nearly unmatched in my opinion. I bought this router, received it in the mail, and… Read more ›
I tried older routers, B and G, both set ups were a pain. Speeds were slow. No connects all the time. Read more ›
The coverage is great too. Read more ›
Whether you just want it to work out of the box or want to customize the advanced settings, this has it all. The range works great for my small apartment. I stream a lot of… Read more ›
And the range is much improved over my Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 - Wireless router - 4-port switch - 802.11b/g - desktop. Read more ›
As most of the Apple products, this wireless modem is very easy to install and the range is excellent. I am very happy with its performance Read more ›
Setup was a breeze and so far range is improved as well as perceived speed (haven't taken any measurements before or after) but the g/f seems to think so. Mind you it took… Read more ›
- Range is great - Setup is easy Read more ›
But, beware that it may not play nice with some devices and getting it to work with a…But, if you are using it for a basic home network it works great for speed and range. Read more ›
It's simple, reliable,…It's got a guest network which is perfect for when we have family and friends over and we don't want them to have unlimited access to our internet. Read more ›
I am a mac user and with this airport extreme I completed my apple network. I also have a time capsule and an airport express and my network works perfectly. It took me 5… Read more ›
Setup was very easy with great documentation. The speed and stability of my new network is fantastic. Rock-solid. Read more ›
One laptop a PC and one a macbook. Setting up a private (password protected) network was very easy. We've had it about 2 months now and use it every day for hours… Read more ›
Works perfectly and fast out of the box. AirPort Utility is beyond awesome so set up and changes to your network are easy peasy. You want feature comparisons? Read more ›
On the bad side I wish configuration were more straightforward. Apple's documentation is sparse and the settings options are, in some cases, not standard. Read more ›
There are cheaper routers available, but none…The ability to set up 2 different networks on different bands & security settings is a great feature and is well worth it. I… Read more ›
Sure enough - this procedure worked like a…Except for this minor issue, configuration has been a dream using the Airport Utility (installed on our home theater Mac Mini). Read more ›
I used to use Linksys all the time but man this blows even the best Linksys out of…The simplicity of the setup/configuation plus the options on this thing are mind blowing. Read more ›
Everything connected previously was ready to go again without having to configure individual…Very nice feature of a guest network in addition to your own private network. Read more ›
5GHz is about 5MB/s faster than 2.4GHz, glad it had both for…vonage works well in the configuration that i WANT instead of the configuration that was extremely problematic. Read more ›
It "plays nice" with your iPhone,…Just like everything else the Apple company sells the interfce on this is incredibly easy to use for any non-IT professional. T… Read more ›
If price is an issue, pick up a refurbished or used…Nice things cost money, and this is a very nice, elegant and simple to use product with excellent range and ease of use. Read more ›
Purchased the Airport Extreme to upgrade my wireless network…The device was simple to connect and set up but the range was not as good as my older/slower wireless modem. Read more ›
But I continue to buy apple routers for both my office and home. They are reliable, super easy to use and have great performance. Read more ›
In the past, I purchased a separate modem and router, and when…However, I found that the all-in-one units did not always have the greatest range for wireless connectivity. Read more ›
Super easy to use and extremely fast. Setup took less than 2 minutes. Read more ›
I've had various D-Link, Linksys (Cisco) routers and the Airport Extremes have been the most…And if you're a Mac users and/or iOS user, the admin interface works great. T… Read more ›
Plus the Airport extreme lets me plug in an external USB hard drive that…The interface is Apple simple and I had it up and running password protected and secure in no time. Read more ›
I was set up with few minor challenges…As usual with Apple, the Software is very intuitive, the device is small but cool looking, and we have great range through the house. Read more ›
I also had a harder time setting those other two routers up. Their web page interface wasn't bad, but definitely wasn't real easy and didn't explain a lot of things. Read more ›
I do like the slick feel of AirPort Utility, but I personally find it preferable to use a simple web interface when possible, which is generally quick, easy, and… Read more ›
The router was unpackaged, installed, and operating within 10 minutes thanks to the intuitive Airport software. The USB port option allows easy wireless printing or access… Read more ›
It's hands down…The higher price is WELL WORTH the time you save from having to deal with configuration and routers simply not connecting to your laptop and/or internet. Read more ›
Bought mine as a refurbished unit, which saved me $75, but it would have been worth every penny at FULL price. My house is hard on a network, with a minimum of 4 devices… Read more ›
Very satisfied with product. Good price. Read more ›
After working hard in the past to find good products at lower prices, I have come to the conclusion that cheaper is not always better. On a few occasions I have been burned… Read more ›
Super easy setup and for networking that is saying a whole hell of a lot! Well worth the price! The only regret I have is not buying this thing almost two years… Read more ›
The last thing I've come to appreciate is the single status light that…I've not tried the USB port, but the fact that it can do storage and printers is a nice value add. Read more ›
Within minutes I was connected to a live person and get this ..... the person was…The apple support was fantastic and they had me up and running within a short period. T… Read more ›
I find Apples In-store support to be horrible, while their telephone support is the best I've seen anywhere. Read more ›
Thanks…My only issue with Apple support is that phone support is only available from 6am-6pm (Pacific Time), and there's no 24-hr web chat like HP, Norton, and others offer. Read more ›
It includes: Perfect design, quite, fast, secure, durable, wide range, easy to install, user friendly software, auto update, good customer service, reliable, and the big… Read more ›
I should have kept the $100 or bought more RAM for my old, but trustworthy, desktop (1 gig to 2gig --- XP). Both were easy to install and had good customer support. Read more ›
The range is greatly improved over my old net gear…My only difficulty was initial setup with comcast but a quick tech support call and some patience resolved my issue. I… Read more ›
Additionally I also purchased the Apple Airport Express to expand…It has been the perfect solution for me, as well as a nice design that integrates nicely around the house. Read more ›
Overall, this router deserves its 5-star rating for elegant design, integrated print server capabilities, 5GHz wireless, and trouble-free operation (so far). Read more ›
Pros: - Elegant design - Excellent speed over N network Read more ›
According to a Apple Rep who called back using their well designed customer service system, no updates are available yet to run a non-wireless printer using the USB port… Read more ›
+ It's an Apple product. Packaged well, designed well, built well, and it works well. Plain and simple. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

303 of 319 people found the following review helpful By S. Chadwick on November 27, 2009
Ah jeez, what can I say. I can do most anything with a computer, Apple or PC, but when I try to configure a network, gremlins keep any of it from working. When my Netgear "lost its settings" spontaneously, they were kind enough at technical support to offer to fix it for me for 99 bucks. When I declined they offered up that I might go to their website for support tips. But I had spent too many hours when I first bought that router, I was done. So I purchased this router and it is just like other reviewers have said: plug it in, stick in the disk, answer a few simple questions, and it's done. THIS is how consumers LIKE computers to work. Bemoan the higher price tag if you want, but I will pay a little extra for things that just do their dang job and don't aggravate me NEEDLESLY!
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319 of 341 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Mccaffrey on November 9, 2009
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This review is going to mention a number of products--because a wireless network is all about infrastructure and integration. I purchased the AirPort Extreme to pull a number of other devices together, so I hope shoppers considering it will find this kind of review useful.

Since 2001 I have used the original AirPort (graphite), the AirPort Extreme (2003) with modem, and a host of Netgear and Linksys wireless routers to set up 802.11x networks at work and at home. The latter work well in their applications, and this review is not intended to knock any of them.

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But at home, I'm not a masochist. I want my networking system to work with my gear, and I don't want to spend hours setting it up and more hours dealing with changes to my system.

When we replaced our home theater system after an equipment meltdown (thankfully insured), I wanted to add a Logitech Squeezebox to the receiver, streaming music from a ReadyNAS Duo. The problem was that the older AirPort Extreme was in our office at one end of the house, and didn't have the range to reach the family room where the Squeezebox receiver is located.

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115 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Recovering SWO on November 12, 2009
Purchased from a military exchange.


Management Utility requires a downstream computer running a recent version of Windows or OSX.

-No integrated web server for modifying device settings (must use AirPort Utility)
-Manual Setup option includes all of the necessary tools to secure your network
-Integration of External Hard Drives via integrated USB Port is SUPER easy (just plug it in)
-Supports USB Hubs for more drives/printer sharing (I haven't tried this)
-Supports Full US 101 Keyboard Character Set in Passwords/Pass Phrases
-Works great in a "Double NAT" network environment

-Only three integrated "downstream" ethernet ports
-Only one status light for system health


I purchased this router to better secure my mixed-platform network and aid our family's transition from WinXP to Mac. I ran the initial setup from a "Wired" PC and went immediately to the Manual Setup. Transition of all of my network devices from my older subnet to the new subnet was painless once I got over my own boneheaded mistakes. Throughput on the wireless side of my home network was increased significantly (as advertised) vs. my older Linksys Router. I've retained the older subnet to support some WiFi devices that can't support the latest security protocols. Despite the Armageddon like proclamations about "Double NAT-ing" I've experienced absolutely no problems with our internet enabled devices accessing the internet.

For me this was mostly painless, but there are some limitations worth noting.
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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Jim Gerdy on August 13, 2010
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When I recently decided to upgrade to a router supporting a-band I shopped the Apple and Cisco choices. I chose this one because I have mostly Apple equipment. While I have been happy with their computers I consider their routers a moderate struggle to configure. Also the settings are a bit more cryptic (nonstandard) than Cisco's. Nevertheless I wanted the following advantages of this AirPort Extreme
1. Extending the range with Apple's WDS relay and remote options
2. Using iTunes over the AirPort
3. Mounting a drive on the base station (comparably priced Linksys routers don't offer this).

So I went with the AirPort and it satisfies my needs. The a band works fine and the new software / firmware is an incremental improvement over my previous AirPort base stations.

On the bad side I wish configuration were more straightforward. Apple's documentation is sparse and the settings options are, in some cases, not standard. For instance the "multicast rate" selection has low, medium, and high, rather than explicit rates. Some blog searching can tell you how to use the AirPort, but Apple should offer better support.

Also I have not been able to extend the WDS network. My few attempts have failed. I am sure if I dug through more blogs I could get it to work (as I have in the past). But I have established that it is not always easy to do (as some blogs confirm).

Overall I recommend this product. It does what I need, working as a single base station including the a band. I would say it is at a decent price point compared to Cisco and others. As with anything Apple it is no bargain next to the bottom of the line competitors, but feature-per-feature is priced pretty well.
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