Why did Apple discontinue the AirPort Express?

Why did Apple discontinue the AirPort Express?

A 2008 report from Apple Insider showed the AirPort line was the top-selling 802.11n router for “five of the last nine months,” but that was for just that router type, not internet routers as a whole. It makes sense that Apple decided to get out of the router game and focus on devices that sell better.

Can I still buy AirPort Express?

Apple is discontinuing production of its Base Station Wi-Fi routers — the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme — all of which haven’t had hardware updates since at least 2014. It will continue to support them for five years with firmware updates, and you can still buy one while supplies last.

What can replace an AirPort Express?

AFAIK, there is currently no device out there that can perform the same functions as an AirPort Express. That is, perform as a wireless Internet router, or extend a wireless network provided by another AirPort base stations, AND support AirPlay for streaming.

How do I use an old AirPort Express as an extender?

Click “Manual Setup,” then “Airport,” and then “Wireless.” Choose “Extend a Wireless Network” in the “Wireless Mode” menu. Choose the network name you set earlier and enter the password if you created one. Click “Update.” Adjust your devices as necessary to maximize your network strength wherever you use your computer.

What is the difference between AirPort Express and Extreme?

AirPort Express is a lightweight router designed for music sharing. AirPort Extreme is a more powerful router with additional ports and features. Time Capsule is essentially an AirPort Extreme with a built-in hard drive for wireless file sharing and Time Machine backup.

Can I use Apple AirPort Express as a wireless access point?

While the Apple AirPort Express is a wireless router, it can also be used as a wireless bridge, connecting wired devices like the Slingbox to your wireless network. When you are done, you should be able to connect your Slingbox to the AirPort Express with the provided Ethernet cable. But enough of this jabber.

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