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AirPort Card section vanished?[edit]

The section titled 'AirPort Card' seems to now not appear after the last edit, although it's still there in the source. Odd? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.157.65.229 (talk) 10:09, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

  • A bad citation caused the software to eat everything until end-of-section. I fixed it by adding the "</ref>" tag, but the citation is still damaged and I don't know how to fix it (I'm new, just noticed this myself when browsing the page). Daniels220 (talk) 16:42, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Archives of Past Discussions[edit]

AirPort Extreme Card Drivers[edit]

Perhaps a comment regarding the (lack of) open source drivers for the AirPort Extreme Card is in order?

Open source drivers for what OS? If it's for Macintosh and Apple already give all necessary drivers for Apple computers why?--Esteban Barahona (talk) 02:59, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Airport Express USB support[edit]

The article states that the AirPort Express USB can be used for remote printing and IR remote control of iTunes. Can the port also be used to connect to other USB devices (most particularly, a NSLU2)?

--193.133.69.162 13:39, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

in short words, no Markthemac (talk) 19:09, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Can anyone do a better picture of the thing? It looks like crap because the lighting isn't good, it is hard to see, and it is just thrown on a stack of papers. Can anyone take a picture of it like it was in a show room? Wikipedia deserves this quality! User:Finest1


I agree, the photo is of a very amateur nature.


I have seen a better photo of it on this page last time I checked. A photo's purpose here is for clarity in description.


Crappiest. Picture. Ever. — A sketch in ballpoint pen on a napkin would be better. - Quantumbuddha


Is this better? It may not be the greatest, but it's the first picture I've uploaded...so...yeah. It looks pretty good (imho). (Me-pawel 00:21, 28 October 2006 (UTC))

Wouldn't Apples stock "studio" images of their products be acceptable under Fair Use? Apple always do a fine job of photographing their products. 139.168.56.35 06:14, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
I concur, it should fall under Fair Use.--Esteban Barahona (talk) 02:59, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Card Upgrade?[edit]

Did Apple upgrade the Airport Extreme wireless card to have draft-N standards? Arbiteroftruth 01:25, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

on Macworld Expo 2007, they released an 802.11n-based AirPort base station as well as revealed that the rumors about having n-draft cards in some Macs are true: Airport Extreme - Performance see footnote 2. Madd the sane 03:25, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

What I mean is this: In Apple Stores, you can buy Airport Wireless cards. Are those cards Pre-N complient? Arbiteroftruth 01:08, 13 January 2007 (UTC) Nope. the cards for sale are still 802.11g. – Fʀɪɺøʟɛ ( тɐʟк¢ʘи†ʀ¡βs ) 16:16, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Redirect[edit]

Could someone allow the abbreviation AEBS to redirect to this page? I'm guessing that only admins have the ability to do that. Rajrajmarley (talk) 19:12, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Anyone can create a redirect, but I'm not sure that one is liable to hold up to criticism. I'll add it though. – ɜɿøɾɪɹℲ ( тɐʟк¢ʘи†ʀ¡βs ) 20:43, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Absolute brand name, wakeup and redirect this article!![edit]

The AirPort Base Station was discontinued after the updated AirPort Extreme was announced, almost 5 years ago..(!!) This Brand name is not relevant. even Apple.com says so. I suggest we move this article as to redirect AirPort to AirPort Extreme.

Made some changes that also reflect your comment. In my opinion AirPort is the overview page that sums up all the airport products. I created some extra pages for airport extreme and airport express. Also made it more clear that the airport base station is an different product. Jochemm (talk) 22:56, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Should there be a part in the article that mentions the connection difficulties with the xbox 360?[edit]

The workaround will also be posted as a reference Macbeth30 (talk) 19:08, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

KelleyCook just moved the article from AirPort to AirPort (wireless networking), leaving AirPort as a redirect. This contradicts Wikipedia conventions; we do not redirect "Foo" to "Foo (disambiguation term)," as this means that the undisambiguated "Foo" leads to the article anyway [a sloppy appearance].

This move would be valid only if it were determined that AirPort should lead elsewhere [such as Airport or Airport (disambiguation)]. It would reasonable to propose such a change, but that has not yet occurred. In the meantime, if AirPort is to lead to this article, it should serve as its actual title.

I noticed that KelleyCook also replaced links to AirPort with links to AirPort (wireless networking) [and inexplicably removed section links in the process]. Please see Wikipedia:Redirect#Do not "fix" links to redirects that are not broken. —David Levy 23:44, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

A better question is why would you waste all of our time to put it back without asking first?!? The summary explanation should have made it clear. WP:Title and WP:Disambig make it clear that you should not have two differnt articles that only differ in Capitalization. Which we now once again have.
Secondly, the reason why I moved the links, which so far were mainly double redirect links and the template pages was to eventually move AirPort to Airport (disambiguation) where it should go. So WP:R2D didn't apply. But the I had to wait for the WP:Job queue to finish to know which pages actually pointed here. There aren't that many pages that point directly here, but hundreds that use one of the two Apple related Nav templates (so I had to wait some hours for the 38,000 entries in the Job Queue to clear before I could use AWB to go through them and fix the rest of them). Furthermore, I intentionally kept the subsection links, though I did notice that the PopUps redirect bypass has a bug that really screwed up when it encountered the ".11" as in #AirPort Extreme (802.11g and 802.11n). I thought I had manually fixed all of those, but I must have missed a few. -- KelleyCook (talk) 14:36, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
1. I don't know what passages have led you to believe that titular disambiguation by capitalization is inherently inappropriate, but you're mistaken. Please see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (capitalization)#Page names that only differ by capitalization (which advises us to place a hatnote at the top of each article) and Wikipedia:Naming conventions (precision)#If the two titles usually have a different meaning (which cites the example articles Red meat and Red Meat).
2. I was not referring to the double redirects, which you obviously were correct to fix. I was referring to edits such as this one (in which you also removed the section links).
3. What do you mean when you say that you intend to "move" AirPort to Airport (disambiguation)? Do you mean that you want to redirect the former to the latter? As noted above, that's a reasonable option, but it should be discussed first. —David Levy 16:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Mention of Mac/Windows-only configuration[edit]

Is it worth mentioning somewhere in the article that Apple has departed from almost every other product in this market by not providing a vendor-neutral, standards compliant configuration interface via telnet, ssh or http? It certainly shocked me the first time I encountered one, and caused much difficulty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.71.246.182 (talk) 23:31, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

"Respectively"[edit]

"AirPort and AirPort Extreme in common usage can refer to the protocol (802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n, respectively)". Two items at the left side, three items at the right. How can it be "respectively"? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vi2 (talkcontribs) 12:22, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree that this is confusing/incorrect. My best attempt at improving/fixing this sentence is, "AirPort and AirPort Extreme in common usage can refer to the protocols of type 802.11b and 802.11g, or the protocol of type 802.11n, respectively" (assuming this is true ... I have no idea), but I fear this wording is still too awkward. Adammanifold (talk) 18:03, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
I rewrote some parts of the text, now i doesnt contain the word "Respectively" Jochemm (talk) 08:41, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Wireless N Draft?[edit]

I noticed the article said the latest model has only W n Draft. However, looking at apple's page, they just mention W n, which one would assume is final.. They also have the final logo too.

http://www.apple.com/uk/airportexpress/specs.html

"The AirPort Express Base Station is based on an IEEE 802.11n specification and is compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xushi (talkcontribs) 09:41, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Airport Extreme integrated card models[edit]

Integrated AirPort Extreme ... /n cards With the introduction of the Intel-based MacBook Pro in January 2006, Apple began to use a standard PCI Express mini card. The particular brand and model of card has changed over the years; in early models, it was Atheros brand, while since late 2008 they have been Broadcom cards.

Are there specific card models that can be referenced here? It's not easy to google that, however having this fact would greatly improve the article for users installing Linux/Windows on MacBooks. --DenisYurkin (talk) 16:30, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Done myself for MacBookAir late 2010 and mid 2011: [1]. --DenisYurkin (talk) 17:39, 30 July 2011 (UTC)