Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Apple Airport Extreme

Lost amid all the hoo-hah about the iPhone at yesterday's Apple Keynote was the introduction of a new AirPort Extreme wireless access point. It supports 802.11a/b/g/pre-n. What I find especially interesting is that you can now connect a USB hard disk driectly to the AirPort and access it over your LAN.

Previous Airport Extremes have had the ability to act as a print server for USB printes, but serving up disk space is something new. Although there's only one USB port, you can connect a USB hub so that both a printer and a disk can be attached.

This should simplify setting up centralized storage on a home network.

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