Difference b/t Airport Express & AirPort Extreme Base Station
Posted on 2009-05-14
My friend just bought a MacBook and wants to set up Wifi access in his apartment. He knows nothing about technology, so he is enlisting my help. I'm mainly a PC guy and have very limited experience w/ Macs.
On the Apple website, I see there are 2 main options for setting up Wifi. There is an "AirPort Extreme Base Station" for $179 and a "AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n and AirTunes" for $99.
My inclination would be to have him buy the AP Express since it's less expensive. Any compelling reason to have him buy the more expensive AP Extreme?
He also has an HP OfficeJet J6480 Printer that is currently connected via USB cable, but he would prefer to be able to use that wirelessly.
Thanks in advance.