Review: Apple Airport Extreme Base Station wireless router

We review Apple's new Airport Extreme Base Station true dual-band Wireless-N router.

The new Base Station still has only three Ethernet ports. Most routers have four. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

I finally got a chance to review Apple's first true dual-band Wireless-N router, the new Airport Extreme Base Station.

The new router, like the previous model, makes a great home router for novice and especially Mac users. It incorporates MobileMe for remote access and administration, offers fast wireless speeds, and has a very good range.

Savvy and Windows users, however, will find a lot of networking features missing, including the very popular Wi-Fi Protected Setup, the capability to filter Web sites, and access to manage the router's setting via a Web browser.

The Airport Extreme Base Station's great and eye-catching design will make a lot of you fall in love with it. However, if truth be told, it's not a router for everyone.

To find out more, read the in-depth review at CNET Reviews.

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