Apple Computer on Monday quietly cut the price of its AirPort Extreme base station and card. The base station price drops from $249 to $199, while the cost of a card that goes inside a laptop or desktop went from $99 to $79.
Apple last monththe $129 AirPort Express, which acts as an 802.11g wireless base station and allows people to stream music from a Mac located in another room. While the Express version is dramatically cheaper than the Extreme, even with this week's price cut, the Extreme does have a few additional capabilities. For example, it can connect to Macs via either wired or wireless connections.