The airport base stations are Apple's line of networking devices.
They have the express which is just a wireless band router.
They have the extreme which is a wireless AC router that's supports time machine back ups.
An the Time Capsule which is half router, half storage device if you wanna back up your data.
All three of them are currently being discontinued by Apple.
We don't really know why they are discontinuing it but the writing has kinda been on the wall for the last few years.
They haven't updated the hardware in about five years, and earlier this year they started selling the Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi system.
In their stores and online, which is the first third party router they've ever sold.
Also, the new AX wireless standard's coming out next year.
So if they really wanna stay in the router game, they probably are gonna have to develop new hardware anyway.
You don't have to really worry, because Apple said they'll still continue to support it with firmware updates for the next five years.
You actually can buy another one, or you can buy one if you don't have one already, because Apple's selling off the rest of their inventory right now.
However, I wouldn't really recommend it, because there's a lot of other better routers out there right now, especially with newer hardware, a lot more features, for about the same price.
If you want to replace the Express or the Extreme, you really can get any new wireless AC router out there.
A lot of the newer ones will have better features, faster speeds.
You even can check out our best wireless router section, which will show you which ones worked best for us.
Now the Time Capsule, that one was half router, half storage device.
So you're gonna have to figure out how you want to backup your data in the future.
You could either use a regular external hard drive, which you could just plug into a Mac, or you can get a router that supports network storage.
Seagate and Western Digital are two pretty good options for this.
Then, if you're a little more technically savvy, you can try a NAS device.
These have a lot more features, are a little more complicated, a little bit more expensive.
Synology is a great brand to try they have a lot of options for you and if you really like your remote access feature, some of the regular solid state drives and hard drives will come with software that will allow you to do that.
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