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Alright my fellow Mac peeps. :D I'm considering purchasing one of the newer Airport Extreme 801.n Base Stations. Reading up on them I see where they have 3 gigabit ethernet LAN ports so my question is does anyone have experience doing so or is it even possible?!! Only considering this as I fear my older AX is fading and I thought this maybe the perfect solution to having Airport Expresses all over the house as I do.
 

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Wireless is still some distance from being able to consume more than 100Mb Ethernet. All such devices can deal with 10/100/1000 automatically.

You would probably be better served by replacing the current unit with a similar one when it croaks.

Chances are pretty good that you can find another brand that is cheaper. I went the ultra-cheap route of a gigabit switch and a separate router.
 

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DCSholtis said:
Alright my fellow Mac peeps. :D I'm considering purchasing one of the newer Airport Extreme 801.n Base Stations. Reading up on them I see where they have 3 gigabit ethernet LAN ports so my question is does anyone have experience doing so or is it even possible?!! Only considering this as I fear my older AX is fading and I thought this maybe the perfect solution to having Airport Expresses all over the house as I do.
I have an HR20-700 networked via ethernet to a first-gen Airport Extreme 802.11n (100 mbps ports) which I am using in WDS mode along with a second-gen Airport Extreme 802.11n (gigabit ports) and an Airport Expresss 802.11n. Works great. :)
 

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LameLefty said:
I have an HR20-700 networked via ethernet to a first-gen Airport Extreme 802.11n (100 mbps ports) which I am using in WDS mode along with a second-gen Airport Extreme 802.11n (gigabit ports) and an Airport Expresss 802.11n. Works great. :)
Currently I have two Airport Expresses and one of the old domed Extremes and I've been having problems with them connecting to my home network since the storms on Sunday evening. That is what has me thinking about purchasing one of these new AEs. I figure if I hook up the HR20-700 via ethernet and my LG BH 200 HD/DVD Combo player in the 2nd spot I'll be set to go since all my computers are on the same floor. I have a laptop and desktop in my room and Dad has his desktop in his room right down the hall. I figure doing things this way I can get rid of the Airport Expresses, correct?!! More importantly is this easy to do. :lol: I'd be purchasing one of the newer generation ones with the 3 gigabit ports for ease...I hope.
 

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Thanks I'll give it a shot. I used the one day delivery thru Amazon Prime so I'll have it Friday but the longer ethernet cord might not be here in time. Oh well I'll just add the HR20-700 later when the new Cat 5 arrives. Thanks again.
 

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Update: The new gigabit Airport Extreme arrived yesterday took about literally 5 minutes to set up. Got my HR20-700, my LG BH 200 Combo player connected to 2 of the 3 LAN ports and the DSL to the WAN port. Rebooted it all and it works. Even hooked up a Western Digital mini drive up to the USB port and it works great. Thanks again everyone!!
 
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