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Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n Dissected, Benchmarked

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The sadists over at iFixit have taken apart an Airport Extreme 802.11n to see what's going on on the inside. What is on the inside? Well, just a board, some wires, and Ethernet ports. No little 802.11n Gremlin like you would have thought.

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Their benchmarks, however, show that the claims of 5x performance and 2x range are actually low! iFixit found a 10x performance increase and a 3x usable range increase using the 802.11n over 802.11g. If you're looking for an unboxing, check that out here as well.

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Airport Extreme 802.11n Disassembly [iFixIt]

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I read recently that one guy tested his outside and got 350 feet of range out of it. Now that's what I'm talking about!