AirPort Base Station (Dual Ethernet) - Technical Specifications

AirPort Base Station (Dual Ethernet) - Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
The AirPort Base Station (Dual Ethernet) can serve up to 50 users (See Note 1). It includes a base unit, external power supply, telephone cord, wall mount bracket, and software.

Wireless data rate

  • Up to 11 Mbps (data rate depends on environment)


  • Up to 168-foot (50 m) radius from the base station in typical use. Range varies with site conditions.

Frequency band

  • 2.4 GHz spread spectrum

Radio output power

  • 15 dbm (nominal)

Positioning options

  • Desktop
  • Wall (mounting bracket included)


  • Industry-standard IEEE 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi certified
  • Works with Windows-based PCs and Mac computers (See Note 2)
  • AirPort Setup Assistant to configure the computer and AirPort Base Station for Internet access
  • AirPort Admin Utility for base station network administration
  • Internet Connect application for dialing support and to monitor connection status, turn AirPort on and off, change networks, and check signal quality (Mac OS X 10.1 only)
  • AirPort application to monitor connection status, turn AirPort on and off, change networks, and check signal quality
  • AirPort menu bar item to measure signal quality, change networks, and turn AirPort on and off

AirPort Base Station interfaces

  • RJ-11 connector for built-in 56K V.90 modem for dialup Internet connections (See Note 3.)
  • AirPort
  • Power jack (12 V DC)
  • RJ-45 connector for built-in 10BASE-T Ethernet for connecting a DSL or cable modem (WAN, "wide area network")
  • RJ-45 connector for built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for connecting to wired computers (LAN, "local area network")

    Note: When connecting the AirPort Base Station (Dual Ethernet) to to another device using Ethernet, a crossover cable is not required. Both the WAN and LAN Ethernet ports automatically detect the type of connection and switch the signal configuration as required.The Ethernet jacks do not accept telephone wire (RJ-11). This has been done to prevent confusion from misplugged wiring. The Ethernet jacks will not allow a telephone wire's clip to insert far enough to lock into place.

Included software

  • AirPort application - change networks and check signal strength (for Mac OS 9).
  • AirPort Control Strip module - quickly measure signal strength or change networks (for Mac OS 9).
  • AirPort Setup Assistant - set up the computer for network access and set up an AirPort Base Station (for Mac OS 9 and X).
  • AirPort Admin Utility - base station network administration (for Mac OS 9 and X).
  • Designing AirPort Networks 2 PDF document
  • AOL Extras

Electrical requirements

North America and Japan

  • Line voltage: 100 V to 120 V AC
  • Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz

Europe, Australia

  • Line voltage: 200 V to 240 V AC
  • Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32 F to 95 F (0 C to 35 C)
  • Storage temperature: -13 F to 140 F (-25 C to 60 C)
  • Relative humidity, operational: 20 to 80 percent
  • Relative humidity, storage: 10 to 90 percent, noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: 0 to 10 000 feet (0 to 3048 m)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15 000 feet (4572 m)

Size and mass

  • Diameter: 6.9 inches (175 mm)
  • Height: 3.2 inches (80 mm)
  • Mass (weight, without wall mount bracket): 1.25 pounds (565 grams)

System requirements

For Macintosh users

  • An Apple computer with an antenna and AirPort Card
  • Mac OS 9.0.4 or later or Mac OS X 10.1 or later

For PC users

  • At least one AirPort-enabled Apple computer (to set up the base station)
  • A PC with a Wi-Fi-certified IEEE 802.11b wireless card


  1. Bandwidth access is dependent on the number of simultaneous users.
  2. Initial AirPort setup requires an AirPort-enabled Macintosh computer.
  3. Download speeds vary with line conditions and your ISP's modem capabilities. FCC regulations limit ISP transmission speeds to 53 Kbps in the United States.
  4. Wireless Internet access requires an Internet service provider (fees may apply) and AirPort (or AirPort-compatible) wireless Ethernet card and base station. Some ISPs are not compatible with AirPort.


Veröffentlichungsdatum: Jul 26, 2017