Apple delivers refreshed networking lineup today, too

Summary:Turns out you won't need to wait to find out what Apple's plans are for those new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule units it recently delivered to the FCC. In addition to freshening up its desktop lineup, the company has put the new simultaneous dual-band networking products on sale today.

Turns out you won't need to wait to find out what Apple's plans are for those new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule units it recently delivered to the FCC. In addition to freshening up its desktop lineup, the company has put the new simultaneous dual-band networking products on sale today. In addition to letting you run 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks at the same time, the devices have a new guest networking feature—give friends and family access to your Internet connection but prevent them from access files on your computers and/or network storage.

The new AirPort Extreme is now available for $179, while the updated Time Capsule router/network drive is $299 for 500GB of storage and $499 for 1GB. Time Capsule also now works with Apple's MobileMe service to give you remote access to your files saved on Time Capsule's drive.

Topics: Networking, Apple

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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