Very detailed review by Glenn Fleishman, for Macworld, of the new 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station.
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme Base Station solves three major wireless networking problems in one blow: speed, range, and configuration. The gateway also makes sharing multiple printers and hard drives across a network as easy as plugging in a cable.
This new wireless router promises roughly five times the throughput and twice the range of the previous model. And because it’s based on a new wireless standard, 802.11n, which incorporates both the older b and g standards, it is backward compatible with Apple’s earlier AirPort (802.11b) and AirPort Extreme (802.11g) adapters. Best results, however, require leaving b and gstandards behind.