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The earliest modems were rated for 9600 baud which represents about 0.0096 megabits per second (“Mbps”). Even “high speed” modems were only rated for 14,400 baud which represents about 0.0144Mbps.

In 1985, the Federal Communication Commission released three bands of the radio spectrum now used for nearly all wireless communication: 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5 GHz.

It also introduced a network router device called an Airport Base Station, to transmit he wireless internet signal to the Airport card. The next major update came in 2003 with the introduction of 802.11g.

This new version combined the best of the 802.11a and 802.11b standards.

The next major enhancement to Wi-Fi came in September 2009 with the introduction of 802.11n, sometimes called Wireless-N.

There is some debate about exactly how fast 802.11n is.

Once the industry settled on a standard it needed to develop a market and to do that, needed computer industry support.

It found that support from Steve Jobs and Apple Computer.

One of the major advantages of staying within the Apple Ecosystem is that everything “just works”, and that certainly applies to the Airport Extreme Base Station and the Airport Utility that comes with every Mac.

But while we all think about when we want to upgrade our computers and our phones, we tend to let the network hardware that sits on our shelf or in our closets grow old, and because they continue to work, they must be performing properly.

Apple also started to offer Airport Extreme units with built-in hard drives which supported data storage and sharing across the network and were sold under the name Time Capsule.

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