People wanting to connect their Xbox video game consoles to Apple's latest AirPort wireless routers are apparently out of luck, unless they plan to shut off all security.
Apple customers reported on the company's tech support forum that the new AirPort Extreme, which started shipping late last month, doesn't recognize Microsoft's Xbox. Gamers want to connect the video game player to the router to play games online.
Unfortunately, the two products apparently won't work unless all security, including password protection, is disabled on the AirPort Extreme. The high-speed router is useful to gamers because it supports the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11n, which means it can transmit data fast enough for playing video on a connected device. Previous Wi-Fi standards were too slow to be reliable.
People on Apple tech support reported that Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii work just fine with the AirPort, so the problems appear to be unique to Apple's rival.