Apple today announced AirPort Extreme, the next generation of Wi-Fi wireless networking technology based on the new ultra-fast 802.11g standard. The new AirPort Extreme Base Stations offer 54 Mbps data rates for up to 50 users, wireless bridging to extend the range beyond just one base station, USB printer sharing to allow multiple users to wirelessly share USB printers connected directly to the base station, and is fully compatible with 802.11b Wi-Fi devices. The AirPort Extreme Card sells for US$99 and the AirPort Extreme Base Station for $199. The AirPort Extreme Base Station with a built-in 56K V.90 hardware modem and additional port for connecting a range-extending antenna has a suggested retail price of $249. All of the Airport Extreme products are available now.