Review: Apple AirPort Extreme cures networking headaches for novice Mac users
The Apple AirPort Extreme cures networking headaches for novice Mac users with a simple setup, but competing devices offer Windows users more network customization and faster speeds for less.
Apple's latest refresh to its AirPort Extreme Base Station does little to set it apart from the
The new Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station offers faster networking performance than the older model, with few changes otherwise. The two share a physical resemblance, and they both feature the same simple installation, true dual-band connectivity, guest networking, and support for network printer and external storage.
The $179 price tag makes it more expensive than competing routers that offer more control over your network and similar speed. The majority of you can stretch your dollar further with the Asus RT-N56U, which features an intuitive Web interface and long-range performance in addition to a stylish case, but Mac users who value aesthetics over everything else won't be disappointed with the new AirPort Extreme.
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