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8.0
8 reviews
  • Ease of use
    9.1
  • Speed / throughput
    8.2
  • Configurability / networking features
    6.8
  • Reliability
    6.9
  • Range
    8.2
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9.0
149 reviews
9.0
Macworld Mar 27, 2009

The 2009 version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station packs in a ton of features, as well as speed, into a small, reasonably priced package. If you’re looking to replace your current Wi-Fi router, you can’t go wrong with the AirPort Extreme.

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9.0
Laptop Magazine Mar 29, 2007

The Apple AirPort Extreme is meant to be a close cousin to the Apple TV, but it's an excellent router for Mac users who own an 802.11-enabled notebook. It's a smart, fast, and user-friendly wireless wonder.

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8.0
Computerworld Mar 29, 2009

The biggest advance with this latest Airport Extreme is the dual-band support. It's not a must-have for most users -- unless you have a mixed wireless environment and want the fastest Wi-Fi transfer speeds possible.

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7.0
CNET Jul 8, 2011

The AirPort Extreme Base Station is a great wireless router for Mac or novice users who need something that's simple, nice-looking, and works well for their homes. Savvy Windows users will find many other alternatives that offer a lot more features for their bucks.

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 20, 2009

This is a solid wireless router for all-Mac and mixed Windows/Mac networks. But if you run all Windows (or any flavor of Linux), you can get better features for less money.

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9.0
Top Ten Reviews Feb 1, 2013

As one would expect from an Apple product, this router is easy to configure and has a sleek, minimalistic, attractive design. This is a fitting router choice for those who need to provide connectivity to PCs and Apple devices.

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8.0
Digital Trends Feb 4, 2007

If you want a router with 802.11n protocol that’s friendly to both Mac and PCs, is easy to set up and maintain, and operates at near-wired speeds, the AirPort Extreme is a great choice.

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7.0
SmallNetBuilder Oct 15, 2007

The AirPort Extreme is a cost-effective high-performance dual band draft 11n router that will work well in both a Mac and a PC environment. Despite its lack of simultaneous dual band operation and browser-based administration, it's definitely the way to go if you need dual-band draft 11n today.

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6.0
Quicksilver4648 Quicksilver4648

While I wont get into specifics with the entire router, I must say this, I was impressed. I am a PC guy through and though, but the specs on this router were very impressive. Wireless A/B/G and N, wireless printing, and the ability for a network drive. I instantly got one. However, here come the...

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10
TJM6 TJM6

ORIGINAL REVIEW – Dec. 2009 As far as my services go, we have AT&T's Elite (if you can call it that) DSL service. For years my parents have opted to go with the decent but otherwise middle-of-the-road gateway that AT&T (then SBC) provided as a step up from a simple modem. AT&T's brand...

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10
mooney mooney

It vastly outperforms both my old 'mushroom' Airport Extreme, and the Linksys WRT54G, in signal strength and reliability. I used to need to Airport expresses to bridge between my router and my office. Now I only use the Airport Extreme. I don't know if it is the wireless...

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9.0
belunos belunos

So I had something very specific that I needed with this device. I wanted to get my entertainment center on the internet, as well as stream media to my xbox.. all without any hiccups. Add to that I still have two other devices on G that I needed hooked up. So a combination of the Airport...

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10
twd3lr twd3lr

I have this set up as my primary wireless router and have a USB 2 hub connected to it with a printer and a hard drive both connected to the hub. The hard drive is my Time Machine drive for my MacBook Pro; since an update was made in Snow Leopard, Time Machine works without fail and without...

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8.0
roberto roberto

I have had this unit for around 4 years and it has worked very well. Set up is very easy, especially for someone with little technical knowledge. Because our home office is located in the basement of our home, which also happens to be the location of our router, it was necessary to get an...

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10
TJM6 TJM6

ORIGINAL REVIEW – Dec. 2009 As far as my services go, we have AT&T's Elite (if you can call it that) DSL service. For years my parents have opted to go with the decent but otherwise middle-of-the-road gateway that AT&T (then SBC) provided as a step up from a simple modem. AT&T's brand...

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5.0
samratm samratm

If you want a standalone router and want to get a wireless internet in your home, then it's fine. But if you want to setup WDS mode with other Airport products than it's simply painful. And about range in 5GHz mode the range gets too short and even the Airport Utility that lets to configure the...

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10
gdprof27 gdprof27

Picked this baby up from BestBuy, plugged it in, set it up and have not had to reset it once in 18 months! I've recently paired this with a Motorola SB6120 to give me the fastest possible, cable-based, home network. Apple's AEBS has been the one item that has opened the most doors into...

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7.0
ferretsrule ferretsrule

The setup is a bit more complicated than the usual - you need to use software instead of a web interface, and I had some problems connecting it to the Internet, but I sorted these out fairly quickly. I think the only time I've ever had to turn off my AirPort is when I moved house. Unlike my...

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