Apple AirPort Extreme

78
Global
Score
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

Apple's latest AirPort Extreme may look different on the outside, but it still provides the same experience with some updated speeds. The new AirPort Extreme supports the latest WiFi band, 802.11ac, and in testing CNET found speeds "very fast." CNET also says the AirPort Extreme features the same familiar setup process and that even new users to Apple's network product "shouldn't have a problem." After testing the router, SmallNetBuilder says that "in the end, it's not really a bad router ... but if you're looking for more routing features ... there are better options."

from $179+

Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.7
Speed / throughput
7.2
Configurability / networking features
7.5
Reliability
8.0
Range
8.0
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Specs

AirPort

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (Simultaneous dual-band)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (3 ports)
USB
yes
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Specs

AirPort

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (Simultaneous dual-band)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (3 ports)
USB
yes
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