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Apple AirPort Extreme

Apple AirPort Extreme

from  $173+
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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
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."

Reviews

76
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

93
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 23
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
Yes
Bands
Simultaneous dual-band
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Integrated switch
3 ports
USB
Yes
Type
WiFi
Bands
Ethernet
Integrated switch
USB
Wireless router
Yes
Simultaneous dual-band
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
3 ports
Yes

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

100
avol
Definitely the best WiFi router that I've ever had.At this time I was unable...read more
100
TheTodd
Hands down without a doubt the finest wireless router I have ever purchased....read more
90
Willmonwah
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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The Latest

06.14.13
Apple's newest AirPort Extreme base station gets dissected
06.14.13

Apple's newest AirPort Extreme base station gets dissected

The skyscraper? The hauteur router? The dapper WAP? All reasonable nicknames were considered, but...

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