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."
With the new AirPort design and the inclusion of 802.11ac, it's plain to see that Apple is taking steps forward with its networking devices. Cupertino's latest AirPort Extreme is not on the bleeding edge, as far as speeds and feeds go, but it is beautiful and "just works" out of the box.
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Hands down without a doubt the finest wireless router I have ever purchased. In terms of range and speed I feel it's out delivering on what Apple promised.
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