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7.9 out of 10

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station / MD031

AirPort Extreme operates in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneo Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Apple's AirPort Extreme is a safe choice

Macworld
16 April 2013
  • Summary: The AirPort Extreme is a natural fit for Mac users, but some competing routers deliver higher performance and more features.
  • Pros: Supremely easy to set up, Fast performance on its 5GHz network, Supports USB hard drives for Time Machine backups and other uses
  • Cons: Very slow performance on its 2.4GHz network, Only one USB port to support either a printer or a hard drive, No FTP file server or DLNA media server
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (summer 2011)

CNET
7 November 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: The router only has three LAN ports, network storage is limited to HFS+ formatted hard drives, and it costs more than competing devices that have more features.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (summer 2011)

CNET
7 November 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: The router only has three LAN ports, network storage is limited to HFS+ formatted hard drives, and it costs more than competing devices that have more features.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (summer 2011)

CNET
7 November 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: The router only has three LAN ports, network storage is limited to HFS+ formatted hard drives, and it costs more than competing devices that have more features.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Fall 2009)

CNET
12 August 2009
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: Limited networking features; picky support for USB external hard drive; only three Ethernet ports; no Web interface; no remote access for Windows users; supports only 50 clients; only OS X 10.4 or later can access storage feature.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Fall 2009)

CNET
12 August 2009
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: Limited networking features; picky support for USB external hard drive; only three Ethernet ports; no Web interface; no remote access for Windows users; supports only 50 clients; only OS X 10.4 or later can access storage feature.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Fall 2009)

CNET
12 August 2009
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: Limited networking features; picky support for USB external hard drive; only three Ethernet ports; no Web interface; no remote access for Windows users; supports only 50 clients; only OS X 10.4 or later can access storage feature.
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Overall 6
6.0

Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (Fall 2009)

CNET
12 August 2009
  • Summary: 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.
  • Cons: Limited networking features; picky support for USB external hard drive; only three Ethernet ports; no Web interface; no remote access for Windows users; supports only 50 clients; only OS X 10.4 or later can access storage feature.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Customer support 9
9.0

The new AirPort Extreme easily tops the list of best-looking high-end routers

CNET
25 June 2013
  • Summary: Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.
  • Pros: Apple's new compact and beautiful AirPort Extreme Base Station supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is easy to use, and offers solid performance.
  • Cons: Other than the new design and 802.11ac, there are no other improvements over the previous generation. The router is inflexible and offers no support for Time Machine backup or media streaming via the USB storage.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Customer support 9
9.0

The new AirPort Extreme easily tops the list of best-looking high-end routers

CNET
25 June 2013
  • Summary: Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.
  • Pros: Apple's new compact and beautiful AirPort Extreme Base Station supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is easy to use, and offers solid performance.
  • Cons: Other than the new design and 802.11ac, there are no other improvements over the previous generation. The router is inflexible and offers no support for Time Machine backup or media streaming via the USB storage.
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