Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station / MD031
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leave it at home
Baller, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
Excerpt: Small office environment. We've been using Apple Airports for multiple users for years now. Not the greatest experience of my lfe but it has always worked.<br /><br />Thought, with this new model, I would be upgrading some previous generation routers. AC seemed to be an idea worth considering. Turns out I was wrong. These have been slower, constant dropped connections, hangups.
Summary: ..Uhm.. what about the wires?..sounds great to be able to mount it from anywhere even the ceiling, but what about the wires to connect it to the modem etc. .. even the power cord.. wouldnt that totally kill the look?!
Summary: I decided to try apple AirPort Extreme after my Asus router died. With my Asus router I would normally get a wireless speed test around 45-50mbps. Ok so now about the apple router. Installation was easy enough, decent range but when it comes to speed it averaged only 9-10mbps. For a "server type router" and "the best I can get" suggested by the salesperson, it's certainly not what was suggested. Only thing I liked was the clean design.
Summary: Can not extend the wireless network as Apple has a known issue where the new version and old version can't bridge wirelessly. Still no update to make this work after 5 months. They may make systems OK (don't use Mac's) but they are not an enterprise level networking company.
Summary: Burning up hours of time trying to get this thing (Airport Extreme, late 2009, latest model A1354) working. It cannot stream internet radio music to my internet radio, nor can it stream to an iPod Touch running a radio app for many radio stations. Turning off Guest Network made a big improvement, but still unusable compared to the DLINK DIR-655 that I am replacing with the Extreme. If I configure an Airport Express as my main router, everything works fine.
Pros: Can support Airport Express units for audio equipment
Cons: Really struggling with the Extreme Dual Band A1354
Summary: Forgot to mention that the utility to configure the AEBS is version dependent. 5.5 Doesn't work with 7.4.2 AEBS code and 5.4 doesn't work with the new 7.5 AEBS code? Compatibility / Interoperability anyone???