AirPort Extreme 4th Generation?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by talwarsirav, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. talwarsirav macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I built a new house for my family 1 year back. I already have 2 Airport Express Base Stations and wished I could get a new AirPort Extreme.

    Some Internet research advised me to wait for a new generation. But it seems that Apple has decided to stay with the 3rd Generation.

    Would you advice me to wait for a new generation or buy the current generation as my primary wifi router?
     
  2. samparmenter macrumors 6502

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    If you built your own house I assume you ran CAT5/6 cable around the house. In which case you could simply use the airport expresses to give you the wireless coverage you need.

    I don't think the airport extremes are likely to be anywhere near the best wifi routers going either these days. They are quite old now.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't buy a new Airport now.
    As Coastal posts above, they are no longer being developed. Kind of a "dead end", even though they continue to work.

    New house?
    With ethernet?

    I'd suggest you consider one of the new "mesh" type systems, such as:
    - eero
    - google wifi
    - ubiquiti
    - netgear orbi (not yet a true "mesh", but similar)

    eero and google wifi can do ethernet "backhaul", the orbi has a third, dedicated wifi channel to handle that.

    Lots of reviews on these.
    Check reviews and Q&A's on amazon, as well.

    I'm still on an older Airport Extreme, will probably move to the Orbi by April or May...
     

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