Airport Extreme vs Others

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pMad, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. pMad macrumors regular

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    I have/had an Airport Extreme.

    It's dead. Brought it to the Apple store.
    Dead.

    Beyond warranty. I've had it since Nov 2008.

    So, I need a new router, but I'm questioning spending another $200 on a router that lasted less than 2 years.

    I'm connecting the following: 1 iMac, 2 Windows laptops, 1 PC, iPhone, ipod touch.

    I have a hub connected and share a hard drive and a printer.

    My questions:

    Is there any reason I'd spend $200 for a replacement Airport Extreme instead of a less costly linksys or netgear?

    If you think I should go with something other than the Airport, what is your suggestion.
     
  2. mrbash macrumors 6502

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    A few things here.

    • I like the AE. It's great quality, but expensive. So I would say get another one.
    • If you bought your AE using your credit card, you may just qualify for an additional 1 year warranty. So if the Apple warranty is 1 year, your CC would extend that to 2 years. It might be worth investigating.
    • There are other Wireless routers that are very cheap. Enough that you can afford to replace them every year.
     
  3. pMad thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much.

    I hadn't thought of this.

    My Visa Platinum Extended Warranty is covering it.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    A Mac in my home has always had AppleCare; with it I've taken 3 year old Airport Base Stations to the Apple Store to have them replaced without question.
     

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