Airport Extreme vs Others

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

  1. pMad macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    I have/had an Airport Extreme.

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

    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

    Aug 10, 2008
    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

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thank you so much.

    I hadn't thought of this.

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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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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