Airport Line Update

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by McKodiak, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. McKodiak macrumors newbie

    McKodiak

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    I am looking for a new router. I'm not in need of one but am looking for one. I am interested in the Airport Extreme and/or Express for my situation. I know nobody knows Apple's release date for the next devices but I am interested in people's opinions on when they think Apple will release the next versions of the Airport line.
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't tell you. With that said, the current Airport Extreme's are already running three antenna 802.11AC wifi which is the newest WIFI standard. Even if a new one comes out, it won't have anything better (other than maybe a 4th? antenna?)

    Edit: If in the USA, you can get a current gen Airport Extreme from the refurb store for only $130.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FE918LL/A/refurbished-airport-extreme

    Now, I wouldn't recommend the Airport Express at this point since it is still "stuck" on 802.11N based wifi.
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    The Extreme is decent and if there are any updates this year it will be a minor spec update. I would say that it is a safe buy since it is already a great router. The Express though is a bit weaker, limited to wireless N, and only has 10/100 Ethernet ports. I use the Expresses as APs at school with the Extreme as the main router. The refurbished Extreme deal is pretty good if you ask me.
     

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