Good time to buy Airport Extreme / Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by i0Nic, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    I've got an old Airport Extreme and I'd like to update to one of the new ones with the hope I'm improving my signal speed and strength at home. Is now a good time to buy or could these be updated in a few months with WWDC around the corner?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There is always new technology around the corner. I have the 6th gen and it never drops under the 7.7.2 firmware (latest). In fact, I never had to reboot it! The speeds are better from the 5th gen even though I only have N clients. Give it a shot!
     
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  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I guarantee that you are satisfied. It is a solid piece of equipment.
     
  5. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Just helped a client set up a new Airport Extreme. Solid device and it did improve a few things for her. Replaced a 2nd gen extreme.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Even the second gen. Extreme was a powerful and reliable router for its time. Was the old one having issues?
     
  7. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Drop out issues for her setup, but the main thing was matching 2 new 802.11ac devices. The small footprint works better for the desk in a highly decorated room (I could care less, but "Decorators")
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Glad to hear it is working well.
     

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