Newbee in need of help....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kevin100110, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Kevin100110 macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2014
    Good Day All,
    I'm in the market for a MacBook Pro (Retina) base configuration, and I was wanting to upgrade my router at the same time, I am currently debating between the Air Port Express or the Air Port Extreme, I live in a medium sized apartment with a wall between my pc and my router, I don't edit hq video or pictures or any kind of gaming, I only watch YouTube videos, check email, watch Netflix, Only two devices will be getting Wi-Fi from the Airport (1)MacBook(2)Iphone5s And i don't need any additional features on the back of the Airport USB inputs etc... my question is :
    1.Does the Air Port Extreme has way more "Horsepower" then I need?
    2. should i upgrade the modem Time Warner sent me? (not that old)9 months old tops?
    Thank you all i appreciate everyone's tips/comments/expertise!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You can return / exchange Apple products within certain number of days without restocking charge. Buy one and try it.
  3. arsimoun macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2013
    One thing I know for sure: the Time Warner modem sucks. Having just been through the wars with them and being told that I shouldn't expect the full download speed advertised because the connection was "wireless" imaging my surprise (not) when a simple change to a decent router add over 40% throughput. Time Warner does not get a lot of good will from me.

    One man's opinion.

    Adam Rodman
  4. Pharmscott, Jun 13, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2014

    Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Your 5s won't benefit from the faster 802.11ac speed and unless it's the latest model, neither will your MBP. It's a nice router, sure. But there are other choices that will meet your needs for less. Check out Cnet reviews.

    Edit: I just saw that you're buying a new MBP so it will have ac. Still, shop around. Good luck!

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