Thoughts on the 2011/5th Gen Airport Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bailorg, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. bailorg macrumors member

    bailorg

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    I'm in the market for a new wireless router for my largish house and I noticed that the 2011/5th Gen Airport Extreme is available refurbished from the US online Apple Store for $85.

    This still seems like pretty good deal even compared with newer routers in that price range.

    Is there any particular reason I shouldn't get this deal?
     
  2. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Location:
    Los Angeles County
    #2
    After about two years, mine is starting to make a slight buzzing / humming noise.

    Other than that, it's been a great router.
     
  3. southerndoc macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    Not sure if I had a bad TC or what, but I would frequently get hangups on WiFi.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    A fantastic router. I use mine as the central router and restrictions controller at a school. Between the Extreme and the eight Expresses, there is over 100 clients. That is alot of strain on the Extreme with no issues. Plus, it's in a boiler room that goes 80-90 in the winter.
     

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