Upgrading to Airport Extreme

misterclutch

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We have 2 macbook air laptops in the house. My brother just bought one at best buy today. Bought have wireless AC capabilities. I was thinking of upgrading our router. Right now I have an Asus RT-N66u router. I also have a ps4 and a nintendo wii. Would there be issues with my gaming consoles in case i upgrade to the airport extreme?
 

Weaselboy

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We have 2 macbook air laptops in the house. My brother just bought one at best buy today. Bought have wireless AC capabilities. I was thinking of upgrading our router. Right now I have an Asus RT-N66u router. I also have a ps4 and a nintendo wii. Would there be issues with my gaming consoles in case i upgrade to the airport extreme?
A new AC router is not likely to give you better wit speeds or better download speeds. All it will do it give you faster speeds inside the network between devices like say a NAS device or file transfers between the two AC wifi devices.

Unless that is a need you have, I would keep the Asus router you have now. It is far more full featured than any of Apple's routers anyway.
 

ELMI0001

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We have 2 macbook air laptops in the house. My brother just bought one at best buy today. Bought have wireless AC capabilities. I was thinking of upgrading our router. Right now I have an Asus RT-N66u router. I also have a ps4 and a nintendo wii. Would there be issues with my gaming consoles in case i upgrade to the airport extreme?
Contemplating the same upgrade from the same Asus router.

Why are you upgrading? The Asus router has been extremely unreliable and consistently drops connection to devices. Have you been experiencing this? For me I'll be listening to iHeart Radio or anything on my iPhone and it cuts out for 3-5 seconds and then picks back up like nothing happened. This happens with my Apple TV and my Sony Blu Ray player when streaming. It's been very frustrating and Asus has been no help.
 

eduardrw

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May 20, 2013
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using a Time Capsule with 3 Xbox 360's, PS4, Multiple MAC's and iOS devices,
No need for port forwarding for Xbox and PS4.
All get open NAT or NAT type 2 (PS4) without port forwarding.