Airport Extreme seems to be fairly popular wireless router and I don't really hear bad things said about it. But I notice it does not really feature much on "best wireless router" lists I find on the web. A few examples of such lists: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398080,00.asp http://reviews.cnet.com/best-wireless-routers/ http://www.reghardware.com/2012/06/19/review_ten_dual_band_wifi_routers/ http://www.bestcovery.com/best-wireless-router-overall http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Features/Article.asp?TextID=1424 I don't think these sites are simply being anti-Apple: they all put Apple products at or near the top of best desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone lists. So, why so little love for Airport Extreme? EDIT: My original post did not refer to wireless routers. I have amended this post slightly to refer to wireless routers. Also, note that these "best wireless router" lists seem to be lists of consumer grade routers targeted for home use, not enterprise class routers.