Review: Apple's AirPort Extreme is a safe choice

At a Glance

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  • Apple AirPort Extreme
    $179.00

    The AirPort Extreme is a natural fit for Mac users, but some competing routers deliver higher performance and more features.

At a Glance

The AirPort Extreme is a natural fit for Mac users, but some competing routers deliver higher performance and more features.

Price when rated: $180

Pros

  • Supremely easy to set up
  • Fast performance on its 5GHz network
  • Supports USB hard drives for Time Machine backups and other uses

Cons

  • Very slow performance on its 2.4GHz network
  • Only one USB port to support either a printer or a hard drive
  • No FTP file server or DLNA media server
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