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Review: Apple's AirPort Extreme is a safe choice

At a Glance
  • Apple AirPort Extreme

    Macworld Rating

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

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

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

    MSRP: $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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