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Airport Extreme Review

Updated on March 22, 2013

Apple Airport Extreme

I had read at least fifty Airport Extreme Reviews and hundreds of other reviews on such routers as Belkin, Linksys, and NetGear, my head was spinning because I'm not a techie, I understand the basics, just enough to understand the lingo, but it seems that some people go on and on with their reviews with intricate details that bore me. I was just window shopping and preparing for the future; I had no intentions of upgrading my wifi at this time!

Upgrading My Internet Service

Comcast had notified me of a free upgrade to my modem that could boots my internet speed to faster than a speeding bullet, it's free right? Why not? Faster is better... well, for some things it is, maybe not for turtles. So I bit, Comcast came over and upgraded my modem, I talked to the tech about upgrading my router, he said I wouldn't get the full benefit of the new faster modem if I didn't upgrade my router, I thought, that's a kick in the pants.

I really didn't want to spend the money if I didn't have to, but I wouldn't be getting the benefits of the new modem if I didn't! I Hate That!!! So I asked him his opinion, he said that the NetGear router ($60) would be just fine and I could run all 4 iPads on it at once, no problem. Sweet, NetGear is one of the more inexpensive units, so I upgraded... not so much! The NetGear router was so slow I couldn't run one iPad without it buffering every 10 seconds, especially while trying to watch videos, it was way worst than my old Linksys with slower wifi, just trying to download an app took almost 5 minutes!

I had a funny feeling that the NetGear wasn't going to do me justice right out of the box. As soon as I picked it up, it was like a plastic empty box, it weighed less than a rice cake, but I was hoping that wouldn't have anything to do with performance, I was wrong. My home is a ranch style home, one level, my office is 10 feet from the living room, do I need to say any more? OK, I'll Say more, this NetGear should have had no problems considering the size of my home, but it didn't work any better sitting right in front of it.

Apple Airport Extreme

Apple Airport Extreme is small (w 61/2'' x L 6/12'' x H 11/2 ) The unit lays horizontal.
Apple Airport Extreme is small (w 61/2'' x L 6/12'' x H 11/2 ) The unit lays horizontal. | Source

Apple Airport Extreme

This is the meat and potatoes folks! I had done the research, and I let someone influence me because I thought he had more experience on the subject than I did. I knew in my gut that the Apple airport extreme was the right router for me, but the price was a little high compared to other routers ($170) and I was hoping it was worth the money. I have to be honest, I didn't warm up to Apple products until a few years ago, I always felt they were overpriced, but that all changed once I had the first generation iPad in my hands.

I like to be out by the pool during the summer months and use my iPad, I needed something with a strong signal because the pool is about 100 feet from the house. Reading the airport extreme reviews was an eye opener for me, customers were talking about needing a strong signal for large homes, and I just needed it because I like to go outside and play.

The Apple Airport Extreme has duel internal antennas that reach far beyond my expectations, I can basically go up in the kids tree house and hide for a while and have no problems with wifi, no buffering here, just pure connectivity. As soon as I removed it from the box, I felt the Apple quality, this weighs about 2 pounds, it's sleek, simple, one green LED, a white plastic cover, almost like the gel coat on a boat. Apple, in my opinion, makes superior products, quality you can see and feel, always have, and hopefully always will.

We run 4 iPads simultaneously with no problems, no weak signals, no buffering problems, this unit works seamlessly. I have it connected to a HP computer and I had a bit of trouble getting it connected. If you have apple products, setup is a breeze, less than 5 minutes out of the box. I was trying to set it up with my HP computer and I found it to be a bit confusing, than I busted out my iPad, found the Apple Airport Extreme in the settings, and from there, set up was less than 5 minutes.

I have had the Apple Airport Extreme for more than six months and have had absolutely no problems. If you're looking for technical features, you won't find it in this review; I just wanted to give you some input on reliability and wifi connectivity. There are plenty of people writhing reviews on the specs of the airport extreme, but it really doesn't matter to me what it has for internal parts, what matters to me is if it works and will it do what I want it to do, and it does!

My favorite spot to sit and play
My favorite spot to sit and play | Source

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If you have any questions leave them it the comment box and I'll answer them the best I can, like I said, I'm not techie, I'm just a guy who like his toys to work without difficulties. If you liked this article, share it with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and through email, just copy and paste the URL in an email and send it off.

Before you buy any products, please do your research, what's good for one person may not fit the other persons needs. This is my honest opinion of the Apple Airport Extreme, some of the names of people have been changed in this article to protect the innocent. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read, I genuinely hope you find what your looking for.

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    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thanks Marina, I appreciate the feedback :)

    • Marina7 profile image


      5 years ago from Clarksville TN

      A nice blog on Airport Extreme, Eddie!!


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