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Netgear Nighthawk vs. Apple Airport extreme

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#1 brandonmckinnell


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:52 AM

Im waffling between these too!!!!  Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (A1521) or the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000)  . Most of my technology is apple products.  I do have a xbox 360 for netflix and also gaming.  Can anyone have any good opinions.

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:28 PM

Get the AC router if you plan on upgrading your wifi cards to use the AC technology and its vastly improved throughput.  If no plans to replace wifi cards go for the Apple.

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

They both support 802.11ac. so it's a crap shoot. But there are other routers out there that have the same features and cost less. Of course some cost more. But there are a lot more than those 2.


It will sort of future proof you by getting an 802.11ac capable router now but only if you're looking to buy new equipment to connect to it in the next 2 years. I'm not saying don't, I'm just saying look at your needs for the next 2 years and make a wise purchase. 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:32 AM

Not sure about the Apple, but the Nighthawk might support DDWRT if you gone down that path.

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