I'm going to be moving into my own place within a month so I need to buy a new router for the place. I've never really been satisfied with the performance and stability of the usual vendors - I've felt as though I've had to deal with issues one too many times (I have a Linksys E4200).
So for this time I'm wanting to buy something with a higher build quality. Is the Airport Extreme a good option here? I have a mix of devices, Windows PC, Apple phone and tablet, Xbox One, Chromecast, etc. Is it totally configurable through Windows?
Best Answer Brian M. , 04 February 2014 - 20:39
I have two Airport Extreme's here.
They're great routers - and provide pretty much the best wireless signal I've ever been able to find. There are, however, 2 major downsides:
- No web UI. Configuration is done through Apple's app. (on the plus side, everything can be managed through your iPhone)
- Quite limited configuration. if you want something to do advanced routing/QoS, domain blocking, etc, forget it.
Forgiving those though (and after the god awful Linksys cloud UI on my last router!) I'd happily buy another in a heartbeat.Go to the full post