Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
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Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation: 26 facts and highlights

1. WiFi speed

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

2. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
79% have it

3. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

4. Has dual band technology

Dual band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac) They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
40% have it

5. Has a built-in network firewall

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
96% have it

6. Has a URL filter

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
55% have it

7. Is DLNA certified

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
34% have it

8. Has PPTP Passthrough

You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
84% have it

9. Has L2TP Passthrough

You can enable L2TP Passthrough. L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) protocol for carrying data from one device to another securely over the Internet.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
79% have it

10. IPv6 enabled

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
50% have it

11. Has WPA2 Enterprise

This is a router feature that is designed to authenticate individual users to an external server using a username and password. It is more secure and complex than WPA.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
18% have it

12. Has WPA2-PSK

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
90% have it

13. Has MAC address filtering

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
89% have it

14. height

15. Has parental control

Parental Control is a router-based Web filtering solution that will allow you to block any internet content you wish to keep from your computer.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
67% have it

16. LAN ports

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

17. WAN ports

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

18. weight

19. internal antennas

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

20. Has SPI intrusion protection

All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
84% have it

22. Has Network Address Translation (NAT)

With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
86% have it

23. Has DNS relay

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
31% have it

24. Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
16% have it

25. Has IPsec Passthrough

You can enable IPsec Passthrough, to allow IPsec (IP Security Protocol) encrypted/authenticated data to pass through your router, enabling increased security.
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
76% have it

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