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Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
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Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation review: specs and price

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
57
points

Why is Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation better than the average?

  • WiFi speed
    1300MB/svs506.02MB/s
  • USB ports
    2vs0.81
  • Width
    98mmvs171.91mm
  • Internal antennas
    6vs2.58
  • Thickness
    98mmvs135.79mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

3

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

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2.weight

945g

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17.5g

3.USB ports

2

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

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2

4.WAN ports

1

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.

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2

5.width

98mm

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21mm

6.height

168mm

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16mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

1300MB/s

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

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2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

3.Has dual-band technology
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

5.Has DNS relay
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

Antennas

1.internal antennas

6

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

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6

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a URL filter
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

3.Has WPA2 Enterprise
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

4.Has WPA2-PSK
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

5.Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

6.Has IPsec Passthrough
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

You can enable IPsec Passthrough, to allow IPsec (IP Security Protocol) encrypted/authenticated data to pass through your router, enabling increased security.

Features

1.Is DLNA certified
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

2.IPv6 enabled
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

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.

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