62points

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

65points

D-Link DIR-868L

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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35 facts in comparison

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation vs D-Link DIR-868L

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
62
points
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
65
points
D-Link DIR-868L

Why is Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation better than D-Link DIR-868L?

  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • 2 more LAN ports
    ?

    3vs1
  • Has a URL filter
    ?
  • Has WPA2 Enterprise
    ?
  • 4 more internal antennas
    ?

    6vs2
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • 104mm shorter
    ?

    168mmvs272mm
  • 21mm thinner
    ?

    98mmvs119mm

Why is D-Link DIR-868L better than Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation?

  • 450MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    ?

    1750MB/svs1300MB/s
  • Has port filtering
    ?
  • Has QoS
    ?
  • Has Universal Plug n Play
    ?
  • Network Time Protocol enabled
    ?
  • Has dynamic routing
    ?
  • Has a Network Services Filter
    ?
  • Is cloud enabled
    ?

Price comparison

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

Buy used:

$94.95

ProductStorePrice
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonApple AirPort Extreme Base Station ME918...Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station ME918LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.80
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonAirport Extreme (6th Generation) + 3 Eth...Airport Extreme (6th Generation) + 3 Ethernet Cables
Amazon logo
$439.95
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonShineBear Airport Express A1392 MC414LL/...ShineBear Airport Express A1392 MC414LL/A 802.11n 600 Mbps 1-Port 10/100 Wireless Wi-Fi Router AirPlay WiFi for Apple - (Cable Length: US)
Amazon logo
$299.00
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonPanda Wireless Express Router with Airpl...Panda Wireless Express Router with Airplay and Airplay 2 Support
Amazon logo
$34.99
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation walmartNEW Apple iPad 6th Generation (2018) 9.7...NEW Apple iPad 6th Generation (2018) 9.7-inch Retina Display, 32GB, Space Gray, Wi-Fi Only, Plus Get Free 2-Day Shipping
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$349.95

General info

1.LAN ports

3

1

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

1

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.
3.USB ports

2

1

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

945g

530g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.height

168mm

272mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.thickness

98mm

119mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Performance

1.Wi-Fi speed

1300MB/s

1750MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.
2.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
Wi-Fi 4 (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
D-Link DIR-868L
Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (e.g., 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.
4.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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
D-Link DIR-868L
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

2

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

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
2.Has port filtering
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting internet usage.
3.Has MAC address filtering
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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.
4.Has SPI intrusion protection
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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.
5.supports WPA2
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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.
6.Has a URL filter
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
URL filters are particularly useful if you want to restrict web access at specific times. For instance, a company router may be configured so that employees cannot access personal email accounts during working hours.

Features

1.Has QoS
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimize performance by deciding which traffic to prioritize when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and the type of internet service.
2.IPv6 enabled
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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.
3.Has Universal Plug n Play
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.
4.Network Time Protocol enabled
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
5.Has dynamic routing
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.
6.is DLNA-certified
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
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.

Miscellaneous

1.Is cloud enabled
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
D-Link DIR-868L
Cloud compatibility allows you to control the operation of the device remotely using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile internet devices.

Price comparison

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

Buy used:

$94.95

ProductStorePrice
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonApple AirPort Extreme Base Station ME918...Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station ME918LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$199.80
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonAirport Extreme (6th Generation) + 3 Eth...Airport Extreme (6th Generation) + 3 Ethernet Cables
Amazon logo
$439.95
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonShineBear Airport Express A1392 MC414LL/...ShineBear Airport Express A1392 MC414LL/A 802.11n 600 Mbps 1-Port 10/100 Wireless Wi-Fi Router AirPlay WiFi for Apple - (Cable Length: US)
Amazon logo
$299.00
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation AmazonPanda Wireless Express Router with Airpl...Panda Wireless Express Router with Airplay and Airplay 2 Support
Amazon logo
$34.99
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation walmartNEW Apple iPad 6th Generation (2018) 9.7...NEW Apple iPad 6th Generation (2018) 9.7-inch Retina Display, 32GB, Space Gray, Wi-Fi Only, Plus Get Free 2-Day Shipping
walmart logo
$349.95

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