57points

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation

45points

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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27 facts in comparison

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation vs Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900
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45
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Why is Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation better than Netgear Nighthawk AC1900?

  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has a URL filter
  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has WPA2 Enterprise
  • Has IPsec Passthrough
  • Has PPTP Passthrough
  • Has L2TP Passthrough
  • 187mm narrower
    98mmvs285mm

Why is Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 better than Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation?

  • 600MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    1900MB/svs1300MB/s
  • Has QoS
  • 1 more LAN ports
    4vs3
  • 195g lighter
    750gvs945g
  • Has DoS protection
  • 118mm shorter
    50mmvs168mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

3

4

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

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Asus GX1008B V4

8

2.weight

945g

750g

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

3.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.

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CradlePoint CBA750B

2

4.USB ports

2

1

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

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Trendnet TEW-714TRU

2

5.height

168mm

50mm

Best

Edimax 3G-6218n

16mm

6.width

98mm

285mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

1300MB/s

1900MB/s

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

Best

Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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.

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a URL filter
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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 MAC address filtering
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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.

6.Has DoS protection
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

DoS protection guards a content network against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. These flood a network with server requests, slowing overall traffic and potentially causing long term interruptions.

Features

1.Has QoS
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Is DLNA certified
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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.

3.IPv6 enabled
Apple Airport Extreme 6th Generation
Netgear Nighthawk AC1900

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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