what makes this item so special and expensive? is it because maybe it creates more range of internet

  • Asked by Kiho M from South Surrey
  • Jan 29, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    I own one of these and an airport express. At first I was pretty skeptical on how amazing it would be. Honestly, this is the best router I have ever owned. Here are my favorite things about it.

    1) Network hard drive and share files, link music to itunes, etc. . .

    2) Network printers or multiple hard drives through a hub.

    3) Very Fast and Great Range. (dual-band 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz). Trumps many wireless networks in my apartment complex.

    4) Dual Wi-fi Networks. A private network allows users to connect to computers in the network and the internet. This creates a level of protection for network owners. For instance, if you have files that you want to protect on your networked computers, then you open up a Wi-Fi simply for your own private use. However you are given the option to create a second network for guests to use to connect only to the internet. Different Wi-Fi names and passwords.

    5) Incredibly Reliable. I have been running my router for a month thus far and still have not reset it.

    6) Airport utility interface allows for easy monitoring and problem resolution.

    There are many more reasons, but i'll let you find them out for yourself. Simply, I don't regret spending the money on this router in the least. You pay for quality. Many routers are disappointing. This is not one.

    • Answered by Doug H from Portland
    • Feb 3, 2010