Why choose an air port extreme vs traditional router? what are the benefits? Drawbacks?

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    Simplicity... If you want a home or office network that takes minimal setup time and maintenance choose Airport. The Airport devices are very "smart" they will detect each other and through the Airport utility guide you through your network setup.... for example if you have an Airport Extreme and you add another Extreme or Express the airport utility will ask you automatically if you wish to use the new device as an "Extender" or setup a new network.... I have never experienced networking this easy. I have Mac's and PC's, iphones and Xbox and my TV on my home network and everything works perfectly... I gave up on my Linksys and my D-Link routers cause i could not get all my devices to work with either of these. The only drawback is if you have a lot of wired devices as the Extreme only has 4 ports and one of those is taken by your broadband modem connection.... this can be overcome with some careful planning.

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