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going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 09, 2020 09:09PM
....internet outage today....provider said was outage but by afternoon was told the outage was fixed....still no internet......

....have an extra Airport Express and swapped out and the internet worked......so it was the Apple Airport Extreme failing [ not the cable modem ]......



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 09, 2020 09:14PM
Maybe it's time to put the antiques away somewhere.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 09, 2020 10:04PM
I have an Airport Extreme that still runs like a champ.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 09, 2020 10:16PM
If its sufficient and works for you, keep using it.

...but there's much better wifi access points and routers out there at this point.

Not as simple, but simple enough.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: rz
Date: December 10, 2020 07:34AM
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I have an Airport Extreme that still runs like a champ.

Me too. Set it and forget it. I realize I will probably need to replace it sometime, but for now it's working fine.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: tronnei
Date: December 10, 2020 08:52AM
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NewtonMP2100
so it was the Apple Airport Extreme failing [ not the cable modem ]......

I would do a factory reset before before deciding it was dead. The internet outage may have done something to it.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 10, 2020 08:57AM
....reset the cable modem and the Apple Airport Extreme multiple times......the Extreme kept disconnecting from the modem [ as per the internet provider - they could see it constantly disconnecting ].......



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 10, 2020 09:32AM
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I have an Airport Extreme that still runs like a champ.

Me too. Set it and forget it. I realize I will probably need to replace it sometime, but for now it's working fine.

Same here. I gradually pieced together a pretty nice UniFi set up of APs, PoE switch, and controller, but the Airport Extreme still leads the way. I'll replace it with UniFi's gateway at some point, but I'm not in any hurry.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: davemchine
Date: December 10, 2020 09:32AM
I’m still using three in my house. It’s weird that your won’t work even after a factory reset but it’s an inexpensive item and easy enough to replace.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 10, 2020 11:04AM
I'm still running with an Airport Extreme that maxes out at 802.11n. The techie in me screams that I should upgrade to something modern (i.e. FASTER!) but this thing just continues to work and has such a low profile presence in my living room - nothing else would fit into the space where my router is currently located nearly as well.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 10, 2020 11:19AM
We have a still working Airport Extreme in our extended family. Has been a terrific product.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 10, 2020 11:21AM
Missed my Airport Extreme when I tried a handful of other routers with middling success before finally setting up my netgear orbi system, which has been utterly flawless and fast.

I get near-full internet speeds -- 350 hardwired in the living room; 345 here in my office (through several walls, including brick) -- using wired connection to the satellite in here thanks to the orbi's dedicated backhaul channel.

I do wish Apple would have stayed in the game for a number of reasons, but I'm happy with the replacement I got.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 10, 2020 11:40AM
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Missed my Airport Extreme when I tried a handful of other routers with middling success before finally setting up my netgear orbi system, which has been utterly flawless and fast.

I get near-full internet speeds -- 350 hardwired in the living room; 345 here in my office (through several walls, including brick) -- using wired connection to the satellite in here thanks to the orbi's dedicated backhaul channel.

I do wish Apple would have stayed in the game for a number of reasons, but I'm happy with the replacement I got.

Sounds great. How much was that orbi system?
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: raz
Date: December 10, 2020 12:20PM
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Missed my Airport Extreme when I tried a handful of other routers with middling success before finally setting up my netgear orbi system, which has been utterly flawless and fast.

I get near-full internet speeds -- 350 hardwired in the living room; 345 here in my office (through several walls, including brick) -- using wired connection to the satellite in here thanks to the orbi's dedicated backhaul channel.

I do wish Apple would have stayed in the game for a number of reasons, but I'm happy with the replacement I got.

Sounds great. How much was that orbi system?

The Bezos sale last month had the 3 pack for $175. That's when I picked mine up. As mentioned, they are fast and trivial to set up.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: December 10, 2020 12:41PM
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The Bezos sale last month had the 3 pack for $175. That's when I picked mine up. As mentioned, they are fast and trivial to set up.

Forgot to mention; I used the iPhone app I think maybe 3 or 4 times since installing it: when I installed the original 3 orbi system, when I added a 4th satellite, and then maybe twice to just check on software updates. Setup was simple and quick.

I paid a hefty bit more a few years ago for it; still, no regrets. Got the extra satellite for my wife's iMac so she could use the full backhaul channel as well. (FWIW, my whole system is the larger, tri-band desktop/tabletop satellites b'c of the backhaul channel and not the little ones (wall-plug version or tabletop 2-band)







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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: raz
Date: December 10, 2020 01:10PM
oops. my bad. I got the eero, not the orbi.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 10, 2020 01:12PM
.....no worries.....to eer(o)......is human.....



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: decay
Date: December 10, 2020 01:13PM
I need to get a new mesh system, my 5th gen extreme isn't cutting it for our devices.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 10, 2020 01:53PM
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I need to get a new mesh system, my 5th gen extreme isn't cutting it for our devices.

We have been pleased with our low-cost google first gen mesh system. Very robust, just not the fastest out there. For serious internet, we have wired so this lower speed is not a bottleneck.
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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 10, 2020 04:41PM
A couple of months back I bought the latest AirPort Extreme from a work bulletin board for $25. My old/current one is working fine but for $25, this will be my backup. I still have a couple of unused original Airports...



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: qdog2
Date: December 10, 2020 06:37PM
I had an Airport Express that would drop down to about 700kbs from a max speed of 12mbsdown 1mbs up. I thought it was my internet connection. After I called Cox cable support they told me it was my router. So I bought an Asus gaming router. I now have 142mbs down and 20mbs up connection. I didn't know I had that fast a connection.



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 10, 2020 09:10PM
Both my son and I had last generation Airport Extremes. He recently moved into a camper in my backyard while doing graduate school and I set up his AE as a wifi extender. He went from 2 bars to 5 bars



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Re: going to extremes?!.....RIP: Apple Airport Extreme.....
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 11, 2020 06:11AM
I've got the last two Gens of AirPorts.

Right now I'm using the last Gen (Gen 6?).

I get a stronger signal on the WiFi side because it's more powerful than the Gen 5.

But my throughput from Sonic is weak, and a 'better router' won't help that.






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