2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2010 7:18 PM by William Boyd, Jr.
ellis911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
We currently have an apple macbook connecting to the internet via a linksys router. We are considering an airport extreme wireless router, we are considering the cost. What are the advantages of purchasing an Airport Extreme router.... ??? Currently my wireless access appears to be more than adequate.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 1. Re: What are the differences between aiport extreme and linksys wireless router
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,735 points)
    Welcome to the discussions!

    I believe that you have already answered your own question. If your present router is more than adequate, what goal would you hope to achieve by purchasing an AirPort Extreme?
  • 2. Re: What are the differences between aiport extreme and linksys wireless router
    William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,490 points)
    ellis911 wrote:
    What are the advantages of purchasing an Airport Extreme router.... ??


    Besides Bob Timmons' comments, an AirPort Extreme supports these things, which your Linksys router may or may not support:

    - A USB-connected networked disk drive
    - A USB-connected printer that can be shared by all computers on your network
    - MobileMe access to your local resources from outside your local network
    - Configuration via a dedicated program, rather than via a browser interface

    If none of these interests you or if any that interest you are already offered by your current router, and if you're happy with your Linksys router, then I'd keep the Linksys router.