3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 10, 2014 9:42 AM by Tesserax
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Hi

 

I have a Virgin Media Superhub Modem / Router supplied by my cable company.  I've had it for a few months feel it would be more secure for my mac to be connected wired to my AEBS 4th Gen and just keep the VM Superhub in Modem only mode.

 

Having had the AEBS now for over 4 years, would there be an security / hardware advantage in upgrading to a 6th Gen model instead (other than range of wireless for AC devices)?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Matt


Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,593 points)

    Having had the AEBS now for over 4 years, would there be an security / hardware advantage in upgrading to a 6th Gen model instead (other than range of wireless for AC devices)?

    Basically, no. The current "most secure" level of Wi-Fi security is still WPA2. Both your older Extreme and the very latest, 6th generation, model support this option.

  • AppleMacCider Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Tesserax

     

    I think it was possibly the way I worded the question.  Would the 6th Gen model offer better security for my "wired" mac connecting to the internet rather than the 4th Gen or VM Superhub 2!

     

    Thanks

    Matt

  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,593 points)

    For both wired and wireless security, your VM Superhub may offer additional router firewall features not found in any of the Apple routers. I would compare them before making a decision.

     

    FWIW. In my case, I needed some additional features and opted to use a Cisco as my "main" Internet router. I then use multiple AirPort base stations to complete my home network.