Is an Airport Extreme Base Station too costly?
February 1, 2008 1:06 AM Subscribe
Is an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station worth the money, when compared with other less pricey routers?
posted by jstef to computers & internet (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My WRT54Gv5 does not play nice with XBOX360 Live, in addition to being a general piece of shit that crashes all the time and can't even serve up its own configuration page worth a damn. I'm looking at buying a new router, especially an Apple, since all of my computers are Apples (but the roommate has a Windows PC and a Linux server).
Apple routers, however, are expensive! That new Time Capsule is tempting, but would burn a huge hole in my wallet.
So is an Airport Extreme Base Station worth the money? My Linksys certainly was not worth the $60. Are there any reasonable alternatives (Gigabit Ethernet ports and 802.11n would be a plus) that will work flawlessly with XBOX Live and our multi-OS household? Cheaper is better, but I'm a sucker for cool features!