“Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider. “However, picking a router isn’t as complicated as it used to be, and AppleInsider has some suggestions that work well with other Apple hardware.”
“For the highest-bandwidth needs allowing for one device to serve data at the best possible speeds, the D-Link Ultra AC5300 has tri-band connectivity, with 1000 megabits per second at 2.4GHz, and two bands of 2167 megabits per second at 5GHz,” Wuerthele reports. “The D-Link Ultra AC5300 isn’t cheap at $330 for a single device, but you get what you pay for.”
“If your Internet modem is in a relatively central location to the house, a single, powerful, router may be sufficient. The Netgear Nighthawk R6700 AC1750 provides up to 1750 megabits per second of wireless bandwidth, and has three antennae to beam-form the 802.11ac signal to users,” Wuerthele reports. “The Netgear Nighthawk R6700 AC1750 retails for $150.”
More options in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: When our Airport gears gives up the ghost, we’ll likely be moving to the eero Home WiFi System.
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