The best non-Apple Airport Wi-Fi routers for Mac users

“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.

SEE ALSO:
It’s about time Apple killed the Airport hardware line – November 21, 2016
Apple abandons development of wireless routers – November 21, 2016
How I fixed my Wi-Fi by ditching crappy consumer-grade hardware – September 30, 2016
Mossberg: Eero makes Wi-Fi simpler and stronger – February 23, 2016

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