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Recommendation for an Apple Extreme replacement


Best Answer SpywareDr , 29 May 2018 - 07:39 AM

ASUS AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band (Dual 5GHz + Single 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router [RT-AC3200] Ultra-Fast 802.11ac 3200 Mpbs Wi-Fi Speed, 3 x 3 Antenna Design, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, AiProtection Securit... Go to the full post »


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Dear experts,

 

my apple extreme, after 10 years of very good service, is dying 

 

can you please help me in finding a decent replacement? I see that the actual extreme was released 5 years ago, so pretty old technology I assume

 

what I'm looking for is a very reliable machine (I use for business) with high throughput (I've 1Gb from my ISP), that keeps a solid wired and wireless network, like my actual one. I don't care too much about the configuration, very simple is good enough

 

I'd some bad experiences with different brands, so, before spend a consistent amount of money, I would like get your knowledge and expertise on the topic

 

Looking forward to your inputs!!!

 

cheers

 

 


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✓  Best Answer

ASUS AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band (Dual 5GHz + Single 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router [RT-AC3200] Ultra-Fast 802.11ac 3200 Mpbs Wi-Fi Speed, 3 x 3 Antenna Design, 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, AiProtection Security - $189.00 (USD)


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thanks! I've already ordered it

 

I read the review are there are some cases where they say that the speed decrease after firmware update... are you aware of this? Any mitigation in case that happens?

 

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Haven't experience any slowdowns here. If I had though, I suppose I'd be requesting a replacement for the defective unit.


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Thanks!

 

are you using smart connect or a separate configuration for the 3 radio?

 

based on the reviews, it seems that smart connect can cause disconnection, but they are 3 years old so not sure if Asus fixed that issue meanwhile... what's your experience?

 

cheers


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Tri-band Smart Connect, with no problems.

 

https://www.asus.com...rt/FAQ/1012132/

 

https://www.smallnet...-missing-manual


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thanks! I've installed it and is working fine so far, tomorrow I'll do some stress test with business operations :-)

 

another question: I want to move my old extreme as repeater in the basement, and I read that is not possible if you don't have another extreme as signal source

 

I've tried to do it automatically then assigning a static IP, but in both cases when the apple try to connect to the existing wifi I got an error. Interesting that after it I need to reset the router because it becomes kind of locked down

 

do you have perhaps some tricks/workaround to make it works? I hate the idea to trash it, the connection may be not stable for business but more than enough for some streaming downstairs

 

thanks again for your support

 

cheers


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Afraid I don't have much experience with any Apple devices. Hopefully someone who does will drop in here soon.


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