[Apple] Airport Extreme 802.11ac (refurbished) back in stock ($169)
- $80 off
The Apple 6th generation Airport Extreme with 802.11ac is back in stock. There are good WiFi routers out there that are cheaper, but if you have a lot of Apple stuff, these are great. The one feature I like with these is if you have an all Apple-based WiFi setup, any Mac and iOS devices you have as clients will seamlessly roam amongst the various units. This seamless roaming doesn't work if you use non-Apple WiFi access points.
Normal price $249, refurb price $169. I've been looking on Kijiji, and around here, used ones with no warranty are $140 and up. No thanks. Just yesterday and earlier in the week, the refurbs were unavailable, but this afternoon they are available.
I currently have a 3 access point setup in my big, odd-shaped house with a 6th generation 802.11ac Airport Extreme, a 5th generation 802.11n Airport Extreme (which has lower range), and an old 2nd generation 802.11n Airport Express. It works well, but the speed and range of the old Airport Express isn't great. I will replace that Airport Express with an Airport Extreme.