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Topic: AirPort Extreme

The best alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers

04/27/2018, 10:04 am

Apple has made the long suspected demise of the AirPort line of routers official yesterday, with the remaining inventory being sold off over the next few weeks to months. If you're looking for a new router, AppleInsider has made a list for you, of ones we've used, and like.

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Apple's AirPort base stations are gone, and we wish they weren't

04/26/2018, 10:04 pm

After over a year on life support, Apple's AirPort base stations are lurching to a final end. AppleInsider is waxing nostalgic about it, and we aren't very happy.

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Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last [u]

04/26/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after the division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago.

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Wi-fi to get security updates in 2018 with new WPA3 protections, old hardware likely left behind

01/09/2018, 08:01 am

In the wake of security problems with wi-fi security in 2017, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that not only will it "enhance" WPA 2, but a new security protocol, WPA3, will debut at some point in 2018 that will require hardware certification before it can be used in networking gear.

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Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

12/12/2017, 04:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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Alleged 'KRACK Attack' vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

10/16/2017, 09:10 am

A set of six collegiate researchers are set to unveil details on a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK Attack) for WPA-2 Wi-Fi security, which if legitimate can allow attackers to undermine encryption on any wi-fi connection utilizing the security method -- including Apple hardware connecting to Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how to cut down on the potential for attack until patches are rolled out.

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Review: Google Wifi mesh networking solution easy to set up, configure

09/10/2017, 03:09 pm

Everyone seems to have their own way to fix poor Wi-Fi, from signal boosters to antennas, but mesh systems have risen to the top as one of the better solutions available. Google, being the internet-centric company that it is, entered the fray with a self-branded mesh product last year, and we put it to the test.

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Apple AirPort not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by CIA

06/15/2017, 06:06 pm

The latest dump of "leaked" documents from WikiLeaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories -- but Apple AirPort hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort.

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WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

03/08/2017, 02:03 pm

While the revelations that the CIA has its own device penetration department, including a section for Apple equipment, a closer look at the revealed data shows an agency struggling with the realities of modern surveillance, and a increasingly sophisticated investigation target base.

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Apple Time Capsule lives on with third-party antenna, 5TB hard drive update

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

Upgrade vendor Quickertek has upgraded stock Apple 802.11ac 2-terabyte Time Capsules with larger hard drives and a high-gain external antenna in a bid to keep the hardware relevant -- but the enhancements come at a price.

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Review: eero Wi-Fi is a solid option for Apple's outgoing AirPort

02/26/2017, 12:02 am

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products, it leaves some users looking for new solutions. One new option might be Eero, one of the latest entrants in the field.

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Apple AirPort firmware update fixes 'Back to my Mac' bug, but hardware's destiny still in doubt

12/21/2016, 10:12 am

Apple updated its AirPort router software with a patch to fix a "Back to my Mac" problem in conjunction with the AirPort Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware.

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Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best alternative Wi-Fi routers for Mac users

11/21/2016, 12:11 pm

Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers. 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.

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Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

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Apple adds iPhone 4, 2010 13" MacBook Air to vintage and obsolete list

10/14/2016, 02:10 pm

All iPhone 4 models, the 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule will be added to Apple's vintage and discontinued list, as of Oct. 31.

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AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

05/27/2016, 12:05 pm

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

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Teardown of Apple's new AirPort Extreme finds enough empty space for a hard drive

06/12/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's new tower-shaped AirPort Extreme is simple to take apart, and utilizes the same design layout as the company's new Time Capsule, including space for a 3.5-inch hard drive.

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Black Friday iOS & Wireless Devices: up to $40 off iPod touch, Apple TV for $89.99

11/25/2011, 01:11 am

Apple's iPods, iPads, Apple TV and wireless base stations are all on sale this Friday, with savings of up to $45 on the iPad 2, $40 on the iPod touch and $49 on Time Capsules.

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Apple issues MacBook Pro, wireless base station firmware updates

11/10/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple on Thursday released a pair of firmware updates to address an unexpected shutdown issue with MacBook Pro notebooks and to provide fixes for its AirPort and Time Capsule wireless base stations.

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