Blazing Fast: 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Put to the Test

Blazing Fast: 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Put to the Test

Hey there! I’ve got some exciting news about the lightning-fast 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme. Buckle up and hold on tight because we’re diving into the world of pure speed.

First things first, let’s talk about these incredible benchmarks. They’re like the super-powered engines of a race car, pushing the AirPort Extreme to its limits. But what do they actually mean? Well, think of benchmarks as performance tests that measure how well the AirPort Extreme can handle different tasks. It’s like seeing how fast a cheetah can run or how high a basketball player can jump. These benchmarks give us a clear picture of what the AirPort Extreme is truly capable of.

So, what did these tests reveal? Let me break it down for you. The 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme is lightning quick. It’s like having a Ferrari for your Wi-Fi. With this powerful device, you can download files, stream movies, and browse the web at incredible speeds. Say goodbye to buffering and hello to seamless, uninterrupted connectivity. It’s like surfing on a wave of pure speed!

You might be wondering how the AirPort Extreme achieves these mind-blowing speeds. Well, it’s all thanks to its cutting-edge 802.11ac technology. This next-level tech allows the AirPort Extreme to transfer data at lightning speed, giving you the fastest Wi-Fi experience you’ve ever had. It’s like having your own personal internet superhero!

But wait, there’s more. The AirPort Extreme doesn’t just excel at speed. It also has an impressive range, reaching every nook and cranny of your home. So whether you’re in the living room binge-watching your favorite show or working in the study, you’ll have a fast and reliable connection.

Okay, let’s talk numbers. In the benchmarks, the 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme came out on top, leaving its competitors in the dust. It’s like winning a gold medal in the Wi-Fi Olympics. Whether it’s downloading big files or video chatting with friends, this beast of a router handles it all with ease. No more waiting around for pages to load or videos to buffer. With the AirPort Extreme, everything happens in the blink of an eye.

To sum it all up, the 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme is a speed demon. It’s like having a turbo-charged Wi-Fi connection that takes your internet experience to new heights. Say goodbye to sluggish connections and hello to a world of lightning-fast browsing. Get ready to unleash the power of pure speed!

Update: Hey there! Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up – we’ve got some exciting new performance benchmarks for the AirPort Extreme! But before I dive into that, let me tell you a bit about our testing process. We wanted to make sure we had solid results, so we took our time and waited for replacement units after encountering some hardware issues with our initial AirPort Extreme and MacBook Air. Now that we have the new and improved devices, we’re ready to share some initial bandwidth numbers with you. So, here are the results of our 2013 802.11ac AirPort Extreme tests – hope you find them helpful!

To conduct our testing, we used three different pieces of hardware: the 2013 AirPort Extreme (which supports both 802.11ac and 802.11n), the 2011 fifth generation AirPort Extreme (which supports 802.11n), and a 2013 13-inch MacBook Air. We connected one router at a time and measured the maximum bandwidth from various locations in relation to the routers.

We ran the tests six times at each location, twice for each of the following configurations: 2013 AirPort Extreme with 5GHz 802.11ac, 2013 AirPort Extreme with 2.4GHz 802.11n, and 2011 AirPort Extreme with 2.4GHz 802.11n. During the tests, we made sure to disable all other wireless devices, like cordless phones and other mobile devices.

The routers were placed on a bookshelf on the main floor of our office, about five feet from the ground. Here’s a breakdown of the different locations we tested:

Location 1: We set up the testing room right next to the routers, on a wooden table approximately ten feet away. Location 2: We moved to a room directly below the routers, one floor beneath. This location was about 15 feet away from the routers, with a single wood floor in between. Location 3: Next, we went to a room on the same floor as the routers, but on the opposite side of the building. This location was about 45 feet away, with two walls in between. Location 4: We then headed one floor above the routers, to a room on the opposite side of the building. This location was roughly 50 feet away, with three walls and a wood floor obstructing the signal. Location 5: Finally, we wanted to see the maximum distance at which we could still get a reliable connection with the 2011 AirPort Extreme. So we stepped outside the building, on the same floor as the routers, and walked down the street for about half a block. It’s worth noting that the 802.11ac connection couldn’t reach this far, as it has a shorter range on the 5GHz band. Therefore, this test only compares the 2.4GHz 802.11n performance between the 2013 and 2011 AirPort Extremes.

So, there you have it – the scoop on our AirPort Extreme benchmarks. Stay tuned for more detailed reviews in the future, but for now, we hope these preliminary numbers give you a good idea of what to expect. And as always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!

I can clearly see that speeds from 802.11ac are much faster than 802.11n, especially when you are close to the router. We were able to achieve speeds of nearly 550Mbps (68.75 MBps) at close distances, and even one floor down, the speeds remained over 500Mbps. As we moved further away, the bandwidth of 802.11ac decreased, but it still outperformed 802.11n.

So it’s obvious that this new wireless specification is going to revolutionize the world of mobile devices and laptops. However, in order to enjoy these high speeds, you will need to invest in new 802.11ac compatible equipment. But what about those who have 802.11n hardware and want to future-proof their router? Is the new AirPort Extreme worth it?

The answer really depends on your needs. The new Extreme does offer slightly faster performance with 802.11n at close distances, but the improvement is only about 10 to 15 percent. Considering the minimum cost of $200, this minor boost may not be worth it to everyone.

However, when it comes to larger distances, the new Extreme clearly has a significant advantage over the previous model. In our tests, the new Extreme maintained usable speeds even beyond the transmission limit of the 2011 model. So, if you want your 802.11n signal to reach a bit further without the hassle of setting up wireless extenders, the new Extreme might be the right choice for you.

Of course, performance is not the only factor to consider. As mentioned earlier, we are still working on a more detailed review that will cover reliability, operating temperatures, and other features, along with an overall comparison to other 802.11ac routers. We will have that information for you in the coming days, but we wanted to share these initial bandwidth numbers as soon as possible, given the delays caused by the faulty hardware.

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