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    I know I should use cable connection for the Mac and the TV (same room as router) and I may still do that but, my wife isn't too keen on the idea of running cables in the room.
    Preferred connection method but if forced to accommodate wife's choice, there are adapters that use your existing house wiring and I understand some have improved substantially. Personally I'd go with the wires and they can be well camouflaged and wife probably wouldn't even notice.


    Are there better options/router models that are just as easy to setup?
    Yes, to the first part, but you'll probably have to spend several hundreds dollars more. No, as to as easy setup, but they can probably do more customization if you might need such functions.


    BTW: The later Airport Extreme generation routers are completely different beasts compared to most earlier models:
    https://everymac.com/systems/apple/a...b-802.11g.html

    PS: Actually Apple's current Airport routers are one of Apple's best buys, not overpriced routers, compared to most other similar brand products.




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    I have three Airport Time Capsules. They have 802.11ac and are highly reliable. I have two at work to back up our macs and when I need fast wireless speed they are the best. I have other wireless access points but my Time Capsules are always faster and more reliable. I also use one at home and the range on it is awesome. It covers my whole house and I live in a large solid brick farm house. Just my two cents worth.

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    Not that it's going to help you much in the US but I have a Technicolor 589 VAC V2 connected to my fibre broadband line, this feeds, in bridge mode, to an Airport Extreme which in turn feeds into a BT Whole Home 4 unit mesh network. Yes, the Airport is redundant but it was there before the recently installed mesh system and has a printer and iMac connected directly to it and I can't face re-configuring the Technicolor. Neither the Technicolor nor Airport have wifi enabled. One day, when I have absolutely nothing else to do, or places to go, and I'm feeling especially masochistic I'll remove the Airport from the set up, but as the saying goes... if it ain't broke don't try to fix it. Incidentally, the mesh setup has given only marginally better coverage than the Airport alone and was probably not worth the 200 outlay. Such a shame Apple are discontinuing the Airport.. a great piece of kit and relatively easy to set up and modify.
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    Such a shame Apple are discontinuing the Airport.. a great piece of kit and relatively easy to set up and modify.
    And that's a definite +1 for that statement.

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    Such a shame Apple are discontinuing the Airport.. a great piece of kit and relatively easy to set up and modify.

    +2. But not much one can modify with its locked down configuration setup that I know of, but not many would need to I would think.


    EDIT:
    I was thinking of the "DD-WRT" type mods, but that's different topic or need.




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