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Apple AirPort Extreme vs Google Wifi

3.86 in
6.61 in
Apple AirPort Extreme Router
Apple AirPort Extreme
4.18 in
2.71 in
Google Wifi Router
Google Wifi
Available colors
User rating
2
4.5 out of 5
2 user ratings
5 stars
50 %
4 stars
50 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

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Number of LAN ports
3
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1
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Number of WAN ports
1
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1
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USB
yes
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no
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Total USB ports
1
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N/A
Number of USB 2.0 ports
1
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N/A
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports
0
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N/A
Connectivity technology
N/A
  • Wireless
  • Wired
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Communication mode
N/A
  • Full-Duplex
  • Half-Duplex
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Design

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Colour of product
White
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White
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Active cooling (fan)
yes
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no
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Dimensions

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Width
3.86 in
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4.18 in
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Height
6.61 in
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2.71 in
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Depth
3.86 in
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4.18 in
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Weight
2.09 lb
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0.75 lb
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Number of units
1
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3
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Rack-mount design
no
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no
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Features

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Built-in DSL modem
no
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no
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File server
Via USB
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No
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Built-in printer server
yes
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N/A
Mobile app for controlling features
yes
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yes
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Battery operated
N/A
no
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Designed for wall mounting
N/A
no
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Display
N/A
no
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Support for mesh network
N/A
yes
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Communication

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Management interface
Web/network
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N/A
6to4
yes
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N/A
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
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Wireless Multimedia Extensions
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Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
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Number of simultaneous connections
32360
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N/A
Wireless standards
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11n
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  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.11n
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Jumbo frames support
no
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no
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Mobile broadband support
no
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no
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Throughput WAN-LAN
325.5 Mbps
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N/A
VoIP (SIP)
no
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no
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Wireless network
yes
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yes
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2.4GHz wireless network
yes
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yes
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2.4GHz data transfer rate
450.0 Mbps
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N/A
5GHz wireless network
yes
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yes
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5GHz data transfer rate
1300.0 Mbps
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N/A
External antenna
no
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no
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MIMO
no
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yes
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Total wireless data transfer rate
1300.0 Mbps
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550.0 Mbps
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Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2
  • WPA3
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  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
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Frequency band
N/A
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
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Mobile HSUPA
N/A
no
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Mobile HSDPA (turbo-3G)
N/A
no
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Mobile 4G (LTE)
N/A
no
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Mobile 3G
N/A
no
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Mobile 2G (GSM)
N/A
no
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Detachable antenna
N/A
no
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Beamforming
N/A
yes
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MU-MIMO
N/A
no
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Compatibility

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DynDNS
no
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no
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Target audience
Home users
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Home users
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Memory

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Included flash memory
32.0 MB
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4096.0 MB
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Included RAM
512.0 MB
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512.0 MB
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Maximum flash memory
N/A
4096.0 MB
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Maximum RAM
N/A
512.0 MB
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Power

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Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
< 9
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< 9
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Power over Ethernet (PoE)
no
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no
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Security

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DMZ
yes
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no
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VPN protocol
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
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N/A
VPN client
no
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no
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Firewall
N/A
yes
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Encryption Algorithm
N/A
WPA2-PSK
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