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

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort ExtremeGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Number of LAN ports
3
1
Number of WAN ports11
USB
yesyes
nono
Total USB ports1
N/A
Number of USB 2.0 ports1
N/A
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports0
N/A
Connectivity technology
N/A
Wireless, Wired
Communication mode
N/A
Full-Duplex, Half-Duplex

Design

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Colour of productWhiteWhite
Active cooling (fan)
yesyes
nono

Dimensions

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Width
3.86 in
4.18 in
Height6.61 in
2.71 in
Depth
3.86 in
4.18 in
Weight2.09 lb
0.75 lb
Number of units1
3
Rack-mount design
nono
nono

Features

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort ExtremeGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Built-in DSL modem
nono
nono
File server
Via USB
nono
Built-in printer server
yesyes
N/A
Mobile app for controlling features
yesyes
yesyes
Battery operated
N/A
nono
Designed for wall mounting
N/A
nono
Display
N/A
nono
Support for mesh network
N/A
yesyes

Communication

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort ExtremeGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Management interfaceWeb/network
N/A
6to4
yesyes
N/A
Communication protocolIPv6, Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
N/A
Data link layerEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11nEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Number of simultaneous connections32360
N/A
Wireless standardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames support
nono
nono
Mobile broadband support
nono
nono
Throughput WAN-LAN325.5 Mbps
N/A
VoIP (SIP)
nono
nono
Wireless network
yesyes
yesyes
2.4GHz wireless network
yesyes
yesyes
2.4GHz data transfer rate450.0 Mbps
N/A
5GHz wireless network
yesyes
yesyes
5GHz data transfer rate1300.0 Mbps
N/A
External antenna
nono
nono
MIMO
nono
yesyes
Total wireless data transfer rate
1300.0 Mbps
550.0 Mbps
Wireless securityWEP, WPA, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2, WPA3WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2
Frequency band
N/A
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Mobile HSUPA
N/A
nono
Mobile HSDPA (turbo-3G)
N/A
nono
Mobile 4G (LTE)
N/A
nono
Mobile 3G
N/A
nono
Mobile 2G (GSM)
N/A
nono
Detachable antenna
N/A
nono
Beamforming
N/A
yesyes
MU-MIMO
N/A
nono

Compatibility

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DynDNS
nono
nono
Target audienceHome usersHome users

Memory

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Included flash memory32.0 MB
4096.0 MB
Included RAM512.0 MB512.0 MB
Maximum flash memory
N/A
4096.0 MB
Maximum RAM
N/A
512.0 MB

Power

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Operational Power Consumption (min-max)0.0 W0.0 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
nono
nono

Security

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort ExtremeGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
DMZ
yesyes
nono
VPN protocolIPSec, L2TP, PPTP
N/A
VPN
nono
nono
Firewall
N/A
yesyes
Encryption Algorithm
N/A
WPA2-PSK