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Apple AirPort Extreme vs Linksys WRT3200ACM

3.86 in
6.61 in
Apple AirPort Extreme Router
Apple AirPort Extreme
9.69 in
2.04 in
Linksys WRT3200ACM Router
Linksys WRT3200ACM
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
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1 editorial reviews
Apple's draft 802.11ac version of its AirPort Extreme doesn't stack up very well against its competition for features or performance. {mospagebreak toctitle=...Read more
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After the very successful WRT1900AC and WRT1900ACS AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi routers the WRT3200ACM AC3200 model is here to remind us just why the WRT line by Linksys is so popular among enthusiasts and professionals.Read more
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User rating
19
4.2 out of 5
19 user ratings
5 stars
36 %
4 stars
47 %
3 stars
15 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
27
4.2 out of 5
27 user ratings
5 stars
44 %
4 stars
37 %
3 stars
11 %
2 stars
7 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Number of LAN ports34
Number of WAN ports11
USByesyes
Total USB ports12
Number of USB 2.0 ports11
Number of USB 3.0/3.1 ports01
Connectivity technology
N/A
  • Wireless
  • Wired
Number of USB 3.1 ports
N/A
0

Design

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Colour of productWhite
  • Black
  • Blue
Active cooling (fan)yesno

Dimensions

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Width3.86 in9.69 in
Height6.61 in2.04 in
Depth3.86 in7.64 in
Weight2.09 lb1.76 lb
Number of units11
Rack-mount designnono

Features

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Built-in DSL modemnono
File serverVia USBVia USB
Built-in printer serveryesyes
Mobile app for controlling featuresyes
N/A
Designed for wall mounting
N/A
yes

Communication

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Management interfaceWeb/networkWeb/network
6to4yesno
Communication protocol
  • IPv6
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
  • Quality of Service
  • Virtual LAN
  • Wireless Multimedia Extensions
Data link layer
  • Ethernet
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • Ethernet
  • 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 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
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.3ab
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames supportnono
Mobile broadband supportnono
Throughput WAN-LAN325.5 Mbps1082.0 Mbps
VoIP (SIP)nono
Wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz wireless networkyesyes
2.4GHz data transfer rate450.0 Mbps600.0 Mbps
5GHz wireless networkyesyes
5GHz data transfer rate1300.0 Mbps2600.0 Mbps
External antennanoyes
MIMOnoyes
Total wireless data transfer rate1300.0 Mbps3200.0 Mbps
Wireless security
  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2
  • WPA3
  • WEP
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2
  • WPS
Frequency band
N/A
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Detachable antenna
N/A
yes
Beamforming
N/A
yes
MU-MIMO
N/A
yes
Number of antennas
N/A
4

Compatibility

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
DynDNSnoyes
Target audienceHome usersHome users
Support for alternative firmware
N/A
  • DD-Wrt
  • OpenWrt

Memory

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Included flash memory32.0 MB256.0 MB
Included RAM512.0 MB512.0 MB
Maximum flash memory
N/A
256.0 MB
Maximum RAM
N/A
512.0 MB

Power

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)< 9
N/A
Power over Ethernet (PoE)nono

Security

Apple AirPort ExtremeApple AirPort Extreme
Linksys WRT3200ACMLinksys WRT3200ACM
DMZyesyes
VPN protocol
  • IPSec
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
  • IPSec
  • PPTP
  • OpenVPN
VPN clientnoyes
VPN server
N/A
yes
Encryption Algorithm
N/A
  • AES
  • WPA2

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