Best Buy offers the Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Wireless Base Station for $99.99 shipped. For comparison, it has a list price of $199 in new condition and typically sells for $129 direct from Apple as a refurb (currently out of stock). This is a match for the best offer that we’ve seen on this model.
Apple’s AirPort Extreme pushes out 802.11ac speeds that are up to three times faster than the previous generation model. It has support for dual-band connectivity plus beam-forming technology. On the back side, you’ll find three gigabit ethernet ports and a USB port for file or printer sharing. Geek Squad Refurbished products go through “a rigorous multipoint inspection” that returns products to original factory specifications. More info can be found here. A 90-day parts and labor warranty is included with purchase.
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The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal. And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.