At something of a tangent, I have been humming and ha-ing about this.
I have an Airport Network of 2 extremes and at least 2 expresses. One extreme is at the front of the house where the cable comes in. The second is in the middle where there are a number of ethernet ports. They are connected to each other via ethernet. One of the expresses is also connected into Extreme No 2 by ethernet; the other “has” to be via wireless connection. It serves an area of the house with double brick walls and a different powerlines circuit so I can’t use one of those extenders.
Every now and then, connection where the wireless Express (and the Apple TV) dies. The problem is corrected by powering down and restarting Extreme No 2.
I am wondering if this is an indicator Extreme No. 2 is failing?
If it is, I could replace it with a (claimed) new Extreme for about $200.
We can’t get the new version of Eeros here only equivalent gen 1. I have also looked at TP-Link Deco M9 units - which would require 4 units for around $650+. These are also not the latest high speed devices: around 400MBS. Getting latest gen products with much greater speeds will push me well over $1,000.
At best our “high” speed cable (NBN) is at best providing download speeds around 100 - 120 MBS.
I know Airport Extremes are long in the tooth, but when the system is running, it more than adequately covers all the Netflix. Am I just throwing good money after “bad” if replace the Extreme?