The simple answer to this question is no. Apples AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and AirPort Time Capsule were never bad routers—they had sufficient speed and connectivity that they worked well in most households—but they never stood out.
Should I replace my AirPort Extreme?
When it no longer delivers the speed that your Internet provider is supplying to you. When there is a newer feature provided by another router system that you need that the AirPort Extreme cannot provide.
Is AirPort Extreme still good 2020?
If it is internal, bridged to whatever router you have (probably supplied by ISP) the Extreme is fine.. you dont need to worry at all. It has no security role in the network other than wireless which is still up to average current standard.
Do I need a router with AirPort Extreme?
So while the AirPort Extreme enables you to hook all your items together, youll still need a modem to connect to the Internet. Apples base stations offer a selection of features you dont get on your average wireless router or modem: AirPort Extreme and the Time Capsule offer 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi.
How long does Apple AirPort Extreme last?
about 5 years An AirPort Extreme averages out at about 5 years, since it is router only (without a hard drive). Comcast will replace your modem for free. As far as your Time Capsule, thats a Wi-Fi router.