• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Seamless - VERY TEMPERMENTAL - Disappointed in Apple

    • Written by from Richmond

    It took me over an hour plus half an hour on the phone to set up my AirPort extreme. I was not doing anything wrong. The tech had me reset the system for the 4th time and do a bunch of convoluted things to finally get it to work with my MacBook Pro and iPhone. Then I went into the AirPort Utility to update security and the quirky system got an error and totally lost the AirPort. No way am going through the lengthy process again to reset it up. Who knows how many times the system will crash. I re-hooked my old Netgear router and everything was back to normal and speeds actually better. So disappointed in Apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointed with Speed and Range

    • Written by from CHESTER

    This is the first Apple product that I had to return.
    Pros: Very well made, Beautiful looking hardware
    Cons: Its wireless only. You need a modem to connect to the broadband. I bought this to replace the Sky Broadband modem+wifi as the range was not good enough and the speed was dropping considerably after 25 feet. Unfortunately Airport Extreme performed worse than the 3 year old Sky Box! I tried various channels but no joy. I speed tested on most channels but speed was 3-4mb slower than the Sky and the range was poor too. Not sure what to buy now.
    Regards

    Bala

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router Ever!

    • Written by from Atascadero

    We have a fairly large house, and our Wi-Fi signal was spotty with an old netgear router. We have a game room upstairs which used to get no signal at all. We purchased a Apple Airport Extreme and an Apple Airport Express, expecting to put the Express in that room to give it signal. We did in fact not need the express, and it is sitting plugged into that room upstairs, giving us even better signal. Amazing Router, recommend for people with big houses.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Router...

    • Written by from CORAL SPRINGS

    I have been trouble shooting my slow internet (AT&T UVERSE) wireless for almost two months now. They switched out the model/router combo twice, added a wifi booster, and still nothing. Until one AT&T technician told me about the AIRPORT EXTREME - Possibly The Greatest Router I have ever purchased. Apparently AT&T can not guarantee their wifi signals strength to customers using APPLE PRODUCTS...So if you are experiencing SLOW WIFI while using APPLE products, do yourself a favor and purchase an Airport. I went with the Extreme because I did not want to have this problem in the future... With super fast shipping from the Apple Store, easy installation and setup, my wifi sign is like no other. It is TEN times stronger and has a great range (in my back yard ~ 130ft away). Best Router EVER...

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product - solved all my network problems!

    • Written by from Ruislip

    Apple, I salute you! I used to have a Virgin Media Super Hub-2, which is the most god-awful piece of hardware that has even been designed. My internet used to drop 3-4 times a day, and each time I would have to manually reset the Virgin Media Hub. I read some blogs and saw people were recommending to put the Virgin Media Hub in to modem only mode, and then buy an Apple AirPort Extreme to do the clever stuff.

    I can tell you, the results have been transformative! Since install, I've not had a single Internet drop (installed 2 months ago), my speeds have doubled (I have 150 Mbps, but only used get around 70 Mbps) and coverage has improved throughout the house. I highly recommend this product - worth every penny and then some.

    Thank you, Apple!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a champ!

    • Written by from Brick

    I bought one of these in addition to having a Comcast modem/router. The Comcast router was ALWAYS dropping the connection and my MacBook and iPad wouldn't stay connected. I was constantly having to use my iPhone as a hotspot for my MacBook and iPad. Since I've set up the Airport Extreme, life has been wonderful. The range is much better and I haven't dropped the connection once. Also, the set up literally made me laugh out loud because it could not be any easier. It was so fast and simple. And it was just as simple to get my wireless printer to link up with the Airport Extreme. Just a note, the router does not include a CAT5 cable. If you have a bigger house, look into getting more than one of these routers to give yourself complete coverage.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IT. JUST. WORKS.

    • Written by from Dubai

    I was blown away by how easy it was to setup! You simply plug in your ethernet and power cables, launch AirPort Utility, choose a name and password for your network and you're done!

    I had many connectivity issues with my Bose SoundTouch 20, but with the AirPort Extreme, things are working flawlessly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turning it off - not what I had hoped for

    • Written by from Tulsa

    After 3 months of painfully sporadic wi-fi reception around my house I gave up. I turned it off for good and replaced it with a ASUS RT-AC68U. Now I get much better reception across my entire living space. The ASUS router is located in the same space as my Apple Airport Extreme was, so I chalk it up to a better radio and antenna circuit.

    I think this unit would be great for a small home or apartment. It just couldn't handle the distances I needed it to cover.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome router, after issues resolved.

    • Written by from Largo

    This router is very fast and has excellent range, much better than the Bright House Ubee it replaced. Out of the box, however, it did not work, which was quite the surprise and unexpected from an Apple product. After some research, it seems the default is for the device to generate private IP addresses. Changing settings from DHCP to DHCP and NAT, and changing the IP range from 10.xx to 192.xx resulted in flawless performance.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Oroville

    With AirPlay speaker in every room (6), 2 Apple TVs, 4 iPhones, 3 Macs, Xbox, Roku, Wink and misc other devices hitting the network, this AirPort Extreme handles it all. No more dropped packets, connections are maintained, bandwidth is amazing and everything "just works". Setup was 20 min, Comcast as ISP, used older extremes to extend network and a couple airport expresses to run speakers outside. Couldn't be happier. If you're thinking of upgrading "just do it" you will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from OFallon

    I don't know how it is possible that this router has received anything less then 5 stars. I have charter Internet and have seen significant improvements in my internets speeds and reliability since buying this. I used to own netgear routers because that is what charter gave me, but the Internet would be slow or cut out at times. But with this AirPort Extreme that is not the case. I get substantially greater speeds then I ever did with netgears and a way more reliable connection. The router is probably the easiest thing I have ever set up too. I want to thank Apple for making such great products. They really are the leaders in innovation.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid Apple Extreme at ALL costs

    • Written by from Seattle

    I am usually a big Apple supporter, but my experience with the Apple Extreme router has been a disaster. I have spent 5 days trying to get it to work and have utilized my internet provider, AppleCare and the Apple store support team and still have not been able to get it to work. After reading the thread on Apple's website it appear that there have been problems with the airport products for years and Apple has not fixed the bug(s) yet. Shame on Apple. Shame, shame, shame. If you want a lot of headaches, by all means spend $200 on an Airport Extreme, otherwise purchase something else. If I could rate this with a negative number I most certainly would.

    15 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Fallbrook

    Skeptical about this product being so good and easy to set up. Hey it's apple I gave it a try purchasing a refurbished one & setting it up the day I received it. The internet didn't work on the router so I called apple support & less than 2 minutes simply changing one setting I was good to go. Set up time took about 10min. What took the longest was the router uploading the data from my OLD router. Works like they said it would Perfect

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Router

    • Written by from Collegeville

    I had previously been using an old pc running pfSense but after buying this router, both speed and functionality were perfect. The antennas in this machine are phenomenal. I am able to get excellent connection even through four walls (one even made of brick). I'm very satisfied and would recommend this router to anyone looking for a quick, easy, and permanent Wi-Fi solution.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme access point

    • Written by from Modesto

    Purchased the AirPort Extreme to use as a Access Point. I have UVERSE 75 internet service and was getting slow wifi connections (around 25 mps next to the router). Configured the airport using the airport app (on my IPAD). Turned the wifi on the 589 off. Now my wifi connection rates are 70-75 mps. Easy to set up and really happy with the performance.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Router

    • Written by from Essex Fells

    This product is top of the line. Along with its time capsule counterparts, the ac wifi is incredibly fast. I have never had an issue with loading anything or airplay. This product is absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Disappointed

    • Written by from Muskogee

    I was excited about replacing my old router with this AirPort Extreme. The reviews were from one extreme to the other and with me being an optimistic individual, I chose to give the AirPort a chance. Man was I wrong!!! This router continually drops connection, streaming movies or shows are very jumpy. I could understand if I was running all of my apple devices at one time but it is absolutely sad that I can only run one device at a time and the connection is still horrible. My recommendation is to go with another brand or wait until Apple does better job in the router technology.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Was Work Fine..

    • Written by from Warrington

    Bought this about 6 months ago, the first 2 months works flawlessly, but then..!:

    1. After 2 months using it I have to restart about 1 to 2 times a day in order to have all my gears (1 iMac, 2 MacBook Pros, 3 iPad, 3 iPhone & 1 AppleTV) connected to it.
    2. Some times those gears are connected to the Airport"Not-So"Extreme, but they are not connected to the internet.
    3. Guess Network never work in any which way!.

    Very disappointing!.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent...

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have been running the same "Airport Express" for the last four years. Thought it might be time to upgrade and send my signal out a little further. Hooked up the "Airport Extreme" and what a magnificent difference. Internet loads faster and no dead spots in my home any longer.
    Was easy to hook up... if you take your time and not rush things... * NOTE ... take your time and let everything load as it should and hookup will be easy. Would I buy it again? You bet I would!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Spent the money on this the beginning of April, 2015 and by mid May we started to notice first one printer stopped working then shortly after another printer then one of our computers (we have three different printers and five different computers for business). We reset the Air Extreme several times when the first printer stopped working which only helped for a day or two. When the second printer stopped working resetting didn't help at all. Now our main computer for our business says it is connected but won't go on line. This is so frustrating for only having this thing for 2 months. A total waste of money.

    16 of 19 people found this useful