• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG...this is AWESOME

    • Written by from Apo

    i have never seen something like this before.
    Setting up this router was way to simple, only took me 2-3mins.
    i don't have a MacBook so i had to use my iphone.
    since i really love this router, i am getting a MacBook soon.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So much better than the Comcast Modem/Router

    • Written by from WEST PALM BEACH

    I recently bought the Airport Extreme. At the same time, after so many disappointments from Comcast, I switched to AT&T (praying that 6mb download times would not be horrible). Amazing...

    The difference between the "Up to 50mb" Comcast router and the "Up to 6MB" AT&T modem was my fear. With the Airport Extreme on board, it made the difference so slight, it's almost not noticeable. Further...

    When I used to open my Mac, sometimes it would connect to the Internet and sometimes I had to turn off the wi-fi and turn it back on again in order to get on the Internet. Now, I think it's on before the screen is vertical. And, I no longer have any streaming problems. How nice not to have to count the days before U-verse is available.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from STONE MOUNTAIN

    My new Airport Extreme does not have as good of a range as my old Airport Extreme did. In my kitchen i used to have 4 bars now I get 1 or 2 bars. It works great wired but so did the old one. I'm trying out a higher, less hidden location, but it doesn't help. I upgraded (ha) thinking with my lust for new and shiny things. feeling burned

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Can Count on Apple

    • Written by from Warren

    I picked one of these up to extend the range of my time capsule.
    My connection went from 1 to full bars on my iPad Mini wi-fi connection and speed test went from 1 or 2 MB per second to 30MB per second.
    Best investment I have made in a while.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a lemon

    • Written by from Kenmore

    Many of these have a connection glitch and performance is spotty. A technician bought my trustworthy 5th gen extreme and warned me about the new 6th gen. He was buying my fifth gen to install in a customers mansion. He was replacing five 6th gen extremes in the mansion because of the issues I mention at the beginning of my review. I went ahead and bought the new 6th gen extreme and sure enough I have the same issues. Apple technicians don't have a solution for the connection issues. My old extreme could handle several devices at once flawlessly, year round. This new 6th gen extreme drops devices all the time, constantly. And the performance is either really fast or really slow.
    You can Google the issues I'm talking about. It's common. And the sore truth is, after two weeks you're stuck with Apple's $199 plus tax lemon of an Airport Extreme.
    It's not worth spending this kind of money for poor performance. Putting an Apple logo on it doesn't make it a good device.

    185 of 259 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Allentown

    I bought this newer Airport trying to replace my 5th generation Airport. This new device is buggy and has a lot of conflicts. I experience drops in the wireless signals constantly and iPhones and iPads drop connection quire often. Don't buy until they fix the software or firmware.

    61 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT, if your name is "grandma"!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Apple has yet again decided on our behalf and removed out all the great features the previous generation extreme routers once had. Don't get me wrong, if you want a zero config device (well almost zero, Airport Utility was having "extreme" issues configuring the one I purchased), this is great. However, for those of us who use SNMP or would simply like to manage our own network, forget about it. Thanks Apple.

    69 of 99 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range not improved from last gen

    • Written by from Lubbock

    I bought this one to replace a last generation model because there were 2 spots in my house (I don't have a big house - average size at best) where coverage was sporadic and unreliable. I thought that the claimed "better range" of this one would help since I just needed maybe 10 more feet to work perfectly. Well, after installing it in the same exact spot, coverage is exactly the same, or at best maybe 5% better, but not enough for me. So, I ended up using the old Extreme as an extender, which works great, but I was planning on selling it... Oh well... Also, I followed the menus to migrate the settings from the old one to the new, and the setup quit at the end with an unknown error, and I had to reset the new Extreme and do it the regular way. Another problem, the new one does not allow you to use the 5ghz channels for the wifi "n" only, which I used on the old one and it helped me segregate wifi between the old ipads and the new ipads/iphones. Not an option anymore.

    Pros: Looks great, easy to set up
    Cons: Settings migration did not not work, range is not better, missing wifi channels options

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from San Jose

    I used to have an old Linksys WiFi router. I thought this would be an upgrade. It isn't. Constant dropped connections. It's slow when I can connect. 5GHz pretty much never works. No improvement in range.

    It's past the 14 day return date now so I'm stuck with it. But it's going in the closet and I'm going back to my old Linksys for now. Steer clear of this. It's definitely not ready for prime time yet.

    Apple, I'm so disappointed with this product!

    56 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreal Range...if you need it

    • Written by from Champlin

    I live in a 3500 sq. foot town home with metal studs. My internet comes into the walkout basement area. Wireless range has been an issues since we moved in. I had a Netgear N900 WNDR4500 router and it blew out when they had an ISP issue. I compared this to the top of the line ASUS and Netgear AC class routers. the others have a bit more ports and ability to customize, but this thing blows them away for range. With the others I was still having issues getting a signal on the top floor. The ASUS would cut in and out and the 2 Netgear routers would do 1-2 bars and still drop occasionally. This thing gives me full bars upstairs. Heck I can get 3 bars at the end of the block. The hardest part about it was figuring out where to download the PC utility. My company IPad sill not be here for several more weeks. There are no PC instructions in the box, I I knew there was a utility somewhere. I found it easier with a Google search than looking on Apple's site. The connection is quick and flawless, the signal is unwavering and the wireless throughput is stellar on the G/N and one AC device I have tested so far. I highly recommend this unit.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just installed to Cable modem surfboard 6121

    • Written by from Yuma

    Just installed, took about 10 min. default to 10. easy to move to 192. easy to add mac ID's for fixed addresses. Very fast.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Benton

    Works very well. Before upgrading from my old Linksys router I couldn't get wifi in my basement and this allowed very fast wifi downstairs. Would recommend to friends!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Radically better than the rest!

    • Written by from Rochester

    I had a Cisco wireless router and, after a year and a half, was having problem after problem. We went out and picked this up and o'ila! All problems solved. The speed is radically faster than the old 'n' Cisco and the distance the wireless travels is incredible!

    To top all of that I plugged it in, went to Accessories -> Utilities -> Airport Utility on my iMac and had it set up in less than two minutes. Do yourself a favor and choose Apple products!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rehoboth Beach

    I had a very new wireless router than was NOT inexpensive, and had lousy coverage, slow speed, and areas of my house where I could hardly get any signal. This router is absolutely a dream come true. You set it up with a simple app on your iPhone or iPad.....as easy as pie. It works PERFECTLY, and EVERYWHERE. All I have to say is, Apple products are not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. They work like no other on the market! And on top of all that, it's beautiful looking too!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burlington

    Replaced my 4th Gen Extreme. What a difference. Much better signal and range.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrated on iPhone 4S

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    The new Extreme works pretty normal with all my Apple devices (MACs, iPads, iPods) but cannot deliver a good wifi speed on the iPhone 4S (mine and my wife's). When we measure the speed of all the other devices we can have a 10Mb/s and when we do the same process on the iPhone 4S we can have about 0.1 or 0.2 Mb/s
    Conclusion: I'm back to my old Airport Extreme that works perfect with all Apple Devices.

    37 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Loved the airport extreme ... Easy to use and install.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds expectations!

    • Written by from Savoy

    I replaced a pretty good Linksys router with a new Airport Extreme and the enhanced performance is remarkable. I was waiting to purchase the Airport because I thought the enhanced performance would be mainly available when I began to use wireless ac devices. Based upon reviews I read here, I became convinced that wifi performance would be better even with wireless g and n devices. Well, the reviews were right! . My wireless download speeds increased by almost 75%, from 25 mbps to 44 mbps, without any change to my ISP service. (My wired desktop computers achieve download speeds consistently at 55 mbps via Comcast.)
    I can only speculate about how much better it might get when I begin to use wireless ac devices; maybe equal to wired?
    Don't worry about the premium price you pay for this Apple product. Get one now.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Garland

    you will love it. believe me

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word: Incredible

    • Written by from Chicago

    Best router I have ever owned. I replaced (1) 5th Generation Extreme and (2) network extenders with this one router. The distance coverage and signal strength is the best that Apple have ever produced. This product is worth $400. Purchase!

    1 of 1 people found this useful