• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance

    Before I bought this product, I was using the Time Capsule as my router. In the 4-5 hours that I have been using this, I have seen a great increase in speed and performance on my Retina MBP, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPad mini. So far this is a great router. It was easy to set up out of the box, and the new design has also increased my WiFi distance.

    Pros: Lightweight, easy to set up, huge increase in performance and speed.

    Cons: Cost.


    Although the cost is higher, you will see much better performance out of this than many other non apple routers. Well worth the $200.00

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    I have a huge farm and we had 6 airport extremes and now we only need 3 of these new ones! Plus we get better and faster coverage! Cant test the ac parts but they are faster on our ipads and mb pros retinas...Love these!!! Would buy a million times over again!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome upgrade

    I just installed the new Airport Extreme and couldn't be happier with the results. It has extended my range throughout my house. Far better than the previous version. Apple has done a great job on this product.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router ever owned

    This router is so fast. Simply superb.Well done apple.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router

    I just bought the router an hour ago and I am really satisfied. Streaming videos on 4 different PCs and speed hasn't been affected! Also, range is excellent.

    Great buy!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    The AirPort Extreme is great, fast and I have had zero issues; I absolutely recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So FAST!!!

    my old medialink was newer than the AirPort Extreme when I bought it. I finally started the transition to all apple about a year ago and the router is one of the last pieces to get swapped out. I had no idea how much faster, more stable and reliable a router could be! Using the same cable modem and ISP, my AirPort Extreme is 4 times faster than my medialink was. If I would have just spent the money then, I would have had a router that is still state of the art 2 years later instead of owning this medialink paperweight. Penny Wise Pound Foolish - spend the money now and own a router that'll hold up over time!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replace BT HUB

    Was have problems with poor signal strength, coverage and drop out with my BT 5 hub, I had tried everything to try and fix this replacing the face plate new patch leads etc still no improvements. Purchased this on Fri after checking it out on the online reviews as one of the top ten routers checked some issues with the online chat service to confirm this was the right item for me. It arrived the next day, took about 10 minutes to set up including installing my old BT DSL modem (the white box). Coverage is great, signal strength is improved and speed is slightly faster, but the main improvements is all my devices can be online at the same time including down loading with no issues. I have only set it up for the 2.4GHz wi-fi and this works great for my requirements. I am going to get an Apple Express next to extend the wi-fi signal to my garage and garden next.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my problems!

    Had to call Apple support to walk me though the set-up but the support was fast and painless once I was pointed to the "Settings" app on my iPad. The AirPort Extreme is seamlessly supporting multiple i-devices and Smart TV's without the buffering I was experiencing with just the Motorola Cable modem alone. Great product so far, worth every penny!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far MORE THEN EXPECTED!

    Have ran a other brand name router for over 10 years yes N speed etc. but was having issues! Come too find out it was not the router! But seeing at the time I would upgrade why not go HIGH END! ( the old one was still better rated then some of the new! Going into my parents house now!) But my IPhone 6 is the only thing with he AC Speed. But when I would be in my barn working the iPhone would work as long as the door was open! LOL Now with the door closed I still get full signal and if I was more then 200' from the house i lost the wifi signal! Now I can be over 300yards from the house and still be connected! SO YES THE AIR PORT EXTREME HAS FAR SURPASSED WHAT I WAS EXPECTING AT THE BEST!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance has degraded

    I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in the past couple of months I've had numerous degraded performance issues, ranging from mysterious slowness to completely failing to pass traffic indefinitely. If it happened once every few months I suppose that would be tolerable, but happening every few days has completely ruined my confidence in this. And no, the problem is not on the carrier side, since the router does not respond to ping as it normally should. Seemed to begin when I configured an Airport Express to join or extend the network, though that may be a coincidence since I took it offline and still experienced the same issues with the router. The next time this happens I am probably going to retire it and replace with the Dlink in storage, or reconfigure it from scratch, which I'm not looking forward to.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and reliable but hard to manage

    I have several generations of Airport Extreme and at three of each of the last three generations of APE and Time Capsules. They are solid performers, standards conformant, and secure. The early time capsules all failed due to overheating issues, but the current batch are great. The biggest problem I have with them is that unless use Airport Utility for Windows, it is very frustrating to manage them. Apple has severely limited their management app for iOS and OS/X. This is enough for me to switch to DD-WRT based hardware.

    The OS/X airport utility up until version 5.6 was very good, but when Apple released the very limited iOS management app, they mirrored the new OS/X utility with the same limited feature set. Just as an example - under Windows you can show the DHCP address assignment table, but under OS/X or iOS you cannot. However with the Windows utility you can use the highly useful Back-to-My-Mac remote access feature for remote management.

    So if you just want something to set up and forget, the APE is great, if you want to do anything else and you aren't using Windows, look elsewhere.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router for apple wireless devices and external peripherals

    Bought this router from local reseller in Riga. I've had few problems with previous router, that was working only on 2.4GHz, because of bluetooth interference (apple keyboard and trackpad). Then I decided to buy a new router, that is AC and can go dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz. So, bought this router. The setup was easy with airport utility. Also tried to connect old printer with USB to the back of router, and it worked even better than expected. Also tried to connect my USB flash drive to a router's USB port, and on both MacBooks (late 2013 retina, 13") we have, we could use it as external drive / time machine backup drive. Also the usb drive it can be used for files sharing.
    When using 5 GHz, the signal is great and bluetooth isn't interfering any more, because it works on his own 2.4 GHz. Can't tell anything about the range, because our apartment isn't that big to test the range.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Ive used a lot of different routers over the past 12 years and just recently after a 5 year router that we updated was still running slow and replaced by two. One mid rage price and one near the top line price still had the same problems but now with disconnecting every day from the router having to reconnect. One day we say the airport extreme and i was like every product i own is a apple product and i said why not lets give it a try. After watching the reviews i get great connection never once did it drop a bar and pixelate I'm so happy with this product. Keep it up apple that just made me enjoy using my internet again.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0?

    Comon USB 3.0 has been around for how long now? Will be just fine for a printer but I recommend a NAS storage device of using a USB attached here. And let's get support for the USB Superdrive over Airport? That'd be great for those of us in a post death of the Superdrive multi-mac home. Also would not argue with more ethernet ports. Ethernet is faster and more reliable than wifi.

    Other than that great very fast router, simple to configure.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router

    I've had many routers for last 5 years, but When I change all with Apple Airport how everything works fine. I have one Airport Extreme in The living room and one Airport Express in the bedroom. The internet connection is super and the speed of Home Network is the best. I have many devices at home - Mac Mini, MacBook pro, MacBook Air of my wife, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, one WD My Cloud wifi hard drive and 2 Smart TV which I use to play movies and music from Internet and from My WD My Cloud wifi hard drive. This is the best configuration ever, and I've never thought to change AirPort with something else.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High price that may not be justified.

    You would think that at the premium price for the router, that it would offer all of the Apple wireless services - AirPlay & AirPrint, but it has neither. Your Mac or PC can print to a printer over your wireless network, but your iPad will still require an AirPrint-enabled printer to be used. And the smaller base station offers Airplay, again this is missing from their top-of-the-range router.

    It's a good router, and I liked the way that as I was updating an older Airport Extreme on the network, the new 'tower' model was able to import all of the network settings incredibly quickly, and started to work as soon as I had reset my ISP's modem. The range is good, and the design of the router is certainly more convenient for my crowded home office.

    However, it is priced at a premium, lacks some of the features that you might expect Apple to include at this level of cost & there are cheaper routers available that offer similar performance. It is down to you to decide whether the extra cost justifies the lack of features in return for the greater convenience.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I ever had.

    This is certainly the best router I ever had so far. For people who don't want to waste time configuring or do complicated tasks with their router, this is the one. And on top of that, the range is just amazing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very fast good range

    I have a house with very think walls. I installed two of these to cover the whole house (replacing an older airport extreme and an express). The speed bump is truly remarkable and the range is great. Nice product!

    7 of 10 people found this useful