• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOA

    Take this with a grain of salt,

    my new (refurbished) AirPort Extreme was basically dead on arrival.

    I set it up numerous times and the unit just keeps powering off.

    I am having this unit replaced tomorrow.

    24 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Print Server Capabilities

    The router works amazing as a print server for the small business world. We were able to quickly setup Xerox and Canon printers, which made the process of network printer amazingly simple. Love this machine!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent APEx upgrade from my older APExtreme

    Huge Apple product fan and have been using APExpress, APEtreme, and Applt TV for many years now and decided to upgrade to the newer, smaller foot print, APExtreme. Without a doubt, its has increased my local range along with faster data transmission times. The setup was 10x easier than I thought it would be, since my old system is WPA2 with every peripheral secured, but I just plugged it in, booted up my Mac and Airport Utility software, and it walked me through migrating my old systems settings over to the new one, AMAZING and so SIMPLISTIC! Started to check all my other peripherals and everything was linked to the new APExtreme, no problems.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!!!

    I thoroughly read many reviews about the performance of the Airport Extreme and was skeptical even at the time of purchase. Had read that it did not communicate well with older versions of the Airport Express (i have two) so I also bought one of those just in case... But then just out of the box connected all of them (Airport Extreme the two older AExpress, the new one, all to different stereos throughout the house)to a single glitch during installation or lost signal in the month and a half since I installed my network. I can say that am really happy how Apple products work together...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Xmas woes

    I was given Apple TV for Xmas and successfully hooked it up. But, having done that it pretty much brought down my wifi, what with being a family with an iMac, 2 iPads, 2 mini iPads, 3 iPods an Xbox and Sky Catch up. I then bought Airport Extreme and whilst we haven't noticed a massive improvement in speed, we can now all access wifi with no problem. Well worth the money!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My airport extreme has short distance

    What is the problem with my airport extreme? I live a small apartment and my airport extreme is in the living room and I lose signal in the kitchen. (15-20 foot) (all my device) I had a linksys before. The net was slow but I had signal everywhere. I have very fest net In the bedroom and living room. What is the problem?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked

    This is the first Apple product that I've purchased and felt utterly let down by it.

    I purchased it to replace my Virgin Media Superhub running on 2.4GHz. I thought with dual band and 6 antennas on the Airport Extreme Wi-Fi speeds would be much better or even at least a little better than the standard hub I had. However on tests using my iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Mac Mini and laptop speeds attained were no better, and in some cases worse than the Virgin Media Super Hub.

    So although it looks and all the blurb makes it sound amazing I'm afraid real life use is far from good :(

    28 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get one now

    Easy to set up. Speeds up internet speed. Loads of options to build a secure network. Looks great.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    First of all, if you do not live in the USA you may get a surprise when you try to plug an ADSL line into this unit because it is NOT modem. It is a router and you will need a modem to convert the ADSL signal before connecting the modem to the Airport Extreme. Apple does not make this clear.

    Second, the signal strength is not great. My $80 HP wireless printer is just as good so I have to continue using my Netgear extender to boost the signal around the house and that is not compatible with Apple TV. So I either have to buy an Airport Express to boost the signal or return the Airport Extreme. I think the latter. Worse product I have bought from Apple, ever.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than 2 generations ago!

    I replaced my Airport Extreme from 2 generations ago because I got the new Macbook Pro with AC and it was a big mistake. When it works, it's extremely fast. Unfortunately, it works for maybe 2 hours than disconnects. I've tried absolutely everything I could think of, including calling applecare numerous times, to no avail. It simply does not work. I have 5 webcams, numerous game consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, and even more connected to the internet. However, with this new router I have to routinely reset every single connection every 2 hours and power on and off the router to get the internet. The sad part is, when I plug in the old router from years ago it works perfectly fine with all those devices and I have no problems (just no AC for the macbook pro).

    68 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good!!!!

    Just installed my new Airport Extreme and it is much stronger then 5th Gen. I tested both routers at same time in the worst part of my house.

    Results:
    5th Gen: 18MB down/3.98MB up
    6th Gen: 38MB down/4MB up

    Will retest 6th gen again later tonight when people get home and our node is stressed. Stay tuned.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT upgrade!

    Had a 3 year old apple router that worked flawlessly for years. Decided that AC must be better than N so upgraded and have had nothing but nightmares since. The internal network has been inconsistent, slow, and sometimes non-existent (am talking about internal wireless network, not external internet as that could be the ISP's fault). Apple help has very superficial help and has not been able to solve the issue after 4 extensive calls, 1 replacement of hardware, and plenty of online troubleshooting. There is NO reason to move from the old and proven router to this poorly made and untested hardware. VERY disappointed in Apple for making such a poor product.

    51 of 69 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme December 2013 Review

    After a great amount of internet review searches on the new AirPort Extreme; I decided to buy one and find out if it lived up to expectations. I already have an AirPort Express for all of my international travels and am pleased with its performance.

    I live in a 3,000 square foot home built in the late 1800s on a small horse ranch and required a signal from the AirPort Extreme out to the stables for IP camera use. I also wanted to use my small Airport Express as a range extender to cover any blind spots in the stables.

    The AirPort Extreme has covered my entire home and up to 100 Yards (300-feet) with stellar performance and full signal. It did however begin to have the signal fall off in various areas of the stables. This is where I found my small Airport Express as a great range extender and covered all those areas with a weaker signal.

    In closing - the AirPort Extreme is a robust wifi router with one of the strongest signal strengths I have ever used. When utilized with the Airport Utility software found as an iTunes app or the Windows version available on line; the setup and monitoring thereafter are outstanding and delivers as promised. I gave the AirPort Extreme 4-stars as opposed to the full 5-stars; due to the few added complexities associated with utilizing any other manufactures hardware with an Apple product. Similar to other router manufactures.

    By the way; all the IP cameras in the stables maintain a consistent communication with the Airport Extremes signal and work with stellar performance!
    Note:- some other reviews claimed that use of the Airport Express as a range extender for the AirPort Extreme would cause a 50% speed decrees. While I did see a slight decrease, due to added link in wifi chain; a 50% loss is not even close to accurate and like all other information on the internet - read a lot and take an average of opinions for your decision.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router. I like it

    I have a very large double story house. I am using two airport extremes. One at one end of the house, and one at the opposite end of the house, but up stairs And from anywhere in the house i can stream 720 and 1080p video. And download at about 900 Kbs. Which is pretty fast. I like the router and would recommend it.
    I give it four stars.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing router

    I just bought this AirPort Extreme today took me less than 10 minutes to set up, it replaced an AirPort Extreme 4th gen. and a airport express also old my house is 3000 sq ft and before I was having issues on the far side of the house now it's a solid reception everywhere, did I mention my macs are old one is a 10 year old iMac the other is a 24 inch mac and one note book they all hooked without any problems, at first I was getting a message that my airport software was old but I ignore the note and my old mac began to configure the new router without any problems. This machines are amazing.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More ethernet ports

    Why oh why can't Apple put another couple of ports in this thing? There are only 3 usable ports in here after the WAN port. I have a NAS plus two VoIP phone lines, which leaves no room to connect my iMac up with hardline! I think this device, at $199, should have at least 7 usual ports after the WAN port. Look up the price of gigabit routers and other devices in this price range have at least 8 ports. 3 stars until it gets more ports, then 5.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    Fabulous piece of kit.
    Replace my BT Hub 3 with this. The set up was a doddle. Two pieces of information Network name, password and the job was done.

    Couldn't believe it, had to check to see if security was set up and it was.

    I run a iMac and three iPads and a HP printer all wireless on BT infinity 1 and my speed is 30 down and 6 up and solid.

    Couldn't be more happier.

    Shaun

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously amazing!

    I've been messing about with various routers over the years, I've always had problems with one thing and another so I decided to take the plunge and treat myself to an Airport Extreme, OMG after 10 seconds setup it works like a dream, blisteringly fast, I should of moved over to apple routers years ago. Yes they are a little expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend anyone to purchase this, even the complete novice would have this up and running in seconds! As always with Apple products, it simply works!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for data, cuts out streaming music to airplay speakers

    Yes, this works for data and backups. No, it does not support streaming music over airplay to airplay enabled speakers - luckily the previous gen works great with airplay.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge performance increase over 3rd Gen Extreme!

    I was reluctant to purchase the latest version of Airport Extreme. Upon finally getting one, I was very pleasantly surprised! Big range increase and a very noticeable difference in throughput! With no other adjustments but replacing my 3rd Gen MIMO Extreme with the latest, my transmit rate went from 108 to 270. That's more than double! On Time Warner Cable's Extreme 50MBs, I felt a huge power burst in performance. I feel validated in my purchase. If you've been on the fence or struggling with some questionable performance, give this one a try! I think Apple finally got it perfected.

    9 of 11 people found this useful