• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazing fast!!

    I have been using Comcast as my ISP and was using router provided by it until now. However despite a good internet package I was never able to get stable and decent internet speeds. After fair amount of research I decided to invest in AirPort Extreme. There are many routers I considered before going for Extreme and the primary reasons were ease of setup, security, speed and of course the looks. I have to agree AirPort Extreme has all the qualities as mentioned on the company's website but the quality which stands out the most is the stable and blazing fast connection it provides. The only hiccup I had while setting it up was related to the Comcast router where I had to call the customer support to disable the wifi on the existing router, otherwise the setup was a breeze. Many would argue that there are better routers which provide more functions and customization but how many of us actually need those functions. I wanted a hassle free router and that's exactly what AirPort Extreme is all about.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Another 5 star review. Mine is a refurbished unit and worked great. It appeared new as any product, with the plastic cling wrap and typical packaging. This replaced my previously rented B/G wireless router from Verizon, which worked fine but lacked N and AC speeds. My new ISP (Charter) would provide a wireless access point but they charge $5 a month, so I was using the Verizon unit. The Airport Extreme connected to the Charter provided router and worked perfect out of the box. Mine does not have the hard drive (don't think I need it) so I can't comment there. I run a Roku 4, an iPad Air, iPhone 6, and my PC is on wireless as well and all connect and run at provided speeds - about 65 Mb/s down and 5 up. The furthest point I use the equipment is roughly 50 feet and the signal is strong through a standard wood frame single story. The $5 I save per month pays the refurbished unit off in about 2 years and I think is well worth it vs the rented unit. The refurb is a excellent value and offers the same warranty as a new one, so if you have the opportunity to get one, it's a good deal.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great until it died - second one to die around 1.5 yrs of use

    I am NOT a computer expert, compared to many of the reviewers, but I found the router and time capsule to be easy to setup and was very happy with the data streaming rate. In fact, the product worked great - until it died. After about 18 months, our first Airport Extreme died, so with Apple Care, we received a new one. Unfortunately, that one died as well around 18 months.

    In the first instance, we had a power outage that somewhat trashed the Airport, even though it was on a protected power strip. The second time it was simply unplugged and then never recovered. It hums, like the first, but it unable to switch on (light is dead).

    I'm sure there was some method by which I was supposed to unplug it (lock the drive, etc.), but that it cannot even communicate with our Mac via ethernet nor will start back up seems pretty extreme.

    We just switched to using our UVerse router with a NetGear extender, and a very affordable WD backup HDD.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tries to be a router but doesn't support static routes.

    For quite an expensive bit of kit that forces itself to be the primary router in your home network, you'd expect it to support something as simple as static routes.

    I've got a VPN router that connects me to my work network and as the AirPort extreme doesn't support VPN either it;s essential I can still use this other box, but as the Airport Extreme doesn't support static routes and doesn't allow you to override the default gateway it pushes out through DHCP I have to turn off the router support in the Airport Extreme which cripples the features.

    Even the most basic of routers I've seen support static routes, it's amazing that Apple have neglected such a fundamental feature.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine

    I bought an Airport extreme for the studio where I had poor reception for my old Airport. Plugged it in and was up and running in just a couple of minutes. It's speedy, reliable and easy to set up.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive gain over previous generation

    I updated to this version of Airport Extreme from the previous generation. It solved a lot of connectivity issues. My Apple TV and Tivo units are downstairs and on the opposite side of the house from the wifi transmitter. The speed bump and stability of connection improved so dramatically with this new unit that I can see movies, etc... instantly and flawlessly in HD. Areas that previously could not connect now connect and signal strength is better. Nice job!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb!!

    In my naivety, I just assumed for years that the home hub 3 router supplied by BT for BT infinity would be the perfect match to deliver the best performance for my wifi. God knows we pay enough for the service. However, recently the wifi has been very erratic with dropouts and really slow speeds. I just assumed that I needed to tweak channels and settings. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I did a bit of research and opted for the Airport extreme as we run loads of Apple products. Low and behold, as all the other reviews say, set up is so simple it took less than 5 minutes and my wifi speed is now a constant 37mbps. a good 50% better than anything the home hub 3 had ever given and so far no drop outs. Definitely worth every penny and stylish too.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far it's excellent

    The router is way faster then my 5th generation Airport extreme by a milestone. This is a remarkable design and improvement over the previous gen and I just love it.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great choice!!

    It a great router, work perfect and it's very easy to configure, i configured my home wireless network very easy. Also the option to connect a printer its a great solution and also very easy to do.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Immediate imrpvement to Wifi in our house

    Absolute gem! Immediate improvement to speeds throughout the house from the Virgin Media Super Hub we have been using for a few years. Switched the super hub into modem mode and had this up and running in 5 mins. Really, really pleased with the results!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of kit for any home.

    After many issues with my Virgin (not so) Superhub and getting to the stage where I needed to reset it every day to get a decent connection I decided to upgrade to an Airport Extreme as almost everything I own is from Apple. Out of the box its a smart looking item and after setting my Virgin Superhub to modem mode and following the simple instructions during the Airport Extreme set up process I was connected within a few minutes. Once I had worked my way round the house (3 storey solid brick construction) updating the connection on all my devices (2 imacs, macbook pro, 2 Apple TVs, 1 work laptop, ipad, iphone, B&W A7 airplay speaker, epson wireless printer etc) everything worked perfectly and download speeds increased by around 30%. I was well please with my purchase. The only issue I had was the Bowers and Wilkins A7 airplay system constantly cut out and disconnected from the network meaning I had to go through the A7 set up process many times over the first few days. Very frustrating! However this was resolved by just turning the Airport Extreme off and on. Problem solved and since then I haven't had a single drop out.
    I have now had the Airport Extreme for a week and I have had no other issues. Very please so thought I would post an honest review and highlight all the kit it works perfectly with and the kind of home the Airport works well in as many reviews don't mention this information and this info really helps when researching something like a router. It's no more expensive then a good none Apple router so for me it was money well spent. Finally the signal in the garden has always been almost no existent but now I have a decent connection there to, maybe I will add an airpot express to the set up just to beef this up a little to.

    8 of 9 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.

    8 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy Setup - Piece O'Cake

    I did a fair amount of research before taking the plunge and purchasing this great piece of kit. I've been suffering for sometime with my iMac dropping of my wireless network, we are a house of iPhones, iPads, windows laptops and gaming platforms. I was getting fed up of playing second fiddle to my sons Xbox!!!

    Simply unboxed the AirPort Extreme, plugged it into the existing super fast fibre optic broadband router, and literally 3 minutes later I was up and running with superb speed and connectivity......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router, great range

    This is my first Apple router, I usually would buy the other brands like netgear because I found them to be fast and have a greater range, I was excited that apple had finally released a new Router, I went and purchased this router right away, setup was SUPER easy, took 2 minutes literally, I love how consistent the connection is, never a drop in speeds, I do wish it had an setting where u can increase the power to increase or decrease the range so the whole neighborhood does not see it. But overall I love this router 5 STARS!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I have ever owned

    I upgraded from a decent Netgear dual-band N router, and the AirPort Extreme blows it away! Every aspect including speed, range, software, ease of use, and aesthetics. And I don't even have any AC compatible devices yet. I had tried a new Belkin AC router to increase range and was disappointed to find the Belkin had worse performance than the Netgear. The AirPort Extreme blows them both out of the water, though! This is my first Apple router and I am extremely impressed. Well done, Apple!

    8 of 9 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extending network

    While our house is not that big, the primary Airport Extreme signal was intermitant at the other end and up stairs. The signal was not consistant because of a 24" stone wall in the middle of the house.
    Got a second Extreme since I figured it would be most compatible and easier to hook up.
    Very good idea.....to get the network set up and the two talking......took less than a minute.......max strength signal now upstairs!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade over previous extreme, which was good!

    Purchased to prepare for when i get new Mac and as I needed better coverage in very large house.

    Worked straight from the box and gave immediate improved speed and coverage even on existing 802.11n which is all my old MacBook has. Streams HD from BBC iPlayer where before often struggled to get standard def.

    But!!!! Be careful opening the box! I thought the reviews mentioning this must be being picky but I did take note - please do open it over a table or something soft. It does not come out of the box how you expect, or how Apple hoped it would either! If you are standing up and holding each part of the box in each hand as you open it YOU WILL DROP IT! - unless you have three hands and so can catch it as it falls!

    7 of 8 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