• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Estreem

    I love this product. This is the 2nd Airport Extreem I bought for myself. When my daughter's old Linksys died, I handed her down my old Airpoort Extreem "hot plate" model which still worked perfect, and I installed the new model Airport Extreem in my new wifi setup. The old Airport Extreem never disappointed. I have had the new "tower" model for almost a year now, and it seems to be a lot more powerful in range and with the amount of devices you can run through it at the same time. I like the feature of automatically switching the the best frequency for the device that is connecting to it. I wouldn't buy anything else. It does what is it suppose to.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    After many rounds of frustration with Netgear routers and extenders, I decided to give this Airport Extreme a try. They do have a great return policy...It simply just worked, out of the box. Set up was very intuitive and simple, and it immediately recognised the Airport express that I use as an extender. I coould not be more pleased with this product, especially since this isn't a spare time/hobby for me, but I use it for work 24/7. I had it in service for 3 weeks now, and it has been flawless, meaning I don't even know it's there. Precisely the opposite of other brands I have owned before. It is hard wired to a satellite modem, my 2 computers, printer and airport express are tied into it. While expensive, I am very glad I went with this set of routers. All my other apple wireless devices like ipad, iphone and apple tv talk to it flawlessly. Guests with Androids etc also have no issue connecting to my guest network. Time will tell if it is durable and can take power outages etc. But so far, so very very good. I downloaded the utility for it on all my devices, but it had already began to work before I got done downloading. My kind of equipment.

    6 of 6 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.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its the best!

    I have a total of 6 apple products, 2 android phone and 2 PC in my home and the Airport Extreme not only directly sync with all my apple products but have no problem connect to Windows base PC & my android phones as well, connected it to my AppleTV and stream at 1080HD without a single problem even though the router is connected to my other 8 devices. I fully recommend this product.

  • 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

    Best One

    I bought the airport extreme like 2 weeks ago and it work great. I have a 3,200 square foot house and every where i go i have full bars on my iPhone to my macbook, even out side. It is way better then the netgear that century link has. LOVE IT !!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product from Apple

    Bought this Airport Extreme yesterday and was utterly amazed at just how easy it was to set up. Plugged it into my current VDSL router, where it quickly worked out it should place itself in Bridge mode. Then it asked me some simple questions like Wifi Name and Password and it was that simple.
    So very happy with the purchase. It certainly isn't a cheap device but in my opinion it is worth the money. Still to fully test its wireless range etc, but absolutely no complaints so far.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this wireless device!

    I was dreading replacing our old router, but the setup process for the AirPort Extreme couldn't have been any easier. We keep our modem and router on the top floor of our 4 story house and the signal is really strong on all 4 levels, even in the basement. The internet connection is super fast too. Another great product from Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product compared to ISP supplied equipment

    I purchased this AirPort Extreme 4 days ago and am more than happy, highly recommend for an Apple household.

    Prior to this I had a BT Home Hub 5, initially this seemed to be fine (apart from AirPlay (iPad to an Apple TV) not working) but since a firmware update in the middle of January it would continually drop the WiFi if more than a couple of devices were active. I should say that when I initially had BT Infinity (FTTC) installed with the white Open Reach modem and Home Hub 3 then all had been ok but I persuaded BT to give me the HH5 so that I had 5Ghz WiFi which was a mistake.

    I was going to purchase a Billion ADSL/VDSL modem/router to replace the HH5 but then decided, since the house is all Apple, that it would be wise to try the AirPort Extreme (at much the same price) since I still had the Open Reach modem. I should say I could have used the HH5 purely as a modem with the WiFi turned off, still, this is a fall back if the Open Reach modem fails.

    Set up was easy once I had put in the BT user name but I was left with a flashing Amber light (internet was available), after some fiddling and research it was found that this was due to IPv6 (not supported by BT) being active so this was set to “Link-local only” and the indicator turned Green.

    Now no more drop outs, AirPlay works, no problems when multiple devices are active and I can now print to my Epson printer from an iPad.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Airport Extreme.

    Over the past 6 months I have had continual issues with our BT HH5, especially with Apple products, BT replaced our router 3 times with the same issues, i have spent hours adjusting settings on the HH5 but the same issues came back, dropping out 6-8 times a day. BT's technical department are useless, never returning calls or actually sorting the issue.

    However i decided to purchase the Airport Extreme over other routers that are available with similar specs.

    If you are an Apple household, Macbook pro's, iPhones iPads etc and are having issues with your ISP's standard router, don't waste anytime and just get the Airport Extreme!! It is expensive however i believe you get what you pay for. Set up is so simple, had everything up and running in 10 mins, It just works.... After setup i did a speed check and it has doubled our speed to 68mbps download and 22mbps upload, we have a lot of items online at the same time and it doesn't slow down at all. It also looks fantastic! Thank you Apple I'm completely satisfied and relieved that the children are not continually complaining!!

    7 of 9 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will never buy another Apple router

    I would not recommend this to anyone other then someone who is more concerned about looks, rather then function and quality. I purchased this a little over a year ago, worked well for several months then nothing but problems; HOURS Spent trying to resolve self assigned ip issues and getting it to play nice with NAS, etc. Part of the issue is that Apple believes that anyone buying their products is a moron and need generic configuration interfaces, so you can't adjust anything only what Apple wants you to adjust. Also, what's up with requiring a reviewer to agree with their EULA before submitting a review? Haven't I agreed to several hundred EULAs over the past 20 some odd years. Just goes to show where their heads are at.

    39 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best thing i have ever done is purchase this router

    I have been a long term sufferer of sky and the awful routers they provide. I currently have a sr102 router (the latest black home hub) the performance is shocking always dropping out etc etc.

    After a bit of research i found that is can be quite tricky to get your password etc from the sky hub, although not impossible i wanted a simpler and cleaner option. It was suggested that you could plug the airport extreme into the router and it will automatically go into bridge mode using the modem form the sky hub.

    I was a little sceptical as this seemed such an easy solution!!!

    Well the research was spot on, it took me about 10 mins to set up the airport. I then just logged into the sky router and turned off the wireless.. SIMPLE AS THAT

    The performance is outstanding and i am not even on fibre yet (will do now i know this works so well)

    If you are having any second thoughts about getting one of these, then don't just go and get one.

    As the title says THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE IS PURCHASE THIS ROUTER.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    The airport extreme is amazing as when I got fiber optic broadband, the router that sky provide was slow. Since getting the apple airport extreme I am not getting the full speed I was promised.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made all the difference, really like it

    I was skeptical that this router would fix some of the range and throughput issues that I was having. I took a chance and was glad that I did. It extended the range over my previous router that Time Warner provided significantly. Throughput is great and the added bonus of wi-fi support for 802.11ac is fantastic. My iPhone 6 and Macbook Pro fly now and other legacy wi-fi enabled devices are working a lot better including two Roku 3s, Samsung tablet, Xbox One and other devices.

    5 of 5 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

    USB Compatibility

    Overall this is a great product, almost doubled my wireless throughput, have not found a dead spot in the house, will try outside when it is warmer. The BIG ISSUE I have is with USB compatibility. It was one of the considerations I had in spending the extra $$ for this device as I am also adding an external drive for backup purposes, just as the Apple website identifies, connect a printer or external drive. As I am still on a PC at home I could not use the Time Capsule and chose a WDC My Book. The problem is the USB port on the Extreme will not work with this. The apple utility recognizes it on my PC but that is it. After talking to support I found that it would only work if I reformatted to FAT32 which is not happening. Have not seen this limitation in any literature or for that matter in the ops manual or any support topic.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SNMP Disabled!

    With this model of the Airport Extreme Apple decided to disable snmp, so now I cannot monitor my bandwidth at home. I have to trust my provider to give my correct numbers. lol

    Other than that it is a decent router

    7 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have bought an Airport Extreme a long time ago!

    Installation took no more than 5 minutes, literally. And finally no more signal dropping. Signal is reaching every corner of the house (basement + 2 storeys), even outside on my driveway. Connection speed is at 300 Mbps on my 802.11n devices/laptops. I have at least 10 devices connected to it. I'm eager to check the speed it on 802.11ac devices.

    Got rid of signal dropping? yes. Delighted? yes. Paid a bit more? Yes. Recommend it to a friend? absolutely.

    If you do not need to create VLAN's and do crazy stuff, then this router is a no-brainer for home use -should you be willing to spend the extra bucks. For me, it's worth it. I highly recommend it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    After reading all the reviews i was a little leary of this prchase ,My older one was working great
    after a simple swap and install, it is running and great with a huge differance in wifi reception and speed upstairs down stairs and basement .
    VERY PLEASED!!!!!!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful