• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    Spent the money on this the beginning of April, 2015 and by mid May we started to notice first one printer stopped working then shortly after another printer then one of our computers (we have three different printers and five different computers for business). We reset the Air Extreme several times when the first printer stopped working which only helped for a day or two. When the second printer stopped working resetting didn't help at all. Now our main computer for our business says it is connected but won't go on line. This is so frustrating for only having this thing for 2 months. A total waste of money.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    As the famous saying goes this device just works. I had constant drop outs with my previous router and my speeds weren't anywhere near what I was paying for (75mbps). I've had this since December 2014 and I could probably count the drop outs on a single hand if that. The speed is consistently fast as well. The best compliment I can give this device is that I rarely even have to think about it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router. My Xbox live does not drop out anymore!

    I had recently upgraded my ISP plan with OPTUS and was provided a Netgear CG3000v2 modem router. That free issue router was fine for general surfing etc, but had caused massive amounts of Xbox drop outs where online gaming such as World of Tanks was I near impossible.
    I decided to get an AirPort Extreme and change that useless CG3000v2 into bridge mode. As I already have iMac and iPads iPhones and iPods between family members the setup was a breeze using the iMac. I also had an Aiport express lying around and now using it as a wifi extender. Absolute brilliant network. All family members have noticed a huge increase in network speeds for file transfers within the home and surfing.
    Apparently there are plenty of people saying the CG3000v2 supplied by the ISP OPTUS is a very restricted one when it comes to IP forwarding etc. Save yourselves the headache dealing with CG3000v2 issues change it to bridge mode and get one of these Airport Extremes!! We are loving it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme: extremely pleased

    Replaced an old Airport Express 1264a with a new Extreme. From box opening to set-up and running in less than 5 minutes. Airport Utility made it easy. Used the same ID and password as old express and all my devices were still connected after replacement. Strong signal in residential home. WiFi test showed it was a bit better than old router. Main reason for buying a new router was to have additional ethernet ports. I wish the rest of life was as easy to set-up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Used to replace our Infinity Home Hub 3 so the BT modem now connects to the WAN port on this instead. Great result, no more loss of network that was dropping several times a day, and no more spending hours on the phone to BT in India trying to resolve the issue.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple have dumbed down and removed features

    The best description of this WiFi access point, is adequate but don't bother if you want any (even basic) degree of customization. The Retail price is on the steep end as well compared to competitors.

    The router can only be configured using Apple Airport Utility software which only works on Mac or Windows, they have removed various features from this software including the ability to adjust the radio transmitter power.

    There is no button to easily turn on and off the WiFi radio. The appearance is quite bland. Apple are non-responsive to requests to bring back features they removed from the airport utility software.

    By forcing customers to use Apple Airport Utility to configure the router, it forces you to either be an Apple customer on your computer or buy other Apple products or use Windows. There is no web interface to set it up. Other competitors have web page based set up, with far far more options and can be even accessed from Linux if you want. Apple try to lock you into their proprietary eco-system with every product they release.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it really doesn't get any easier than this

    I have struggled over the past year with my old wireless router, I had a friend tell me about the Apple airport extreme after purchasing it, I was slightly reluctant to believe how easy it was everyone was saying, it literally took me longer to get it out of the package then it did for me to connect it. Signal strength is awesome everywhere on my property and the speed is too! But the best thing is now, my Apple TV works like it should!!!! five stars!!!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Gold Standard

    Simply the best managed 4 port wireless switch out there. I know it's expensive, but even Windows users should consider this. The range is simply unmatched by anything else. Three of these will cover the upstairs AND downstairs of a house with Faraday walls. Can't recommend it enough.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed all problems with BT Home Hub 5

    Like many others here I bought this to replace a BT HomeHub that was performing terribly and would drop wireless to the Apple TV if someone even just looked at their phone.

    Set up was done in about 5 minutes. Just plug the WAN of the Airport into one of the LAN ports on the Home Hub (you will need a CAT 5 ethernet cable, not included). Open wifi settings on your iPhone and there will be an option to set it up from there. No admin login or BT username / password required.

    Every device on the network now performs perfectly with no loss of signal or random moments of slow download speeds. Inc: iPhone 6, iPhone 4S, iPad Air, Sony Vaio Windows 7, MacBook Pro, some crummy Android phone (not mine I swear!), an Apple TV and a Sony PS4. All connected at once sometimes and nothing goes wrong.

    Yes it's expensive, but it's well worth it. Stop looking at it and wondering wether to buy it or not and just get one.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New airport

    So far I've been using this product for two days and I went to print some things and I have an old Canon PIXMA IP 4000R and that of course is a wireless printer but old-school. And I had to change wireless networks at home to print to it because my older fifth-generation AirPort Extreme would not connect to it but this one does and finally realizing that after minute or so that I was printing without changing wireless networks I was all excited. I'm going to give my old wireless AirPort Extreme to my daughter. It's a different looking design having a little mini tower instead of a flat pancake like device. It's so fast!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of trouble

    I have been an Apple fan for many years now, I bought this as a replacement to the Airport extreme that went belly up. This thing has been a constant source of trouble, it need constant rebooting and reconfiguring, I am sooooo sorry I bought this this. IMHO not worth the money.

    35 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Extreme

    Actually although I only have N devices, I recently bought from Apple, the new iPad Air 2 9X7" (in Gold) and this runs on AC Wi-Fi, a fact that Apple doesn't make clear to British Users - so now you have no excuses to get up to 465mbps on Apple's Airport Extreme!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router!!

    I was previously a diehard NetGear router fan. After three High end very expensive NetGear routers failed on me... A friend of mine has had the 5th and now 6th Generation routers. He swore by them. So I decided to give the Airport Extreme a chance! Very happy with the speeds and range of signal I receive in our 1,600 square ft townhouse. Every floor and inch has great signal! Apple, you've done it again! Very pleased!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Very good range and speed!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! No more connection issues!

    I have always used the modem/router provided by telcos. It would work for 6months and then connection would start dropping out, become slow etc..

    Airport Extreme as solved all of my connection issues!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing Setup and Range

    Bought new Extreme in April 2015 from Best Buy based on Apple sales pitch...6 antennas, conforming beam, excellent range. I'll likely keep it -- even though it struggles to reach my iPhone in an upstairs bathroom -- because it took 3 hours to setup and I'm adverse to having "wasted" my time. Instructions from package were totally inadequate. Need to enlarge print and clarify. For example, how long should the amber light flash before turning green?! Who do I call or email for clarification? How do you use internet when you disconnect the old router and before the Extreme is operating? When I found a phone # and after waiting 20 minutes in the queue, the two experts I talked with were helpful and walked me through a time-consuming and complex setup as my new fiber optics router installed by Venturecomm three months ago did not recognize the Extreme. The router needed PPPoE and Extreme expected DHCP auto.

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic line of routers.

    I had the last gen version of the Airport Extreme (the Mac Mini shaped one) and loved it. It recently stopped functioning--I believe because of a recent brown out in our house--and I decided to replace it with this new model. Color me impressed. My old one did a really great job giving us a good solid wireless N signal two floors away, but this one is even faster and more solid.

    Speaking generally though--these are the most solid routers I've ever owned. They never need to be restarted and they last forever. I highly recommend them. Power users or network admins may not find them to be the most versatile as far as options, but for the standard user, they're amazing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    21 of 34 people found this useful