• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3X faster than previous AirPort Extreme

    Unpacked, installed in about 5 minutes.

    Connected to an iMac in the opposite corner of my house to where the new AirPort Extreme is located, ran a speedtest - the internet is more than 3x faster than it was with the previous version AirPort Extreme 10mins before. Sensational!!

    Also - 100% eliminated "dead" spots in my house... AWESOME!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Drops the ball.....

    Very disappointed with my new airport extreme for the following reasons:

    1. Slower than previous model, I used to enjoy 95mbs plus internet speed on my previous router, I'm lucky to get 70mbs.

    2. Range is worse, marginal reception in areas that were once quite good.

    3. Aesthetics, Jonny was clearly on holidays when this was developed. All Apples desktops are silver and black, what were you thinking making this white? A miniature version of the new mac pro would have been more logical and aesthetically pleasing or silver.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better range and bandwidth

    Installed last night and immediately saw a massive improvement in signal strength and bandwidth at the far ends of my house (I have a very long house). Haven't got any 802.11ac devices yet but it is still an excellent improvement on all my 802.11n ones.

    1 of 2 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!

    2 of 5 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.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't run it from 12 volts

    Unlike my previous 4th Gen Airport Extreme (RIP), this new model has a built in power supply.

    Great for most people I guess but if you want to battery back it directly from a 12 volt battery backup system (we have unreliable mains power which regularly goes out), it can only be done via an inverter which is inefficient and a pain.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac only no windows support

    It does its job as a router. In our household we have Macs as well as Windows machines. Apple customer care does not support the product for windows and sent me a link to an article which did not rectify the isse. Apple get with the real world and offer support for both formats. Cannot access the 2TB drive or attached external HD to it After hours of frustration the Airport Extreme will be relagated to a wi fi repeater...an expensive excercise.

    As a router its style over substance, love the look but performance is nothing startling.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just lost my third apple Airport in 6 years

    They look nice, work OK indoors, but not outdoors (> 10 m away from the house). But the reliability is terrible. The latest AE lasted only 18 months, even shorter than the previous models. With the previous flat models I saved the disk drives and got them fitted in a new enclosure with power supply, which cost me $ 75/pce. The drives still work! But the Apple bit is very disappointing. This is the last AE I will buy. I am getting generally tired of Apple gear, as my iPhone 6S has battery problems. Does Apple have a manufacturing quality problem?

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not recommand

    having a compatibility issue with my modem. have been searching for the solution almost a month,
    ISP can't help because it's 3rd router. apple doesn't care...
    I am giving up now. I just wasted my $200 for a nice garbage

    19 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    I have 1 of these a it is very slow my router that I have now Is way faster then this

    2 of 8 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

    I can't access the disk attached to my new airport extreme from windows 10.

    This may be a windows 10 compatibility issue but I thought the Ethernet protocols used were standard.
    Anyway I need to buy a new router.
    The help is helpless.

    15 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointed with Speed and Range

    This is the first Apple product that I had to return.
    Pros: Very well made, Beautiful looking hardware
    Cons: Its wireless only. You need a modem to connect to the broadband. I bought this to replace the Sky Broadband modem+wifi as the range was not good enough and the speed was dropping considerably after 25 feet. Unfortunately Airport Extreme performed worse than the 3 year old Sky Box! I tried various channels but no joy. I speed tested on most channels but speed was 3-4mb slower than the Sky and the range was poor too. Not sure what to buy now.
    Regards

    Bala

    8 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE Router

    Every day when I come home there is a new problem I have to fix.

    2 of 19 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid!

    The Product Information states "Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Extreme". But this is misleading. The most popular broadband provider in the UK is BT Internet. Users are supplied with a Home Hub router. The Airport Extreme cannot connect wirelessly with this router and as it does not have a modem of its own it cannot replace it. The solution is to connect the 2 devices with an Ethernet cable. What is stupid is that the Airport Extreme cannot be used as a WiFi Extender unless a second Apple router is purchased . This makes it pretty useless for home use because most home users do not have their homes wired up with Ethernet cable and do not need 3 routers.

    6 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the entire package

    Thank you Apple for providing a device without the necessary cables to actually make it work out of the box. I really enjoy having to go out of my way to purchase cables in order to make your simple devices work, it really adds to the overall Apple experience. Also, your shipping tracking in the UK is terrible, making it impossible to know which day to expect delivery and to be present to receive.
    I just hope the device fulfils its purpose once it finally gets connected.

    16 of 96 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still no airplay

    The ball = dropped.

    I have been waiting years to replace my aging wifi router with an extreme. Holding out for the new version which would surely introduce airplay.

    Would it have been so hard to include it... even as an option...

    But no. Its just another router in a (admittedly nice) white box.

    *sigh*

    106 of 334 people found this useful