• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor range and frequently drops out.

    Far worse signal than the standard iiNet/Belkin unit sitting next to it. Worse it may look pretty, but it has a fan in the base (i.e. moving parts to wear out). The epitome of form over function. Even the older model Airport Extreme performed better.

    It supports 5GHz 802.11 AC, but my iPhone 6s will never use it because the signal is so much worse than the 2.4GHz 802.11n signal. This is especially bad given that the 5GHz range is clear of competing signals while every router around us competing in the 2.4GHz range.

    Don't waste your money on this one.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Router's are awful after of 15yrs of using them.

    I will never buy another Apple router.. They are awful.. I only did because I have everything Apple.. Don't do it..The router barely goes 40ft with no obstructions.. I've used other routers and they are light years better than Apple's.. My internet service is screaming but Apple's router just slows it or cuts it out all the time.. Don't waste your money...

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Samesinkinboat

    Looks like I should've read the reviews first! Bought this a little while back, (I'm sure out of warranty now!), and while it worked as hoped for a year or so, I am now in the same sunken ship as the rest of you. I cannot go a day without having to re-boot the whole system, and for a while, it was several frustrating times a day. I replaced my modem thinking that was the problem, but after removing the router from the system and seeing that it worked without having to unplug and re-plug it in, I'm realizing that this is the problem. $200.00 down the drain, @#$%%$#!

    I'll be going back to the drawing board and buying a new one, but of a different manufacturer of course.

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken piece of junk!

    I got this to replace my 3-4 year old airport express and well..... There is something wrong if the tiny little airport express sends out a better signal than this thing... But here's the strange part... The signal strength is amazing but the bandwidth is non existent.... I would get 95% signal with -60 to -75 dBm from any ware from 20-60 feet but only get 100-300 kbps, as for my tiny little friend, the signal is lower about 40-60% VS 95% same with the dBm about -75 to -90 but I get far better bandwidth up to 300-400 Mbps at the same range... (Local network activity) and they were on the same channel (11) with no one else on that channel or 3 channels around it so something with this router is just messed up...

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Extreme Does NOT work!

    I bought this useless piece of junk because I like all of my Apple things. I felt that I was getting Apple Quality. WRONG! This thing has never worked right! I had a tech come in to help me set up my wireless, and it worked for a little while. Now, if I want to do a backup (the "automatic" does not work) I have to unplug it from the wall and replug it back in. The device keeps saying 'can't find the device' even though it shows up on the screen! Like the other reviewers, my gizmo is about 18 months old and if I want an in-house back-up device, I will most likely have to buy another one. Hopefully the Cloud works, because this piece of junk sure doesn't. Apple, you should be ashamed to slap your logo on this junk.

    14 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable after year and half

    This was a nice product for a little over a year but now it constantly drops the connection. I have to unplug it and plug it back in daily. I thought I was having internet connection issues with my cable provider but turns out it is the airPort Extreme. Too bad, I like apple compatibility and simplicity but the reliability for this product is not there. I do not recommend this.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy!!!! Drops signal all the time!!!

    I bought this around a year ago. Had problems then. Contacted apple support. They walked me through a few thing. It work Great for around 6 months. The stupid thing keeps dropping connection. Ive done all kinds of resets etc... I had a Netgear for over 6 years with no problems. I just wanted to get an extreme since everything else I had was apple. I repeat do not buy one of these! biggest waste of money even for an apple fan!!!!!

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme - Limited Range

    I replaced a Time Capsule (5 years old) that worked pretty good but thought I go for a more up to date product. The range on this is not good and much worse than a Time Capsule. From Home Office to Family Room (50 feet) it is very slow. Laptop wi-fi poor and hardly streams a movie. I had to move to the Family Room...problem solved. I'm very disappointed.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I echo everything said here.

    I was so excited to add AirPort Extreme as a new router and use my older Airport Express as an extender. I was able to get the New AE connected properly once. As I tried to add the older Airport Express to extend the connection AND have access to AirPlay which the Extreme does not support I lost the connection and it never worked again. talked to Xfinity and read multiple articles. It will not talk to the modem. I invested close to five hours on this. Will move on and search a different option. It's going back to Apple next week.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing, aggravating, unreliable

    I've been a HUGE Apple fan for over twenty years. The latest Airport Extreme, unfortunately, has been nothing but a huge source of frustration. Have spent long hours on phone with tech support, weekly resets/restarts/reboots.........etc....etc.....Wifi reliability has been an ongoing issue that Apple has failed to acknowledge or address. Check the Apple forums if you need further evidence.
    For now, I've switched to a Motorola/Arris product, which is yet to have issue. Am hopeful that Apple can correct their wifi woes at some point, but am not holding my breath.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Warned Airport Extremes have a long history in Apple Support forums.

    I bought an Airport Extreme expecting the normal web based integration interface and like the Airport analogy of.

    1. Windows is a Boeing 747 with generous amounts of space, but goes boom mid-flight.
    2. Apple is a silver concorde where the air stewards are all precogs and know what you want before you want it.
    3. Linux, FreeBSD; everybody assembles the aircraft on the runway, and after a bumpy start you are up to SCRAMJET speeds on your way to the nearest solar system.

    My Findings with 7.7.3 firmware.

    1. The airport extreme does not support NAT with other existing infrastructure such as a DHCP server of your own like Active Directory one. In order to get around this you have to go down a path of sticking a square in a round hole. i.e. The Device will even warn you that you have done this. Double NAT is the term it uses. But if you ask around its the only way around the problem because apple link NAT to what you want you NAT addresses to be.
    2. The firmware is so buggy that without setting IP6 settings to local-link only you will get iOS wireless devices dropping consistently even on the latest 7.7.3 firmware.
    3. There is no Web interface, like all apple utilities currently on OS X apple cannot keep there man pages consistent with the actual commands they rewrite from open source.
    4. The package documentation a little square pamphlet in the very ecologically unsound box is worthless. As a networking expert in IPv4 and IPv6 its well worthless.

    iOS devices will not like the Airport extreme in a ActiveDirectory network. It simply will not work.

    I am doing some further testing and if things continue to be unstable its back to BEST BUY with this as a record of my testing efforts.

    41 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm throwing away my Apple router

    I'm going to buy a new non-apple router.
    I purchased a new modem but it wouldn't talk to my AirPort Extreme and extensive and long hours talking to Apple tech service ended with the same result, no connection.
    I was conveniently disconnected and was thwarted from making the connection to the tech person again.

    Don't buy Apple products if this is an example of their tech support.

    27 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for serious users

    Hands down, bar none, the worst networking device I've ever used. External drives become corrupted for no good reason after a few days. Printers will not stay connected for more than a few hours at a time (requiring hard resets of the entire system). It changes IP address assignments and random and constantly assigns the same address to several devices, causing collisions and general network disarray. I could go on and on. The bottom line is that it just doesn't work. Oh by the way, did I also mention that it's priced about 10 times higher than comparable equipment (that does work)?

    34 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Seamless - VERY TEMPERMENTAL - Disappointed in Apple

    It took me over an hour plus half an hour on the phone to set up my AirPort extreme. I was not doing anything wrong. The tech had me reset the system for the 4th time and do a bunch of convoluted things to finally get it to work with my MacBook Pro and iPhone. Then I went into the AirPort Utility to update security and the quirky system got an error and totally lost the AirPort. No way am going through the lengthy process again to reset it up. Who knows how many times the system will crash. I re-hooked my old Netgear router and everything was back to normal and speeds actually better. So disappointed in Apple!

    25 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Unifi ISP

    As Apple as it may, from my experience of using Apple products, all the technologies and advancement that Apple made is good and all. But, I cannot experience this Apple Airport simply because it does not support Malaysian Unifi ISP. I have tried everything I could but it couldn't connect to WAN. I have high hopes for this but, it's not Apple's fault.

  • 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

    4 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turning it off - not what I had hoped for

    After 3 months of painfully sporadic wi-fi reception around my house I gave up. I turned it off for good and replaced it with a ASUS RT-AC68U. Now I get much better reception across my entire living space. The ASUS router is located in the same space as my Apple Airport Extreme was, so I chalk it up to a better radio and antenna circuit.

    I think this unit would be great for a small home or apartment. It just couldn't handle the distances I needed it to cover.

    32 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid Apple Extreme at ALL costs

    I am usually a big Apple supporter, but my experience with the Apple Extreme router has been a disaster. I have spent 5 days trying to get it to work and have utilized my internet provider, AppleCare and the Apple store support team and still have not been able to get it to work. After reading the thread on Apple's website it appear that there have been problems with the airport products for years and Apple has not fixed the bug(s) yet. Shame on Apple. Shame, shame, shame. If you want a lot of headaches, by all means spend $200 on an Airport Extreme, otherwise purchase something else. If I could rate this with a negative number I most certainly would.

    39 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Disappointed

    I was excited about replacing my old router with this AirPort Extreme. The reviews were from one extreme to the other and with me being an optimistic individual, I chose to give the AirPort a chance. Man was I wrong!!! This router continually drops connection, streaming movies or shows are very jumpy. I could understand if I was running all of my apple devices at one time but it is absolutely sad that I can only run one device at a time and the connection is still horrible. My recommendation is to go with another brand or wait until Apple does better job in the router technology.

    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Was Work Fine..

    Bought this about 6 months ago, the first 2 months works flawlessly, but then..!:

    1. After 2 months using it I have to restart about 1 to 2 times a day in order to have all my gears (1 iMac, 2 MacBook Pros, 3 iPad, 3 iPhone & 1 AppleTV) connected to it.
    2. Some times those gears are connected to the Airport"Not-So"Extreme, but they are not connected to the internet.
    3. Guess Network never work in any which way!.

    Very disappointing!.

    24 of 34 people found this useful