• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Furious...

    I usually do not write reviews on apple.com but had to on this new device. Frankly, I have often been under whelmed with new and improved products. That would be the case for the previous gen Airport Extreme. It seemed a little better than previous gen but no earth shattering progress.

    Not true with this new iteration of the Airport Extreme.
    1. setup. Simply begin by plugging it in. Then pull up the setup menu via utilities and Airport. It will tell you to unplug the cables from your old Extreme and plug into the new.
    Once you do that it just takes over and transfers all your connection info. It took about 10 minutes because after it had copied my settings over it downloaded a firmware update.
    2. speed. I have a 60mbs hard wired connection. My house is around 3,000 square feet all on one level. My office is located in one corner. The opposite corner diagonally from this room is where we have a media room. In that room my speed tests using macbook air, Kindle hd, cell phones, etc... showed a consistent 15mbs. I also would have times when using either my apple tv or roku box.......and then using a wireless tablet etc..... where the speed would slow down to the point where the connection would be lost. This is history. I now get a constant 30-40mbs using internet speed test in the same room. A BIG jump.
    Very happy

    225 of 233 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a super speed!!

    replacing this beast for the last year model d-link, got 5X faster speed and very solid signal all over my two-story house. INCREDIBLE!!

    6 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance

    Before I bought this product, I was using the Time Capsule as my router. In the 4-5 hours that I have been using this, I have seen a great increase in speed and performance on my Retina MBP, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPad mini. So far this is a great router. It was easy to set up out of the box, and the new design has also increased my WiFi distance.

    Pros: Lightweight, easy to set up, huge increase in performance and speed.

    Cons: Cost.


    Although the cost is higher, you will see much better performance out of this than many other non apple routers. Well worth the $200.00

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    I have a huge farm and we had 6 airport extremes and now we only need 3 of these new ones! Plus we get better and faster coverage! Cant test the ac parts but they are faster on our ipads and mb pros retinas...Love these!!! Would buy a million times over again!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every cent!

    I have a Verizon router that was not doing the job. The Airport extreme is more than adequate. I've been on my Mac while my wife was also on hers & both of my daughters were using their iPads & AppleTV was streaming music without any problems. Totally worth the money.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    Open box, hook up, follow instructions that come up, done!!
    Easy peasy!
    Once again Apple ones it best and right.
    Improved speed and reception throughout house.
    Only 5 stars because they do not allow 6!

    5 of 6 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

    Amazingly Easy to Replace an Airport Extreme

    I plugged in the new Airport Extreme and connected with my iPhone 5 (running a developer preview of iOS7). The new Airport Extreme asked if I was replacing my old Airport Extreme and if it should duplicate all the settings. I said yes. It then told me to move all the cables over. I did and it booted up using the same network name/password - everything! Just needed to reboot my cable modem and update the firmware on the AE to 7.7.1 and BAM it was good to go. I love Apple products! Great signal strength too.

    72 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Prayers Have Been Answered!

    I live in a townhouse and my computer and router are in my office located on the top floor. My audio-visual equipment is on the bottom floor. There's always been an issue with wireless signal strength but that issue has been resolved with the latest Airport Extreme.
    I actually watched a movie without getting a buffering notification.

    Sold!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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

    Absolutely Exceptional Performance...

    Speed of internet downloads has tripled for me! Simple installation. I am very satisfied with this product. Thanks.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router ever owned

    This router is so fast. Simply superb.Well done apple.

    13 of 20 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*

    107 of 335 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delighted so far

    Ordered immediately after WWDC 2013 to replace an venerable Linksys WRT54G whose fading antenna power was failing.

    Delighted so far, setup was straightforward, done in less than 10 minutes from opening the box. Gigabit ethernet is delivering the full bandwidth from my cable modem for the first time and the wireless coverage is uniformly excellent in my thick walled and three storey Victorian terrace, noticeably quicker for my n capable devices. I don't have any ac devices yet to test those even higher speeds.

    Wireless sharing of a Kodak printer also working as hoped.

    Happy to recommend - nice job Apple.

    165 of 189 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 router

    I just bought the router an hour ago and I am really satisfied. Streaming videos on 4 different PCs and speed hasn't been affected! Also, range is excellent.

    Great buy!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Picked up the first one in Manchester Arndale this morning, I'd been waiting for this 802.11ac upgrade for a while.
    Excellent range, superb speeds, quick and easy set up, looks great.
    Supports local loopback feature which I really needed, the old standard package router I used to use has nothing on this new AirPort Extreme.
    Looking forward to using 802.11ac devices with it.
    Highly recommended, overall a great buy.

    225 of 264 people found this useful