AirPort Extreme

  • Overview

    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
    Learn more about AirPort Extreme

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    Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.1 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

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    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

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    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

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    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Extreme can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

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    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Extreme features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

    What’s in the Box

    AirPort Extreme

    Printed documentation

    Power lead

    Tech Specs

      Size and Weight

    • Height: 168 mm (6.6 inches)
    • Width: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
    • Depth: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
    • Weight: 945 g (2.08 pounds)2

    Wireless

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac1

    Beamforming antenna array

    Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    50

    System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

    iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Wireless Device Access

    Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

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  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Very nice Router!

      I live in a large house with my office on the top floor and i can stream 1080 hi def video without a glitch, as always setup was a breeze took less than 5 minu I live in a large house with my office on the top floor and i can stream 1080 hi def video without a glitch, as always setup was a breeze took less than 5 minutes. If you want a easy set up and great range and speed spend the extra few dollars you will be glad you did..

      • Written by Thomas C from Moyock

      2723 of 2937 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very nice Router!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Range Increase

      Replaced a 5th generation and got between 4 and 10 times better N signal in various parts of our house that used to suffer. Easy migration as well.

      • Written by Chris D from Kirkland

      2062 of 2241 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Range Increase

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Amazing!

      I've used (tried) several different routers over the last 4 yrs including linksys EA3500, ASUS RT-AC 66U, and the Netgear N750. I tried all of these routers be I've used (tried) several different routers over the last 4 yrs including linksys EA3500, ASUS RT-AC 66U, and the Netgear N750. I tried all of these routers because I was unhappy with my original Apple Extreme. The original Extreme just wouldn't reach the far corners of my single story home. I did finally settle on the second generation of the Apple Extreme after Apple bumped up the wattage (strength) on it, and have been using it ever since. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it did a reasonably good job. I was completely surprised to see the release of this newest Apple Extreme, and decided to give it a try since it really touted increased speed and most importantly range. I have to say that my personal search is now over. This thing has excellent signal strength throughout my entire house, and is performing really nicely. Easy to setup as well. Apple definitely has a winner with this one!

      • Written by Tom M from Friendswood

      373 of 392 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amazing!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fixes all wifi issues

      I love this device. We have been Apple fans for so long, I can't believe we overlooked this product. We have had constant wifi issues with nearly 20 clients on I love this device. We have been Apple fans for so long, I can't believe we overlooked this product. We have had constant wifi issues with nearly 20 clients on our third party access point/router. I have been told by reputable authorities that too many clients can be difficult for a consumer wifi access point. Using the same router, turning off it's wifi, and using the Apple Extreme has solved all problems. I can now get great wifi in parts of the house which were previously dead. And speeds have improved everywhere else. This product is the most overlooked product on Apple's whole product line. IT IS AWESOME!

      • Written by Christopher T from Brisbane

      Is this review useful?Fixes all wifi issues

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      worth the extra $

      After some concern about the high price I bought this unit to replace my Linksys EA4500. The ea4500 was considederd a great router but we never got good coverag After some concern about the high price I bought this unit to replace my Linksys EA4500. The ea4500 was considederd a great router but we never got good coverage and the speeds were not great. I must have spent 10 hours over the last while playing with settings and turing things on and off trying to get this thing to work as advertised. As usual, you get what you pay for! The Extreme was up and running in 5 minutes, coverage was spectacular and we were finally getting the speeds we pay for (Cogeco). Our family has 4 iphones, 3 macbooks and a few ipads. File sharing is now a (simple) reality with this great little device. Buy this if you want a router that works as advertised, especially if you are a mac household.

      • Written by Oliver C S from Burlington

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?worth the extra $

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great choice!!

      It a great router, work perfect and it's very easy to configure, i configured my home wireless network very easy. Also the option to connect a printer its a gre It a great router, work perfect and it's very easy to configure, i configured my home wireless network very easy. Also the option to connect a printer its a great solution and also very easy to do.

      • Written by Victor Hugo G from Bogota

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great choice!!

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