AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

$199.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 357 reviews

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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

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 cord
  • Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

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

    Connections and Expansion

    • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • USB 2.0
    • Built-in power supply

    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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Very nice Router!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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 from Moyock

    2589 of 2797 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very nice Router!
  • Great Range Increase

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 m 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 from Kirkland

    1959 of 2132 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Range Increase
  • Great Product so far

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't try out "ac" as I don't have any thing compatible. Just replaced my AP Extreme (Gen 5) and compared to that its much fast Couldn't try out "ac" as I don't have any thing compatible. Just replaced my AP Extreme (Gen 5) and compared to that its much faster. Range wise, I haven't found much of an improvement, but then again it could be my house. I still have to use another AP EXPRESS to extend my network in my house. Simple to set it up and looks good too.

    • Written by from COOGEE

    1222 of 1483 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product so far
  • Not for serious users

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down, bar none, the worst networking device I've ever used. External drives become corrupted for no good reason after a few 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)?

    • Written by from Dickson

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not for serious users
  • Not Seamless - VERY TEMPERMENTAL - Disappointed in Apple

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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!

    • Written by from Richmond

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not Seamless - VERY TEMPERMENTAL - Disappointed in Apple
  • Best Router Ever!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    We have a fairly large house, and our Wi-Fi signal was spotty with an old netgear router. We have a game room upstairs which used We have a fairly large house, and our Wi-Fi signal was spotty with an old netgear router. We have a game room upstairs which used to get no signal at all. We purchased a Apple Airport Extreme and an Apple Airport Express, expecting to put the Express in that room to give it signal. We did in fact not need the express, and it is sitting plugged into that room upstairs, giving us even better signal. Amazing Router, recommend for people with big houses.

    • Written by from Atascadero

    4 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best Router Ever!

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