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.
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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 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

    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

      2813 of 3035 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

      2123 of 2308 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Range Increase

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Product so far

      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 foun 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 DERIC PHILIP J from COOGEE

      1246 of 1511 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Product so far

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      works fine

      i have a BT hub/router. Problem was signal kept dropping out and coverage poor. So, as a mac household, it seemed sensible to disable the wireless function on i have a BT hub/router. Problem was signal kept dropping out and coverage poor. So, as a mac household, it seemed sensible to disable the wireless function on the bt router and connect an APE to disseminate the wifi signal. I have 3 kids & a spouse constantly on the home network. Dead easy to set up (including parental controls). The system works great, looks great (i hate those tacky looking things with antennae sticking up) & we've not looked back. thank you apple.

      • Written by Ian R from folkestone

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works fine

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      3 TB version. 3 years of flawless daily use

      Used as one of my three Time Machine backups and to house many videos as a router, which is only UAB 2.0 in my model has performed flawlessly for the three year Used as one of my three Time Machine backups and to house many videos as a router, which is only UAB 2.0 in my model has performed flawlessly for the three years that I've owned it. I/m backup nut so I also have a six TB Synology 2 bay server and a 2 or 3TB (I don't remember, WD My Book for Mac and Time Machine backs up to all of them. I honestly don't understand the negative reviews about this product. We have a fairly large house and did by an range extender but it was no problem. In three years, the router has never malfunctioned. I don't know what more one could ask for or expect. IMHO you may buy this product with the utmost of confidence.

      • Written by Robert G from Anacortes

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?3 TB version. 3 years of flawless daily use

    • 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). 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.

      • Written by Christopher M from Subiaco

      1 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor range and frequently drops out.

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