• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turning it off - not what I had hoped for

    • Written by from Tulsa

    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.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Oroville

    With AirPlay speaker in every room (6), 2 Apple TVs, 4 iPhones, 3 Macs, Xbox, Roku, Wink and misc other devices hitting the network, this AirPort Extreme handles it all. No more dropped packets, connections are maintained, bandwidth is amazing and everything "just works". Setup was 20 min, Comcast as ISP, used older extremes to extend network and a couple airport expresses to run speakers outside. Couldn't be happier. If you're thinking of upgrading "just do it" you will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Fallbrook

    Skeptical about this product being so good and easy to set up. Hey it's apple I gave it a try purchasing a refurbished one & setting it up the day I received it. The internet didn't work on the router so I called apple support & less than 2 minutes simply changing one setting I was good to go. Set up time took about 10min. What took the longest was the router uploading the data from my OLD router. Works like they said it would Perfect

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Router

    • Written by from Essex Fells

    This product is top of the line. Along with its time capsule counterparts, the ac wifi is incredibly fast. I have never had an issue with loading anything or airplay. This product is absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent...

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I have been running the same "Airport Express" for the last four years. Thought it might be time to upgrade and send my signal out a little further. Hooked up the "Airport Extreme" and what a magnificent difference. Internet loads faster and no dead spots in my home any longer.
    Was easy to hook up... if you take your time and not rush things... * NOTE ... take your time and let everything load as it should and hookup will be easy. Would I buy it again? You bet I would!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Just Works

    • Written by from Centreville

    As the famous saying goes this device just works. I had constant drop outs with my previous router and my speeds weren't anywhere near what I was paying for (75mbps). I've had this since December 2014 and I could probably count the drop outs on a single hand if that. The speed is consistently fast as well. The best compliment I can give this device is that I rarely even have to think about it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! No more connection issues!

    • Written by from Sylvania

    I have always used the modem/router provided by telcos. It would work for 6months and then connection would start dropping out, become slow etc..

    Airport Extreme as solved all of my connection issues!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far MORE THEN EXPECTED!

    • Written by from Crown Point

    Have ran a other brand name router for over 10 years yes N speed etc. but was having issues! Come too find out it was not the router! But seeing at the time I would upgrade why not go HIGH END! ( the old one was still better rated then some of the new! Going into my parents house now!) But my IPhone 6 is the only thing with he AC Speed. But when I would be in my barn working the iPhone would work as long as the door was open! LOL Now with the door closed I still get full signal and if I was more then 200' from the house i lost the wifi signal! Now I can be over 300yards from the house and still be connected! SO YES THE AIR PORT EXTREME HAS FAR SURPASSED WHAT I WAS EXPECTING AT THE BEST!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up. Powerful wifi

    • Written by from Marietta

    The router was incredibly easy to set up. It broadcasts a strong wifi signal.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and awesome

    • Written by from old bridge

    Just bought the AirPort Extreme and it was so simple to set up. It's fast and it looks great on the desk!!! I love apple!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    thank you

    • Written by from los angeles

    it made my internet go to 326 mbp i love it it fast thank you apple and i have time wanner

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    • Written by from Murrieta

    Not being computer literate, still on my iphone4, waiting for my new 6, I purchased AppleTV and was talked into the AirPort Extreme which after my son face timing me through the set up of my new tower going through my existing Verizon router, it was a cinche. I am now able to use wifi, on my 60" flat screen in the family room, my 30" f/s in my bedroom, my iPad ,iPhone, AppleTV, Galaxy tablet, my dads of cell phone, and a acre computer plugged into the AirPort Extreme. All using the wifi 24/7, with out any problems. Also had a friend over and he was using my wifi and could not believe how fast it was now compared to my Verizon router. Granted it was a costly $200.00 but Verizon wanted $129. For their upgraded router and an additional $10.00 per month for the upgrade. So I believe it's a win win for myself. I don't have much music on my devices like most but for what I'm using it for, it's perfect for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gives Early '09 iMac New Life

    • Written by from Highland Park

    My home router connects through my ISP modem and ran into an initial installation glitch, probably my fault, called the free (for 90 days) support line and was talked through the setup process (including using my old Airport as a 'router extender') by an extremely competent and patient support guru. The new Airport Extreme worked like a charm within 90 minutes of being out of the box. My Early '09 iMac operates noticeably faster and crisper, so much so I think I will defer plans to replace it with a newer model. One minor complaint is the extremely tiny size of the instruction booklet font, virtually unreadable in the absence of microscopic eyes, had to use a magnifying glass, and the same is true of deciphering the serial number etched into the bottom of the device. In terms of living up to its advertised promises, however, I couldn't be happier with current Airport Extreme.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from bradley beach

    I run 2 apple Tvs an iMac, iPad and Iphone can't beleve what a difference in speed. So glad I purchased this product. Super easy to set up.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally Wifi

    • Written by from SURPRISE

    I am in a location where the only Wifi locations are locked. Recently, I needed to add a router for my solar panels so they could be monitored. The AirPort Extreme is so easy to use and I was finally able to sync my iPhone 5S to my Mac, needed Wifi to do that. Everything is working great and there is no reduction in speed.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock solid now...

    • Written by from Casselberry

    My grandson bought me this and took my older Airport Extreme with him. I had serious issues getting it set up. The first issue was an ISP/user problem and not the fault of the Airport Extreme. The second issue was that it would first give me all greens and then say the ethernet cable was disconnected. This lasted for about 30 minutes, made me seriously crazy and then it just cleared up. It has worked perfectly ever since. A couple reviewers have put bogus information up and I just wanted to correct their errors. First, I have an ATT Microcell connected to this router and to the previous one. The Microcell can be sensitive to its location and general environment but it works perfectly with the Airport Extreme. I also have a 2TB WD MyBook Studio drive connected to my system. It worked fine with the original Airport Extreme and it works fine with this one. I use it for storage and to wirelessly support Time Machine for a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro 15".

    Please don't project your problems onto the Airport Extreme, it works fine with both of these devices

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme...where have you been all of my life!?!?!

    • Written by from Morada

    Just did the easy install.
    Have Comcast internet and am using the Comcast triple-play modem.
    Had to get comcast to put the wireless gateway into full bridge mode.
    You can chat with them online or call them. easy....

    The APE doubled the wireless speeds throughout the house.
    Where we were getting 12 mbps we now get at least 25.
    Where we were getting 25 we are now getting close to 45.

    So far...very happy!
    Where have you been all of my life, APE?!?!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    Got this router the other day and it is the best router I have ever used. I have all Apple devices (with the exception of my smart tv....cough cough) and had a heck of a time with other routers and this is a god send! I dont know why i didn't buy this sooner.

    It connects my MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad Air, Smart TV, and printer without even breaking a sweat. Set up was super easy on my iPhone. It also allows for guest networks which I love. Thank you Apple for continuing to make amazing products!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock solid reliability but signal strength in my house is horrible.

    • Written by from Hacienda Heights

    I can't believe I need 2 Airport Extremes (connected via ethernet) to get full coverage in my 1300sq ft house. They are not near any other electronics.

    I had the previous gen and thought the new one would have greater range (We'll see when the next iphone gets AC I hope), tried using the old one as a wireless repeater (didn't work too well, would always lose connection at one side of the house) then finally figured you can hook up ethernet cable to 2 airport extremes so they both transmit.

    I read that a work around for poor wifi coverage on the iphone 5 was switching from WPA2 to WEP. While it did improve signal reliability. What a BS work around. Maybe my 1960 house has lead walls, but if the signal has to pass through a closet or 2 walls. Your signal will drop and your phone will say ''You are not connected to the internet''. I had to use LTE in my master bedroom and bathroom (the newest APExtreme was 25' away behind 2 walls. before I hooked up the older extreme via ethernet as a second router.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money!

    • Written by from willingboro

    I spent a lot of time researching the different routers because I was having issues with dropped connections and losing connections in certain areas of my house. I will mention my modem is in the worst possible place in my house, the back bedroom in the corner. With my old router, the only computer that had wifi beyond the living room was my Mac. When I was at the apple store purchasing my MacBook Pro, the salesperson informed me that an airport would be covered under my apple care. So I did some more research and since almost all of my wireless devices are apple I figured this would be the best move. Set up was extremely easy on my MacBook Pro and all other apple devices. I will say that trying to connect my Dell was a bit harder. I recommend downloading AirPort Utility for anyone who has a Windows running computer. Once I did it, there was only a few more steps that I needed to take. I'm pretty good with computers, so if you aren't connecting this to an apple computer and aren't really tech savvy, this may not be the best router for you. I have amazing range, took my computer to the backyard and still had 3 bars. Before also I would only be able to have two devices connected without seeing an issue with connectivity. As I'm writing this we have an iPod, iPad, Apple Tv, Dell Computer, and MacBook Pro all connected and the connection is perfect on all the devices. Moving forward I will be sticking with all Apple products!

    3 of 4 people found this useful