• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds expectations!

    I replaced a pretty good Linksys router with a new Airport Extreme and the enhanced performance is remarkable. I was waiting to purchase the Airport because I thought the enhanced performance would be mainly available when I began to use wireless ac devices. Based upon reviews I read here, I became convinced that wifi performance would be better even with wireless g and n devices. Well, the reviews were right! . My wireless download speeds increased by almost 75%, from 25 mbps to 44 mbps, without any change to my ISP service. (My wired desktop computers achieve download speeds consistently at 55 mbps via Comcast.)
    I can only speculate about how much better it might get when I begin to use wireless ac devices; maybe equal to wired?
    Don't worry about the premium price you pay for this Apple product. Get one now.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    you will love it. believe me

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word: Incredible

    Best router I have ever owned. I replaced (1) 5th Generation Extreme and (2) network extenders with this one router. The distance coverage and signal strength is the best that Apple have ever produced. This product is worth $400. Purchase!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much More Range

    I purchased this to replace an older airport extreme for the sole purpose of increasing the range and it worked very well. In the past I had tried airport express as a network repeated and wasn't sure it was increasing performance, but when I switched to the new airport my performance at the far end of the house increased to the same as in the near end (download speeds of 25Gbs - the tops of my FIOS speed - instead of 5 or 6). It's expensive for just a range extension, but I'm sure I'll take advantage of the ac network soon.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Dramatic increase in speed and range. definitely worth upgrading from any other router you currently own.

    I get full signal and fast speeds all the way across the street at my neighbors with the new Macbook Air, And about half or more signal bars at same location on iPad mini. just awesome.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WHOOAA!

    Just got it, A super breezed to set up & "WOW" the improvement on speed it's just incredible I'm getting 58 MBPS now ,as before I was getting barely 14mbps which I'm paying for 50. This is by far the best Investment I have done for my home network, The set up alone was quick the reach wi-fi has double in distance it's incredible! I love this Airport Extreme. Apple has done it again!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced several deviceds two fireplace issue

    I have a modem at one end of home two smartTV at other end beyond two fireplaces. I tried every high end modem, several busters, two electric busters attached to each tv and could not get contiued streaming. tried up to seven devices several ways. I got the Airport Extreme instlled it got program on Ipad and started uninstlling different devices, reception is perfect, did away with mess of products that didnt work, took several hours of frustion,
    Seems like Apple is unadvertising this produt it is best, if not I would like to have some one say what is better.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Worked well with all devices including xbox 360 Slim

    The setup was a smooth process and very simple. Was up and running within 10 mins. Download speeds and upload speed hands down improved. Connecting to xbox live was not a problem with an OPEN NAT.

    Devices connected to my network include, 2 MBP's (wireless), an iMac (wired), Apple TV (wireless), 2 iPhones, iPad, and 2 smart phones. Heavy internet traffic is usually at night and after 2 weeks of use, I am amazed. All devices were streaming HD flawlessly and playing on heavy games such as Battle Field 3 online had no lag.

    Overall, this product lives to the reviews imo. Great product!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best!

    Should have just bought this one first.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Speed

    Excellent speeds throughout the house now. Highly recommended without reservation. Like getting new computers with dramatic speed increases. A must for video and surfing the internet. Mail downloads in a flash. Almost everything we do with our computers has been noticeably faster.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Speed+Range Bump, Easy Replacement

    After using two previous-generation AirPort Extremes in the house to try and get usable speeds at other end of house, we went from almost NO signal about 60 ft. away to hitting our broadband provider's speed cap from same location.

    Second-generation iPads at far end of house sometimes would get NO signal at all, now they're easily hitting high 30mbps and MacBook Pro getting full max of provider's 48mbps from that location.

    Was skeptical about the one-click "upgrade all settings from existing AirPort Extreme", having done a lot of configuration to our existing unit that I was reluctant to have to sit down and replicate, but it got everything, including our attached-drive permissions, etc.

    Thanks for this AirPort Extreme upgrade, Apple. Helped keep my marriage happy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feedback on Airport Extreme

    Fantastic product! I literally installed the extreme in 5 minutes and we have total coverage for a large house and property!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, better range, faster WiFi

    I bought this to replace an aging Time Capsule. Coverage around our house was spotty in some areas and as our family has grown, I've needed WiFi in the far reaches of the house. I bought the new AirPort Extreme hoping it would provide coverage without the need for two base stations.

    This unit covers every corner of the house with a strong signal and was very easy to set up.

    I don't have any ac wireless devices, but all our devices (iPhone, iPad and laptops) seem to have much faster internet access and file sharing.

    I also like the guest network feature. We often have visitors and this makes it very easy for them to join (with or without a password).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade from the Gen 5 Extreme

    I would recommend upgrading to the Gen. 6 from any other generation of Apple Extreme, including the Gen. 5. Page load speed on Safari appears to be noticeably faster and the download time on an iTunes movie is dramatically shorter. Set-up, of course, is an absolute breeze. My Macbook Pro w. Retina rapidly found the plugged-in station and launched Airport Utility (use latest version) with its extremely simple set-up protocol. If you have an existing wireless network, perhaps with a printer (as in my case) or other wireless peripheral, simply assign the current network name to the new Extreme base station and the peripheral(s) should all connect. A firmware upgrade was immediately signalled on the Extreme icon in the Airport Utility, (a red circle with the #1 in it), so ensure that you update the firmware. I hope this feedback helps.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1- Best Router Ever

    Coming from the 5th Gen AirPort Extreme, I was a bit skeptical. But after reading positive reviews on here, I took a chance. IT BLOWS THE 5TH GEN OUT OF THE WATER. I'm talking I have 56 Mbps download speeds from Comcast and the older model was sluggish. This one is like having 4G LTE in my house. Little to no hesitation. Lightning fast. Epic success.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I had a bad signal about 40-50 feet away and this completely solved the issue, and added the benefit of faster internet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MORE POWAAAA!!!!

    Wow! This thing is the real deal. I upgraded my wifi network with the new AirPort Extreme. Tested the speed with my iPhone sitting in the farthest section of my house from the router. Look at this speed! 27MB/s download and 10MB/s upload.

    Old setup:
    Previous generation AirPort Extreme
    2 Airport Expresses extending network

    New setup:
    New AirPort Extreme
    Previous Gen Extreme extending network

    Unfortunately I didn't test the speed of the previous setup, but the speed is like night and day. AND none of my devices are wirelss AC compatible. All are just wireless N. My PS3 was wired to one of the Expresses and showed 2MB/s download. Now it's wired to the extending Extreme and it shows 13.3 MB/s download. That's a BIG jump in speed. A lot of the increase is probably due to getting rid of the inferior Expresses, and using the old extreme as the extender. But whatever.... Huge seat of the pants difference. if you already own a previous generation Extreme, its time for an upgrade. MORE POWAAAA!!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router I've ever used

    Let me say first that I'm an IT professional and I have worked in the field for 10 years. We had a number of aging Cisco enterprise routers at our office that needed replacement. At first I was hesitant to purchase Apple networking equipment because Cisco is the norm in the enterprise and anything less is usually a set up for failure. As a test I decided to take the plunge and purchase a 2013 Extreme for our Guest Network which usually has around 20 clients connected daily. The setup was easily done on my ipad mini. I've had the extreme online for over a month now with no issues at all (No restarts). Users tell me the range and speed are much better than the Cisco router. I am very impressed by this little unit! It was a little challenging installing it in the ceiling but a little creativity and I had it installed in 15 min. The bosses are so pleased that we will probably replace our main corporate wifi with a new extreme unit very soon. Nice work Airport team!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest setup

    With my 20 years of computer experience. This is the most easiest router that I ever setup. And it was setup with my iOS devices. No computer is needed. Great job apple.
    Highly recommend for first timer.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm Extreme(ly) Impressed

    Prior to AirPort Extreme I was averaging an inconsistent 15-22Mbps on my internet speed tests with a NG 802.11n router. Now, with AirPort Extreme, my speed is averaging a very consistent 62-64Mbps. Have two Macs and an iPad on the network. Grandson is jealous.

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