• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a product that works

    I have a big house, around 4000 s.f. and i can't get a good signal at all in second floor or in back yard prior to this amazing product. I did try the previous model with no success and i give this new extreme a shot. It works. I have a full bar signal on second floor and in back yard. I love it. worth the money. i can stream netflix on second floor, super fast internet on all of my ios devices and i have all of them. 2 ipads, 1 ipad mini, 2 iphones and 1 i touch. Love it!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far it's excellent

    The router is way faster then my 5th generation Airport extreme by a milestone. This is a remarkable design and improvement over the previous gen and I just love it.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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 great solution and also very easy to do.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router ever...

    Similar to many this router is the best I have ever used. Very easy to set-up (about 5 minutes). Internet with this router is 25x faster than our old router! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great router, definitely worth the money.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the price

    Very pleased. Finally I can stream videos and watch shows online without the stopping and starting.
    Setup on the MacAir took just a couple of minutes.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid Apple Extreme at ALL costs

    I am usually a big Apple supporter, but my experience with the Apple Extreme router has been a disaster. I have spent 5 days trying to get it to work and have utilized my internet provider, AppleCare and the Apple store support team and still have not been able to get it to work. After reading the thread on Apple's website it appear that there have been problems with the airport products for years and Apple has not fixed the bug(s) yet. Shame on Apple. Shame, shame, shame. If you want a lot of headaches, by all means spend $200 on an Airport Extreme, otherwise purchase something else. If I could rate this with a negative number I most certainly would.

    40 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    After many rounds of frustration with Netgear routers and extenders, I decided to give this Airport Extreme a try. They do have a great return policy...It simply just worked, out of the box. Set up was very intuitive and simple, and it immediately recognised the Airport express that I use as an extender. I coould not be more pleased with this product, especially since this isn't a spare time/hobby for me, but I use it for work 24/7. I had it in service for 3 weeks now, and it has been flawless, meaning I don't even know it's there. Precisely the opposite of other brands I have owned before. It is hard wired to a satellite modem, my 2 computers, printer and airport express are tied into it. While expensive, I am very glad I went with this set of routers. All my other apple wireless devices like ipad, iphone and apple tv talk to it flawlessly. Guests with Androids etc also have no issue connecting to my guest network. Time will tell if it is durable and can take power outages etc. But so far, so very very good. I downloaded the utility for it on all my devices, but it had already began to work before I got done downloading. My kind of equipment.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get One

    The performance baseline for this review are the numbers obtained with my pathetic Windows laptop connected to my Verizon FiOS router via ethernet cable. My service is 50 Mbps up and down. Numerous speed tests, using multiple test sites, in this configuration, resulted in speeds of between 58 and 62 Mbps. Using wireless N my iPad Air closely matched those numbers via WiFi using the Verizon WiFi router. The laptop however, also using wireless N, could barely muster 38 to 42 Mbps while sitting right next to the Verizon WiFi router. After installing the AirPort Extreme I ran multiple tests over time at varied distances from the unit. The already blistering fast iPad Air gained a couple megabits but what really improved was the performance at distance. My laptop gained over 10 to 15 Mbps over the Verizon routers performance also with increased range. I should also note that my Apple TV no longer displays those pesky error messages when connecting to iTunes and authorization and loading times are much shorter. I do not presently have any wireless ac devices but my next MAC that replaces the Windows laptop certainly will as will the next generation Apple TV. The performance increase alone makes the AirPort Extreme worth every penny. The AirPort also looks typically Apple, that is, sleek and modern sitting on my desk with a minimum footprint as opposed to routers that look like space ships from a 50's scifi movie with ugly antennas sticking up all over. Another plus is the AirPort Utility application which allows fast and easy access to the router's settings and information. I monitor the surrounding WiFi environment and my next door neighbor just had wireless installed. I like being able to gain quick access to the channel settings and set up what works best for "me".

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is an excellent router.

    I have a cable modem and it took me longer to unpack the Airport Express than it did to install it. The trick is to follow all the prompts exactly. I was up and running in under 10 minutes and that amount of time would have been sooner except I was running wires behind the desk.
    In one review it says that it absolutely will not work with an ATT Micro-Cell. I find that curious because it works just fine with mine. Any trouble I've had with the Micro-Cell has been traced to the device itself, not the Airport Express.
    I've ordered another Airport Express to use as an extender. It isn't that I want to be able to pick up my network 10 blocks away, it is because I live in a stucco house and the wire mesh can act as a Faraday cage. We are changing to monitored systems such as the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect, so I want to make sure there aren't any "dead zones" inside the house.
    Yes, it's expensive, but you get what you pay for.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good router

    I don't know what the problem is with this router, but thankfully I waited before selling my previous generation Airport Extreme. This router is slooowwww. It can take up to 30 seconds to move from screen to screen, regardless of time of day or night - I'm in a small house and old router worked just fine. Buyer beware.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Easy, and Reliable

    I was looking to replace my n-standard router which was giving me connectivity issues on multiple devices. I have been happy with my switch to the Airport Extreme and look forward to its continued use at home. Setup was a breeze, and while other brands have more customizable features when it comes to management, the available changes are more than adequate for anybody's home network. I have had zero issues with connectivity, the network range has increased without using a repeater, and I feel comfortable saying it is definitely worth the price despite only having it for a few days.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Router

    I have 100mb connection at home and this is the only router that didn't drop any speed when using WiFi. After all, what would be the use of paying for 100mb connection if you can't take advantage of it. The range of the router is also fantastic.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Router- Fast, Stable and Reliable

    I've previously owned routers from D-link, linksys and asus, all of which gave me troubles that required me to restart the router on a daily basis.

    Two months ago, I decided to give the apple airport extreme a chance and I was surprised by how much my wireless speed improved.

    The most important factor (aside from speed) when it comes to routers is stability and reliability; out of the 2 months I've had it so far, I've experienced zero, yes 0 disconnections.

    I also connected a 2TB western digital hard drive to the airport extreme and set up wireless time machine backup on 5 of my Macs, also works flawlessly.

    This router may be a little more expensive than other brands, but as with many apple products, it is well-built and reliable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best router

    This is simply the best router ever.

    Setting up the Apple AirPort Extreme took me all but 10 minutes. It was so easy I was surprised, I kept thinking was that all, and it was. My internet is working much better and performing optimally now. No more slow downs from too many connected devices. I currently have 14 devices connected wirelessly to the Airport Extreme and it doesn't even flinch. It truly is a powerful machine in a small compact size.

    Prior to getting the Apple Airport Extreme, I had two routers covering our home which is approximately 2500 sq ft. The AirPort does such a wonderful job that we even get good coverage outside the home now, including the edge of the driveway and edge of the backyard. It amazing to see one router do all this.

    Finally, I have noticed improvements in streaming content from Netflix and Crackle, simultaneously on 2 TVs. With our previous router, streaming content simultaneously would sometimes cause the router to overheat and restart. We no longer have this problem, in fact we have streamed content on 4 devices simultaneously without issue.

    I'm really happy with this purchase, especially because how reliable and powerful it is. I would strongly recommend this everyone looking for a top quality router, you cant go wrong with the Apple AirPort Extreme.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, get this one

    OK I have had an Airport Extreme before and it wasn't very good. I tried this one after reading some of these reviews. My problem was that that I had very poor to none Wi-Fi in the family room(modem in the other end on the house). It's not a big house but there are lots of corners and rooms. Well let me say that this little devil works perfectly in the family room, I now have 2 bars of Wi-Fi. I then plugged in my 3 year old Airport Express in there and bingo I have Full bars in the family room. Now talk about easy, I plugged in the Airport Extreme to the modem and within 2 minutes Airport Utility recognized it and asked if I wanted it to replace my Network and keep the same password. Just re-entered the password. Then I plugged in the Airport Express and by the time I got back to the computer it too was up and running.
    If you are dissatisfied with your current wireless router, get this one

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excruciating

    10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: On, the next 10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: Looking for Networks.

    No steady connection lasting more than 30 seconds.

    Can't reliably access printers, other computers, or internet. This is very damaging to us.

    35 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More ethernet ports

    Why oh why can't Apple put another couple of ports in this thing? There are only 3 usable ports in here after the WAN port. I have a NAS plus two VoIP phone lines, which leaves no room to connect my iMac up with hardline! I think this device, at $199, should have at least 7 usual ports after the WAN port. Look up the price of gigabit routers and other devices in this price range have at least 8 ports. 3 stars until it gets more ports, then 5.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for data, cuts out streaming music to airplay speakers

    Yes, this works for data and backups. No, it does not support streaming music over airplay to airplay enabled speakers - luckily the previous gen works great with airplay.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is only alright, box is terribly designed

    Careful when you open this thing, I nearly dropped it. It really is an awful packaging design. The range really isn't that great. I upgraded from my dual band netgear 802.11n router and the range seems a little bit worse to be honest. I don't have 802.11ac devices yet though, waiting for the refreshed retina macbooks. I am still disappointed with the range, especially since the new iphones dont even have 802.11ac. can't use my phone in my bedroom and i definitely could with my old router. i regret this purchase.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speed easy setup

    I had been fighting for weeks trying to get the wireless router portion of my Actiontec C1000a modem to be reliable. If I unplugged it it would work fir maybe a day and then get super slow unless I rebooted it. Once in awhile it would work for couple if days. I tried adding a wifi repeater but still inconsistent.

    I was skeptical about investing in AirPort Extreme. Boy am I glad I did! Setup was a breeze and wifi speed have never been this fast, ever! I can travel anywhere on our lot and have wifi reception. Coverage is phenomenal. You can't go wrong with the AirPort Extreme.

    6 of 6 people found this useful