• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Another 5 star review. Mine is a refurbished unit and worked great. It appeared new as any product, with the plastic cling wrap and typical packaging. This replaced my previously rented B/G wireless router from Verizon, which worked fine but lacked N and AC speeds. My new ISP (Charter) would provide a wireless access point but they charge $5 a month, so I was using the Verizon unit. The Airport Extreme connected to the Charter provided router and worked perfect out of the box. Mine does not have the hard drive (don't think I need it) so I can't comment there. I run a Roku 4, an iPad Air, iPhone 6, and my PC is on wireless as well and all connect and run at provided speeds - about 65 Mb/s down and 5 up. The furthest point I use the equipment is roughly 50 feet and the signal is strong through a standard wood frame single story. The $5 I save per month pays the refurbished unit off in about 2 years and I think is well worth it vs the rented unit. The refurb is a excellent value and offers the same warranty as a new one, so if you have the opportunity to get one, it's a good deal.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extending network

    While our house is not that big, the primary Airport Extreme signal was intermitant at the other end and up stairs. The signal was not consistant because of a 24" stone wall in the middle of the house.
    Got a second Extreme since I figured it would be most compatible and easier to hook up.
    Very good idea.....to get the network set up and the two talking......took less than a minute.......max strength signal now upstairs!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME! Best yet!!!

    This is the best wireless yet from Apple. Very glad they finally offer AC. It looks much larger in the pictures then it really is. Thanks Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Furious...

    I usually do not write reviews on apple.com but had to on this new device. Frankly, I have often been under whelmed with new and improved products. That would be the case for the previous gen Airport Extreme. It seemed a little better than previous gen but no earth shattering progress.

    Not true with this new iteration of the Airport Extreme.
    1. setup. Simply begin by plugging it in. Then pull up the setup menu via utilities and Airport. It will tell you to unplug the cables from your old Extreme and plug into the new.
    Once you do that it just takes over and transfers all your connection info. It took about 10 minutes because after it had copied my settings over it downloaded a firmware update.
    2. speed. I have a 60mbs hard wired connection. My house is around 3,000 square feet all on one level. My office is located in one corner. The opposite corner diagonally from this room is where we have a media room. In that room my speed tests using macbook air, Kindle hd, cell phones, etc... showed a consistent 15mbs. I also would have times when using either my apple tv or roku box.......and then using a wireless tablet etc..... where the speed would slow down to the point where the connection would be lost. This is history. I now get a constant 30-40mbs using internet speed test in the same room. A BIG jump.
    Very happy

    212 of 220 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a super speed!!

    replacing this beast for the last year model d-link, got 5X faster speed and very solid signal all over my two-story house. INCREDIBLE!!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router, great range

    This is my first Apple router, I usually would buy the other brands like netgear because I found them to be fast and have a greater range, I was excited that apple had finally released a new Router, I went and purchased this router right away, setup was SUPER easy, took 2 minutes literally, I love how consistent the connection is, never a drop in speeds, I do wish it had an setting where u can increase the power to increase or decrease the range so the whole neighborhood does not see it. But overall I love this router 5 STARS!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance

    Before I bought this product, I was using the Time Capsule as my router. In the 4-5 hours that I have been using this, I have seen a great increase in speed and performance on my Retina MBP, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPad mini. So far this is a great router. It was easy to set up out of the box, and the new design has also increased my WiFi distance.

    Pros: Lightweight, easy to set up, huge increase in performance and speed.

    Cons: Cost.


    Although the cost is higher, you will see much better performance out of this than many other non apple routers. Well worth the $200.00

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    I have a huge farm and we had 6 airport extremes and now we only need 3 of these new ones! Plus we get better and faster coverage! Cant test the ac parts but they are faster on our ipads and mb pros retinas...Love these!!! Would buy a million times over again!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every cent!

    I have a Verizon router that was not doing the job. The Airport extreme is more than adequate. I've been on my Mac while my wife was also on hers & both of my daughters were using their iPads & AppleTV was streaming music without any problems. Totally worth the money.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    Open box, hook up, follow instructions that come up, done!!
    Easy peasy!
    Once again Apple ones it best and right.
    Improved speed and reception throughout house.
    Only 5 stars because they do not allow 6!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router EVER!!!

    Went from using an Airport Extreme extended by an Airport Express and now this new router replaces both of them. It is extremely fast and its coverage is superb. I now get a signal in the bedroom where as all routers that I ever owned before (Linksys, Belkin & Apple) have failed. I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

    68 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I have ever owned

    I upgraded from a decent Netgear dual-band N router, and the AirPort Extreme blows it away! Every aspect including speed, range, software, ease of use, and aesthetics. And I don't even have any AC compatible devices yet. I had tried a new Belkin AC router to increase range and was disappointed to find the Belkin had worse performance than the Netgear. The AirPort Extreme blows them both out of the water, though! This is my first Apple router and I am extremely impressed. Well done, Apple!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Easy to Replace an Airport Extreme

    I plugged in the new Airport Extreme and connected with my iPhone 5 (running a developer preview of iOS7). The new Airport Extreme asked if I was replacing my old Airport Extreme and if it should duplicate all the settings. I said yes. It then told me to move all the cables over. I did and it booted up using the same network name/password - everything! Just needed to reboot my cable modem and update the firmware on the AE to 7.7.1 and BAM it was good to go. I love Apple products! Great signal strength too.

    64 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Prayers Have Been Answered!

    I live in a townhouse and my computer and router are in my office located on the top floor. My audio-visual equipment is on the bottom floor. There's always been an issue with wireless signal strength but that issue has been resolved with the latest Airport Extreme.
    I actually watched a movie without getting a buffering notification.

    Sold!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Exceptional Performance...

    Speed of internet downloads has tripled for me! Simple installation. I am very satisfied with this product. Thanks.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    faster farther

    I have multiple airport extremes and this new one definitely has a greater range and increased speed. Wish I had the ac wifi in my laptops.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router ever owned

    This router is so fast. Simply superb.Well done apple.

    13 of 20 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.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router

    I just bought the router an hour ago and I am really satisfied. Streaming videos on 4 different PCs and speed hasn't been affected! Also, range is excellent.

    Great buy!

    11 of 16 people found this useful