• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wow!!!

    • Written by from Pembroke Pines

    I had bought another router that was supposedly one of the fastest out in the market, it was very disappointing, so I decided to buy the Airport Extreme. This thing is really-really fast and very easy to set-up. I have very happy.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bullet Proof

    • Written by from NEWMARKET

    This was very easy to install and my computer is working like a rocket. I am pleased I upgraded from the first generation extreme.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router! Great Range!

    • Written by from Newark

    I previously had a D-Link Router which thru out the years lost its range power, therefore i decided to purchase this item in hopes i could have enough range to use Wi-fi thru out my house. Thankfully this router has a much better range and signal, and now i no longer have Wi-fi signal issues. This router is definitely a great buy and worth every penny.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mere Child's Play

    • Written by from Norfolk

    This was the first router that I have ever set-up and like all Apple products it was a breeze, super fast, and I will soon connect a SSD external for my own DropBox accessible via the internet and in-house. Great Job APPLE!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

    • Written by from Palos Park

    I was looking forward to Apple's first AC router. I currently use Airport Extreme 5th Gen. Unfortunately, after several tests, I decided to return the unit. I have a fairly big house. Multiple levels. Outdoor area. My 5th Gen Airport output to 2nd Fl office is consistently at 162. Sometimes it pushes up to 207. With the AC model, same channel, I get 81-108. These numbers are based on n clients. Very disappointing.

    If you are considering an upgrade from Gen 5 Airport, I would reconsider until more of your devices are AC ready.

    Sorry Apple. I am fan. But this router is way below standard

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from OFallon

    I don't know how it is possible that this router has received anything less then 5 stars. I have charter Internet and have seen significant improvements in my internets speeds and reliability since buying this. I used to own netgear routers because that is what charter gave me, but the Internet would be slow or cut out at times. But with this AirPort Extreme that is not the case. I get substantially greater speeds then I ever did with netgears and a way more reliable connection. The router is probably the easiest thing I have ever set up too. I want to thank Apple for making such great products. They really are the leaders in innovation.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Router

    • Written by from Collegeville

    I had previously been using an old pc running pfSense but after buying this router, both speed and functionality were perfect. The antennas in this machine are phenomenal. I am able to get excellent connection even through four walls (one even made of brick). I'm very satisfied and would recommend this router to anyone looking for a quick, easy, and permanent Wi-Fi solution.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme: extremely pleased

    • Written by from Boise

    Replaced an old Airport Express 1264a with a new Extreme. From box opening to set-up and running in less than 5 minutes. Airport Utility made it easy. Used the same ID and password as old express and all my devices were still connected after replacement. Strong signal in residential home. WiFi test showed it was a bit better than old router. Main reason for buying a new router was to have additional ethernet ports. I wish the rest of life was as easy to set-up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New airport

    • Written by from Enumclaw

    So far I've been using this product for two days and I went to print some things and I have an old Canon PIXMA IP 4000R and that of course is a wireless printer but old-school. And I had to change wireless networks at home to print to it because my older fifth-generation AirPort Extreme would not connect to it but this one does and finally realizing that after minute or so that I was printing without changing wireless networks I was all excited. I'm going to give my old wireless AirPort Extreme to my daughter. It's a different looking design having a little mini tower instead of a flat pancake like device. It's so fast!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance has degraded

    • Written by from Driftwood

    I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in the past couple of months I've had numerous degraded performance issues, ranging from mysterious slowness to completely failing to pass traffic indefinitely. If it happened once every few months I suppose that would be tolerable, but happening every few days has completely ruined my confidence in this. And no, the problem is not on the carrier side, since the router does not respond to ping as it normally should. Seemed to begin when I configured an Airport Express to join or extend the network, though that may be a coincidence since I took it offline and still experienced the same issues with the router. The next time this happens I am probably going to retire it and replace with the Dlink in storage, or reconfigure it from scratch, which I'm not looking forward to.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade for older Apple router

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I bought the Extreme to replace a much older Time Capsule. Unbelievable improvement in wireless throughput. We're in a row house and I can see 40 wireless routers (using WiFi Explorer from the Mac App Store). Surprisingly, all were in the 2.4 GHz band. So we were seeing much better wired performance than over the air, in part because of interference and collisions.

    I guess most people don't upgrade their routers as a matter of course. Now we have the 5 GHz band to ourselves. Wireless data rate increased tenfold. I think the more sophisticated antenna design in the new Extreme may be just as important as the absence of competition on the 5 GHz band. Wired and wireless connections now run at just about the same speed, even two floors away from the new router.

    Setup was easy, even though I had (stupidly)) shut off the old router before seeing that the new Airport offers a "migration" feature to pick up existing configs from a router being replaced. Also, I was happy to see that the new Extreme still talks over wired ethernet to an old Airport Express we have on the top floor. We'd been using the old Express to extend our network. But, with the improvements in the new Extreme, I'm not sure that's necessary anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme Performance & Minimum Fuss

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Ever since I installed this router it has performed flawlessly. This A1408 model AirPort Extreme covers our entire home with a signal pattern that has no obvious dark areas. It has never required a reboot and is compatible with all of our devices.

    This was my first experience with the Apple Airport Utility. It seemed weird not to use a web page for configuration. At first I missed the “control” of the traditional router interface until I realized that the configuration utility had our home network up and functioning faster than any web page ever had. I set up a guest network with a separate password without using the manual.

    The 5th generation Airport Extreme is a great WiFi router.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup, consistent connection, fast!!

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    Bought an AirPort Extreme a after dealing with ATT's atrocious gateways dropping wireless signals and constantly bottlenecking a 25mbps connection while watching a 3min 1080p video. The AirPort Extreme set up quickly in DHCP mode and easily retrieved an IP address to work for flawlessly behind the gateway acting as a modem (bridge mode). Have had absolutely zero issues so far, connection is strong and speeds are consistent. Definitely recommend this to anyone needed a high end AC router for it's dependability and ease of use.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of use ~ fantastic

    • Written by from Concord

    I purchased this router because I am becoming an apple enthusiast. It basically set itself up, easiest router setup with security installed i have ever experienced. it is faster than my old router, and has better range, but my old router was old. I am sure there are comparable routers and even routers with better reviews, but I am very happy.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's make a secure home network FUN!

    • Written by from Barrington

    I've wrestled with a Linksys wireless router over the years and left security settings off to avoid access problems for my big family. I shelled out the money for the AirPort Extreme thinking it is more expensive than some of the competition but not by much and if it's an Apple product that's intuitive to use, the money will be well-spent. I was right.

    I plugged in the router and followed the very simple directions. By the time it powered up, I had a setup window waiting for me on my MacBook Pro ready to name the network and set a password. It's fast as far as I can tell, it's much more powerful than my last router - no dead spots in my old house / approximately 1,600 square feet, 2 floors, a detached cottage in the back yard - they are all connected with a good signal strength!

    I also downloaded the iPhone app which allows you to manage your device and monitor users connected. I don't really need to use it but I think it's pretty darn cool!

    I have a few computers running with it, phones and mobile tablets, a usb connected printer (to the AirPort Extreme) and it's all working great! I would highly recommend this product for anyone like me that isn't an IT genius but wants top notch performance and security.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Speed Doubler

    • Written by from St. Albert

    Easiest WiFi setup ever.
    Doubled download speeds from 17MB/s to 35MB/s at 30ft from the router.
    Easiest Firmware updates ever.
    AirPort Utility simple and easy to use with a consistent experience across all Apple networking devices.

    Only complaints are:
    DHCP reservation requires manual lookup of MAC address or DHCP client ID
    Status only displays MAC address and not device names

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement over Previous Generation

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a cable modem in one room and do most of my work in another. I extended my network with previous generation airport extremes and really took a hit on internet speed over wifi. I replaced both airport extreme's with the current version (in the store) and the internet speed improvement was huge. So if you're on the fringe, just upgrade, it's worth it. These are VERY nice routers and worth the upgrade.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Edmonds

    After spending years suffering through PC challenges, I bought my high schoolers two Mac Pros and changed from Net Gear to my AirPort Extreme. I was worried it wouldn't go smoothly, but those were unfounded. It was easy, simple, and the speeds are smokin fast now. Connected my printer to my AE, and both laptops picked it up and printed with no problem. I love Apple products and will buy nothing else. Another note...the UNiversity Village Apple store was terrific as well, in their help and customer service. Well done Apple....

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Increased Coverage in My Home, and Improved Video Streaming

    • Written by from Austin

    Purchased this unit to replace my 4th generation Airport Extreme. I'm impressed by the increased range in my home. I have this unit placed in my second floor office, and I get increased signal strength as shown in the settings on my Apple TV on the first floor vs. my prior router. I also love the smaller footprint design which takes up less space. And best part of all is the easy setup (can even do it from my iPhone or iPad) using the Airport Utility. Like all Apple products I own, great design, build quality, and hassle-free setup.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Amazing Apple Product!

    • Written by from Milford

    I previously had the 4th Generation Airport Extreme (which was just fine), but I upgraded to this new and redesigned 6th Generation Airport Extreme. The speeds are about the same as my old one (60 download / 10 upload), but I have greater range throughout my whole house (even outside, in my garage, front yard and back yard). Setup was very simple and I like the smaller footprint. Thanks Apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful