• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router ..

    • Written by from Toronto

    After struggling with umpteen Bell and Rogers modems/routers which provided limited coverage we tried DLink. The Dlink router was intermittent so we returned that product. One of my colleagues suggested the AirPort Extreme. So easy to set up and now we finally have coverage everywhere.
    Apple … your products deserve all the accolades.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for my old Time capsule but slow HD throughput.

    • Written by from FLUSHING

    I Bought the new Airport Extreme to replace my old Time Capsule/router. The coverage area in the house is much greater and the speed enhanced, so I'm happy for that. However, Apple hasn't improved the Time Machine backup throughput for the attached USB2 Hard drive. I did one total backup of my system with an HD attached to the USB2 port of the iMac 24 and then a system backup to the HD attached to the Airport Extreme. The backup through the Airport Extreme took twice as long. I consider that a failure on Apple's part, that's why I only gave it a four star.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but...

    • Written by from VIRGINIA BEACH

    Pretty fast it has stronger connection than the airport extreme (N) but i don't know how long mine will last because of the the packaging i dropped mine on the floor so that may have shortened the life of this $200 marvel. I don't know what genius thought of this packing but all i have to say is we miss you STEVE JOBS :(

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic AEBS Comcast user !!!!!

    • Written by from Fort myers

    i purchased the latest september 2013 model Airport extreme base station and wow setup was super easy on the iMac!! The quality is outstanding the only issue was i had a comcast modem/router that interfered so i called comcast customer service to have the router switched off (which can only be done by phone)!! and i must say Download speeds are at 56mbps and uploads are 15mbps. My PS3 is super fast now:))

    It really is a must buy !! The negative reviews seem to be because they arent very tech smart or their other equipment is faulty modem, computer etc.... not the actual AEBS!

    When i looked for a router it was tough because there is so many but im sooooo glad i bought this.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    'One-Stop-Shop' Top Quality Router

    • Written by from walnut creek

    Bought with scepticism but from a great, knowledgeable, friendly sales person.
    Hooked up my Huawei 4G LTE modem router, through ethernet flawlessly.
    Hooked up my Lian Li USB3 HDD cage with 5 HDD's perfectly.
    Streaming my 2TB movie collection to AppleTV, MacBook Air, iMac without stutter.
    (Library on iMac and media files on external HDD attached to router).
    Using one of the HDD's as time- capsule for my Mac's.

    This unit took me 2 mins to set up and looks so much better than I expected.
    Worth every cent when hooked up like this unit is hooked up.

    I thought Apple had lost me there for a while .... but my new Airport Extreme and new Macbook Air have made it so easy to stay committed.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much More Range

    • Written by from Weston

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Sartell

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Worked well with all devices including xbox 360 Slim

    • Written by from Nanuet

    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!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent job for design

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    I never thought Apple will adapt such design, though the design has been used by others such as DLink. I am really satisfied with the product since I test it under the school network compared to my time capsule of previous generation. The download speed is almost equal since I only have macbook pro equipped with 802.11n not 802.11ac. However, there is big difference for the upload speed. The AC version is about 30% faster than the N version, which pretty amazed me. I am looking forward to seeing the truly AC speed when I upgrade my macbook pro some time later.

    The reason for one star off is the incompatibility with my USB 3.0 portal external hard drive. It is formatted as Mac disk format and compatible with my old time capsule. The new airport extreme should be equipped with same compatibility though it has USB 2.0 interface stead of 3.0. So I guess I have to wait for Apple update the firmware to fix the bug.

    By the way, I bought one from a guy for $125, which I feel so lucky to have such a deal.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from 1st Generation

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I have not tried the 802.11ac only n and g, but this new AirPort Extreme out performs by old first gen in every aspect: better signal strength for all devices in the house, improved performance. I am sure the dual band is much to credit. I like the smaller foot print (height was not an issue where I have it located). I have FIOS and stream movies from vudu, amazon, netflix; very happy so far.

    Holding back one star because of $50 price increase and no usb 3.0. Also, agree with others that complained about packaging; I caught it falling from the box when I opened it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Hampton

    I had my old airport since 2007. This year I noticed that our mobile devices and the speed at which my streaming movies would load had slowed down. The first day I saw that a new airport was available, I ordered it. I hooked it up in 5 minutes and the connectivity throughout our house has been perfect. I love the speed on this new airport extreme. I would hands down recommend that you pick this up and install it into your business or work network.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must buy

    • Written by from Louisville

    I am very satisfied with this AirPort Extreme it has an incredible range that extends throughout my house. It was very easy to set up. I can find multiplayer matches on my Xbox very fast

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lightening fast

    • Written by from the woodlands

    Awesome router. Seemlessly easy to set up. Did set up with Iphone. Dont understand review from person who said they couldn't connect to old airport express. After firmware update, connected to old airport express without problems. Apple does it again.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good-Bye Dead Zones

    • Written by from Davidsonville

    After three days with this router I've yet to get an AirPlay dropout on any of my four AirPort Express-connected speakers or while watching my AppleTVs. This is in a 4400 square-foot house that has had several WiFi dead zones. I've struggled with many products to get reliable WiFi throughout, and admittedly I stress the network pretty hard by streaming content and then routing it to other devices. For instance, I'll stream TWiT on my AppleTV and route the audio from the AppleTV to the AirPort Express-connected ceiling speakers. No dropouts, no dead zones. Love this thing!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from DURHAM

    I just bought two of the new AirPort Extreme AC routers. One is my primary and the other extends my network to the other end of our house. The two routers communicate with each other wirelessly, and that connection speed is consistently greater than 550Mbps. Wow!

    These routers replaced two previous generation Airport Extreme routers, and the speed and coverage/range improvements are immediately visible. Nice work, Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great product with great range!

    • Written by from PORTER RANCH

    I replaced the latest gen 2TB Time Capsule and latest gen AirPort Express with two new Airport Extremes and the difference in speed and range are well worth it. We have higher speeds and better range in parts of the house that we didn't have before and the range extends well into our backyard and almost across the street. I am almost certain that our neighbors can easily see our routers now. Apple did a great job with the new Extreme. We are very happy with the results!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a champ!

    • Written by from Brick

    I bought one of these in addition to having a Comcast modem/router. The Comcast router was ALWAYS dropping the connection and my MacBook and iPad wouldn't stay connected. I was constantly having to use my iPhone as a hotspot for my MacBook and iPad. Since I've set up the Airport Extreme, life has been wonderful. The range is much better and I haven't dropped the connection once. Also, the set up literally made me laugh out loud because it could not be any easier. It was so fast and simple. And it was just as simple to get my wireless printer to link up with the Airport Extreme. Just a note, the router does not include a CAT5 cable. If you have a bigger house, look into getting more than one of these routers to give yourself complete coverage.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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 11 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 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by

    Very good range and speed!

    4 of 5 people found this useful