• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd AirPort Extreme in the last 5 years

    Got the AirPort Extreme after my last one stopped working in 2015. Now the fan is constantly running and a message says it is overheating, yet it is cool to the touch. Reading the forums, it seems this is a common problem. Wifi still works for the time being but it appears its days are numbered until the fan finally stops working. I really want to love this product, but reliability is a definite problem.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ABSOLUTE BEST HUB FAST AND POWERFUL

    MY LAST AIR PORT EXTREME LASTED 10 YEARS BEFORE I REPLACED IT, NEVER A PROBLEM OR A HICK UP. WE HAVE THREE APPLE TV'S 4 COMPUTERS 5 IPHONES AND 2 IPADS, TWO PRINTERS AND 5 KINDLES IN USE AND NEVER A BURP OR A HICK-UP, SET UP WAS A SNAP, CHARTER COULD LEARN A THING OR THREE ABOUT NETWORK GEAR FROM APPLE, WE HAVE GONE THROUGH 4 OR FIVE ROUTERS FROM CHARTER AND THE AIR PORT KICKS DUPPA, CHARTER STILL ISNT AS GOOD AS THIS UNIT IS. NOW I JUST NEED TO GET SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY TO GET ME A NEW IMAC, 10 YEARS WITHOUT A PROBLEM IS HARD TO BEAT, YES THEY COST MORE BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE Router

    Every day when I come home there is a new problem I have to fix.

    2 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just lost my third apple Airport in 6 years

    They look nice, work OK indoors, but not outdoors (> 10 m away from the house). But the reliability is terrible. The latest AE lasted only 18 months, even shorter than the previous models. With the previous flat models I saved the disk drives and got them fitted in a new enclosure with power supply, which cost me $ 75/pce. The drives still work! But the Apple bit is very disappointing. This is the last AE I will buy. I am getting generally tired of Apple gear, as my iPhone 6S has battery problems. Does Apple have a manufacturing quality problem?

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Improvement over Airport Extreme 2nd edition

    I purchased my original Airport Extreme (v2 - big flat thing) many years ago, and it worked like a champ since day one. So good in fact that I never found a reason to upgrade. After hearing rumors that Apple may not continue to manufacture the Airport and new models, I looked at the reviews for this much newer, tower-like model. I was interested in possible performance increase. Went to the store and picked it up. Set-up was plug and play, automatically transferred over my network settings using airport utility. I have a 100 mbps Comcast internet connection, and was pulling ~50 mbps on average over wifi from my older Airport. After plugging this in I was blow away by the speed test, coming in at over 150 mbps over WiFi. Incredible. Also, 4500 sq ft. house, including basement. I pull over 60 mbps in the underground basement, with the Extreme located in upstairs bedroom. My prior airport barely reached the basement, and connectivity was iffy, ~5-10 mbps. Overall, well worth the investment if you're running an older version, and if you have a large house, are in a congested wi-fi area, or have fast internet, but LAN wiring throughout the house isn't an option. Couldn't be more happy with this, don't listen to negative reviews...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Purchased my AirPort Extreme September 2015.

    I had been delighted with it, so easy to setup and great coverage.

    However today it went faulty. It will no longer work as a wifi network and disappears from finder after 5 minutes.

    It is only 15 months old. I've just taken it back to where I bought it from and they say Apple only guarantees for a year. This item should last much much longer. I will try an Apple Store tomorrow.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Please keep making this great router!

    Sad to hear rumors that Apple will not making the Airport Extreme in the near future. After I heard this, I bought this latest version, and I have been very happy with the easy setup and extremely fast transfer speeds. I have been very happy with the reliability of my previous Extremes. I am getting 240 Mbps download speeds with Xfinity Blast Pro, and the range is much better than my previous router. Buy this router before they stop making them!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Router on The Market!

    I know that routers aren't the most profitable area in the Apple's product lineup, but they are one of those small elements that keep the ecosystem intact.


    This is my 4th router from Apple:
    - A1034
    - A1354
    - A1264
    - A1521

    and I wish that, in a year or two, there will be a new Router from Apple for me to buy

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3x faster download speeds compared to Airport Express....

    I had an an old Airport Express that I purchased about 6 years ago. It was working normally, however, I noticed that my webpages were taking longer to load and the streaming video from my Apple TV were sputtering and buffering. I wasn't sure what kind of improvement I could expect by upgrading to an Airport Extreme, but in one word: BLAZING FAST! My download speeds are now almost tripled. Shortly after setting up the system, I had to run the speed test several times just to make sure it was really true. My webpages on my Macbook Pro and iPhone load almost instantaneously. Streaming video from my Apple TV is now sputter free....

    Setup was ridiculously easy using the Airport setup utility. I timed it: I plugged it in at 5.46pm and by 5.57pm I was enjoying super fast speeds. Highly recommended. All my settings from my old Airport Express were seamlessly transferred to my new Airport Extreme.

    It would be a shame if Apple discontinued manufacturing these routers because there is no comparable product that offers such a painless and pleasurable user experience.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine

    I bought an Airport extreme for the studio where I had poor reception for my old Airport. Plugged it in and was up and running in just a couple of minutes. It's speedy, reliable and easy to set up.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't access the disk attached to my new airport extreme from windows 10.

    This may be a windows 10 compatibility issue but I thought the Ethernet protocols used were standard.
    Anyway I need to buy a new router.
    The help is helpless.

    15 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router ever

    This router was super easy to set up. Just watched one youtube video and I was able to set it up in less then 10 minutes. I know nothing about networking and things like that.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, drops and then it constantly says "unexpected error"

    The router after 6 months, drops constantly and resets itself. It gives an error "unexpected error, please try again." Each time, it requires a hard reset and you have to manually adjust the settings for it to connect again. This is my 3rd AE going back 9 years. This will be my last router from Apple.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great expansion to my network

    I had to upgrade as my ISP's cable modem with wireless only supported 30 devices. With 45 users at the time, it was difficult to get connected with devices that were taken out of the home and then back later on. I got an AE, turned off bridge mode, setup the same SIDS with the same password and now everyone can connect just fine. I do have to restart the extreme on the rare occasions when the ISP changes the firmware in their Arris cable modem ... the AE won't re sync without a quick reboot. Added a second one later when a lot more devices were added to the LAN.

    The WAN has 150mbps, and we regularly get that and up to 170mbps performance now. Didn't need/want Time Capsule as I have several WD Mycloud NAS devices. Everyone in house has iPhones and iPads and printers - both wireless and AirPrint, and each tv also has an apple TV, also a number of PCs (Windows 10 and Windows 7 and ubuntu and redhat Linux, and 1 old Unix server).

    Haven't even seen a pixelated screen in 6 months, although 4 Apple TVs are regularly streaming. I do most configuration changes and admin reviews using the Airport Utility on my Air 2 or iPhone SE, and rarely using a Windows 10 laptop. Now up to over 70 LAN devices including HomeKit devices.

    As all LAN work is using the Apple Extreme, most in-house traffic has no impact on the ISP data limit now; in the past, even LAN traffic seemed to use WAN data capability some of the time. Now, my iTunes movies on NAS only seems to access the WAN for DRM verification.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not stay connected

    Piece of junk. Don't waste your money.

    14 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    The AirPort Extreme is great, fast and I have had zero issues; I absolutely recommend it.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performance

    Replaced a 5th Gen that still worked fine but wanted to add the additional band available with this unit. I run 4 extenders via 4 Airport Express and the transition to the new AirPort Extreme was flawless. I have used all sorts of routers in the past but once I moved to Apple AirPort Extreme life was grand!

    I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants great coverage and stability. These devices are built by Broadcom to Apple specs and quality standards.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup and great performance!

    I decided to stop paying Comcast monthly rent for my wireless modem/gateway.I purchased a Motorola Modem found on the Comcast "compatible devices" list from Amazon and bought the Airport Extreme. I put the switching out process off for a few days fearing I would need to read manuals and then possibly call Motorola or Apple for support. But I found that my just unplugging the Comcast device and putting the cable into the modem, all the lights on it came on. I then connected to the Air Port and went online and found my new network popping up. It walked me through a couple steps and in a couple minutes I was online and so far my speed seems to be about 10 to 15 % better when I check it on "Speedtest" web sites...even Comcast's own site.And the Apple router is so much nicer to look at than Comcast's as well!

    (BTW I am typing this on a MacBook 12 inch I picked up last week...no more typos caused by my fat fingers with this amazing wide key keyboard!)

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive gain over previous generation

    I updated to this version of Airport Extreme from the previous generation. It solved a lot of connectivity issues. My Apple TV and Tivo units are downstairs and on the opposite side of the house from the wifi transmitter. The speed bump and stability of connection improved so dramatically with this new unit that I can see movies, etc... instantly and flawlessly in HD. Areas that previously could not connect now connect and signal strength is better. Nice job!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Samesinkinboat

    Looks like I should've read the reviews first! Bought this a little while back, (I'm sure out of warranty now!), and while it worked as hoped for a year or so, I am now in the same sunken ship as the rest of you. I cannot go a day without having to re-boot the whole system, and for a while, it was several frustrating times a day. I replaced my modem thinking that was the problem, but after removing the router from the system and seeing that it worked without having to unplug and re-plug it in, I'm realizing that this is the problem. $200.00 down the drain, @#$%%$#!

    I'll be going back to the drawing board and buying a new one, but of a different manufacturer of course.

    23 of 37 people found this useful