• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and it just works!

    Got it from the Highpoint Apple Store (Melbourne, Australia) this morning. I'm on FTTH NBN service with Belong (Telstra) and the setup took less than 5 minutes! Couldn't get any easier than that. My only wish is for Apple to release a version with 4th Ethernet port and USB 3.0 port - but I can live with this for now. :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Unifi ISP

    As Apple as it may, from my experience of using Apple products, all the technologies and advancement that Apple made is good and all. But, I cannot experience this Apple Airport simply because it does not support Malaysian Unifi ISP. I have tried everything I could but it couldn't connect to WAN. I have high hopes for this but, it's not Apple's fault.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Magic

    AirPort extreme is simply amazing, Setup process is equivalent to plug and play. No complications in setup, a decor item at my home which now made it possible to use full potential of my network.
    Its just magical experience using AirPort extreme.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wi-Fi Nailed

    I have owned & spent more on routers and WiFi access point than anybody I know. With Cisco qualifications under my belt, I don't want to waste time at home in the weekends worrying about about overly unnecessarily complicated technology junk.
    I have owned commercial, D-Link, Netgear, Draytek routers costing twice as much as these thinking this is the way to avoid disapointment with; poor heat dissipation, reliability and more UI & Firmware bugs you can shake a stick at. Apples $198B cash pile means no shortage of research, design & development, not to mention the all important test. Any review in here negative which bangs on about complex features that 1% needs is either a painful nerd or simply an android geeking banging their drum. New house build meant 3 of these working in a mesh trouble free networking within 10 mins. Yes they are more expensive than some but if you value your time and lower blood pressure its a no brianer

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad range

    the range is similar to AP express.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router. My Xbox live does not drop out anymore!

    I had recently upgraded my ISP plan with OPTUS and was provided a Netgear CG3000v2 modem router. That free issue router was fine for general surfing etc, but had caused massive amounts of Xbox drop outs where online gaming such as World of Tanks was I near impossible.
    I decided to get an AirPort Extreme and change that useless CG3000v2 into bridge mode. As I already have iMac and iPads iPhones and iPods between family members the setup was a breeze using the iMac. I also had an Aiport express lying around and now using it as a wifi extender. Absolute brilliant network. All family members have noticed a huge increase in network speeds for file transfers within the home and surfing.
    Apparently there are plenty of people saying the CG3000v2 supplied by the ISP OPTUS is a very restricted one when it comes to IP forwarding etc. Save yourselves the headache dealing with CG3000v2 issues change it to bridge mode and get one of these Airport Extremes!! We are loving it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple have dumbed down and removed features

    The best description of this WiFi access point, is adequate but don't bother if you want any (even basic) degree of customization. The Retail price is on the steep end as well compared to competitors.

    The router can only be configured using Apple Airport Utility software which only works on Mac or Windows, they have removed various features from this software including the ability to adjust the radio transmitter power.

    There is no button to easily turn on and off the WiFi radio. The appearance is quite bland. Apple are non-responsive to requests to bring back features they removed from the airport utility software.

    By forcing customers to use Apple Airport Utility to configure the router, it forces you to either be an Apple customer on your computer or buy other Apple products or use Windows. There is no web interface to set it up. Other competitors have web page based set up, with far far more options and can be even accessed from Linux if you want. Apple try to lock you into their proprietary eco-system with every product they release.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its the best!

    I have a total of 6 apple products, 2 android phone and 2 PC in my home and the Airport Extreme not only directly sync with all my apple products but have no problem connect to Windows base PC & my android phones as well, connected it to my AppleTV and stream at 1080HD without a single problem even though the router is connected to my other 8 devices. I fully recommend this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    bought this product to replace 5th Gen Extreme. With My 2013 Macbook Air, the speed is faster when using Time Machine to backup my MBA.
    love the new design.. would recommend to everyone with AC devices

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    PPOE works great

    I decided to connect the Extreme to our Netgear ADSL Modem/Router. We had been troubled by IP address conflicts with the Netgear unit, and we also wanted to improve wifi reception.

    Using the standard set up recommended in the Extreme manual still allowed the Netgear modem to assign IP addresses. This was not what I wanted to happen, as I wanted the new Apple product to do as much of the work as possible in managing the wifi network.

    It took some reading on web, both to turn off the router function on the Netgear unit ( not just turn off the wifi) and set up the PPOE function on the Apple.

    Having done this the result is excellent. The Apple logs into the ADSL through the modem, and assigns IP addresses on our network. There are no more IP conflicts and better reception.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    larger but better.

    Better than the old version. Got stronger signal and work flawlessly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme? Disappointed...

    Bought the new Apple AirPort Extreme yesterday. I bought this device because the reviews were excellent, thought that the majority of people liked the new router. The previous router installed was Linksys EA 4500 which to this point has worked great. Reason to change was to experience the "ac" and really enjoy the longer coverage and faster speed. I installed the new router but was only able to connect 2 devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 5S), the remaining devices (iPhone, Mac mini etc...) never connected to the router.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous design, incredible performance

    What can I say? - The AirPort looks incredible, and performs fantastically to match. Though N-wireless is not much of an upgrade from G underwhelming actually, (at least, in my case) the real magic happens when you run the AC protocol. My MacBook Air 2013 is always connected, with a robust connection and speeds while streaming content to my Apple TV.
    My only concern with the AirPort is that it's beautiful design is slightly scared by my ISP modem tethered to it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and simple

    Set up in seconds and seriously fast.
    I'd recommend this to anyone with multiple devices mac/pc/ps3/xbox/samsung etc
    Very fast and handles multiple connections and multiple wireless formats effortlessly.
    Best router I have used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3X faster than previous AirPort Extreme

    Unpacked, installed in about 5 minutes.

    Connected to an iMac in the opposite corner of my house to where the new AirPort Extreme is located, ran a speedtest - the internet is more than 3x faster than it was with the previous version AirPort Extreme 10mins before. Sensational!!

    Also - 100% eliminated "dead" spots in my house... AWESOME!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Drops the ball.....

    Very disappointed with my new airport extreme for the following reasons:

    1. Slower than previous model, I used to enjoy 95mbs plus internet speed on my previous router, I'm lucky to get 70mbs.

    2. Range is worse, marginal reception in areas that were once quite good.

    3. Aesthetics, Jonny was clearly on holidays when this was developed. All Apples desktops are silver and black, what were you thinking making this white? A miniature version of the new mac pro would have been more logical and aesthetically pleasing or silver.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better range and bandwidth

    Installed last night and immediately saw a massive improvement in signal strength and bandwidth at the far ends of my house (I have a very long house). Haven't got any 802.11ac devices yet but it is still an excellent improvement on all my 802.11n ones.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HUGE WASTE OF $$$. Faulty fan will stop working after a year.

    I would give this less than one star if I could. As others have reported, the fan stopped working just out of the 1 year warranty period, Now it's just a useless lump of wires and plastic. Since Apple rarely acknowledges design/hardware flaws, we are all SOL.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple AirPort Extreme Model A 1521 Bast Station

    Whilst this may work well in an all Apple environment this device is NOT compatible with Telstra WIFI modems if used as a range extender. It was sold to me by my local JB HIFI store and I was told it would work. They were wrong, it does not work. I wasted 4 hours of my life trying to get it to work and then on the phone with Apple. Apple have gone out of their way to make it difficult for non Apple users. The device is useless. The Apple tech I dealt with even admitted Apple make it super hard for people in an attempt to move them across to an all app Apple environment. That's reprehensible!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for about a year n a half.

    Great for about a year and a half then constantly had to reset. So frustrating.
    Past warranty now and doesn't work at all.
    Very disappointed. Tried Apple support and they couldn't figure it out either.
    Threw the thing in the garbage. I'll be shopping elsewhere.

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