• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good router for average sized homes

    I have owned 2 Airport Extremes in the past 10 years. I switched to the tower model when it came out for it's updated features. Neither of these units ever gave me the first minutes worth of trouble. They just worked day in and day out. Apple made the set up idiot proof. Highly functional as well as aesthetically pleasing units.

    Apple abandoning networking hardware is not only disappointing but seemingly foolish. The growth area world wide it in this specific market would seem to me will be in average sized home dwellings who want to stay with Apple-centric digital architecture. These units have proven they are durable and functional.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ROTTEN TO THE CORE

    Dead after 16 months. DO NOT BUY as it's a waste of money. Like so many things APPLE it's gotten worse since Steve Jobs (RIP) passed away. I've used MAC since the beginning and it's as much hassle as Windows - nothing works and the BIG BROTHER that Steve Jobs disliked that is what Apple has turned into - GARBAGE!!!!!1

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    Broke after 2 years and a half.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    I picked this up as I couldn't run ethernet to the AppleTV which was only downloading 10mbps over Wifi n.
    There was also lag with other devices averaging 30mbps.

    Installed this with a few clicks, and was humming along at 76mbps, which is the SAME speed when using ethernet!
    AppleTV improved to 65mbps.

    Issue resolved.

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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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    I replaced my BT Homehub 4 with the AirPort Extreme and could not be happier. I wanted to improve the range in my home as there was a bit of a black spot and dropout point in my study for my iPhone. I now have good coverage all over the house (minimum 2bars) and the speed has also improved on early evidence. Setup ridiculously easy. Turned everything off, unplugged homehub, plugged cable from Openreach modem into Airport, turned everything on and followed procedure on Mac. Less than 5 minutes. Note, you will need a seperate modem with this product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router!!

    Upgraded my old router to this Airport Extreme and been using it for about a year. I have to say it's been the easiest router I have every set up. Great coverage and range with multiple products both Apple and other brands connected to it. Currently on a fibre Internet connection at 100/40 Mbps, so far so good keeps up the speeds that my ISP offers. The LED indication light is great as I can tell if my Internet has dropped out and if it does it automatically reconnects. Also provides good speeds and reliability for online multiplayer gaming.
    Very happy and would high recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic little piece of tech

    Bought to replace an aging 2nd generation time capsule. I was immediately impressed by the ease of set up via my ipad mini and the high through output from the wireless router - I have a NBN 100/40 internet connection and are able to obtain between 85 to 95 % of maximum speed on a consistent basis despite having 10+ other wireless routers within sensing proximity at anyone time. Additionally the much stronger radio signal allows the router signal to be maximised in more places in the apartment.

    Another quality Apple product :).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lowers the internet speed instead

    I bought this product 6 months ago and even after going to Gigabit speed from the ISP this device kept the speed at 4-5Mbps. I don't think it is worth spending so much money on this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just like it's ease of use

    I actually needed two of these to cover my rather unusually laid out home. It's not the fault of the router itself, as you name the machine, I'd need 2 ran in extend mode in my tall home. I've gone through so many DLink routers I could scream. I decided I'd try this Apple router setup (as I feel I've exhausted all major brand names), and I had everything up, extended and secured in 5 mins.

    I'm not a network kind of guy, so I don't need all the confusing controls and frills that may be offered by other devices, I just need a fast and reliable internet bubble. Wow. I was downloading at a peak of 19MB/s, where my old 5Ghz router was pushing maybe 3MB/s (wasn't ac). I wasn't using the potential of my internet bandwidth, and this device unlocked that.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's pricey but it is worth the money

    Previously owned a Netgear nighthawk and it wasn't providing the right wifi speed and looked online for answers that didn't help so just brought this instead of the hassle and although you don't get a lot of settings, you can configure the basic things like choosing a wifi channel, option to turn on 5g. etc. Since Apple have an app on iOS and Mac the setup is easy. I was using a mac at the time to set this up, by going into the app it will detect the extreme and that it needs setting up. Was set up and running in 5 minutes. With Virgin so getting the 200mbps speed most of the time. I have a superhub 2 and just stuck it in modem mode and it was as easy as that.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, fast, super range, just works!

    Excellent product. Extremely easy to setup one or more of them, blazing fast internet speed, great range and most importantly stable!

    I have bought many other top of the line routers in the past, and they all eventually had a problem. The Airport extreme just works.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most stable router

    Most people overlook Apple routers because of "premium" prices. That is unfortunate because it is really a very solid, highly stable and easy to use router.

    I have used many different brands of routers and always end up being annoyed because of periodic flakiness that requires restarting them to restore normal operations.

    My experience with Apple's 6th gen (ac) and previous 5th gen airport extreme has been very satisfying. Set up once and leave it running after that; the very definition of set and forget. FYI, my devices at home are not all Apple gear, although I have quite a lot of them too.

    My way of getting around the premium prices is to get them 2nd hand on places like gumtree or ebay. For example, I got the 5th gen a few years back for $60 and sold it for $50 recently when I upgraded to the 6th gen for a very reasonable price of $95.

    Such a pity that there will not be a 7th gen as Apple is no longer interested in this space.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    I've had one for for almost two years now. It was easy to configure via Mac and it's easy to manage via iPhone. Never had a problem with it, it doesn't overheat and it doesn't make any noise. The LED blinks yellow when a software update is available. I can see some users reported here about their devices failing after 1-2 years, I'm waiting to see if mine behaves ;) Too bad Apple (reportedly) discontinued this product series, I suppose the next HomePod iteration may also act as a WiFi router?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I have two of these and one of the Time Capsule equivalents covering my house for two years. The coverage is great, and the reliability of the product has been excellent. I haven't had to restart them for any reason other than normal (updates, etc.) Roaming between the devices is working well.

    The only caveat is that one of my friends has reported issues configuring these if you don't have an Apple OS X or iOS device to set it with.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    wish i got one of these earlier, had my doubts due to it being an old product but still faster than my other 1 year router, would definitely recommend, also if you plug a hard drive into it, wireless time machine backing up!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple to set up and fast.

    Upgraded my wireless router from an older Linksys to the new Airport Extreme.
    Set up was so easy: just plugged in the WLAN cable, power up, and I configured using my iPhone, and very soon am up and running on all my IOS devices and Macbook Pro. And now I have almost three times the previous download speed.
    PLUS, it looks so good sitting on th stop of my TV console!
    Stress-free and happy!

  • 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.