• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    I have been dealing inconstant wireless speeds throughout the house with my Comcast supplied router recently. I read the reviews on the apiroort extreme and figured I had nothing to loose trying it out being that all the items in the house are Apple products. It has only been a few days and I am so impressed on how it has solved my slow wireless speed that I wanted to share this positive review. Not only has it improved my wireless speed by
    It was so simple to set-up from the IPad - just amazing!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    Constantly drops the signal. Requires a reboot every 2-3days.
    Very disappointing everything else in the house is Apple and works fine.
    This isn't worth the time to throw it in the trash.
    DO NOT PURCHASE.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wi-Fi Router I've ever owned

    So sorry to hear that Apple is discontinuing the Airport Extreme. I've had the current model since 2014 and have had excellent coverage and speed. It just works...and works well! Please Apple, reconsider refreshing the line...I know you could do wonders with a Mesh product!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router

    I’m going on 3 yrs. no issues at all. Love it. I’m surprised with the negative comments. I’ve read the negative and positive comments before buying it, and I decided to take that chance. And I’m glad I did. Not disappointed at all, not one issue. Working flawlessly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, Expensive and Fragile

    I love the Apple ecosystem and am a fan. However in all honesty, I have found Apple products beautiful but fragile having gone through 2 Airport Extreme routers, 4 Airpot Express Base Stations and I am now on my third MacBook Pro. If I was convinced that the Apple software infrastructure (Unix - based) was superior, I'd throw up my arms in desperation (I hate Windows). Not one router/base station has lasted more than two years. I am now seriously considering moving away from Apple routers and base stations. Apple needs to get a grip! Their products can't be expensive and unreliable!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy! Poor quality.

    After 2 years, my Airport Extreme started to fail. I purchased a new one and that was dead out of the box. I exchange it for another one and that one failed after 3 months. I highly recommend Netgear’s Orbi router system. The WiFi signal and strength is amazing and way better than the AirPort Extreme. Also, Apple is officially exiting the wireless router business and selling off its remaining inventory of Airport products.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my Airport Extreme Router

    I have had the Airport Extreme Wireless Router and I am pleased with the ease of use, ease of configuration, simple menus to use.
    Overall, I love my Router

    Sincerely,

    Islander guy From Guam, USA

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I can’t believe it still works!

    I have literally had my AirPort Extreme for about 10 years! I stream run Xbox one online shooter gaming, no problem. 10 years later .1 router. 10 years. I run XB1, 3 phones, 2 tablets, one laptop. Oh yeah and my neighbors apartment too! Like all their phones, smart tv .... 2 apartments with a 10 year old router. Honestly if it’s true I understand why Apple might not do networking hardware. They are too good at it. The product life cycle is so long it is not good for them. What’s the longest you’ve had a phone or a mobile device last? I’m gonna say, no where near this router. Apple products are always worth the price. I had an iMac go for 7 years. It still works but runs too slow, but like the router it’s 10 years old!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 stars and a 'save the airport extreme' appeal

    Have owned several routers, but the Airport Extreme shines bright. Highly reliable and never had an issue with my 2 units ever. Recently came to know that this line is being killed. Can anyone at Apple explain clearly why networking is not important anymore? Apple- you are loosing control of the end user experience- to speak nothing about privacy issues. I understand if there is a replacement line or an upgrade but this move stinks of profitability concerns. If that is the case there are a dozen accessories in the store that can go away to make room for airport. Do you guys lack the technical chops to build a next gen router?- thats hard to imagine - there are so many challenges in networking still left to tackle for home and business.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this Router! Near flawless performance and reliability

    I have had my AirPort Extreme for almost 4 years. Very happy with it.
    I am sad that Apple will stop selling this product, and updates
    will be limited if not ending. :(

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    simple good and efficiant

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Hope for Upgrade

    Many of the one-star reviews are confusing to me because I've had my time capsule and airport extreme for years without having any issues. I bought the airport time capsule when it first came out--never had a single issue of dropped connection or failed hard drive, and still don't. I even have the newer airport extreme now because I've moved into a bigger place--the coverage has improved with a consistency in reliability. Perhaps those who have written bad reviews failed to update their firmware or use the airport utility to configure their devices? I don't know, but these work well and I hope apple upgrades them to compete with newer technology.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and Easy

    Been using our first for over 7 years. Got a second 2.5 years ago to expand network to a roaming network. We've had full coverage (upstairs, downstairs, and basement) without a speed issue since.Only time they haven't worked flawlessly is because I didn't notice that they needed a firmware update. And even then they were working fine, just not great. Easy to set up, configure, and control ... REALLY easy. Wouldn't get anything else.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless product. Save your cash

    This product is the worst purchase I have made from Apple. It drops out, over heats and makes loud noises. Your better to invest your hard earned cash into a real router and not this piece of junk

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lucky Maybe

    I’ve had my router since they came out, maybe 4 or 5 years ago? Either way, mine’s been rock solid since then. Not sure if mine is a fluke, and all the other people with bad experiences are the norm, or if they’re mistakenly believing the router is the problem. I don’t know. I will say I have always gotten my full internet speed from my provider on 5ghz, on 2.4ghz I hit the maximum. 2.4 is congested around me, so I actually have better luck with 5, and so use that for all computers, phones, and tablets. Only older devices that do not support 5ghz are on my 2.4 band. The airport app on the iPhone makes router setup and maintenance absolutely cake. It’s honestly my preferred method of router setup I’ve ever used. It’s not overly technical or complex at all, it’s simple and to the point. Get in, make your changes, close it out. Boom. If you like to tweak your router to death, why are you even looking at an Apple product. This is plug and play at its finest.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only router that has ever failed me

    I've owned a lot of wireless routers, upgrading with technology. The airport extreme is the only wireless router I've ever owned that failed in service. Coincidentally, it is the most expensive wireless router I ever purchased.

    It failed in steps, first losing connection intermittently, eventually the amber/green light failed to come on.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Everyone having a problem with the router being unreliable needs to download the airport utility app (free) and update the firmware. I was having the same problem. Every other day I had to unplug it in order to get it to reconnect. However, after downloading the app and updating the firmware I haven't had a problem in a long time. Now I just make sure I keep it up to date. Would also like to mention I have had this for a really long time. At least 2 years. Great product, wifi goes farther than other routers.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    White brick trash after 18 months of use

    I kept on getting an orange blinking light stating that it is overheating. Tried to do everything to improve its function. Designed is flawed and shame on Apple for selling a defective product. It would still work but connection was choppy and laggy and frequently had to be rebooted. Was happy with it at first but am now just annoyed I wasted nearly 200 bucks. I bought into google mesh and wow...I am happy. I forgot what fast internet was like.

    Do yourself a favor do not buy. Who cares about time capsule when that junk won’t even connect.

    16 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in 1.5 years

    Worked great until it started overheating after 1.5 years. No apple coverage. Not happy.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 18months

    Started overheating and became unrelieable after 18 moths. Apple says it's not in warranty. It was the last apple router I will buy. Overpriced junk.

    16 of 24 people found this useful