• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme Not Apple Perfected

    After about 18 months of great performance the wireless router will not stay connected. The old Apple Express router that it replaced still works like a champ, albeit slower. This is not a great value if it must be replaced every couple of years. I expect more from Apple equipment.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extending network

    While our house is not that big, the primary Airport Extreme signal was intermitant at the other end and up stairs. The signal was not consistant because of a 24" stone wall in the middle of the house.
    Got a second Extreme since I figured it would be most compatible and easier to hook up.
    Very good idea.....to get the network set up and the two talking......took less than a minute.......max strength signal now upstairs!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This product needs to be FIXED!

    The Airport Extreme goes off to LA LA land. It has a green light and looks normal but devices on wi-fi or wired will not go onto the internet. This happens when devices have been connected a while or overnight. As an example my iPhone will be connected and working on Wi-Fi and then the next morning I have to turn off and back on Wi-Fi on the phone to use the internet. Very frustrating.
    My older Airport Extreme works great. I upgraded with hopes of a stronger signal to reach my garage. FAIL.

    I am hoping Apple will release an update to fix this issue.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme - Limited Range

    I replaced a Time Capsule (5 years old) that worked pretty good but thought I go for a more up to date product. The range on this is not good and much worse than a Time Capsule. From Home Office to Family Room (50 feet) it is very slow. Laptop wi-fi poor and hardly streams a movie. I had to move to the Family Room...problem solved. I'm very disappointed.

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Immediate imrpvement to Wifi in our house

    Absolute gem! Immediate improvement to speeds throughout the house from the Virgin Media Super Hub we have been using for a few years. Switched the super hub into modem mode and had this up and running in 5 mins. Really, really pleased with the results!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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. :)

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to support PPPoE VLAN tagging, otherwise really good

    As I have 3 iphones, an ipad, a Mac, an Apple TV and Macbook, Airport Extreme is the center of the network. My home server, wifi printer, other laptops and TV are also linked to the AE as the main router.

    An Airport Express is remotely connected as an WIFI extender.

    However, since the country I am living in is using UK standards, for the ADSL, I have to use a special modem for PPPoE and PPPoA bridging. Otherwise, if I use a normal all-in-one router (DSL modem and router), the AE can only be set as Bridge mode. Under Bridge mode, ports forwarding and "Guest Network" functions will be disabled.

    Now, the DSL is going to be replaced by Fiber broadband. Unfortunately, Airport Extreme still does NOT support the "VLAN tagging" PPPoE protocol. I have to probably buy another special switch that just works for "VLAN tagging".

    Come on, Apple, could you just think of the users outside the States? Please make our life easier.

    Other than those things above, it is a well designed router. Low maintenance and stable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good router, but...

    As I have 3 iphones, an ipad, a Mac, an Apple TV and Macbook, Airport Extreme is the center of the network. My home server, wifi printer, other laptops and TV are also linked to the AE as the main router.

    An Airport Express is remotely connected as an WIFI extender.

    However, since the country I am living in is using UK standards, for the ADSL, I have to use a special modem for PPPoE and PPPoA bridging. Otherwise, if I use a normal all-in-one router (DSL modem and router), the AE can only be set as Bridge mode. Under Bridge mode, ports forwarding and "Guest Network" functions will be disabled.

    Now, the DSL is going to be replaced by Fiber broadband. Unfortunately, Airport Extreme still does NOT support the "VLAN tagging" PPPoE protocol. I have to probably buy another special switch that just works for "VLAN tagging".

    Come on, Apple, could you just think of the users outside the States? Please make our life simpler.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointed with Speed and Range

    This is the first Apple product that I had to return.
    Pros: Very well made, Beautiful looking hardware
    Cons: Its wireless only. You need a modem to connect to the broadband. I bought this to replace the Sky Broadband modem+wifi as the range was not good enough and the speed was dropping considerably after 25 feet. Unfortunately Airport Extreme performed worse than the 3 year old Sky Box! I tried various channels but no joy. I speed tested on most channels but speed was 3-4mb slower than the Sky and the range was poor too. Not sure what to buy now.
    Regards

    Bala

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product - solved all my network problems!

    Apple, I salute you! I used to have a Virgin Media Super Hub-2, which is the most god-awful piece of hardware that has even been designed. My internet used to drop 3-4 times a day, and each time I would have to manually reset the Virgin Media Hub. I read some blogs and saw people were recommending to put the Virgin Media Hub in to modem only mode, and then buy an Apple AirPort Extreme to do the clever stuff.

    I can tell you, the results have been transformative! Since install, I've not had a single Internet drop (installed 2 months ago), my speeds have doubled (I have 150 Mbps, but only used get around 70 Mbps) and coverage has improved throughout the house. I highly recommend this product - worth every penny and then some.

    Thank you, Apple!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Used to replace our Infinity Home Hub 3 so the BT modem now connects to the WAN port on this instead. Great result, no more loss of network that was dropping several times a day, and no more spending hours on the phone to BT in India trying to resolve the issue.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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

    Fixed all problems with BT Home Hub 5

    Like many others here I bought this to replace a BT HomeHub that was performing terribly and would drop wireless to the Apple TV if someone even just looked at their phone.

    Set up was done in about 5 minutes. Just plug the WAN of the Airport into one of the LAN ports on the Home Hub (you will need a CAT 5 ethernet cable, not included). Open wifi settings on your iPhone and there will be an option to set it up from there. No admin login or BT username / password required.

    Every device on the network now performs perfectly with no loss of signal or random moments of slow download speeds. Inc: iPhone 6, iPhone 4S, iPad Air, Sony Vaio Windows 7, MacBook Pro, some crummy Android phone (not mine I swear!), an Apple TV and a Sony PS4. All connected at once sometimes and nothing goes wrong.

    Yes it's expensive, but it's well worth it. Stop looking at it and wondering wether to buy it or not and just get one.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Extreme

    Actually although I only have N devices, I recently bought from Apple, the new iPad Air 2 9X7" (in Gold) and this runs on AC Wi-Fi, a fact that Apple doesn't make clear to British Users - so now you have no excuses to get up to 465mbps on Apple's Airport Extreme!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.