• 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Airport Extreme.

    Over the past 6 months I have had continual issues with our BT HH5, especially with Apple products, BT replaced our router 3 times with the same issues, i have spent hours adjusting settings on the HH5 but the same issues came back, dropping out 6-8 times a day. BT's technical department are useless, never returning calls or actually sorting the issue.

    However i decided to purchase the Airport Extreme over other routers that are available with similar specs.

    If you are an Apple household, Macbook pro's, iPhones iPads etc and are having issues with your ISP's standard router, don't waste anytime and just get the Airport Extreme!! It is expensive however i believe you get what you pay for. Set up is so simple, had everything up and running in 10 mins, It just works.... After setup i did a speed check and it has doubled our speed to 68mbps download and 22mbps upload, we have a lot of items online at the same time and it doesn't slow down at all. It also looks fantastic! Thank you Apple I'm completely satisfied and relieved that the children are not continually complaining!!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    The airport extreme is amazing as when I got fiber optic broadband, the router that sky provide was slow. Since getting the apple airport extreme I am not getting the full speed I was promised.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    Having coped with numerous and frustrating problems with BT Home Hub 3 for years I decided to give Airport a try; initially AirPort Express which worked well, but lacked the coverage I was hoping for in a compact, 3 bedroom house. Both Apple Store Covent Garden and Regent Street assured me that I could exchange the router if performance was inadequate in any way, so I exchanged Express for Extreme. Simplicity itself to setup with AirPort Utility App on iPad - ten minutes at most - and so far performance is excellent. After a few non-Apple glitches to add a Range Extender (TP-LINK WA901ND wireless access point) required to get a good signal in my garden study - 25 meters remote from the AirPort - I now have a fast network that seems trouble free across the whole property. A single iMac on Yosemite, oldish laptop on Snow Leopard plus two iPads, iPhone 6 & 4S and occasional HP laptop on Windows 7 all perform perfectly. Wonderful. I only wish I had done it before and saved myself many hours of trouble shooting and frustrating calls with BT!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A whole new level of WiFi range, speed and reliability. Mind blown.

    Forget everything you think you know about home wifi. Airport extreme well exceeded my expectations, I never dreamed that a home wifi network could be this wide and fast with a single access point. I have full wifi reception throughout my house and can stream 1080p to 3 apple tv's simultaneously without buffering. It doesn't even make sense how much of an improvement I have experienced upgrading from a high end netgear dual band n series router. Can not recommend this product enough. Life changing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    its really the best

    I have tried this product and its extremely the WIFI device i ever seen

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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

    Great Upgrade over previous extreme, which was good!

    Purchased to prepare for when i get new Mac and as I needed better coverage in very large house.

    Worked straight from the box and gave immediate improved speed and coverage even on existing 802.11n which is all my old MacBook has. Streams HD from BBC iPlayer where before often struggled to get standard def.

    But!!!! Be careful opening the box! I thought the reviews mentioning this must be being picky but I did take note - please do open it over a table or something soft. It does not come out of the box how you expect, or how Apple hoped it would either! If you are standing up and holding each part of the box in each hand as you open it YOU WILL DROP IT! - unless you have three hands and so can catch it as it falls!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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

    Great bit of kit for any home.

    After many issues with my Virgin (not so) Superhub and getting to the stage where I needed to reset it every day to get a decent connection I decided to upgrade to an Airport Extreme as almost everything I own is from Apple. Out of the box its a smart looking item and after setting my Virgin Superhub to modem mode and following the simple instructions during the Airport Extreme set up process I was connected within a few minutes. Once I had worked my way round the house (3 storey solid brick construction) updating the connection on all my devices (2 imacs, macbook pro, 2 Apple TVs, 1 work laptop, ipad, iphone, B&W A7 airplay speaker, epson wireless printer etc) everything worked perfectly and download speeds increased by around 30%. I was well please with my purchase. The only issue I had was the Bowers and Wilkins A7 airplay system constantly cut out and disconnected from the network meaning I had to go through the A7 set up process many times over the first few days. Very frustrating! However this was resolved by just turning the Airport Extreme off and on. Problem solved and since then I haven't had a single drop out.
    I have now had the Airport Extreme for a week and I have had no other issues. Very please so thought I would post an honest review and highlight all the kit it works perfectly with and the kind of home the Airport works well in as many reviews don't mention this information and this info really helps when researching something like a router. It's no more expensive then a good none Apple router so for me it was money well spent. Finally the signal in the garden has always been almost no existent but now I have a decent connection there to, maybe I will add an airpot express to the set up just to beef this up a little to.

    8 of 9 people found this useful