• 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

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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

    BEWARE OF PACKAGING

    There is a serious issue with the packaging the Aairport Extreme come in- pls consider if you buy! Here is my case (which will also be going on YouTube). I just purchased a new Airport Extreme. Got home, and unboxed while standing in my kitchen. There is only one logical way to open the box, which is to hold top and bottom and pull apart. When I did this, the Airport Extreme flew out the box and dropped 4 feet onto tile floor, with a huge thud and its bottom cover broken off. Just astonishing to say the least, and not what you want to see with your new $200+ purchase.

    In the box, the unit sits on the bottom segment of the packaging, with about a 1 cm of elevated packaging surrounding it. Also, pulling the top section of the packaging while holding the bottom section created a vacuum, which seemed to help launch into mid air (no pun intended)

    So I now need to consider returning it before using it, as it may or not work or have the lifecylce it should. I read up on this and noticed many people had the same issue. A huge hassle and incredibly stressful for me.

    Why has Apple developed such incredibly bad packaging? I am a dedicated Apple user, I bought this to replace an old Airport Extreme. But this experience is just mind-numbing. This packaging is so badly thought-out and can create a horrible user experience - it is astonishing Apple let this out the door. I havent even used it, but have no choice but to give it one star at this point. Complete waste of time dealing with this product thus far. (on a Sunday to boot)

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac only no windows support

    It does its job as a router. In our household we have Macs as well as Windows machines. Apple customer care does not support the product for windows and sent me a link to an article which did not rectify the isse. Apple get with the real world and offer support for both formats. Cannot access the 2TB drive or attached external HD to it After hours of frustration the Airport Extreme will be relagated to a wi fi repeater...an expensive excercise.

    As a router its style over substance, love the look but performance is nothing startling.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get one now

    Easy to set up. Speeds up internet speed. Loads of options to build a secure network. Looks great.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    Fabulous piece of kit.
    Replace my BT Hub 3 with this. The set up was a doddle. Two pieces of information Network name, password and the job was done.

    Couldn't believe it, had to check to see if security was set up and it was.

    I run a iMac and three iPads and a HP printer all wireless on BT infinity 1 and my speed is 30 down and 6 up and solid.

    Couldn't be more happier.

    Shaun

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously amazing!

    I've been messing about with various routers over the years, I've always had problems with one thing and another so I decided to take the plunge and treat myself to an Airport Extreme, OMG after 10 seconds setup it works like a dream, blisteringly fast, I should of moved over to apple routers years ago. Yes they are a little expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend anyone to purchase this, even the complete novice would have this up and running in seconds! As always with Apple products, it simply works!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At least 2x better than new D-Link 865L

    Based on internet reviews i got a D-Link DIR 865L due to its top review here www.altomdata.dk/d-link-dir-865l
    The D-Link didn't cover my house good enough so I bought the new AirPort Extreme.
    The AirPort feels like running double speed and the coverage is full all over the house.
    Further benefits in the AirPort is that the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands are joined into one SSID making network sharing a lot easier than the D-Link as it runs two SSIDs one for each band.
    Also the AirPort allows my VPN tunnel I couldn't get to work via D-Link.
    The AirPort is allowed in the living room due to nice design and not stored away like the D-Link so that a simple way to improve network quality

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy Setup - Piece O'Cake

    I did a fair amount of research before taking the plunge and purchasing this great piece of kit. I've been suffering for sometime with my iMac dropping of my wireless network, we are a house of iPhones, iPads, windows laptops and gaming platforms. I was getting fed up of playing second fiddle to my sons Xbox!!!

    Simply unboxed the AirPort Extreme, plugged it into the existing super fast fibre optic broadband router, and literally 3 minutes later I was up and running with superb speed and connectivity......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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

    Amazing

    I have been messing about with wifi and trying to setup repeaters in my house with no success. Bought 2 AirPort Extremes - plugged one in - 5 mins later working, plugged the second one it, 2 minutes later its a repeater and wifi sorted - and blindingly fast. Now multiple AppleTVs working fine, phones, laptops etc. all around the house..

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superfast!!

    I purchased this to go with two new laptops we'd bought a new 13" retina and a 13" top spec Air. We have been using the BT HomeHub 3 but after having various problems with it, particularly with Airplay, I decided to swap it for an Airport extreme.

    What can I say, I'm so impressed with it, so easy to set up, so easy to manage and all achievable from an iOS device or a mac. What I really wasn't expecting was such a bump in my broadband speed, on the BT HH3 I was averaging about 20-30mbps on BT's infinity service, using the Airport it shot straight up to over 70mbps. I had read this had happened with other users of the AIrport extreme on BT but didn't know how much of an issue my HH3 router was until I replaced it.

    One small issue I did have was with my Xbox Live. It seems to default to Moderate NAT settings but a few Youtube videos soon showed me how to switch it to stay open.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous! It does exactly Apple claim

    Easy to install
    Blisteringly fast wifi.
    I test my wifi speed a couple of times a week.
    Download has increased from 15- 20 Mbps average to +/- 55Mbps.
    I pay my Internet provider for 50mbps.
    It is truly amazing

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.