AirPort Extreme

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  • Overview

    The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
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    Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.1 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

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    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

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    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

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    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Extreme can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

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    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Extreme features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

    What’s in the Box

    AirPort Extreme

    Printed documentation

    Power cord

    Tech Specs

      Size and Weight

    • Height: 6.6 inches (168 mm)
    • Width: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Depth: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Weight: 2.08 pounds (945 g)2

    Connections and Expansion

    Built-in power supply

    Ethernet

    Gigabit Ethernet WAN port

    Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

    USB

    USB 2

    Wireless

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac1

    Beamforming antenna array

    Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    50

    System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

    iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Wireless Device Access

    Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable after year and half

      This was a nice product for a little over a year but now it constantly drops the connection. I have to unplug it and plug it back in daily. I thought I was havi This was a nice product for a little over a year but now it constantly drops the connection. I have to unplug it and plug it back in daily. I thought I was having internet connection issues with my cable provider but turns out it is the airPort Extreme. Too bad, I like apple compatibility and simplicity but the reliability for this product is not there. I do not recommend this.

      • Written by Jerry S from Peoria

      418 of 504 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable after year and half

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Broke After 16 Months - Not Covered by Apple

      This router looks and works great, but is unreliable (filter on the one-star reviews to see what I mean). Apple will not replace even though the device is fou This router looks and works great, but is unreliable (filter on the one-star reviews to see what I mean). Apple will not replace even though the device is four months out of warranty. I am very disappointed especially considering the high price of these units. My advice to owners of Airport Extremes that are still in warranty: return the Airport Extreme as soon as you hear a fan noise -- I waited too long.

      • Written by Anthony B from Reston

      375 of 450 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Broke After 16 Months - Not Covered by Apple

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Do Not Buy!!!! Drops signal all the time!!!

      I bought this around a year ago. Had problems then. Contacted apple support. They walked me through a few thing. It work Great for around 6 months. The stupid t I bought this around a year ago. Had problems then. Contacted apple support. They walked me through a few thing. It work Great for around 6 months. The stupid thing keeps dropping connection. Ive done all kinds of resets etc... I had a Netgear for over 6 years with no problems. I just wanted to get an extreme since everything else I had was apple. I repeat do not buy one of these! biggest waste of money even for an apple fan!!!!!

      • Written by JOSHUA C from Panama City Beach

      357 of 446 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Do Not Buy!!!! Drops signal all the time!!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      2.4 GHz slows speed down at a very inconsistently

      It took me a while to finally review this product because I wanted to fully troubleshoot it and I liked the network accessible disk storage for my Mac and backu It took me a while to finally review this product because I wanted to fully troubleshoot it and I liked the network accessible disk storage for my Mac and backup feature. In the end, when I think about it, it’s not worth the price tag. Basically like the title says, if your devices connect using the 2.4 GHz frequency, you’ll notice your internet speed going up and down not even close to your speed if you connect directly to your ISP’s equipment. We’re talking close to 0.9 mbps... this has been observed with multiple modems now. One way to go around it is to separate the 5Ghz frequency and connect to that. The limitation to this is that 5ghz is very short range. I tried to look online when I first got this device and couldn’t find anything if anyone else has had this issue. Until last night. Look up an Apple discussion thread number 8427625. They tried to troubleshoot this deeper to no avail. Now I’m convinced this is a product issue.

      • Written by Tantely A from Cleveland Hts

      Is this review useful?2.4 GHz slows speed down at a very inconsistently

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Amber light all the time and fan whining

      After 18 months, the box is stuck on Amber light and the fan whines all the time. It is provided poor and unreliable wifi. I had an older airport from 2002, it After 18 months, the box is stuck on Amber light and the fan whines all the time. It is provided poor and unreliable wifi. I had an older airport from 2002, it still works. Shame the newer product is substandard.

      • Written by Paul O from High Point

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Amber light all the time and fan whining

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Better than other Wi-Fi Routers

      This Apple AirPort Extreme is a Smart Wi-Fi Router which is better than other Wi-Fi Routers by brand name is ASUS, D-Link, Linksys, NETGEAR, TP-Link, and other This Apple AirPort Extreme is a Smart Wi-Fi Router which is better than other Wi-Fi Routers by brand name is ASUS, D-Link, Linksys, NETGEAR, TP-Link, and other Internet Technology Systems.... However, the other Wi-Fi Routers are not as good as this Apple AirPort Extreme due to defective; dropped Wi-Fi Signal; slowed speed internet; Wi-Fi Range too far into Very Large Home Size; and not working properly that I read their product reviews into Other Shopping Online Websites like Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Fry's Electronics, etc. and their product reviews were written by other people whose they were NOT happy about their other Wi-Fi Routers could dropped Wi-Fi Signal.... Sorry for that inconvenience about other Wi-Fi Routers have a lot of problems! Probably the Wi-Fi Range of this Apple AirPort Extreme is about AC2600 (Wi-Fi Speed) for Very Large Home Size; just compared to NETGEAR Wi-Fi Routers instead of Wi-Fi Cable Modem Routers...

      • Written by Savannah S from Irving

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Better than other Wi-Fi Routers

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