• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product from Apple

    • Written by from Hampton

    Bought this Airport Extreme yesterday and was utterly amazed at just how easy it was to set up. Plugged it into my current VDSL router, where it quickly worked out it should place itself in Bridge mode. Then it asked me some simple questions like Wifi Name and Password and it was that simple.
    So very happy with the purchase. It certainly isn't a cheap device but in my opinion it is worth the money. Still to fully test its wireless range etc, but absolutely no complaints so far.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this wireless device!

    • Written by from Chevy chase

    I was dreading replacing our old router, but the setup process for the AirPort Extreme couldn't have been any easier. We keep our modem and router on the top floor of our 4 story house and the signal is really strong on all 4 levels, even in the basement. The internet connection is super fast too. Another great product from Apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product compared to ISP supplied equipment

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I purchased this AirPort Extreme 4 days ago and am more than happy, highly recommend for an Apple household.

    Prior to this I had a BT Home Hub 5, initially this seemed to be fine (apart from AirPlay (iPad to an Apple TV) not working) but since a firmware update in the middle of January it would continually drop the WiFi if more than a couple of devices were active. I should say that when I initially had BT Infinity (FTTC) installed with the white Open Reach modem and Home Hub 3 then all had been ok but I persuaded BT to give me the HH5 so that I had 5Ghz WiFi which was a mistake.

    I was going to purchase a Billion ADSL/VDSL modem/router to replace the HH5 but then decided, since the house is all Apple, that it would be wise to try the AirPort Extreme (at much the same price) since I still had the Open Reach modem. I should say I could have used the HH5 purely as a modem with the WiFi turned off, still, this is a fall back if the Open Reach modem fails.

    Set up was easy once I had put in the BT user name but I was left with a flashing Amber light (internet was available), after some fiddling and research it was found that this was due to IPv6 (not supported by BT) being active so this was set to “Link-local only” and the indicator turned Green.

    Now no more drop outs, AirPlay works, no problems when multiple devices are active and I can now print to my Epson printer from an iPad.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Airport Extreme.

    • Written by from WITNEY

    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!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far MORE THEN EXPECTED!

    • Written by from Crown Point

    Have ran a other brand name router for over 10 years yes N speed etc. but was having issues! Come too find out it was not the router! But seeing at the time I would upgrade why not go HIGH END! ( the old one was still better rated then some of the new! Going into my parents house now!) But my IPhone 6 is the only thing with he AC Speed. But when I would be in my barn working the iPhone would work as long as the door was open! LOL Now with the door closed I still get full signal and if I was more then 200' from the house i lost the wifi signal! Now I can be over 300yards from the house and still be connected! SO YES THE AIR PORT EXTREME HAS FAR SURPASSED WHAT I WAS EXPECTING AT THE BEST!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will never buy another Apple router

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I would not recommend this to anyone other then someone who is more concerned about looks, rather then function and quality. I purchased this a little over a year ago, worked well for several months then nothing but problems; HOURS Spent trying to resolve self assigned ip issues and getting it to play nice with NAS, etc. Part of the issue is that Apple believes that anyone buying their products is a moron and need generic configuration interfaces, so you can't adjust anything only what Apple wants you to adjust. Also, what's up with requiring a reviewer to agree with their EULA before submitting a review? Haven't I agreed to several hundred EULAs over the past 20 some odd years. Just goes to show where their heads are at.

    6 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best thing i have ever done is purchase this router

    • Written by from cardiff

    I have been a long term sufferer of sky and the awful routers they provide. I currently have a sr102 router (the latest black home hub) the performance is shocking always dropping out etc etc.

    After a bit of research i found that is can be quite tricky to get your password etc from the sky hub, although not impossible i wanted a simpler and cleaner option. It was suggested that you could plug the airport extreme into the router and it will automatically go into bridge mode using the modem form the sky hub.

    I was a little sceptical as this seemed such an easy solution!!!

    Well the research was spot on, it took me about 10 mins to set up the airport. I then just logged into the sky router and turned off the wireless.. SIMPLE AS THAT

    The performance is outstanding and i am not even on fibre yet (will do now i know this works so well)

    If you are having any second thoughts about getting one of these, then don't just go and get one.

    As the title says THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE IS PURCHASE THIS ROUTER.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    • Written by from Fraserburgh

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Made all the difference, really like it

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I was skeptical that this router would fix some of the range and throughput issues that I was having. I took a chance and was glad that I did. It extended the range over my previous router that Time Warner provided significantly. Throughput is great and the added bonus of wi-fi support for 802.11ac is fantastic. My iPhone 6 and Macbook Pro fly now and other legacy wi-fi enabled devices are working a lot better including two Roku 3s, Samsung tablet, Xbox One and other devices.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance has degraded

    • Written by from Driftwood

    I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in the past couple of months I've had numerous degraded performance issues, ranging from mysterious slowness to completely failing to pass traffic indefinitely. If it happened once every few months I suppose that would be tolerable, but happening every few days has completely ruined my confidence in this. And no, the problem is not on the carrier side, since the router does not respond to ping as it normally should. Seemed to begin when I configured an Airport Express to join or extend the network, though that may be a coincidence since I took it offline and still experienced the same issues with the router. The next time this happens I am probably going to retire it and replace with the Dlink in storage, or reconfigure it from scratch, which I'm not looking forward to.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Compatibility

    • Written by from Belvidere

    Overall this is a great product, almost doubled my wireless throughput, have not found a dead spot in the house, will try outside when it is warmer. The BIG ISSUE I have is with USB compatibility. It was one of the considerations I had in spending the extra $$ for this device as I am also adding an external drive for backup purposes, just as the Apple website identifies, connect a printer or external drive. As I am still on a PC at home I could not use the Time Capsule and chose a WDC My Book. The problem is the USB port on the Extreme will not work with this. The apple utility recognizes it on my PC but that is it. After talking to support I found that it would only work if I reformatted to FAT32 which is not happening. Have not seen this limitation in any literature or for that matter in the ops manual or any support topic.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SNMP Disabled!

    • Written by from Corona

    With this model of the Airport Extreme Apple decided to disable snmp, so now I cannot monitor my bandwidth at home. I have to trust my provider to give my correct numbers. lol

    Other than that it is a decent router

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have bought an Airport Extreme a long time ago!

    • Written by from LAVAL

    Installation took no more than 5 minutes, literally. And finally no more signal dropping. Signal is reaching every corner of the house (basement + 2 storeys), even outside on my driveway. Connection speed is at 300 Mbps on my 802.11n devices/laptops. I have at least 10 devices connected to it. I'm eager to check the speed it on 802.11ac devices.

    Got rid of signal dropping? yes. Delighted? yes. Paid a bit more? Yes. Recommend it to a friend? absolutely.

    If you do not need to create VLAN's and do crazy stuff, then this router is a no-brainer for home use -should you be willing to spend the extra bucks. For me, it's worth it. I highly recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    • Written by from WALDEN

    After reading all the reviews i was a little leary of this prchase ,My older one was working great
    after a simple swap and install, it is running and great with a huge differance in wifi reception and speed upstairs down stairs and basement .
    VERY PLEASED!!!!!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply works

    • Written by from Nort Hills

    Were an audio video integrator we don't do very complex networks due to us leaving wifi as a last resort for anything other than mobile devices. Installed a Ubiquiti system with no one but myself connected and i was getting an average of 12-15 m down .. took out the "Fancy router and AP .. plugged one of these guys in and 100+ down which is what the client was paying for. just a week ago a client had some dlinks as APs performed poorly.. took them out placed 5 Extremes (Big house) in the same location as the not so old equipment and boom .. from 8 to 50+ now which is what they are paying for .. These things work. plain and simple easy to set up .. easy to use and open ports.... unless you really need to create vlans and get crazy (which is 90% of the time not the case) this is the best product to get .. period

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricey but works great.

    • Written by from Dulles

    Having used it for 6 months now it hasn't given me any trouble. I use both the wireless and wired side of the router and have been surprised at how much more distance this router gives me. The 5 ghz and 2.4 ghz being able to work at the same time for different devices is a great benefit.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up. Powerful wifi

    • Written by from Marietta

    The router was incredibly easy to set up. It broadcasts a strong wifi signal.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from MAIDENHEAD

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got speed?

    • Written by from Jersey city

    Wow!!! Just hooked up my new APE...took about 3 minutes to set up... Recognized my network right the way.. I have a 105 mb/s connection... My first speed test peaked at 132mb/s on all my devices Even on my iPhone... Very happy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed my problem!

    • Written by from Norfolk

    I was having a lot of wi-fi internet problems. My network would stop working, sometimes I couldn't connect to it, sometimes the speed would decrease considerably for no intelligible reason. I got a new modem and a new router but the problems persisted.

    A friend recommended this to me but I was reluctant due to the high cost compared to its competitors. As with all Apple products, you get what you pay for. I haven't explored many of the advanced features but it has completely solved my network issues. And it's super fast. I can consistently get over 50 Mbps (with my last set-up I maxed out at about 20).

    Bottom line: it's expensive but you get what you pay for.

    7 of 7 people found this useful