• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed all problems with BT Home Hub 5

    • Written by from London

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New airport

    • Written by from Enumclaw

    So far I've been using this product for two days and I went to print some things and I have an old Canon PIXMA IP 4000R and that of course is a wireless printer but old-school. And I had to change wireless networks at home to print to it because my older fifth-generation AirPort Extreme would not connect to it but this one does and finally realizing that after minute or so that I was printing without changing wireless networks I was all excited. I'm going to give my old wireless AirPort Extreme to my daughter. It's a different looking design having a little mini tower instead of a flat pancake like device. It's so fast!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of trouble

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I have been an Apple fan for many years now, I bought this as a replacement to the Airport extreme that went belly up. This thing has been a constant source of trouble, it need constant rebooting and reconfiguring, I am sooooo sorry I bought this this. IMHO not worth the money.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Ashington

    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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Router!!

    • Written by from East Earl

    I was previously a diehard NetGear router fan. After three High end very expensive NetGear routers failed on me... A friend of mine has had the 5th and now 6th Generation routers. He swore by them. So I decided to give the Airport Extreme a chance! Very happy with the speeds and range of signal I receive in our 1,600 square ft townhouse. Every floor and inch has great signal! Apple, you've done it again! Very pleased!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Very good range and speed!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! No more connection issues!

    • Written by from Sylvania

    I have always used the modem/router provided by telcos. It would work for 6months and then connection would start dropping out, become slow etc..

    Airport Extreme as solved all of my connection issues!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing Setup and Range

    • Written by from Wessington Springs

    Bought new Extreme in April 2015 from Best Buy based on Apple sales pitch...6 antennas, conforming beam, excellent range. I'll likely keep it -- even though it struggles to reach my iPhone in an upstairs bathroom -- because it took 3 hours to setup and I'm adverse to having "wasted" my time. Instructions from package were totally inadequate. Need to enlarge print and clarify. For example, how long should the amber light flash before turning green?! Who do I call or email for clarification? How do you use internet when you disconnect the old router and before the Extreme is operating? When I found a phone # and after waiting 20 minutes in the queue, the two experts I talked with were helpful and walked me through a time-consuming and complex setup as my new fiber optics router installed by Venturecomm three months ago did not recognize the Extreme. The router needed PPPoE and Extreme expected DHCP auto.

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic line of routers.

    • Written by from Elgin

    I had the last gen version of the Airport Extreme (the Mac Mini shaped one) and loved it. It recently stopped functioning--I believe because of a recent brown out in our house--and I decided to replace it with this new model. Color me impressed. My old one did a really great job giving us a good solid wireless N signal two floors away, but this one is even faster and more solid.

    Speaking generally though--these are the most solid routers I've ever owned. They never need to be restarted and they last forever. I highly recommend them. Power users or network admins may not find them to be the most versatile as far as options, but for the standard user, they're amazing.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Estreem

    • Written by from LANCASTER

    I love this product. This is the 2nd Airport Extreem I bought for myself. When my daughter's old Linksys died, I handed her down my old Airpoort Extreem "hot plate" model which still worked perfect, and I installed the new model Airport Extreem in my new wifi setup. The old Airport Extreem never disappointed. I have had the new "tower" model for almost a year now, and it seems to be a lot more powerful in range and with the amount of devices you can run through it at the same time. I like the feature of automatically switching the the best frequency for the device that is connecting to it. I wouldn't buy anything else. It does what is it suppose to.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Lytle Creek

    After many rounds of frustration with Netgear routers and extenders, I decided to give this Airport Extreme a try. They do have a great return policy...It simply just worked, out of the box. Set up was very intuitive and simple, and it immediately recognised the Airport express that I use as an extender. I coould not be more pleased with this product, especially since this isn't a spare time/hobby for me, but I use it for work 24/7. I had it in service for 3 weeks now, and it has been flawless, meaning I don't even know it's there. Precisely the opposite of other brands I have owned before. It is hard wired to a satellite modem, my 2 computers, printer and airport express are tied into it. While expensive, I am very glad I went with this set of routers. All my other apple wireless devices like ipad, iphone and apple tv talk to it flawlessly. Guests with Androids etc also have no issue connecting to my guest network. Time will tell if it is durable and can take power outages etc. But so far, so very very good. I downloaded the utility for it on all my devices, but it had already began to work before I got done downloading. My kind of equipment.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tries to be a router but doesn't support static routes.

    • Written by from Bromham

    For quite an expensive bit of kit that forces itself to be the primary router in your home network, you'd expect it to support something as simple as static routes.

    I've got a VPN router that connects me to my work network and as the AirPort extreme doesn't support VPN either it;s essential I can still use this other box, but as the Airport Extreme doesn't support static routes and doesn't allow you to override the default gateway it pushes out through DHCP I have to turn off the router support in the Airport Extreme which cripples the features.

    Even the most basic of routers I've seen support static routes, it's amazing that Apple have neglected such a fundamental feature.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solved my problems!

    • Written by from Kennesaw

    Had to call Apple support to walk me though the set-up but the support was fast and painless once I was pointed to the "Settings" app on my iPad. The AirPort Extreme is seamlessly supporting multiple i-devices and Smart TV's without the buffering I was experiencing with just the Motorola Cable modem alone. Great product so far, worth every penny!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best One

    • Written by from Tucson

    I bought the airport extreme like 2 weeks ago and it work great. I have a 3,200 square foot house and every where i go i have full bars on my iPhone to my macbook, even out side. It is way better then the netgear that century link has. LOVE IT !!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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!

    8 of 8 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.

    7 of 7 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!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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!!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    19 of 55 people found this useful