• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Power Users

    • Written by from Crystal river

    This is a great router if all you need is access to Facebook. HOWEVER, if you're a power user of any sort this router simply won't cut it. Unbelievably it lacks support for SNMP and the latest AirPort Utility is stripped of all the useful features. You won't be customizing or doing anything interesting with this router. I returned within the 14 day no-questions-asked period.

    For this product line (without SNMP) Apple has officially given up on small business and power users.

    59 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Advised!

    • Written by from Dallas

    Be advised! This 3X increase in speed only applies to the 802.11 ac network. Unfortunately, the 802.11 ac network is only available on MacBooks, Imac, and MacBook Air. I almost made a buying mistake thinking that I would get additional speed with my Ipad and this router. Wrong!

    49 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SNMP function No longer there

    • Written by from Bruxelles

    Apple stop support for SNMP function. If you want to monitor new AirPort Extreme Base Station by SNMP, you are out of luck.

    and Apple, Please mention this fact on your product Information.

    55 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY SLOW

    • Written by from South Burlington

    Bought this today to replace a net gear box that died after 2 years because I was told it was great and fast which it is not it takes 10min-12min to open a page which I do not want

    14 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a lemon

    • Written by from Kenmore

    Many of these have a connection glitch and performance is spotty. A technician bought my trustworthy 5th gen extreme and warned me about the new 6th gen. He was buying my fifth gen to install in a customers mansion. He was replacing five 6th gen extremes in the mansion because of the issues I mention at the beginning of my review. I went ahead and bought the new 6th gen extreme and sure enough I have the same issues. Apple technicians don't have a solution for the connection issues. My old extreme could handle several devices at once flawlessly, year round. This new 6th gen extreme drops devices all the time, constantly. And the performance is either really fast or really slow.
    You can Google the issues I'm talking about. It's common. And the sore truth is, after two weeks you're stuck with Apple's $199 plus tax lemon of an Airport Extreme.
    It's not worth spending this kind of money for poor performance. Putting an Apple logo on it doesn't make it a good device.

    125 of 171 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Allentown

    I bought this newer Airport trying to replace my 5th generation Airport. This new device is buggy and has a lot of conflicts. I experience drops in the wireless signals constantly and iPhones and iPads drop connection quire often. Don't buy until they fix the software or firmware.

    56 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT, if your name is "grandma"!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Apple has yet again decided on our behalf and removed out all the great features the previous generation extreme routers once had. Don't get me wrong, if you want a zero config device (well almost zero, Airport Utility was having "extreme" issues configuring the one I purchased), this is great. However, for those of us who use SNMP or would simply like to manage our own network, forget about it. Thanks Apple.

    58 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from San Jose

    I used to have an old Linksys WiFi router. I thought this would be an upgrade. It isn't. Constant dropped connections. It's slow when I can connect. 5GHz pretty much never works. No improvement in range.

    It's past the 14 day return date now so I'm stuck with it. But it's going in the closet and I'm going back to my old Linksys for now. Steer clear of this. It's definitely not ready for prime time yet.

    Apple, I'm so disappointed with this product!

    50 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrated on iPhone 4S

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    The new Extreme works pretty normal with all my Apple devices (MACs, iPads, iPods) but cannot deliver a good wifi speed on the iPhone 4S (mine and my wife's). When we measure the speed of all the other devices we can have a 10Mb/s and when we do the same process on the iPhone 4S we can have about 0.1 or 0.2 Mb/s
    Conclusion: I'm back to my old Airport Extreme that works perfect with all Apple Devices.

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with timed access control

    • Written by from abbotsford

    I bought two of these 802.11ac/2013 units. I use the Timed Access Control (TAC) to limit access according to MAC addresses. I swapped my old extremes for these new ones and TAC does not work reliably. There is a glitch where if you have a long list of MAC addresses, say more than 10, then the unit has a random address recognition failure. If the problem MAC addresses are moved further up the list there is less of a problem, if they are toward the end of the list there is more of a chance of a problem. This results in computers which should have authority to use the wireless being denied access. I have spent about 6 hours on this problem, Apple senior tech support can't get to the bottom of it. I have put my old Airports back in. I am aware that other people are having similar problems. I am a long time Apple fan but these units are poor. I can replicate the problem with Mac Book Pros, Mac Book Pro Retinas, and iPads. Don't waste your money.

    54 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not very useful

    • Written by from Monroe

    Pros: Great range and compatible with AC devices.

    Cons: No way to tell the ip addresses of hard wired devices. No way that I can find to use a dynamic DNS service. In a high end 200 dollar router this is unacceptable. I think mine will be going back to apple.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First Apple product I've ever returned

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Dropped connections. Having to power recycle many times a day. Hanging.
    After an Apple history daring back to the Apple ][ I returned my first product for a refund and reverted to my Apple AirPort Extreme G1

    59 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not comparable with lynksys

    • Written by from Umatilla

    I purchased airport extreme to replace my old lynksys router and now find I cant get the wifi I had with my Lynksys which I could go anywhere in and around my house with no problems, now I am stuck in my living room, bedroom or back porch. Not near the distance coverage of my old lynksys for twice the money.

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A PIECE OF JUNK

    • Written by from GLOUCESTER

    I will NEVER buy another Apple Router... EVER!! After everything is hooked up and running, and after 24 hours, the router starts dumping computers!! My iPhone cannot connect to the router, Nor can my iPad! When I disconnect and restart everything, it IS the SAME problem!!

    38 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    less range and performance than old airport extreme

    • Written by from Bellaire

    I have a large property with two close by buildings -tried to extend the network with old airport extreme and with an airport express. Signal is not stronger and is not faster. Spend too much time rebooting. Going back to the original airport extreme and throwing this new $200 unit into the graveyard with all my windows products. This is the first apple product to go into my window graveyard.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Generation 5 Much Better

    • Written by from Media

    Don't spend the money to upgrade because it's not an upgrade! I have three Gen 5 Extreme's in my house - 1 base and the other two extend the wireless network., ordered 2 new Extremes - 1 for a base and one to extend the network.

    I Set up the new extremes as a new network to test the speed between the two networks and the new extremes provide roughly 1/2 the speed of the older gen 5 based network. The gen 5 based network performs at the limits of the service into my home provided by Verizon FiOS. The new generation extremes produce 1/2 the speed.

    Hopefully, there will be a firmware upgrade or something to fix the issue. BTW, I'm accessing the networks with a new macbook air with a/c internal wifi so I would think the new routers would be much faster.

    45 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried 2 of them -neither worked (couldn't connect -wired DL speed too slow

    • Written by from Great Falls

    I have owned at least 8 Apple Airport products and this was the first not to be perfect out of the box

    I installed one yesterday and my "wired download speed" dropped from 80 MB/sec to 7 MB/sec AND none of my iOS devices could connect to the network at all. My MBP could connect to the wireless network, but would drop the signal in less than a minute.

    I returned it today and tried a second one --- same story... Maybe I have a network interference issues..

    I decided to stick with my Airport Extreme 5th Generation which works fine

    61 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

    • Written by from Palos Park

    I was looking forward to Apple's first AC router. I currently use Airport Extreme 5th Gen. Unfortunately, after several tests, I decided to return the unit. I have a fairly big house. Multiple levels. Outdoor area. My 5th Gen Airport output to 2nd Fl office is consistently at 162. Sometimes it pushes up to 207. With the AC model, same channel, I get 81-108. These numbers are based on n clients. Very disappointing.

    If you are considering an upgrade from Gen 5 Airport, I would reconsider until more of your devices are AC ready.

    Sorry Apple. I am fan. But this router is way below standard

    92 of 183 people found this useful