• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do most things

    • Written by from NORTHBROOK

    I have a Brother printer that's not wireless. I can print through Airport Extreme. But I can no longer scan because it does not talk back to my computer. ok, then I manually connect the USB back to my computer to scan, but then other printers do not print through Airport Extreme. If I connect my USB from my computer back to Airport Extreme, My computer does not print. I tried using a splitter, that does not help. I have to restart the router and wait!

    This is not all. Dell computer loses WiFi connection completely as soon as it goes to sleep. So that the connection has to be deactivated and then reconnected each time you want to use internet.

    Not what I expected to do when I got this. Linksys for $60 does a better job.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router out there

    • Written by from BEREA

    I have owned the last 4 versions of the Airport Extreme and so far, this is the very best router out of all of them combined, Hands Down!!!! The range is far superior, and my 5Ghz WiFi is consistent throughout the entire house. On top of all that, this unit runs a lot cooler, the previous versions were very warm to the touch. Very highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from 1st Generation

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I have not tried the 802.11ac only n and g, but this new AirPort Extreme out performs by old first gen in every aspect: better signal strength for all devices in the house, improved performance. I am sure the dual band is much to credit. I like the smaller foot print (height was not an issue where I have it located). I have FIOS and stream movies from vudu, amazon, netflix; very happy so far.

    Holding back one star because of $50 price increase and no usb 3.0. Also, agree with others that complained about packaging; I caught it falling from the box when I opened it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router I have used!!!

    • Written by from Naperville

    This router does it all. The range in a new construction house is about 200ft. I get 5 bars from the second and basement my router is located on the first floor. This also mirrored the modems speed instead of choking it like my previous router, this means my internet is just as fast as if I was connected to the modem and not through the airport extreme. This router also lets you configure it from remote location and the ports for allowing servers and other device chat with the outside world are easy to configure. Also signing static Ip address are awesomely easy. On top of that the external usb is great for storage device and printers. If you want a device that will be reliable then get the airport extreme.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    • Written by from Winton

    This router replaced my last generation AirPort Extreme AND AirPort Expressed used to extend the network because it didn't cover my entire house. I have no words except for the title, WOW!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tower of Power

    • Written by from Austin

    The reviews are true. Switching from an older Airport Extreme to this model instantly provided five bar coverage everywhere in my home. Streaming appears to be faster as well.

    The form factor is a little more challenging to camouflage but this certainly has nothing to do with performance. Great product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speed easy setup

    • Written by from Winlock

    I had been fighting for weeks trying to get the wireless router portion of my Actiontec C1000a modem to be reliable. If I unplugged it it would work fir maybe a day and then get super slow unless I rebooted it. Once in awhile it would work for couple if days. I tried adding a wifi repeater but still inconsistent.

    I was skeptical about investing in AirPort Extreme. Boy am I glad I did! Setup was a breeze and wifi speed have never been this fast, ever! I can travel anywhere on our lot and have wifi reception. Coverage is phenomenal. You can't go wrong with the AirPort Extreme.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Improvement

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I dont usually write reviews but this router is fast.If you cherish your Internet speed ,it worth it. Easy to setup...less than 10 min.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must buy!!

    • Written by from Cheney

    I bought this AirPort along with two MacBook airs because they both use the same 802.11ac wifi. And boy does this thing work! I live in a small apartment, so you can imagine I don't need it for it's wide range of coverage, but rather for it's capabilities. I own quite a number of wifi connected devices, and this thing handles all of them very well. It is making the best of the wifi that my new MacBook Air can handle, and getting me download speeds as high as my ISP will allow. And even my devices that don't use 802.11ac wifi have been shot with adrenaline when they connected to this guy. A must buy if you are buying a 2013 MacBook Air, or plan on buying any Macs in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    great wireless range, but falls short in other ways - rats!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I really wanted to love this router. Its wireless range is the best I've experienced, but its features fall short in a couple of other respects (confirmed with Apple Support):

    - no support for dynamic DNS
    - no support for external drives formatted as NTFS - so an external drive that a Mac can read/write when connected directly via USB won't be recognized at all when connected to the Airport Extreme's USB port. Even a cheapie Western Digital N750 router will recognize external drives whether formatted for Mac OS or Windows. And the N750 has 2 USB ports vs just the one on the Airport Extreme.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Hampton

    I had my old airport since 2007. This year I noticed that our mobile devices and the speed at which my streaming movies would load had slowed down. The first day I saw that a new airport was available, I ordered it. I hooked it up in 5 minutes and the connectivity throughout our house has been perfect. I love the speed on this new airport extreme. I would hands down recommend that you pick this up and install it into your business or work network.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must buy

    • Written by from Louisville

    I am very satisfied with this AirPort Extreme it has an incredible range that extends throughout my house. It was very easy to set up. I can find multiplayer matches on my Xbox very fast

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Pinckneyville

    Better that previous in some ways but slow USB no firewire. Missing features of previous version. Fix the oversights and it would be good. You would expect more form the larger size.

    30 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    I have been living with limited range of second generation time capsule up until today. Was never very happy with that device due to range limit and some connectivity issues. Just purchased the airport extreme. This thing was a snap to set up. No trouble establishing network and connecting on all devices. The range on this is outstanding. Live in large home with bedroom above the garage. With prior set up very poor reception if at all. With new Airport extreme strength and speed of internet connections are excellent through several walls and floors. Well done Apple. Now I'll have to buy apple tv for the bedroom television which will now have access to streaming.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Same ease of use, substantially improved product.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Just bought the new airport extreme coming from the 5th gen APE. I used to suffer with signal strength throughout my house but now I always get full bars of wifi in the furthest part. Works great with my iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. My only complaint is the form factor, it doesn't fit upright as designed where I had my old APE was, but thats a small esthetic nit pick.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 3.0 missing

    • Written by from West Hills

    Too bad the USB port was not updated to 3.0. Otherwise it works fine.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding upgrade but packaging a huge failure.

    • Written by from Pollocksville

    Hello, I'm not the first to make such comments regarding the box in which the router is packaged in. I opened the cellophane and the bottom dropped out from the box and onto the floor, rendering my hard drive inoperative. I take responsibility but on the other hand realize the imperfect design that enables such an easy mistake to happen. The box sets you up for failure in its attempt for form over function. Now I have a router that I paid 300 for that was supposed to have a 2TB hard drive that doesn't work. However, the wireless still works and is noticeably faster on my N devices. I look forward to seeing the performance improvement when I get my new Mac Air with AC. Now, I wonder if Apple will exchange for a working one as a good will gesture? I'm not the last person this will happen to I can guarantee that.
    Thank you, Adam

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme!

    • Written by from Seminole

    I have recently switched over to Apple from the PC world, to a Mac Mini late 2012 handling all my freelance graphic design needs and invested in this Airport Extreme router. I must say I am highly impressed, as the set up was astoundingly easy and recognized straight away and the speeds/range is almost 10 times what I was getting with my expensive Cisco router that cost around the same price range.

    The fact this is future proofed to wireless AC is a sure bet, you'll be happy you invested.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but Missing Key Options

    • Written by from Naples

    Just set up this router for a friend. Very nice product, great distance and strength, excellent profile but missing the following:
    - USB port should be 3.0. not old 2.0;
    - need optional log info to monitor access (my Netgear sends me an e-mail with log entries when scan attacks are made against my router);
    - there is no setup option to restrict devices by MAC addresses.

    I may consider this Extreme as a future purchase if the above upgrades are part of a new version.

    107 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazing speed!!

    • Written by from Rocky Hill

    I just picked the Extreme up yesterday and I'm amazed on how much faster this is from my old 4th generation Extreme. I also had dead spots out on my deck before and now I am getting full signal. I can't wait to walk my dog this morning and see how far up the street it will work.

    Quality is Beautiful and Looks fantastic on my shelve. It took about 5 minutes to set up through airport utility and it would have been three,but there was a update to install.

    Apple did it again! Spend the extra money it's well worth it!

    8 of 9 people found this useful