• 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    29 of 48 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.

    104 of 130 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Greatly improved range and reliability

    • Written by from MOUNT KISCO

    I live in a large house and was previously using a linksys ea6500 router and netgear range extender to get whole house coverage. This set-up proved extremely unreliable as different devices would regularly lose contact, things would need to be rebooted, repowered and reconnected, generally a nightmare. Enter the new AirPort Extreme, on it's own it covers the entire house and a decent radius outside so we can work wirelessly on our deck and in our backyard. The speed even at the farthest point in our house from the router is excellent. The set-up took two minutes. I had purchased an AirPort Express along with the AirPort Extreme thinking I would need to extend the coverage but the extreme is so powerful I have returned the express. Excellent all around.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is built for speed!!!!

    • Written by from Plano

    We have Verizon FIOS and paying for 75 mbps but
    could not get more than 25-35 on wifi and 45-60 on ethernet on PC and iMac.

    Now we are getting 75-85 on ethernet PLUS our wifi, thanks to your new Airport Extreme and the AC band, even though the N protocol is on everything else in our home wifi network.

    Thanks Apple for this great product.

    Tom In Plano, Texas

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lightening fast

    • Written by from the woodlands

    Awesome router. Seemlessly easy to set up. Did set up with Iphone. Dont understand review from person who said they couldn't connect to old airport express. After firmware update, connected to old airport express without problems. Apple does it again.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pembroke Pines

    I had bought another router that was supposedly one of the fastest out in the market, it was very disappointing, so I decided to buy the Airport Extreme. This thing is really-really fast and very easy to set-up. I have very happy.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by from Bright's Grove

    Purchased to replace a D link 615 that has worked fine for 5+ years (still works fine!). Needed better range to get reliable signal in the back yard and far corners of my house. Thought this would do the trick - wrong. Actually have worse signal in some areas. Where I do get good signal strength, my Internet speeds and file transfers are blazing, however, a $40 router provided better range..

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good-Bye Dead Zones

    • Written by from Davidsonville

    After three days with this router I've yet to get an AirPlay dropout on any of my four AirPort Express-connected speakers or while watching my AppleTVs. This is in a 4400 square-foot house that has had several WiFi dead zones. I've struggled with many products to get reliable WiFi throughout, and admittedly I stress the network pretty hard by streaming content and then routing it to other devices. For instance, I'll stream TWiT on my AppleTV and route the audio from the AppleTV to the AirPort Express-connected ceiling speakers. No dropouts, no dead zones. Love this thing!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from DURHAM

    I just bought two of the new AirPort Extreme AC routers. One is my primary and the other extends my network to the other end of our house. The two routers communicate with each other wirelessly, and that connection speed is consistently greater than 550Mbps. Wow!

    These routers replaced two previous generation Airport Extreme routers, and the speed and coverage/range improvements are immediately visible. Nice work, Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A worthy update.

    • Written by from Hillsborough

    Looks/Construction: Solidly built, typical minimalist design & packaging. The dimensions make it much more voluminous than the outgoing model, so its physical presence will be a bit more obvious.

    Connectivity: The new AirPort Extreme router uses Broadcom's 2nd generation 802.11ac chipset, so it is already at an advantage over similar products from other vendors. Only 3 LAN ports might be an issue for some. I've occupied them all and I'm sure many others will too. USB 2.0 port vs USB 3.0 port even though it is supported by the Broadcom SoC (system on a chip.) I assume USB 3.0 was disabled to create separation between the AEBS and the Time Capsule.

    Software: Apple's AirPort Utility 6.x has taken a step back in advanced set-up and monitoring. The older utility cannot be used to set-up or maintain this AEBS. This means that unless you have a Mac with OS X 10.7+ or an iDevice, you will not be able to configure the new AEBS. Other than that, set-up was a breeze. My iPhone recognized the new unit and asked me to configure it. It then asked if I wanted to transfer settings from my existing AEBS. The process was quite painless.

    Performance: I bought two of these. The second is used primarily as a wireless ethernet bridge down the hall from the primary AEBS. The distance between the two is roughly 30ft with a couple walls in between. Sustained transfer rates are right at 45MBps (360Mbps.) Compared to my previous set-up of two 802.11n AEBS, it's a 2-3x increase in throughput. The old set-up struggled sometimes to saturate my Comcast broadband connection.

    Price: Steep, but in line with other 802.11ac routers + a small Apple premium.

    Thoughts: It works, quite well actually. My only major hang-up is the software, which I can't ding the physical product too much for. I might add that this is only rev.1 of the new look router because there will surely be several silent updates. Did you know there were five revisions of the previous model, all with notable differences? Now is as good a time as any to jump in though...802.11ac is that big of an upgrade. I'd also like to see "AirPort Extreme" branding dropped at some point. It should really just be called AirPort AC or something like that.

    Score: 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dumbed down features but worth it for 802.11ac

    • Written by from Reston

    For $20 more than the last generation, you get 802.11ac (Awesome!) but lose SNMP and advanced control over things like radio mode, power and channel width. No longer supported with AirPort Utility 5.6. Still worth it for the speed though.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple AirPort Extreme me918am/a

    • Written by from Kingston

    Super fast and easy set up - even faster performance ! Just moved up from the 5th gen to this newest model . Using late 2011 macbook , with a couple apple tv2 , ipad2 , iphone 5 and iphone 4 . Everything that worked very well previously is moving even faster ! Looking forward to 802.11 Macbook air laptop soon ! Excellent range and power - even working backwards on b/g/n - probably 25-30 percent faster and same in increased range . Happy i made this decision ! Well made and looks great , prefer the aesthetic of this new router over the 5th gen . No longer using 5th gen extreme , and airport express -- the new device puts them both into retirement ! or for sale ! lol

    5 of 5 people found this useful