• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW...we got the best!

    • Written by from Gainesville

    we had problems with our wireless system in our house for the past few months. We have a 3800 square foot old home (concrete block!!) and all of our products are apple. it was a nightmare getting signal across our home. We had an airport extreme from 2009. we were always dropping signal. we replaced our cable modem, had new wiring, purchased several extenders and still could not get signal across our house. We read bunch of reviews and saw pretty good reviews on this gem. WOW! are we impressed! this thing works right out of the box. it was an easy set up as expected. now the signal across our home is so strong! the signal never drops. absolutely the best! we highly recommend this product! you will not be disappointed.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product !

    • Written by from Largo

    When I bought my MacBook Air 13" i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB Flash Storage, I bought this AirPort Extreme. I had a slight problem getting it connected and everything because Verizon isn't the best internet provider. After getting it to work with a green light on and the internet actually working, it works flawlessly ! I live in a 1,000+ sq ft home and I get connection through the entire house, I go outside that has 3 acres, I can still get 2-3 connection bars all the way out there. I haven't had a single problem with it since I bought it and I'm glad I bought it. Lightning fast internet, long distance connection, it's just a perfect device !

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Had a Comcast router which was terrible.
    We were always getting dropped and could Only have 4 devises at once.
    Also had little to no reception at the other end of the house and it caused bad interference in my wireless xbox headphones. Switched to Comcast standard modem and add the extreme.
    Solved all my problems. Never seen our iPads or iMac load pages so fast. Hasn't dropped a devise yet.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't have been easier to setup

    • Written by from Stevens Point

    Wow, how easy can it get? Up and running in minutes.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!!!

    • Written by from Manhattan

    I thoroughly read many reviews about the performance of the Airport Extreme and was skeptical even at the time of purchase. Had read that it did not communicate well with older versions of the Airport Express (i have two) so I also bought one of those just in case... But then just out of the box connected all of them (Airport Extreme the two older AExpress, the new one, all to different stereos throughout the house)to a single glitch during installation or lost signal in the month and a half since I installed my network. I can say that am really happy how Apple products work together...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My airport extreme has short distance

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    What is the problem with my airport extreme? I live a small apartment and my airport extreme is in the living room and I lose signal in the kitchen. (15-20 foot) (all my device) I had a linksys before. The net was slow but I had signal everywhere. I have very fest net In the bedroom and living room. What is the problem?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I was struggling with poor wiifi in my home.
    I purchased this product.
    Easy to use.
    Wifi now works well.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Grenada

    This replaced my old linksys router. All I can say is WOW! This is leaps and bounds ahead of any other router I've ever used. I actually get 1mb more than I pay for with this router! Being able to set up a guest network is a nice feature also.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better range compared to previous Airport Extreme.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Never had any problem with previous Airport Extreme, but in new house my iPhone's Wifi dropped out. Office is 2 walls and 2 fridge freezer away from the Airport. This new Airport manages to keep my iPhone on Wifi with 2 bars. Problem solved.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really fast! Almost flawless install too!

    • Written by from OLMSTED TOWNSHIP

    OK, the problems first. I had a hard time installing this. Turns out I didn't follow the directions telling me to leave my cable modem unpowered for several minutes (I only powered it down for a minute max). IF I had followed the directions correctly, I would have had this up and running in like 5 minutes. It was THAT easy to install.

    Now, it's running great and I am getting fantastic response on all my wireless devices throughout the home, with much better speeds than my older Linksys unit. In short, expensive but worth it in terms of performance and ease-of-set-up.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Radically better than the rest!

    • Written by from Rochester

    I had a Cisco wireless router and, after a year and a half, was having problem after problem. We went out and picked this up and o'ila! All problems solved. The speed is radically faster than the old 'n' Cisco and the distance the wireless travels is incredible!

    To top all of that I plugged it in, went to Accessories -> Utilities -> Airport Utility on my iMac and had it set up in less than two minutes. Do yourself a favor and choose Apple products!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds expectations!

    • Written by from Savoy

    I replaced a pretty good Linksys router with a new Airport Extreme and the enhanced performance is remarkable. I was waiting to purchase the Airport because I thought the enhanced performance would be mainly available when I began to use wireless ac devices. Based upon reviews I read here, I became convinced that wifi performance would be better even with wireless g and n devices. Well, the reviews were right! . My wireless download speeds increased by almost 75%, from 25 mbps to 44 mbps, without any change to my ISP service. (My wired desktop computers achieve download speeds consistently at 55 mbps via Comcast.)
    I can only speculate about how much better it might get when I begin to use wireless ac devices; maybe equal to wired?
    Don't worry about the premium price you pay for this Apple product. Get one now.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Speed+Range Bump, Easy Replacement

    • Written by from Victoria

    After using two previous-generation AirPort Extremes in the house to try and get usable speeds at other end of house, we went from almost NO signal about 60 ft. away to hitting our broadband provider's speed cap from same location.

    Second-generation iPads at far end of house sometimes would get NO signal at all, now they're easily hitting high 30mbps and MacBook Pro getting full max of provider's 48mbps from that location.

    Was skeptical about the one-click "upgrade all settings from existing AirPort Extreme", having done a lot of configuration to our existing unit that I was reluctant to have to sit down and replicate, but it got everything, including our attached-drive permissions, etc.

    Thanks for this AirPort Extreme upgrade, Apple. Helped keep my marriage happy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade from the Gen 5 Extreme

    • Written by from Toronto

    I would recommend upgrading to the Gen. 6 from any other generation of Apple Extreme, including the Gen. 5. Page load speed on Safari appears to be noticeably faster and the download time on an iTunes movie is dramatically shorter. Set-up, of course, is an absolute breeze. My Macbook Pro w. Retina rapidly found the plugged-in station and launched Airport Utility (use latest version) with its extremely simple set-up protocol. If you have an existing wireless network, perhaps with a printer (as in my case) or other wireless peripheral, simply assign the current network name to the new Extreme base station and the peripheral(s) should all connect. A firmware upgrade was immediately signalled on the Extreme icon in the Airport Utility, (a red circle with the #1 in it), so ensure that you update the firmware. I hope this feedback helps.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - except documentation

    • Written by from Redding

    Bought to replace aging Airport. Wow, what a speed and range difference! Easy setup. Named it same as the old one and everything connected. 5 stars for performance.

    But it gives some options, such as guest network, a 5ghz network name, etc., and doesn't explain or even mention them in documentation. Why not? Help us out, here, Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A real review:

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    The concept of this router is great, you do lose some features that the older version, yes it's faster with devices supporting the 801.11a/c... however my biggest complaint while spending a higher cost associated with an Apple product, is that Apple has constantly limited the ports on this item.
    It has PLENTY of space to allow more ports. You only get 3. Any other A/C router will give you more and cost less.

    Apple PLEASE have 5 rj45 connectors for future units!
    The only reason I bought this is because I needed more ports.

    Explanation of my 3 ports:
    1. Airport Express to extend signal range upstairs for my iPhone and iPad.
    2. My NAS that stores my iTunes library.
    3. My Philips Hue automated LED lights in my home.

    That leaves me with a wirelessly connected laptop, and a wirelessly connected printer, and a wirelessly connected Apple TV.

    I have no problems having a wirelessly connected printer or Apple TV, but would prefer to keep the laptop plugged for faster connection.

    This is such a huge drawback with Apples routers.
    Utilize your plugs wisely!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New router 2013

    • Written by from Southbury

    Wow what a screamer.. this new router replaced 2 apple routers, a base station and a express. lots distance and dual band.. Enough said , if you are on the fence buy the fence... Makes life livable, 14 devices, wife and 2 kids , work
    VPN works and does all other.. Only an express in the detached garage !!!!

    2 of 2 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