• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router! Great Range!

    • Written by from Newark

    I previously had a D-Link Router which thru out the years lost its range power, therefore i decided to purchase this item in hopes i could have enough range to use Wi-fi thru out my house. Thankfully this router has a much better range and signal, and now i no longer have Wi-fi signal issues. This router is definitely a great buy and worth every penny.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mere Child's Play

    • Written by from Norfolk

    This was the first router that I have ever set-up and like all Apple products it was a breeze, super fast, and I will soon connect a SSD external for my own DropBox accessible via the internet and in-house. Great Job APPLE!!!!

    3 of 4 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

    94 of 186 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Performance has degraded

    • Written by from Driftwood

    I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in the past couple of months I've had numerous degraded performance issues, ranging from mysterious slowness to completely failing to pass traffic indefinitely. If it happened once every few months I suppose that would be tolerable, but happening every few days has completely ruined my confidence in this. And no, the problem is not on the carrier side, since the router does not respond to ping as it normally should. Seemed to begin when I configured an Airport Express to join or extend the network, though that may be a coincidence since I took it offline and still experienced the same issues with the router. The next time this happens I am probably going to retire it and replace with the Dlink in storage, or reconfigure it from scratch, which I'm not looking forward to.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade for older Apple router

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I bought the Extreme to replace a much older Time Capsule. Unbelievable improvement in wireless throughput. We're in a row house and I can see 40 wireless routers (using WiFi Explorer from the Mac App Store). Surprisingly, all were in the 2.4 GHz band. So we were seeing much better wired performance than over the air, in part because of interference and collisions.

    I guess most people don't upgrade their routers as a matter of course. Now we have the 5 GHz band to ourselves. Wireless data rate increased tenfold. I think the more sophisticated antenna design in the new Extreme may be just as important as the absence of competition on the 5 GHz band. Wired and wireless connections now run at just about the same speed, even two floors away from the new router.

    Setup was easy, even though I had (stupidly)) shut off the old router before seeing that the new Airport offers a "migration" feature to pick up existing configs from a router being replaced. Also, I was happy to see that the new Extreme still talks over wired ethernet to an old Airport Express we have on the top floor. We'd been using the old Express to extend our network. But, with the improvements in the new Extreme, I'm not sure that's necessary anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme Performance & Minimum Fuss

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Ever since I installed this router it has performed flawlessly. This A1408 model AirPort Extreme covers our entire home with a signal pattern that has no obvious dark areas. It has never required a reboot and is compatible with all of our devices.

    This was my first experience with the Apple Airport Utility. It seemed weird not to use a web page for configuration. At first I missed the “control” of the traditional router interface until I realized that the configuration utility had our home network up and functioning faster than any web page ever had. I set up a guest network with a separate password without using the manual.

    The 5th generation Airport Extreme is a great WiFi router.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup, consistent connection, fast!!

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    Bought an AirPort Extreme a after dealing with ATT's atrocious gateways dropping wireless signals and constantly bottlenecking a 25mbps connection while watching a 3min 1080p video. The AirPort Extreme set up quickly in DHCP mode and easily retrieved an IP address to work for flawlessly behind the gateway acting as a modem (bridge mode). Have had absolutely zero issues so far, connection is strong and speeds are consistent. Definitely recommend this to anyone needed a high end AC router for it's dependability and ease of use.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of use ~ fantastic

    • Written by from Concord

    I purchased this router because I am becoming an apple enthusiast. It basically set itself up, easiest router setup with security installed i have ever experienced. it is faster than my old router, and has better range, but my old router was old. I am sure there are comparable routers and even routers with better reviews, but I am very happy.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's make a secure home network FUN!

    • Written by from Barrington

    I've wrestled with a Linksys wireless router over the years and left security settings off to avoid access problems for my big family. I shelled out the money for the AirPort Extreme thinking it is more expensive than some of the competition but not by much and if it's an Apple product that's intuitive to use, the money will be well-spent. I was right.

    I plugged in the router and followed the very simple directions. By the time it powered up, I had a setup window waiting for me on my MacBook Pro ready to name the network and set a password. It's fast as far as I can tell, it's much more powerful than my last router - no dead spots in my old house / approximately 1,600 square feet, 2 floors, a detached cottage in the back yard - they are all connected with a good signal strength!

    I also downloaded the iPhone app which allows you to manage your device and monitor users connected. I don't really need to use it but I think it's pretty darn cool!

    I have a few computers running with it, phones and mobile tablets, a usb connected printer (to the AirPort Extreme) and it's all working great! I would highly recommend this product for anyone like me that isn't an IT genius but wants top notch performance and security.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Speed Doubler

    • Written by from St. Albert

    Easiest WiFi setup ever.
    Doubled download speeds from 17MB/s to 35MB/s at 30ft from the router.
    Easiest Firmware updates ever.
    AirPort Utility simple and easy to use with a consistent experience across all Apple networking devices.

    Only complaints are:
    DHCP reservation requires manual lookup of MAC address or DHCP client ID
    Status only displays MAC address and not device names

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement over Previous Generation

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a cable modem in one room and do most of my work in another. I extended my network with previous generation airport extremes and really took a hit on internet speed over wifi. I replaced both airport extreme's with the current version (in the store) and the internet speed improvement was huge. So if you're on the fringe, just upgrade, it's worth it. These are VERY nice routers and worth the upgrade.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Edmonds

    After spending years suffering through PC challenges, I bought my high schoolers two Mac Pros and changed from Net Gear to my AirPort Extreme. I was worried it wouldn't go smoothly, but those were unfounded. It was easy, simple, and the speeds are smokin fast now. Connected my printer to my AE, and both laptops picked it up and printed with no problem. I love Apple products and will buy nothing else. Another note...the UNiversity Village Apple store was terrific as well, in their help and customer service. Well done Apple....

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Increased Coverage in My Home, and Improved Video Streaming

    • Written by from Austin

    Purchased this unit to replace my 4th generation Airport Extreme. I'm impressed by the increased range in my home. I have this unit placed in my second floor office, and I get increased signal strength as shown in the settings on my Apple TV on the first floor vs. my prior router. I also love the smaller footprint design which takes up less space. And best part of all is the easy setup (can even do it from my iPhone or iPad) using the Airport Utility. Like all Apple products I own, great design, build quality, and hassle-free setup.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Amazing Apple Product!

    • Written by from Milford

    I previously had the 4th Generation Airport Extreme (which was just fine), but I upgraded to this new and redesigned 6th Generation Airport Extreme. The speeds are about the same as my old one (60 download / 10 upload), but I have greater range throughout my whole house (even outside, in my garage, front yard and back yard). Setup was very simple and I like the smaller footprint. Thanks Apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG...this is AWESOME

    • Written by from Apo

    i have never seen something like this before.
    Setting up this router was way to simple, only took me 2-3mins.
    i don't have a MacBook so i had to use my iphone.
    since i really love this router, i am getting a MacBook soon.
    APPLE ROCKS!!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Can Count on Apple

    • Written by from Warren

    I picked one of these up to extend the range of my time capsule.
    My connection went from 1 to full bars on my iPad Mini wi-fi connection and speed test went from 1 or 2 MB per second to 30MB per second.
    Best investment I have made in a while.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just installed to Cable modem surfboard 6121

    • Written by from Yuma

    Just installed, took about 10 min. default to 10. easy to move to 192. easy to add mac ID's for fixed addresses. Very fast.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Benton

    Works very well. Before upgrading from my old Linksys router I couldn't get wifi in my basement and this allowed very fast wifi downstairs. Would recommend to friends!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word: Incredible

    • Written by from Chicago

    Best router I have ever owned. I replaced (1) 5th Generation Extreme and (2) network extenders with this one router. The distance coverage and signal strength is the best that Apple have ever produced. This product is worth $400. Purchase!

    1 of 1 people found this useful