• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 !!!!

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  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wow!!!

    • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bullet Proof

    • Written by from NEWMARKET

    This was very easy to install and my computer is working like a rocket. I am pleased I upgraded from the first generation extreme.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Fallbrook

    Skeptical about this product being so good and easy to set up. Hey it's apple I gave it a try purchasing a refurbished one & setting it up the day I received it. The internet didn't work on the router so I called apple support & less than 2 minutes simply changing one setting I was good to go. Set up time took about 10min. What took the longest was the router uploading the data from my OLD router. Works like they said it would Perfect

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme: extremely pleased

    • Written by from Boise

    Replaced an old Airport Express 1264a with a new Extreme. From box opening to set-up and running in less than 5 minutes. Airport Utility made it easy. Used the same ID and password as old express and all my devices were still connected after replacement. Strong signal in residential home. WiFi test showed it was a bit better than old router. Main reason for buying a new router was to have additional ethernet ports. I wish the rest of life was as easy to set-up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New airport

    • Written by from Enumclaw

    So far I've been using this product for two days and I went to print some things and I have an old Canon PIXMA IP 4000R and that of course is a wireless printer but old-school. And I had to change wireless networks at home to print to it because my older fifth-generation AirPort Extreme would not connect to it but this one does and finally realizing that after minute or so that I was printing without changing wireless networks I was all excited. I'm going to give my old wireless AirPort Extreme to my daughter. It's a different looking design having a little mini tower instead of a flat pancake like device. It's so fast!

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