• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Router

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I have 100mb connection at home and this is the only router that didn't drop any speed when using WiFi. After all, what would be the use of paying for 100mb connection if you can't take advantage of it. The range of the router is also fantastic.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Router- Fast, Stable and Reliable

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've previously owned routers from D-link, linksys and asus, all of which gave me troubles that required me to restart the router on a daily basis.

    Two months ago, I decided to give the apple airport extreme a chance and I was surprised by how much my wireless speed improved.

    The most important factor (aside from speed) when it comes to routers is stability and reliability; out of the 2 months I've had it so far, I've experienced zero, yes 0 disconnections.

    I also connected a 2TB western digital hard drive to the airport extreme and set up wireless time machine backup on 5 of my Macs, also works flawlessly.

    This router may be a little more expensive than other brands, but as with many apple products, it is well-built and reliable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best router

    • Written by from Toronto

    This is simply the best router ever.

    Setting up the Apple AirPort Extreme took me all but 10 minutes. It was so easy I was surprised, I kept thinking was that all, and it was. My internet is working much better and performing optimally now. No more slow downs from too many connected devices. I currently have 14 devices connected wirelessly to the Airport Extreme and it doesn't even flinch. It truly is a powerful machine in a small compact size.

    Prior to getting the Apple Airport Extreme, I had two routers covering our home which is approximately 2500 sq ft. The AirPort does such a wonderful job that we even get good coverage outside the home now, including the edge of the driveway and edge of the backyard. It amazing to see one router do all this.

    Finally, I have noticed improvements in streaming content from Netflix and Crackle, simultaneously on 2 TVs. With our previous router, streaming content simultaneously would sometimes cause the router to overheat and restart. We no longer have this problem, in fact we have streamed content on 4 devices simultaneously without issue.

    I'm really happy with this purchase, especially because how reliable and powerful it is. I would strongly recommend this everyone looking for a top quality router, you cant go wrong with the Apple AirPort Extreme.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, get this one

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    OK I have had an Airport Extreme before and it wasn't very good. I tried this one after reading some of these reviews. My problem was that that I had very poor to none Wi-Fi in the family room(modem in the other end on the house). It's not a big house but there are lots of corners and rooms. Well let me say that this little devil works perfectly in the family room, I now have 2 bars of Wi-Fi. I then plugged in my 3 year old Airport Express in there and bingo I have Full bars in the family room. Now talk about easy, I plugged in the Airport Extreme to the modem and within 2 minutes Airport Utility recognized it and asked if I wanted it to replace my Network and keep the same password. Just re-entered the password. Then I plugged in the Airport Express and by the time I got back to the computer it too was up and running.
    If you are dissatisfied with your current wireless router, get this one

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More ethernet ports

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Why oh why can't Apple put another couple of ports in this thing? There are only 3 usable ports in here after the WAN port. I have a NAS plus two VoIP phone lines, which leaves no room to connect my iMac up with hardline! I think this device, at $199, should have at least 7 usual ports after the WAN port. Look up the price of gigabit routers and other devices in this price range have at least 8 ports. 3 stars until it gets more ports, then 5.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for data, cuts out streaming music to airplay speakers

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Yes, this works for data and backups. No, it does not support streaming music over airplay to airplay enabled speakers - luckily the previous gen works great with airplay.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is only alright, box is terribly designed

    • Written by from Holland Patent

    Careful when you open this thing, I nearly dropped it. It really is an awful packaging design. The range really isn't that great. I upgraded from my dual band netgear 802.11n router and the range seems a little bit worse to be honest. I don't have 802.11ac devices yet though, waiting for the refreshed retina macbooks. I am still disappointed with the range, especially since the new iphones dont even have 802.11ac. can't use my phone in my bedroom and i definitely could with my old router. i regret this purchase.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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

    Extremely pleased!

    • Written by from Canfield

    My old AirPort Extreme got wiped out in an electrical storm the day this new one came out. I had to wait for a new one to be shipped from China but I am glad I waited. This new one can power 5 bars in areas that used to only see 1 or 2 with the previous model. Thanks Apple! I love it and I'm actually glad the old one got fried or I would never have upgraded.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME! Best yet!!!

    • Written by from PALM BAY

    This is the best wireless yet from Apple. Very glad they finally offer AC. It looks much larger in the pictures then it really is. Thanks Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router, great range

    • Written by from Chatsworth

    This is my first Apple router, I usually would buy the other brands like netgear because I found them to be fast and have a greater range, I was excited that apple had finally released a new Router, I went and purchased this router right away, setup was SUPER easy, took 2 minutes literally, I love how consistent the connection is, never a drop in speeds, I do wish it had an setting where u can increase the power to increase or decrease the range so the whole neighborhood does not see it. But overall I love this router 5 STARS!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I have ever owned

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I upgraded from a decent Netgear dual-band N router, and the AirPort Extreme blows it away! Every aspect including speed, range, software, ease of use, and aesthetics. And I don't even have any AC compatible devices yet. I had tried a new Belkin AC router to increase range and was disappointed to find the Belkin had worse performance than the Netgear. The AirPort Extreme blows them both out of the water, though! This is my first Apple router and I am extremely impressed. Well done, Apple!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best One

    • Written by from Tucson

    I bought the airport extreme like 2 weeks ago and it work great. I have a 3,200 square foot house and every where i go i have full bars on my iPhone to my macbook, even out side. It is way better then the netgear that century link has. LOVE IT !!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very solid. Uptime for wireless is excellent

    • Written by from Sheboygan

    I bought the airport extreme to replace my badly behaving d-link (their top of the line model). The old one required me to power cycle it several times a day, so I knew its days were limited. The airport extreme has been a solid performer for me. I think setup was just about the easiest ever for me in a router. I used the airport utility on my iPhone and I was up and running in under 15 minutes. It just works!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0?

    • Written by from Park City

    Comon USB 3.0 has been around for how long now? Will be just fine for a printer but I recommend a NAS storage device of using a USB attached here. And let's get support for the USB Superdrive over Airport? That'd be great for those of us in a post death of the Superdrive multi-mac home. Also would not argue with more ethernet ports. Ethernet is faster and more reliable than wifi.

    Other than that great very fast router, simple to configure.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, lots of range

    • Written by from Brampton

    Bought this to replace my old d link n extreme router which had an unreliable connection (random disconnections). The airport extreme has more range, always stays connected and is very easy to set up.

    Easy to set up
    lots of range
    reliable
    no problems

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for people who aren't nerds!

    • Written by from Topeka

    If you want a router that takes little to no configuration that will manage interconnecting a bunch of Apple hardware, this is your device. If you are setting something up for other people, family, or friends, who don't know how to use routers, and have Apple hardware, this is your device. Why? Because if you do it right, you wont need to ever help them with router problems again!

    No, it isn't for advanced users, it isn't meant to be. If you want to tweak a lot of stuff, or other custom things look at routers that do that. Don't fault the device just because you didn't buy something that does what you want.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tripled my internet speed!! Buy one!

    • Written by from San Jose

    I replaced 3 older airports in my house with this 1 AirPort Extreme. Best purchase I made for my internet. It tripled my internet speed. I would highly recommend this. It has amazing range too!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, i'll leave it at that.

    • Written by from PATERSON

    This thing sure isn't what i was hoping for, it a nice router and all but don't count on it giving you anymore range than it's predecessor. I was under the impression that it's big awkward size was due to a improve antenna, it isn't. I can't recommend to anyone to upgrade their old router to this.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Print Server Capabilities

    • Written by from Riverton

    The router works amazing as a print server for the small business world. We were able to quickly setup Xerox and Canon printers, which made the process of network printer amazingly simple. Love this machine!

    6 of 7 people found this useful