• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable Improvement

    • Written by from Ottumwa

    Much faster than my old extreme. I now feel fully connected from about 70 feet through several walls. Thaaaank you!

    5 of 5 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

    Does what 3 Airport Express stations could not do!

    • Written by from San Mateo

    I was struggling with a large estate that has thick walls and no option to run ethernet cables. No matter what I did the coverage and speed was very intermitted. Dramatic fluctuations of coverage with in the same room!
    Replaced all 3 (new model) Airport Express stations with one new Airport Extreme. All problems solved!

    Going to install some more this friday in an other location.

    99 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible speed

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    I purchased 2 of these puppies to replace my 2 Gen5 Extremes. I upgraded my TWC to 50 Mbps and now I can get 50 Mbps EVERYWHERE in my house when previously I was getting 50Mbps only close to the router and 20 Mbps everywhere else. These puppies are FAST! setup was a charm as it allowed me to automatically copy the configuration of my old extremes, and cleaned up afterwards ready to sell them on amazon.

    I now get 50 Mbps on all my devices, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 3 iPads, and 2 iPhone 5s, no matter where I am.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible, does more than advertised actually

    • Written by from lexington

    I have an airport extreme only 5 months only (5th generation), but when I picked up this new Airport Extreme with the redesigned antenna geometry, and the Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi; I KNEW I'd get better bi-di communication on my brand new 2013 macbook air, which I do, but what turned out a real shocker is Im getting around 30% faster www cruising on my Ipad 4th gen and my Ipad mini! Why didn't apple Inc. advertise "Hey, not ONLY will you get blazing better speeds with the new Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi,...but ALSO you'll notice faster speeds on your Ipads and other devices"

    My wifi on my 2012 Macbook Pro is about 20% or more faster on downloads and MUCH faster refresh on known sites.

    I was planning on getting faster speeds on ONLY my new Macbook Air, and FURTHER stronger signal strength. But additionally a HUGE PLUS is my now-faster Ipad communications and home networking speeds.

    Was it worth the $200 considering I had a basically a new (older model) airport extreme? Absolutely YES. WORTH IT!

    11 of 13 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!

    • Written by from Norwalk

    I must admit… This is the first time I ever wrote a review on any item of which I purchased. The Airport Extreme certainly deserves a review! This router has literally transformed my house into a fully internet accessible home connecting every single wireless device; and there are a bunch! I pad’s, I phone’s laptops, DVD players and a bunch more. It even reaches places that I never thought would reach! For instance my porch area on the other side of the house. The range of this beats in incredible! I walked well over one hundred feet into my neighbor’s yard and I still had 3-4 reception bars. Amazing! I highly recommend this item to anyone who wants the very best internet access. It’s a little pricy but well worth it. The set-up is a piece of cake. Literally took me a few minutes!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally........

    • Written by from Burlington

    I've tried several routers over the years, and have not had much luck. Finally went with this, despite the cost. It's worth every penny. Easy to set up, very easy to use, great signal range throughout my large ranch house (about 1700 sq. feet). Very happy with the purchase, would highly recommend. I'm a recent Apple convert and have had excellent support any time I have needed it, and all of my purchases have been top notch.

    60 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply fantastic!

    • Written by from Flower Mound

    I have owned MANY WiFi routers over the years and this Airport Extreme is by far the best. Super easy to configure yet has the key configuration options you need such as port forwarding and WPS printer setup. It was really easy to extend my network from an Airport Time Capsule with the Airport Utility, just a few clicks and I have excellent coverage in all parts of a large one story home. Pay no attention to those one-star reviewers who obviously have other issues with their networks.

    24 of 30 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

    Fast and Furious...

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    I usually do not write reviews on apple.com but had to on this new device. Frankly, I have often been under whelmed with new and improved products. That would be the case for the previous gen Airport Extreme. It seemed a little better than previous gen but no earth shattering progress.

    Not true with this new iteration of the Airport Extreme.
    1. setup. Simply begin by plugging it in. Then pull up the setup menu via utilities and Airport. It will tell you to unplug the cables from your old Extreme and plug into the new.
    Once you do that it just takes over and transfers all your connection info. It took about 10 minutes because after it had copied my settings over it downloaded a firmware update.
    2. speed. I have a 60mbs hard wired connection. My house is around 3,000 square feet all on one level. My office is located in one corner. The opposite corner diagonally from this room is where we have a media room. In that room my speed tests using macbook air, Kindle hd, cell phones, etc... showed a consistent 15mbs. I also would have times when using either my apple tv or roku box.......and then using a wireless tablet etc..... where the speed would slow down to the point where the connection would be lost. This is history. I now get a constant 30-40mbs using internet speed test in the same room. A BIG jump.
    Very happy

    147 of 155 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a super speed!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    replacing this beast for the last year model d-link, got 5X faster speed and very solid signal all over my two-story house. INCREDIBLE!!

    6 of 7 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

    Great Performance

    • Written by from Aurora

    Before I bought this product, I was using the Time Capsule as my router. In the 4-5 hours that I have been using this, I have seen a great increase in speed and performance on my Retina MBP, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPad mini. So far this is a great router. It was easy to set up out of the box, and the new design has also increased my WiFi distance.

    Pros: Lightweight, easy to set up, huge increase in performance and speed.

    Cons: Cost.


    Although the cost is higher, you will see much better performance out of this than many other non apple routers. Well worth the $200.00

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    • Written by from Davis

    I have a huge farm and we had 6 airport extremes and now we only need 3 of these new ones! Plus we get better and faster coverage! Cant test the ac parts but they are faster on our ipads and mb pros retinas...Love these!!! Would buy a million times over again!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every cent!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I have a Verizon router that was not doing the job. The Airport extreme is more than adequate. I've been on my Mac while my wife was also on hers & both of my daughters were using their iPads & AppleTV was streaming music without any problems. Totally worth the money.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

    • Written by from MILL CREEK

    Open box, hook up, follow instructions that come up, done!!
    Easy peasy!
    Once again Apple ones it best and right.
    Improved speed and reception throughout house.
    Only 5 stars because they do not allow 6!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router EVER!!!

    • Written by from Jamaica

    Went from using an Airport Extreme extended by an Airport Express and now this new router replaces both of them. It is extremely fast and its coverage is superb. I now get a signal in the bedroom where as all routers that I ever owned before (Linksys, Belkin & Apple) have failed. I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over last gen

    • Written by from SAN DIEGO

    I've owned the last several Airport Extremes and each was better than the previous. I've also owned many routers from competitors as well (D-Link, Linksys, and so on), but the Extremes have all been more reliable and almost never need rebooting.

    This most recent gen has really improved coverage and speed in my old home, which I suspect is from the new design and placement of antennae.

    The only downside is it's not really wall mountable...I bought a $15 'invisible' book shelf from the Container Store which is the perfect size to hold the AirPort Extreme (I ran my Ethernet line through a wall so the AirPort Extreme is located in a common hallway).

    Speeds are now FASTER, more CONSISTENT, and the RANGE is much better.

    Nice job Apple engineers.

    PS. I've not tried it with an 80211.ac device yet like the new MacBook Air so I cannot testify to that new element.

    34 of 36 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