• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got speed?

    • Written by from Jersey city

    Wow!!! Just hooked up my new APE...took about 3 minutes to set up... Recognized my network right the way.. I have a 105 mb/s connection... My first speed test peaked at 132mb/s on all my devices Even on my iPhone... Very happy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid and reliable but hard to manage

    • Written by from Arlington

    I have several generations of Airport Extreme and at three of each of the last three generations of APE and Time Capsules. They are solid performers, standards conformant, and secure. The early time capsules all failed due to overheating issues, but the current batch are great. The biggest problem I have with them is that unless use Airport Utility for Windows, it is very frustrating to manage them. Apple has severely limited their management app for iOS and OS/X. This is enough for me to switch to DD-WRT based hardware.

    The OS/X airport utility up until version 5.6 was very good, but when Apple released the very limited iOS management app, they mirrored the new OS/X utility with the same limited feature set. Just as an example - under Windows you can show the DHCP address assignment table, but under OS/X or iOS you cannot. However with the Windows utility you can use the highly useful Back-to-My-Mac remote access feature for remote management.

    So if you just want something to set up and forget, the APE is great, if you want to do anything else and you aren't using Windows, look elsewhere.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Easy

    • Written by from Kitchener

    Set this up using my Macbook. Was the easiest router I have ever set up. Easier to set up than apples wireless keyboard and trackpad even, and those were really easy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Roseville

    Ive used a lot of different routers over the past 12 years and just recently after a 5 year router that we updated was still running slow and replaced by two. One mid rage price and one near the top line price still had the same problems but now with disconnecting every day from the router having to reconnect. One day we say the airport extreme and i was like every product i own is a apple product and i said why not lets give it a try. After watching the reviews i get great connection never once did it drop a bar and pixelate I'm so happy with this product. Keep it up apple that just made me enjoy using my internet again.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get One

    • Written by from Kenmore

    The performance baseline for this review are the numbers obtained with my pathetic Windows laptop connected to my Verizon FiOS router via ethernet cable. My service is 50 Mbps up and down. Numerous speed tests, using multiple test sites, in this configuration, resulted in speeds of between 58 and 62 Mbps. Using wireless N my iPad Air closely matched those numbers via WiFi using the Verizon WiFi router. The laptop however, also using wireless N, could barely muster 38 to 42 Mbps while sitting right next to the Verizon WiFi router. After installing the AirPort Extreme I ran multiple tests over time at varied distances from the unit. The already blistering fast iPad Air gained a couple megabits but what really improved was the performance at distance. My laptop gained over 10 to 15 Mbps over the Verizon routers performance also with increased range. I should also note that my Apple TV no longer displays those pesky error messages when connecting to iTunes and authorization and loading times are much shorter. I do not presently have any wireless ac devices but my next MAC that replaces the Windows laptop certainly will as will the next generation Apple TV. The performance increase alone makes the AirPort Extreme worth every penny. The AirPort also looks typically Apple, that is, sleek and modern sitting on my desk with a minimum footprint as opposed to routers that look like space ships from a 50's scifi movie with ugly antennas sticking up all over. Another plus is the AirPort Utility application which allows fast and easy access to the router's settings and information. I monitor the surrounding WiFi environment and my next door neighbor just had wireless installed. I like being able to gain quick access to the channel settings and set up what works best for "me".

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router

    • Written by from Sofia

    I've had many routers for last 5 years, but When I change all with Apple Airport how everything works fine. I have one Airport Extreme in The living room and one Airport Express in the bedroom. The internet connection is super and the speed of Home Network is the best. I have many devices at home - Mac Mini, MacBook pro, MacBook Air of my wife, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, one WD My Cloud wifi hard drive and 2 Smart TV which I use to play movies and music from Internet and from My WD My Cloud wifi hard drive. This is the best configuration ever, and I've never thought to change AirPort with something else.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I ever had.

    • Written by from Chambly

    This is certainly the best router I ever had so far. For people who don't want to waste time configuring or do complicated tasks with their router, this is the one. And on top of that, the range is just amazing.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very fast good range

    • Written by from Paradise Valley

    I have a house with very think walls. I installed two of these to cover the whole house (replacing an older airport extreme and an express). The speed bump is truly remarkable and the range is great. Nice product!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works is great. But when it doesn't is a pain

    • Written by from Aalborg

    Now, I am a big fan of apple.... and it brakes my heart to say bad things about the brand I love. The extreme works great, it connects to my iMac with 1300Mb/s, and sees all of my devices everywhere in the house, except my little apple TV. Well, almost, it sees the TV, but it does not like the colour or something, because every time I try to connect the Apple Tv (3 gen) to it, I fail. First it says that the network is recognised but Date and Time cannot be acquired from the router, and it fails to connect to iTunes. I tried all the possible solutions to the problem, non of them work. I had to buy a second router, connect it to the extreme, and wirelessly connect the apple tv to it. The inexpensive branded router did the job flawlessly. So, Apple, please, if you are aware of the problem, give us a fix.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced my 1st Generation Time Capsule

    • Written by from Warminster

    My 1st generation Time Capsule was nearly 6/7 years old and was starting to show its age as far as sharing out my broadband so I decided to replace it with this and retire my Time Capsule to just back up duties.

    So far the speed increase is unbelievable, if this one lasts as long as the one it replaced I will be very happy.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love this product

    • Written by from New York

    Once you go mac you never go back.I have had different routers and I may say since I had been using apple routers I would never buy anything else. Well built very strong signal easy to use and you can set up from you're I phone or any cell phone . You can change any set up on the router with you're cell and take charge. Find the router that is best for you but make sure it's an apple router. You will not be disappointed. Save some money now and this will be the only router you will need. Buy more than one apple router to reach those areas that are weak or no signal and they will connect automatically and find all the apple router in you're home and give you great signal coverage.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I have to restart it every week or so. After a few days of use, the bandwidth trickles down to about 1.5 Mbps. It's worse if I turn on the 5GHz band. After I restart it, it seems to recover for a while. Annoying. Shoddy work, Apple.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excruciating

    • Written by from Ajo

    10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: On, the next 10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: Looking for Networks.

    No steady connection lasting more than 30 seconds.

    Can't reliably access printers, other computers, or internet. This is very damaging to us.

    33 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Amherst

    I love the design and look of this product. The only problem that i have is that most of my things that i am using even though they are made from apple aren't always connecting to it because it can't find the ip address, thats the only problem everything else is great

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing router

    • Written by from Phelan

    I just bought this AirPort Extreme today took me less than 10 minutes to set up, it replaced an AirPort Extreme 4th gen. and a airport express also old my house is 3000 sq ft and before I was having issues on the far side of the house now it's a solid reception everywhere, did I mention my macs are old one is a 10 year old iMac the other is a 24 inch mac and one note book they all hooked without any problems, at first I was getting a message that my airport software was old but I ignore the note and my old mac began to configure the new router without any problems. This machines are amazing.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router ..

    • Written by from Toronto

    After struggling with umpteen Bell and Rogers modems/routers which provided limited coverage we tried DLink. The Dlink router was intermittent so we returned that product. One of my colleagues suggested the AirPort Extreme. So easy to set up and now we finally have coverage everywhere.
    Apple … your products deserve all the accolades.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for my old Time capsule but slow HD throughput.

    • Written by from FLUSHING

    I Bought the new Airport Extreme to replace my old Time Capsule/router. The coverage area in the house is much greater and the speed enhanced, so I'm happy for that. However, Apple hasn't improved the Time Machine backup throughput for the attached USB2 Hard drive. I did one total backup of my system with an HD attached to the USB2 port of the iMac 24 and then a system backup to the HD attached to the Airport Extreme. The backup through the Airport Extreme took twice as long. I consider that a failure on Apple's part, that's why I only gave it a four star.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but...

    • Written by from VIRGINIA BEACH

    Pretty fast it has stronger connection than the airport extreme (N) but i don't know how long mine will last because of the the packaging i dropped mine on the floor so that may have shortened the life of this $200 marvel. I don't know what genius thought of this packing but all i have to say is we miss you STEVE JOBS :(

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic AEBS Comcast user !!!!!

    • Written by from Fort myers

    i purchased the latest september 2013 model Airport extreme base station and wow setup was super easy on the iMac!! The quality is outstanding the only issue was i had a comcast modem/router that interfered so i called comcast customer service to have the router switched off (which can only be done by phone)!! and i must say Download speeds are at 56mbps and uploads are 15mbps. My PS3 is super fast now:))

    It really is a must buy !! The negative reviews seem to be because they arent very tech smart or their other equipment is faulty modem, computer etc.... not the actual AEBS!

    When i looked for a router it was tough because there is so many but im sooooo glad i bought this.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    'One-Stop-Shop' Top Quality Router

    • Written by from walnut creek

    Bought with scepticism but from a great, knowledgeable, friendly sales person.
    Hooked up my Huawei 4G LTE modem router, through ethernet flawlessly.
    Hooked up my Lian Li USB3 HDD cage with 5 HDD's perfectly.
    Streaming my 2TB movie collection to AppleTV, MacBook Air, iMac without stutter.
    (Library on iMac and media files on external HDD attached to router).
    Using one of the HDD's as time- capsule for my Mac's.

    This unit took me 2 mins to set up and looks so much better than I expected.
    Worth every cent when hooked up like this unit is hooked up.

    I thought Apple had lost me there for a while .... but my new Airport Extreme and new Macbook Air have made it so easy to stay committed.

    5 of 6 people found this useful