• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Betchworth

    I replaced my BT Homehub 4 with the AirPort Extreme and could not be happier. I wanted to improve the range in my home as there was a bit of a black spot and dropout point in my study for my iPhone. I now have good coverage all over the house (minimum 2bars) and the speed has also improved on early evidence. Setup ridiculously easy. Turned everything off, unplugged homehub, plugged cable from Openreach modem into Airport, turned everything on and followed procedure on Mac. Less than 5 minutes. Note, you will need a seperate modem with this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from Ashington

    I bought this AE to replace the TG582n router supplied by PlusNet, unfortunately because the AE keeps disconnecting whenever my internet is idle my broadband speed (ethernet) has been dropping continuously over the six weeks I've been using it.

    I have now gone back to using the TG582n and I'm once again looking for a new modem with better wifi speeds.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the entire package

    • Written by from bradford

    Thank you Apple for providing a device without the necessary cables to actually make it work out of the box. I really enjoy having to go out of my way to purchase cables in order to make your simple devices work, it really adds to the overall Apple experience. Also, your shipping tracking in the UK is terrible, making it impossible to know which day to expect delivery and to be present to receive.
    I just hope the device fulfils its purpose once it finally gets connected.

    3 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High price that may not be justified.

    • Written by from East Molesey

    You would think that at the premium price for the router, that it would offer all of the Apple wireless services - AirPlay & AirPrint, but it has neither. Your Mac or PC can print to a printer over your wireless network, but your iPad will still require an AirPrint-enabled printer to be used. And the smaller base station offers Airplay, again this is missing from their top-of-the-range router.

    It's a good router, and I liked the way that as I was updating an older Airport Extreme on the network, the new 'tower' model was able to import all of the network settings incredibly quickly, and started to work as soon as I had reset my ISP's modem. The range is good, and the design of the router is certainly more convenient for my crowded home office.

    However, it is priced at a premium, lacks some of the features that you might expect Apple to include at this level of cost & there are cheaper routers available that offer similar performance. It is down to you to decide whether the extra cost justifies the lack of features in return for the greater convenience.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Time Machine, Not So Great For WIFI

    • Written by from Beverley

    Bought this earlier in the year as I needed a drive to run Time Machine. Although its expensive I thought it worth the money as, being Apple, the WIFI is bound to be good. I am on a fibre optic deal and the coverage from the Airport Extreme is poor. We have the iMac upstairs in a study and the Airport Extreme downstairs, and the signal is terrible. Gone back to Netgear now. Works great with Time Machine though, just a very expensive way to back up your Mac!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade over previous extreme, which was good!

    • Written by from Castleford

    Purchased to prepare for when i get new Mac and as I needed better coverage in very large house.

    Worked straight from the box and gave immediate improved speed and coverage even on existing 802.11n which is all my old MacBook has. Streams HD from BBC iPlayer where before often struggled to get standard def.

    But!!!! Be careful opening the box! I thought the reviews mentioning this must be being picky but I did take note - please do open it over a table or something soft. It does not come out of the box how you expect, or how Apple hoped it would either! If you are standing up and holding each part of the box in each hand as you open it YOU WILL DROP IT! - unless you have three hands and so can catch it as it falls!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AEBS 6th gen useless

    • Written by from Aghabullogue,

    I have purchased the new Airport Extreme 6th gen. 4 weeks ago and had quite a lot of problems;
    It randomly drops the PPPoE connection, randomly fails to distribute ip addresses to my wireless clients ( MBP,MBA,iMac,iPhone,iPad Air and iPad 2 as well as Apple TV and Sky), large files can not be copied onto attached NAS, randomly slows down to nearly dial-up speed, the network can not be extended with an 4th gen. Airport express because of ip issues etc.
    All in all deeply disappointing and needless to say no support from Apple.
    I certainly can not recommend it

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of kit for any home.

    • Written by from DUDLEY

    After many issues with my Virgin (not so) Superhub and getting to the stage where I needed to reset it every day to get a decent connection I decided to upgrade to an Airport Extreme as almost everything I own is from Apple. Out of the box its a smart looking item and after setting my Virgin Superhub to modem mode and following the simple instructions during the Airport Extreme set up process I was connected within a few minutes. Once I had worked my way round the house (3 storey solid brick construction) updating the connection on all my devices (2 imacs, macbook pro, 2 Apple TVs, 1 work laptop, ipad, iphone, B&W A7 airplay speaker, epson wireless printer etc) everything worked perfectly and download speeds increased by around 30%. I was well please with my purchase. The only issue I had was the Bowers and Wilkins A7 airplay system constantly cut out and disconnected from the network meaning I had to go through the A7 set up process many times over the first few days. Very frustrating! However this was resolved by just turning the Airport Extreme off and on. Problem solved and since then I haven't had a single drop out.
    I have now had the Airport Extreme for a week and I have had no other issues. Very please so thought I would post an honest review and highlight all the kit it works perfectly with and the kind of home the Airport works well in as many reviews don't mention this information and this info really helps when researching something like a router. It's no more expensive then a good none Apple router so for me it was money well spent. Finally the signal in the garden has always been almost no existent but now I have a decent connection there to, maybe I will add an airpot express to the set up just to beef this up a little to.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product - not that impressive range

    • Written by from Svenstrup

    Got this as a substitute for Netgear WNDR3700. And I really love that router..
    The range has not improved. It's more or less the same.

    With iPhone, iPad and Mac Airport tool setup is a breeze.. and maintanence is also easy. However... every single little change requires reboot... Come on Apple?!

    I have used if for about a week now and no problems what so ever - it's stabile! I don't see the problem some users describe, where they have to reboot to maintain speed. I run about 10 clients on them, streaming a lot of Netflix etc. No problem with speed changing.

    Expensive but pretty and stabile.. :-)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked

    • Written by from Leyland

    This is the first Apple product that I've purchased and felt utterly let down by it.

    I purchased it to replace my Virgin Media Superhub running on 2.4GHz. I thought with dual band and 6 antennas on the Airport Extreme Wi-Fi speeds would be much better or even at least a little better than the standard hub I had. However on tests using my iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Mac Mini and laptop speeds attained were no better, and in some cases worse than the Virgin Media Super Hub.

    So although it looks and all the blurb makes it sound amazing I'm afraid real life use is far from good :(

    22 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    • Written by from Fareham

    Fabulous piece of kit.
    Replace my BT Hub 3 with this. The set up was a doddle. Two pieces of information Network name, password and the job was done.

    Couldn't believe it, had to check to see if security was set up and it was.

    I run a iMac and three iPads and a HP printer all wireless on BT infinity 1 and my speed is 30 down and 6 up and solid.

    Couldn't be more happier.

    Shaun

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously amazing!

    • Written by from WREXHAM

    I've been messing about with various routers over the years, I've always had problems with one thing and another so I decided to take the plunge and treat myself to an Airport Extreme, OMG after 10 seconds setup it works like a dream, blisteringly fast, I should of moved over to apple routers years ago. Yes they are a little expensive, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for! I would highly recommend anyone to purchase this, even the complete novice would have this up and running in seconds! As always with Apple products, it simply works!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At least 2x better than new D-Link 865L

    • Written by from Snekkersten

    Based on internet reviews i got a D-Link DIR 865L due to its top review here www.altomdata.dk/d-link-dir-865l
    The D-Link didn't cover my house good enough so I bought the new AirPort Extreme.
    The AirPort feels like running double speed and the coverage is full all over the house.
    Further benefits in the AirPort is that the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands are joined into one SSID making network sharing a lot easier than the D-Link as it runs two SSIDs one for each band.
    Also the AirPort allows my VPN tunnel I couldn't get to work via D-Link.
    The AirPort is allowed in the living room due to nice design and not stored away like the D-Link so that a simple way to improve network quality

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy Setup - Piece O'Cake

    • Written by from Basingstoke

    I did a fair amount of research before taking the plunge and purchasing this great piece of kit. I've been suffering for sometime with my iMac dropping of my wireless network, we are a house of iPhones, iPads, windows laptops and gaming platforms. I was getting fed up of playing second fiddle to my sons Xbox!!!

    Simply unboxed the AirPort Extreme, plugged it into the existing super fast fibre optic broadband router, and literally 3 minutes later I was up and running with superb speed and connectivity......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but expensive

    • Written by from fife

    This is a good bit of kit and does all it states, it did speed up my wifi connection and uses both banding frequencies which solved my issues with running two routers but for what the differences are its a bit expensive. Do recommend this especially if your running a single router on a single frequency.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Marlow

    I have been messing about with wifi and trying to setup repeaters in my house with no success. Bought 2 AirPort Extremes - plugged one in - 5 mins later working, plugged the second one it, 2 minutes later its a repeater and wifi sorted - and blindingly fast. Now multiple AppleTVs working fine, phones, laptops etc. all around the house..

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing - not as advertised

    • Written by from Poole

    I had high expectations for this as I have used the previous version for many years. Advertised as suitable for large house, the signal does NOT reach the upstairs bedroom immediately above the unit without using Airport Express as well. A hard drive will not work as a Time Machine when connected to the USB port of the Extreme. I will be returning it on Monday.

    26 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what my wireless products needed

    • Written by from Chatham

    I got this as a gift, after a Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 had difficulty keeping signal on a recent generation of the Virgin broadband router. I also got no signal in the garden, and my house is not big!

    Installing this solved it all. Set up was a little trial and error, partly my impatience with technology (and the reason I became an Apple convert in the first place!). Strongest signal possible throughout whole house. No cut-out issues and, like others say... faster download speeds too. Makes downloading 1Gb plus files like movies etc a short task on a healthy Virgin broadband connection!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just the best

    • Written by from Praesto

    more then doble the speed even over 802.11n

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from Navan

    Just bought this router because Sky supplied device wasn't good at all, couldn't keep up with my apple and smart TVs, satellite receivers, iPads, iPods, laptops etc. connected to my network.
    The installation was a breeze, device went into a bridge mode by default keeping all IP's on the same network without splitting it to two subnets, so all my devices configured with static IPs remained unchanged. The WiFi speed become twice as fast compare to Sky router.
    The only downfall is that if you want to share hard drive it seems should be formatted to FAT or HFS+ file system. When I tried to connect NTFS drive, it wasn't recognised

    13 of 13 people found this useful