• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Manchester

    Picked up the first one in Manchester Arndale this morning, I'd been waiting for this 802.11ac upgrade for a while.
    Excellent range, superb speeds, quick and easy set up, looks great.
    Supports local loopback feature which I really needed, the old standard package router I used to use has nothing on this new AirPort Extreme.
    Looking forward to using 802.11ac devices with it.
    Highly recommended, overall a great buy.

    205 of 241 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    double speed over older airport extreme

    • Written by from London

    My laptop (and all my computers) is only 802.11/n but it has much better speed than before. I was only able to get about 81 to 108 mbits/second from my corner of the house, but now it's 162 to 216. Meanwhile, in the room itself, computers there are getting 450 mbits/sec instead of 300.

    So even if you have old hardware there are benefits to speed and distance, as hoped and expected, but you never know.

    178 of 208 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delighted so far

    • Written by from BIRMINGHAM

    Ordered immediately after WWDC 2013 to replace an venerable Linksys WRT54G whose fading antenna power was failing.

    Delighted so far, setup was straightforward, done in less than 10 minutes from opening the box. Gigabit ethernet is delivering the full bandwidth from my cable modem for the first time and the wireless coverage is uniformly excellent in my thick walled and three storey Victorian terrace, noticeably quicker for my n capable devices. I don't have any ac devices yet to test those even higher speeds.

    Wireless sharing of a Kodak printer also working as hoped.

    Happy to recommend - nice job Apple.

    148 of 170 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you use VPN, choose something else.

    • Written by from Dagenham

    Even though it says it supports PPTP passthrough - it's impossible to get it to actually work, since it seems to conflict with the "Back to my mac" feature. Instead of honouring the instruction to forward port 1723 to the VPN server, it just drops the packets.

    A fundamental flaw in an otherwise decent product.

    54 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with BT Infinity

    • Written by from London

    I had a BT Home hub 3 which has useless WIFI connectivity. I took the plunge with this new airport extreme although I was a little concerned as to how well it would work with the BT modem. Connecting and configuring the airport extreme with the BT modem was disconcertingly simple and quick but it works great. I'm getting 60mbit speeds vie ethernet and using a phone over wifi am getting 45mbit. Well worth the money despite not having anthing that works with woreless ac yet.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another superb product!

    • Written by from Wigan

    Just picked up the new Airport Extreme today. In one word - Brilliant! I had an old Airport Extreme 1st Gen - The new one gives me the same superb features that I have come to expect and demand however this moves it on another notch. 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz and now the AC features which I have been holding out for. The new Airport was up and running within 1 minute. Turned the device on, moved the Cable modem cat5 cable into the WAN port and that was it. I logged into the Airport management tool and it asked right away whether I wanted to migrate the data across. Genius! It wouldn't have been too much of a problem for myself however it means that I do not have to re register all my wireless devices with the new Airport. I would throughly recommend. Airplay is not a problem because I already have an Airport Express!

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    airport extreme

    • Written by from SOUTHSEA

    Nice looking bit of kit, easy to set up etc but once again was disappointed with the wifi range

    25 of 33 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

    26 of 37 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

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great... and expensive

    • Written by from London

    Super simple upgrade from my previous Extreme. Up and working in minutes. Speeds are very fast and lightening fast on my new Air.

    The price seems... well, a bit rich.

    16 of 18 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

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superfast!!

    • Written by from DUNSTABLE

    I purchased this to go with two new laptops we'd bought a new 13" retina and a 13" top spec Air. We have been using the BT HomeHub 3 but after having various problems with it, particularly with Airplay, I decided to swap it for an Airport extreme.

    What can I say, I'm so impressed with it, so easy to set up, so easy to manage and all achievable from an iOS device or a mac. What I really wasn't expecting was such a bump in my broadband speed, on the BT HH3 I was averaging about 20-30mbps on BT's infinity service, using the Airport it shot straight up to over 70mbps. I had read this had happened with other users of the AIrport extreme on BT but didn't know how much of an issue my HH3 router was until I replaced it.

    One small issue I did have was with my Xbox Live. It seems to default to Moderate NAT settings but a few Youtube videos soon showed me how to switch it to stay open.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product compared to ISP supplied equipment

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I purchased this AirPort Extreme 4 days ago and am more than happy, highly recommend for an Apple household.

    Prior to this I had a BT Home Hub 5, initially this seemed to be fine (apart from AirPlay (iPad to an Apple TV) not working) but since a firmware update in the middle of January it would continually drop the WiFi if more than a couple of devices were active. I should say that when I initially had BT Infinity (FTTC) installed with the white Open Reach modem and Home Hub 3 then all had been ok but I persuaded BT to give me the HH5 so that I had 5Ghz WiFi which was a mistake.

    I was going to purchase a Billion ADSL/VDSL modem/router to replace the HH5 but then decided, since the house is all Apple, that it would be wise to try the AirPort Extreme (at much the same price) since I still had the Open Reach modem. I should say I could have used the HH5 purely as a modem with the WiFi turned off, still, this is a fall back if the Open Reach modem fails.

    Set up was easy once I had put in the BT user name but I was left with a flashing Amber light (internet was available), after some fiddling and research it was found that this was due to IPv6 (not supported by BT) being active so this was set to “Link-local only” and the indicator turned Green.

    Now no more drop outs, AirPlay works, no problems when multiple devices are active and I can now print to my Epson printer from an iPad.

    7 of 7 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.

    8 of 9 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!

    8 of 9 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

    7 of 7 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best thing i have ever done is purchase this router

    • Written by from cardiff

    I have been a long term sufferer of sky and the awful routers they provide. I currently have a sr102 router (the latest black home hub) the performance is shocking always dropping out etc etc.

    After a bit of research i found that is can be quite tricky to get your password etc from the sky hub, although not impossible i wanted a simpler and cleaner option. It was suggested that you could plug the airport extreme into the router and it will automatically go into bridge mode using the modem form the sky hub.

    I was a little sceptical as this seemed such an easy solution!!!

    Well the research was spot on, it took me about 10 mins to set up the airport. I then just logged into the sky router and turned off the wireless.. SIMPLE AS THAT

    The performance is outstanding and i am not even on fibre yet (will do now i know this works so well)

    If you are having any second thoughts about getting one of these, then don't just go and get one.

    As the title says THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE IS PURCHASE THIS ROUTER.

    6 of 6 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.

    8 of 10 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!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful