• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice Router!

    • Written by from Moyock

    I live in a large house with my office on the top floor and i can stream 1080 hi def video without a glitch, as always setup was a breeze took less than 5 minutes.
    If you want a easy set up and great range and speed spend the extra few dollars
    you will be glad you did..

    2535 of 2738 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Range Increase

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Replaced a 5th generation and got between 4 and 10 times better N signal in various parts of our house that used to suffer. Easy migration as well.

    1923 of 2090 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Friendswood

    I've used (tried) several different routers over the last 4 yrs including linksys EA3500, ASUS RT-AC 66U, and the Netgear N750. I tried all of these routers because I was unhappy with my original Apple Extreme. The original Extreme just wouldn't reach the far corners of my single story home.
    I did finally settle on the second generation of the Apple Extreme after Apple bumped up the wattage (strength) on it, and have been using it ever since. I wasn't completely happy with it, but it did a reasonably good job.
    I was completely surprised to see the release of this newest Apple Extreme, and decided to give it a try since it really touted increased speed and most importantly range.
    I have to say that my personal search is now over. This thing has excellent signal strength throughout my entire house, and is performing really nicely.
    Easy to setup as well.
    Apple definitely has a winner with this one!

    268 of 280 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

    199 of 207 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    149 of 171 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.

    130 of 137 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptionally fast

    • Written by from SAINT JOHNS

    Extended my new Time Capsule with new Airport Extreme. Wow! Paying for 25 megabit per sec download speed from ComCast and have never seen that on speedtest.net, but now I'm getting 27 mbit/sec download speed consistently with new MacBook Pro Retina display. Set up with Airport Utility software was extremely easy. Steve said in the wake of the iPhone 4 antenna issue they had labs at Apple to test wireless signals. I'm glad he left us such a great lab and engineers to produce marvels like this. This base station has been a huge boost to our wireless speed and reliability. Still looks nice on the sofa table in the main room, too.

    91 of 102 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    75 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Powerful

    • Written by from Watkinsville

    I bought this to replace my Airport Extreme 2nd Generation (which is still working just wanted to upgrade). The wireless router is located on the 2nd floor of my house and in my downstairs living room I was only getting 4-5 mbps. I have 30mbps service so I used an Airport Express (wired) to extend the range.

    I hooked this router up and without any range extender I was getting 25-28mbps everywhere in my house. I used the old router now (since everything I have is N) as the range extender and consistently get 30+mbps in my living. I really didn't need too since the speed with just the new router was excellent but I figured since I have it, I might as well use it. I also hooked up my TV receiver and PS3 with a wire to the old Airport extreme since they do not support N. Now I can stream HD movies very fast.

    The Airport express is now just used for AirPlay on my back deck.

    Great product so far!!!

    65 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Easy to Replace an Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Geneva

    I plugged in the new Airport Extreme and connected with my iPhone 5 (running a developer preview of iOS7). The new Airport Extreme asked if I was replacing my old Airport Extreme and if it should duplicate all the settings. I said yes. It then told me to move all the cables over. I did and it booted up using the same network name/password - everything! Just needed to reboot my cable modem and update the firmware on the AE to 7.7.1 and BAM it was good to go. I love Apple products! Great signal strength too.

    63 of 69 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.

    66 of 77 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.

    35 of 37 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

  • 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

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Hollywood

    I love it - setup is easy, of course, and I plugged in a USB drive to use as a network disk and it works super. File transfers over WiFi are also much faster with this unit!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent router!! A definite BUY!!

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    I have a single story 2500 sq foot house with a separate detached living area (built off the garage), so there's a wide area of coverage needed with older thick walls. We area an apple family - with a dozen clients (iMacs, Mac Books, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, PS3, etc.) needing wifi coverage. (I was also using a new Airport Express to extend my network into the detached loft).

    I had upgraded to Time Warner's Ultimate Internet service (50 Mbps), but I was only getting the high speed on an iMac that was physically connected to my old Airport router via ethernet. I was having to reboot my router more than once a day to get the speeds to pick up from horrible to simply passable - Netflix movies would stop streaming - kids were screaming - it wasn't pretty.

    I researched all the new high end AC1900 routers (Netgear Nighthawk R7000, Asus RT-AC68U), and I have to admit I was tempted to finally drop my long term reliance on Apple Airport products. Then I remembered that the Apple Airport had always been so easy to use and I don't need to break into my router to configure it in any non-standard way, so after reading some decent reviews - I went back to my Apple roots and bought the new Airport Extreme (w/AC).

    I don't have any AC clients yet, but I can say this: I was able to swap out the router and have a new network up and running in less than 60 seconds flat. I used the old network name and every device automatically reconnected to the network without having to do anything.

    I am now getting 50 Mbps on my Mac Book Pro (n) - when previously I had only been getting 5 Mbps! The increased range is incredible too - reaching full strength everywhere now where it hadn't before.

    Conclusion - if you're a multiple Apple user like me and have an existing airport that's causing your internet to become sluggish - and your family's patience at it's limits - stop reading about all those other routers and buy this one.

    18 of 19 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