• 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.

  • 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 4 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.

    6 of 6 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

    7 of 8 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

    10 of 10 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

  • 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 5 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

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous! It does exactly Apple claim

    • Written by from Cardiff

    Easy to install
    Blisteringly fast wifi.
    I test my wifi speed a couple of times a week.
    Download has increased from 15- 20 Mbps average to +/- 55Mbps.
    I pay my Internet provider for 50mbps.
    It is truly amazing

    4 of 4 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.

    26 of 31 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.

    146 of 173 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!

    24 of 28 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.

    129 of 148 people found this useful

  • 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.

    181 of 211 people found this useful