AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

$199.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 263 reviews

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Product Information

The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
Learn more about AirPort Extreme

  • Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.1 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Extreme can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Extreme features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

  • What's in the Box?

    • AirPort Extreme
    • Printed documentation
    • Power cord
  • Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

    • Height: 6.6 inches (168 mm)
    • Width: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Depth: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Weight: 2.08 pounds (945 g)2

    Connections and Expansion

    • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • USB 2.0
    • Built-in power supply

    Wireless

    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac1
    • Beamforming antenna array
    • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    • 50
  • System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
    • iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Wireless Device Access

    • Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
    • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
    • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Very nice Router!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 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..

    • Written by from Moyock

    1790 of 1924 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very nice Router!
  • Great Range Increase

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 m 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.

    • Written by from Kirkland

    1386 of 1507 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Range Increase
  • Great Product so far

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't try out "ac" as I don't have any thing compatible. Just replaced my AP Extreme (Gen 5) and compared to that its much fast Couldn't try out "ac" as I don't have any thing compatible. Just replaced my AP Extreme (Gen 5) and compared to that its much faster. Range wise, I haven't found much of an improvement, but then again it could be my house. I still have to use another AP EXPRESS to extend my network in my house. Simple to set it up and looks good too.

    • Written by from COOGEE

    898 of 1082 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product so far
  • Simply the best router

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is simply the best router ever.

    Setting up the Apple AirPort Extreme took me all but 10 minutes. It was so easy I was surp This is simply the best router ever.

    Setting up the Apple AirPort Extreme took me all but 10 minutes. It was so easy I was surprised, I kept thinking was that all, and it was. My internet is working much better and performing optimally now. No more slow downs from too many connected devices. I currently have 14 devices connected wirelessly to the Airport Extreme and it doesn't even flinch. It truly is a powerful machine in a small compact size.

    Prior to getting the Apple Airport Extreme, I had two routers covering our home which is approximately 2500 sq ft. The AirPort does such a wonderful job that we even get good coverage outside the home now, including the edge of the driveway and edge of the backyard. It amazing to see one router do all this.

    Finally, I have noticed improvements in streaming content from Netflix and Crackle, simultaneously on 2 TVs. With our previous router, streaming content simultaneously would sometimes cause the router to overheat and restart. We no longer have this problem, in fact we have streamed content on 4 devices simultaneously without issue.

    I'm really happy with this purchase, especially because how reliable and powerful it is. I would strongly recommend this everyone looking for a top quality router, you cant go wrong with the Apple AirPort Extreme.

    • Written by from Toronto
    Was this useful? Simply the best router
  • Best router I ever had.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 w 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.

    • Written by from Chambly

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Best router I ever had.
  • Rock solid now...

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My grandson bought me this and took my older Airport Extreme with him. I had serious issues getting it set up. The first issue was My grandson bought me this and took my older Airport Extreme with him. I had serious issues getting it set up. The first issue was an ISP/user problem and not the fault of the Airport Extreme. The second issue was that it would first give me all greens and then say the ethernet cable was disconnected. This lasted for about 30 minutes, made me seriously crazy and then it just cleared up. It has worked perfectly ever since. A couple reviewers have put bogus information up and I just wanted to correct their errors. First, I have an ATT Microcell connected to this router and to the previous one. The Microcell can be sensitive to its location and general environment but it works perfectly with the Airport Extreme. I also have a 2TB WD MyBook Studio drive connected to my system. It worked fine with the original Airport Extreme and it works fine with this one. I use it for storage and to wirelessly support Time Machine for a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro 15".

    Please don't project your problems onto the Airport Extreme, it works fine with both of these devices

    • Written by from Casselberry

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Rock solid now...

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