AirPort Extreme

AirPort Extreme

$199.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 321 reviews

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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

    2234 of 2407 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

    1710 of 1860 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

    1089 of 1311 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product so far
  • Performance has degraded

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in t I first bought this to replace a Dlink router that needed to be rebooted every month or so. This worked well for a year, but in the past couple of months I've had numerous degraded performance issues, ranging from mysterious slowness to completely failing to pass traffic indefinitely. If it happened once every few months I suppose that would be tolerable, but happening every few days has completely ruined my confidence in this. And no, the problem is not on the carrier side, since the router does not respond to ping as it normally should. Seemed to begin when I configured an Airport Express to join or extend the network, though that may be a coincidence since I took it offline and still experienced the same issues with the router. The next time this happens I am probably going to retire it and replace with the Dlink in storage, or reconfigure it from scratch, which I'm not looking forward to.

    • Written by from Driftwood

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Performance has degraded
  • USB Compatibility

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall this is a great product, almost doubled my wireless throughput, have not found a dead spot in the house, will try outside Overall this is a great product, almost doubled my wireless throughput, have not found a dead spot in the house, will try outside when it is warmer. The BIG ISSUE I have is with USB compatibility. It was one of the considerations I had in spending the extra $$ for this device as I am also adding an external drive for backup purposes, just as the Apple website identifies, connect a printer or external drive. As I am still on a PC at home I could not use the Time Capsule and chose a WDC My Book. The problem is the USB port on the Extreme will not work with this. The apple utility recognizes it on my PC but that is it. After talking to support I found that it would only work if I reformatted to FAT32 which is not happening. Have not seen this limitation in any literature or for that matter in the ops manual or any support topic.

    • Written by from Belvidere

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? USB Compatibility
  • SNMP Disabled!

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    With this model of the Airport Extreme Apple decided to disable snmp, so now I cannot monitor my bandwidth at home. I have to trus With this model of the Airport Extreme Apple decided to disable snmp, so now I cannot monitor my bandwidth at home. I have to trust my provider to give my correct numbers. lol

    Other than that it is a decent router

    • Written by from Corona

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? SNMP Disabled!

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