• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1- Best Router Ever

    • Written by from Frederick

    Coming from the 5th Gen AirPort Extreme, I was a bit skeptical. But after reading positive reviews on here, I took a chance. IT BLOWS THE 5TH GEN OUT OF THE WATER. I'm talking I have 56 Mbps download speeds from Comcast and the older model was sluggish. This one is like having 4G LTE in my house. Little to no hesitation. Lightning fast. Epic success.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from Jenkintown

    I had a bad signal about 40-50 feet away and this completely solved the issue, and added the benefit of faster internet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router I've ever used

    • Written by from London

    Let me say first that I'm an IT professional and I have worked in the field for 10 years. We had a number of aging Cisco enterprise routers at our office that needed replacement. At first I was hesitant to purchase Apple networking equipment because Cisco is the norm in the enterprise and anything less is usually a set up for failure. As a test I decided to take the plunge and purchase a 2013 Extreme for our Guest Network which usually has around 20 clients connected daily. The setup was easily done on my ipad mini. I've had the extreme online for over a month now with no issues at all (No restarts). Users tell me the range and speed are much better than the Cisco router. I am very impressed by this little unit! It was a little challenging installing it in the ceiling but a little creativity and I had it installed in 15 min. The bosses are so pleased that we will probably replace our main corporate wifi with a new extreme unit very soon. Nice work Airport team!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm Extreme(ly) Impressed

    • Written by from San Tan Valley

    Prior to AirPort Extreme I was averaging an inconsistent 15-22Mbps on my internet speed tests with a NG 802.11n router. Now, with AirPort Extreme, my speed is averaging a very consistent 62-64Mbps. Have two Macs and an iPad on the network. Grandson is jealous.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router out there

    • Written by from BEREA

    I have owned the last 4 versions of the Airport Extreme and so far, this is the very best router out of all of them combined, Hands Down!!!! The range is far superior, and my 5Ghz WiFi is consistent throughout the entire house. On top of all that, this unit runs a lot cooler, the previous versions were very warm to the touch. Very highly recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router I have used!!!

    • Written by from Naperville

    This router does it all. The range in a new construction house is about 200ft. I get 5 bars from the second and basement my router is located on the first floor. This also mirrored the modems speed instead of choking it like my previous router, this means my internet is just as fast as if I was connected to the modem and not through the airport extreme. This router also lets you configure it from remote location and the ports for allowing servers and other device chat with the outside world are easy to configure. Also signing static Ip address are awesomely easy. On top of that the external usb is great for storage device and printers. If you want a device that will be reliable then get the airport extreme.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Improvement

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I dont usually write reviews but this router is fast.If you cherish your Internet speed ,it worth it. Easy to setup...less than 10 min.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must buy!!

    • Written by from Cheney

    I bought this AirPort along with two MacBook airs because they both use the same 802.11ac wifi. And boy does this thing work! I live in a small apartment, so you can imagine I don't need it for it's wide range of coverage, but rather for it's capabilities. I own quite a number of wifi connected devices, and this thing handles all of them very well. It is making the best of the wifi that my new MacBook Air can handle, and getting me download speeds as high as my ISP will allow. And even my devices that don't use 802.11ac wifi have been shot with adrenaline when they connected to this guy. A must buy if you are buying a 2013 MacBook Air, or plan on buying any Macs in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

    • Written by from Palos Park

    I was looking forward to Apple's first AC router. I currently use Airport Extreme 5th Gen. Unfortunately, after several tests, I decided to return the unit. I have a fairly big house. Multiple levels. Outdoor area. My 5th Gen Airport output to 2nd Fl office is consistently at 162. Sometimes it pushes up to 207. With the AC model, same channel, I get 81-108. These numbers are based on n clients. Very disappointing.

    If you are considering an upgrade from Gen 5 Airport, I would reconsider until more of your devices are AC ready.

    Sorry Apple. I am fan. But this router is way below standard

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme Performance & Minimum Fuss

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Ever since I installed this router it has performed flawlessly. This A1408 model AirPort Extreme covers our entire home with a signal pattern that has no obvious dark areas. It has never required a reboot and is compatible with all of our devices.

    This was my first experience with the Apple Airport Utility. It seemed weird not to use a web page for configuration. At first I missed the “control” of the traditional router interface until I realized that the configuration utility had our home network up and functioning faster than any web page ever had. I set up a guest network with a separate password without using the manual.

    The 5th generation Airport Extreme is a great WiFi router.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Replaced an old AirPort Extreme, 3rd gen

    • Written by from Montreal

    My old AE 3rd gen wasn't able to cover all the places in the backyard. So I decided to upgrade to the latest hardware and in a word I'm very happy and satisfied with it. Setup was a breeze with AirPort Utility where I was guided to just do a replace operation of the older device. The whole thing with a firmware update took less than 10 minutes.

    Coverage is now great every where and the speed increased also for MacBook Air 2013 (they use 802.11ac) and on my iPad air too. I decided to put an harddisk on it to act as a "el cheapo" NAS...

    So, another happy customer.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Carmel

    Pretty much works straight out of the box. Great range and solid, stable performance.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but that's about it.

    • Written by from Cobourg

    I bought this router because it was "server grade" and "the best I could get". Fast setup which is really the only positive. Other than that slow speeds compared to my 3 year old Cisco router which beat it in every speed comparison. So back to the shop it went. I'll buy something more suitable for all wireless products not one that just favours apple products. Oh and if you have a ps3 or xbox. Look elsewhere not very compatible.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EASIEST SETUP EVER

    • Written by from Bremerton

    This has got to be the easiest setup I have ever encountered with a router. It took me longer to route the power cable then it did for me to set up the network. It was quick and easy with the AirPort Utility App on my MacBook Pro and all of my wireless equipment connected immediately.

    This signal strength throughout my house has seen a huge increase. I am just amazed and completely happy with my new AirPort Extreme!!!!!

    If you are in the market for a new AC compliant router I strongly recommend this product. I know it is a bit pricy but similar products from other manufacturers cost just as much.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Loved the airport extreme ... Easy to use and install.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Garland

    you will love it. believe me

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Kingsport

    we bought this product at our local best buy and set up same day,it's ten times better than old model we had before it was reset to factory settings

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feedback on Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Marlton

    Fantastic product! I literally installed the extreme in 5 minutes and we have total coverage for a large house and property!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, better range, faster WiFi

    • Written by from Jaffrey

    I bought this to replace an aging Time Capsule. Coverage around our house was spotty in some areas and as our family has grown, I've needed WiFi in the far reaches of the house. I bought the new AirPort Extreme hoping it would provide coverage without the need for two base stations.

    This unit covers every corner of the house with a strong signal and was very easy to set up.

    I don't have any ac wireless devices, but all our devices (iPhone, iPad and laptops) seem to have much faster internet access and file sharing.

    I also like the guest network feature. We often have visitors and this makes it very easy for them to join (with or without a password).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MORE POWAAAA!!!!

    • Written by from union city

    Wow! This thing is the real deal. I upgraded my wifi network with the new AirPort Extreme. Tested the speed with my iPhone sitting in the farthest section of my house from the router. Look at this speed! 27MB/s download and 10MB/s upload.

    Old setup:
    Previous generation AirPort Extreme
    2 Airport Expresses extending network

    New setup:
    New AirPort Extreme
    Previous Gen Extreme extending network

    Unfortunately I didn't test the speed of the previous setup, but the speed is like night and day. AND none of my devices are wirelss AC compatible. All are just wireless N. My PS3 was wired to one of the Expresses and showed 2MB/s download. Now it's wired to the extending Extreme and it shows 13.3 MB/s download. That's a BIG jump in speed. A lot of the increase is probably due to getting rid of the inferior Expresses, and using the old extreme as the extender. But whatever.... Huge seat of the pants difference. if you already own a previous generation Extreme, its time for an upgrade. MORE POWAAAA!!!!