• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge performance increase over 3rd Gen Extreme!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I was reluctant to purchase the latest version of Airport Extreme. Upon finally getting one, I was very pleasantly surprised! Big range increase and a very noticeable difference in throughput! With no other adjustments but replacing my 3rd Gen MIMO Extreme with the latest, my transmit rate went from 108 to 270. That's more than double! On Time Warner Cable's Extreme 50MBs, I felt a huge power burst in performance. I feel validated in my purchase. If you've been on the fence or struggling with some questionable performance, give this one a try! I think Apple finally got it perfected.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreal Range...if you need it

    • Written by from Champlin

    I live in a 3500 sq. foot town home with metal studs. My internet comes into the walkout basement area. Wireless range has been an issues since we moved in. I had a Netgear N900 WNDR4500 router and it blew out when they had an ISP issue. I compared this to the top of the line ASUS and Netgear AC class routers. the others have a bit more ports and ability to customize, but this thing blows them away for range. With the others I was still having issues getting a signal on the top floor. The ASUS would cut in and out and the 2 Netgear routers would do 1-2 bars and still drop occasionally. This thing gives me full bars upstairs. Heck I can get 3 bars at the end of the block. The hardest part about it was figuring out where to download the PC utility. My company IPad sill not be here for several more weeks. There are no PC instructions in the box, I I knew there was a utility somewhere. I found it easier with a Google search than looking on Apple's site. The connection is quick and flawless, the signal is unwavering and the wireless throughput is stellar on the G/N and one AC device I have tested so far. I highly recommend this unit.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do most things

    • Written by from NORTHBROOK

    I have a Brother printer that's not wireless. I can print through Airport Extreme. But I can no longer scan because it does not talk back to my computer. ok, then I manually connect the USB back to my computer to scan, but then other printers do not print through Airport Extreme. If I connect my USB from my computer back to Airport Extreme, My computer does not print. I tried using a splitter, that does not help. I have to restart the router and wait!

    This is not all. Dell computer loses WiFi connection completely as soon as it goes to sleep. So that the connection has to be deactivated and then reconnected each time you want to use internet.

    Not what I expected to do when I got this. Linksys for $60 does a better job.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazing speed!!

    • Written by from Rocky Hill

    I just picked the Extreme up yesterday and I'm amazed on how much faster this is from my old 4th generation Extreme. I also had dead spots out on my deck before and now I am getting full signal. I can't wait to walk my dog this morning and see how far up the street it will work.

    Quality is Beautiful and Looks fantastic on my shelve. It took about 5 minutes to set up through airport utility and it would have been three,but there was a update to install.

    Apple did it again! Spend the extra money it's well worth it!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is built for speed!!!!

    • Written by from Plano

    We have Verizon FIOS and paying for 75 mbps but
    could not get more than 25-35 on wifi and 45-60 on ethernet on PC and iMac.

    Now we are getting 75-85 on ethernet PLUS our wifi, thanks to your new Airport Extreme and the AC band, even though the N protocol is on everything else in our home wifi network.

    Thanks Apple for this great product.

    Tom In Plano, Texas

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    EASY

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    Very nice router. Easy to set-up. My network was ready to go in less than 10 minutes. WiFi coverage is excellent! Gave it 4 stars for 2.0 USB port.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a product that works

    • Written by from cicero

    I have a big house, around 4000 s.f. and i can't get a good signal at all in second floor or in back yard prior to this amazing product. I did try the previous model with no success and i give this new extreme a shot. It works. I have a full bar signal on second floor and in back yard. I love it. worth the money. i can stream netflix on second floor, super fast internet on all of my ios devices and i have all of them. 2 ipads, 1 ipad mini, 2 iphones and 1 i touch. Love it!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far it's excellent

    • Written by from Northbrook

    The router is way faster then my 5th generation Airport extreme by a milestone. This is a remarkable design and improvement over the previous gen and I just love it.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great wifi performance

    • Written by from Miami

    I set one of these up as a wireless access point at work (10,000 sq ft building) and all of our wireless problems went away. Works great with our Double Robot running an iPad air and all other devices windows or PC. Wireless N and AC performance are great in any part of the building with at least 10 users.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2.0?

    • Written by from Park City

    Comon USB 3.0 has been around for how long now? Will be just fine for a printer but I recommend a NAS storage device of using a USB attached here. And let's get support for the USB Superdrive over Airport? That'd be great for those of us in a post death of the Superdrive multi-mac home. Also would not argue with more ethernet ports. Ethernet is faster and more reliable than wifi.

    Other than that great very fast router, simple to configure.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is an excellent router.

    • Written by from Roswell

    I have a cable modem and it took me longer to unpack the Airport Express than it did to install it. The trick is to follow all the prompts exactly. I was up and running in under 10 minutes and that amount of time would have been sooner except I was running wires behind the desk.
    In one review it says that it absolutely will not work with an ATT Micro-Cell. I find that curious because it works just fine with mine. Any trouble I've had with the Micro-Cell has been traced to the device itself, not the Airport Express.
    I've ordered another Airport Express to use as an extender. It isn't that I want to be able to pick up my network 10 blocks away, it is because I live in a stucco house and the wire mesh can act as a Faraday cage. We are changing to monitored systems such as the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect, so I want to make sure there aren't any "dead zones" inside the house.
    Yes, it's expensive, but you get what you pay for.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Easy, and Reliable

    • Written by from Balitmore

    I was looking to replace my n-standard router which was giving me connectivity issues on multiple devices. I have been happy with my switch to the Airport Extreme and look forward to its continued use at home. Setup was a breeze, and while other brands have more customizable features when it comes to management, the available changes are more than adequate for anybody's home network. I have had zero issues with connectivity, the network range has increased without using a repeater, and I feel comfortable saying it is definitely worth the price despite only having it for a few days.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Router

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I have 100mb connection at home and this is the only router that didn't drop any speed when using WiFi. After all, what would be the use of paying for 100mb connection if you can't take advantage of it. The range of the router is also fantastic.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Router- Fast, Stable and Reliable

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've previously owned routers from D-link, linksys and asus, all of which gave me troubles that required me to restart the router on a daily basis.

    Two months ago, I decided to give the apple airport extreme a chance and I was surprised by how much my wireless speed improved.

    The most important factor (aside from speed) when it comes to routers is stability and reliability; out of the 2 months I've had it so far, I've experienced zero, yes 0 disconnections.

    I also connected a 2TB western digital hard drive to the airport extreme and set up wireless time machine backup on 5 of my Macs, also works flawlessly.

    This router may be a little more expensive than other brands, but as with many apple products, it is well-built and reliable.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best router

    • Written by from Toronto

    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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, get this one

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    OK I have had an Airport Extreme before and it wasn't very good. I tried this one after reading some of these reviews. My problem was that that I had very poor to none Wi-Fi in the family room(modem in the other end on the house). It's not a big house but there are lots of corners and rooms. Well let me say that this little devil works perfectly in the family room, I now have 2 bars of Wi-Fi. I then plugged in my 3 year old Airport Express in there and bingo I have Full bars in the family room. Now talk about easy, I plugged in the Airport Extreme to the modem and within 2 minutes Airport Utility recognized it and asked if I wanted it to replace my Network and keep the same password. Just re-entered the password. Then I plugged in the Airport Express and by the time I got back to the computer it too was up and running.
    If you are dissatisfied with your current wireless router, get this one

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    More ethernet ports

    • Written by from Redwood City

    Why oh why can't Apple put another couple of ports in this thing? There are only 3 usable ports in here after the WAN port. I have a NAS plus two VoIP phone lines, which leaves no room to connect my iMac up with hardline! I think this device, at $199, should have at least 7 usual ports after the WAN port. Look up the price of gigabit routers and other devices in this price range have at least 8 ports. 3 stars until it gets more ports, then 5.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for data, cuts out streaming music to airplay speakers

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Yes, this works for data and backups. No, it does not support streaming music over airplay to airplay enabled speakers - luckily the previous gen works great with airplay.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is only alright, box is terribly designed

    • Written by from Holland Patent

    Careful when you open this thing, I nearly dropped it. It really is an awful packaging design. The range really isn't that great. I upgraded from my dual band netgear 802.11n router and the range seems a little bit worse to be honest. I don't have 802.11ac devices yet though, waiting for the refreshed retina macbooks. I am still disappointed with the range, especially since the new iphones dont even have 802.11ac. can't use my phone in my bedroom and i definitely could with my old router. i regret this purchase.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speed easy setup

    • Written by from Winlock

    I had been fighting for weeks trying to get the wireless router portion of my Actiontec C1000a modem to be reliable. If I unplugged it it would work fir maybe a day and then get super slow unless I rebooted it. Once in awhile it would work for couple if days. I tried adding a wifi repeater but still inconsistent.

    I was skeptical about investing in AirPort Extreme. Boy am I glad I did! Setup was a breeze and wifi speed have never been this fast, ever! I can travel anywhere on our lot and have wifi reception. Coverage is phenomenal. You can't go wrong with the AirPort Extreme.

    6 of 6 people found this useful