• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent job for design

    • Written by from SEATTLE

    I never thought Apple will adapt such design, though the design has been used by others such as DLink. I am really satisfied with the product since I test it under the school network compared to my time capsule of previous generation. The download speed is almost equal since I only have macbook pro equipped with 802.11n not 802.11ac. However, there is big difference for the upload speed. The AC version is about 30% faster than the N version, which pretty amazed me. I am looking forward to seeing the truly AC speed when I upgrade my macbook pro some time later.

    The reason for one star off is the incompatibility with my USB 3.0 portal external hard drive. It is formatted as Mac disk format and compatible with my old time capsule. The new airport extreme should be equipped with same compatibility though it has USB 2.0 interface stead of 3.0. So I guess I have to wait for Apple update the firmware to fix the bug.

    By the way, I bought one from a guy for $125, which I feel so lucky to have such a deal.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from 1st Generation

    • Written by from Lewisville

    I have not tried the 802.11ac only n and g, but this new AirPort Extreme out performs by old first gen in every aspect: better signal strength for all devices in the house, improved performance. I am sure the dual band is much to credit. I like the smaller foot print (height was not an issue where I have it located). I have FIOS and stream movies from vudu, amazon, netflix; very happy so far.

    Holding back one star because of $50 price increase and no usb 3.0. Also, agree with others that complained about packaging; I caught it falling from the box when I opened it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Hampton

    I had my old airport since 2007. This year I noticed that our mobile devices and the speed at which my streaming movies would load had slowed down. The first day I saw that a new airport was available, I ordered it. I hooked it up in 5 minutes and the connectivity throughout our house has been perfect. I love the speed on this new airport extreme. I would hands down recommend that you pick this up and install it into your business or work network.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must buy

    • Written by from Louisville

    I am very satisfied with this AirPort Extreme it has an incredible range that extends throughout my house. It was very easy to set up. I can find multiplayer matches on my Xbox very fast

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    lightening fast

    • Written by from the woodlands

    Awesome router. Seemlessly easy to set up. Did set up with Iphone. Dont understand review from person who said they couldn't connect to old airport express. After firmware update, connected to old airport express without problems. Apple does it again.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good-Bye Dead Zones

    • Written by from Davidsonville

    After three days with this router I've yet to get an AirPlay dropout on any of my four AirPort Express-connected speakers or while watching my AppleTVs. This is in a 4400 square-foot house that has had several WiFi dead zones. I've struggled with many products to get reliable WiFi throughout, and admittedly I stress the network pretty hard by streaming content and then routing it to other devices. For instance, I'll stream TWiT on my AppleTV and route the audio from the AppleTV to the AirPort Express-connected ceiling speakers. No dropouts, no dead zones. Love this thing!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from DURHAM

    I just bought two of the new AirPort Extreme AC routers. One is my primary and the other extends my network to the other end of our house. The two routers communicate with each other wirelessly, and that connection speed is consistently greater than 550Mbps. Wow!

    These routers replaced two previous generation Airport Extreme routers, and the speed and coverage/range improvements are immediately visible. Nice work, Apple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great product with great range!

    • Written by from PORTER RANCH

    I replaced the latest gen 2TB Time Capsule and latest gen AirPort Express with two new Airport Extremes and the difference in speed and range are well worth it. We have higher speeds and better range in parts of the house that we didn't have before and the range extends well into our backyard and almost across the street. I am almost certain that our neighbors can easily see our routers now. Apple did a great job with the new Extreme. We are very happy with the results!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricey but works great.

    • Written by from Dulles

    Having used it for 6 months now it hasn't given me any trouble. I use both the wireless and wired side of the router and have been surprised at how much more distance this router gives me. The 5 ghz and 2.4 ghz being able to work at the same time for different devices is a great benefit.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Dover

    I have owned and used a lot of apple products... from 2007 to present and will say my home lives and breaths apple.... so far i have had the router for about a week, and i have had no such issues. My range is a lot better than my current verizon fios router at the same tech specs... i don't have any issues with the air play like i did before... however i will say some things I don't like are that you cannot change channels, and or make a lot of sys changes like a std router...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router for apple wireless devices and external peripherals

    • Written by from Aizkraukle

    Bought this router from local reseller in Riga. I've had few problems with previous router, that was working only on 2.4GHz, because of bluetooth interference (apple keyboard and trackpad). Then I decided to buy a new router, that is AC and can go dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz. So, bought this router. The setup was easy with airport utility. Also tried to connect old printer with USB to the back of router, and it worked even better than expected. Also tried to connect my USB flash drive to a router's USB port, and on both MacBooks (late 2013 retina, 13") we have, we could use it as external drive / time machine backup drive. Also the usb drive it can be used for files sharing.
    When using 5 GHz, the signal is great and bluetooth isn't interfering any more, because it works on his own 2.4 GHz. Can't tell anything about the range, because our apartment isn't that big to test the range.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second Airport Extreme and absolutely love it!!

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I replaced an older version of the Airport Extreme, a 2009 version, with a new version today - November 20th, 2014. I have a huge home all on one level so I have a couple of Airport Expresses around the house as well - newer versions that do not plug directly into the wall. It took me about 10 minutes to go from old to new with great signals throughout the house. The newer version seems to be much faster than the older one. Love these guys and would recommend them to everyone that needs to upgrade a home wireless network system no matter if you have Apple products or not. I have an old Windows PC and it also operates faster on the internet with the newer device. Worth the money in my opinion. By the way, the older version may have dropped off the internet once or twice in 5 years?? Been so long since it happened I do not remember. LOL!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up & works great

    • Written by from Hiawatha

    I needed to replace a CISCO router that was several years old. I read many of the reviews on the AirPort Extreme prior to making my purchase. I must say that my experience so far with this base station as been very satisfactory. I am experiencing much improved speed. The set up could not have been simpler. I simply downloaded the AirPort Utility app to my IPAD (would also down load to my IPHONE 5S), plugged in my AirPort Extreme and that is about all I had to do, except name my network, put in a password and tap next. I continue to be impressed with Apple products.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    • Written by from Commerce Township

    The installation of this router really was a non-event. Follow the instruction. I attached it to my Cable Modem, hooked it up to my switch, Vonage device, etc and turned it on. Shortly thereafter it was working. Very easy to configure using Airport Utility, add a guest network, etc. Very good range. I broadcast my SSID but have it secured, My only complaint? it costs more than some of its competitors but it is easy to bridge the network and extend the range, Very happy with it

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT ROUTER VERY FAST SPEEDS

    • Written by from WESTMINSTER

    i was using a comcast wifi router and i usually had speeds 1-4 MBS and when i bought AirPort Extreme oh man now i am getting 25 to 30 MBS great speed and range i have connected 3 iPads, 3 iPhones, Apple TV , iMac and smart tv and i never had issues with slow speed i would buy this again i am so happy with my purchase Thank Apple!!!!!!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme - Airport Express

    • Written by from ALAMO

    Hi - I initially purchased a airport extreme, and it worked perfectly, but figured if one is good then more is better - NOT. I went out purchased another Extreme, and a airport express to cover my multi level home. After many calls, and software updates, they don't like to play together. Meaning, I hard wired the 2 extremes together and extended my wireless network, and this is when the problems started. I would suggest the product as a single function device, and avoid networking them together,

    28 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fabulous…great range

    • Written by from gladwyne

    We have avery large old house with 2-foot thick stone walls. Had been having difficulty getting the signal throughout the house from the basement. Old one did a good job with a few well-placed express as boosters. The new tower-like extreme is even better (though admittedly, I ran a wire out through an air vent to get the base station out of the basement) and get a much better signal throughout our entire house and up to the 3rd floor as well.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another grand slam for Apple!

    • Written by from Boise

    This router is simply amazing. The speed and range is crazy, but I'm most impressed with ease of setup. I upgraded from the previous generation Airport Extreme to this bad boy. Using the Settings app on my iPhone, I found the router and I was asked if I was replacing my old router. I said yes and it automatically moved my settings over from my old Airport and prompted me to plug in my wires and that was it. My network downtime was 38 seconds (yes, I timed it). This, along with a new 802.11ac adapter for my desktop and I went from an average of 160 Mbps to 866 Mbps. WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent APEx upgrade from my older APExtreme

    • Written by from Folsom

    Huge Apple product fan and have been using APExpress, APEtreme, and Applt TV for many years now and decided to upgrade to the newer, smaller foot print, APExtreme. Without a doubt, its has increased my local range along with faster data transmission times. The setup was 10x easier than I thought it would be, since my old system is WPA2 with every peripheral secured, but I just plugged it in, booted up my Mac and Airport Utility software, and it walked me through migrating my old systems settings over to the new one, AMAZING and so SIMPLISTIC! Started to check all my other peripherals and everything was linked to the new APExtreme, no problems.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Xmas woes

    • Written by from Enfield

    I was given Apple TV for Xmas and successfully hooked it up. But, having done that it pretty much brought down my wifi, what with being a family with an iMac, 2 iPads, 2 mini iPads, 3 iPods an Xbox and Sky Catch up. I then bought Airport Extreme and whilst we haven't noticed a massive improvement in speed, we can now all access wifi with no problem. Well worth the money!

    5 of 7 people found this useful