• 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 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Rock solid reliability but signal strength in my house is horrible.

    • Written by from Hacienda Heights

    I can't believe I need 2 Airport Extremes (connected via ethernet) to get full coverage in my 1300sq ft house. They are not near any other electronics.

    I had the previous gen and thought the new one would have greater range (We'll see when the next iphone gets AC I hope), tried using the old one as a wireless repeater (didn't work too well, would always lose connection at one side of the house) then finally figured you can hook up ethernet cable to 2 airport extremes so they both transmit.

    I read that a work around for poor wifi coverage on the iphone 5 was switching from WPA2 to WEP. While it did improve signal reliability. What a BS work around. Maybe my 1960 house has lead walls, but if the signal has to pass through a closet or 2 walls. Your signal will drop and your phone will say ''You are not connected to the internet''. I had to use LTE in my master bedroom and bathroom (the newest APExtreme was 25' away behind 2 walls. before I hooked up the older extreme via ethernet as a second router.

    3 of 4 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 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money!

    • Written by from willingboro

    I spent a lot of time researching the different routers because I was having issues with dropped connections and losing connections in certain areas of my house. I will mention my modem is in the worst possible place in my house, the back bedroom in the corner. With my old router, the only computer that had wifi beyond the living room was my Mac. When I was at the apple store purchasing my MacBook Pro, the salesperson informed me that an airport would be covered under my apple care. So I did some more research and since almost all of my wireless devices are apple I figured this would be the best move. Set up was extremely easy on my MacBook Pro and all other apple devices. I will say that trying to connect my Dell was a bit harder. I recommend downloading AirPort Utility for anyone who has a Windows running computer. Once I did it, there was only a few more steps that I needed to take. I'm pretty good with computers, so if you aren't connecting this to an apple computer and aren't really tech savvy, this may not be the best router for you. I have amazing range, took my computer to the backyard and still had 3 bars. Before also I would only be able to have two devices connected without seeing an issue with connectivity. As I'm writing this we have an iPod, iPad, Apple Tv, Dell Computer, and MacBook Pro all connected and the connection is perfect on all the devices. Moving forward I will be sticking with all Apple products!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW...we got the best!

    • Written by from Gainesville

    we had problems with our wireless system in our house for the past few months. We have a 3800 square foot old home (concrete block!!) and all of our products are apple. it was a nightmare getting signal across our home. We had an airport extreme from 2009. we were always dropping signal. we replaced our cable modem, had new wiring, purchased several extenders and still could not get signal across our house. We read bunch of reviews and saw pretty good reviews on this gem. WOW! are we impressed! this thing works right out of the box. it was an easy set up as expected. now the signal across our home is so strong! the signal never drops. absolutely the best! we highly recommend this product! you will not be disappointed.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excruciating

    • Written by from Ajo

    10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: On, the next 10 to 20 seconds it's WiFi: Looking for Networks.

    No steady connection lasting more than 30 seconds.

    Can't reliably access printers, other computers, or internet. This is very damaging to us.

    26 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product !

    • Written by from Largo

    When I bought my MacBook Air 13" i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB Flash Storage, I bought this AirPort Extreme. I had a slight problem getting it connected and everything because Verizon isn't the best internet provider. After getting it to work with a green light on and the internet actually working, it works flawlessly ! I live in a 1,000+ sq ft home and I get connection through the entire house, I go outside that has 3 acres, I can still get 2-3 connection bars all the way out there. I haven't had a single problem with it since I bought it and I'm glad I bought it. Lightning fast internet, long distance connection, it's just a perfect device !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Amherst

    I love the design and look of this product. The only problem that i have is that most of my things that i am using even though they are made from apple aren't always connecting to it because it can't find the ip address, thats the only problem everything else is great

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product

    • Written by from Praha 2

    I have to restart this device at least once every week. I had no problems with my previous AirPort Extreme running for many years without any restart required. Very disappointed.

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Had a Comcast router which was terrible.
    We were always getting dropped and could Only have 4 devises at once.
    Also had little to no reception at the other end of the house and it caused bad interference in my wireless xbox headphones. Switched to Comcast standard modem and add the extreme.
    Solved all my problems. Never seen our iPads or iMac load pages so fast. Hasn't dropped a devise yet.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't have been easier to setup

    • Written by from Stevens Point

    Wow, how easy can it get? Up and running in minutes.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOA

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Take this with a grain of salt,

    my new (refurbished) AirPort Extreme was basically dead on arrival.

    I set it up numerous times and the unit just keeps powering off.

    I am having this unit replaced tomorrow.

    19 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Print Server Capabilities

    • Written by from Riverton

    The router works amazing as a print server for the small business world. We were able to quickly setup Xerox and Canon printers, which made the process of network printer amazingly simple. Love this machine!

    6 of 6 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 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excelent!!!

    • Written by from Manhattan

    I thoroughly read many reviews about the performance of the Airport Extreme and was skeptical even at the time of purchase. Had read that it did not communicate well with older versions of the Airport Express (i have two) so I also bought one of those just in case... But then just out of the box connected all of them (Airport Extreme the two older AExpress, the new one, all to different stereos throughout the house)to a single glitch during installation or lost signal in the month and a half since I installed my network. I can say that am really happy how Apple products work together...

    3 of 3 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!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My airport extreme has short distance

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    What is the problem with my airport extreme? I live a small apartment and my airport extreme is in the living room and I lose signal in the kitchen. (15-20 foot) (all my device) I had a linksys before. The net was slow but I had signal everywhere. I have very fest net In the bedroom and living room. What is the problem?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than 2 generations ago!

    • Written by from Sparks

    I replaced my Airport Extreme from 2 generations ago because I got the new Macbook Pro with AC and it was a big mistake. When it works, it's extremely fast. Unfortunately, it works for maybe 2 hours than disconnects. I've tried absolutely everything I could think of, including calling applecare numerous times, to no avail. It simply does not work. I have 5 webcams, numerous game consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, and even more connected to the internet. However, with this new router I have to routinely reset every single connection every 2 hours and power on and off the router to get the internet. The sad part is, when I plug in the old router from years ago it works perfectly fine with all those devices and I have no problems (just no AC for the macbook pro).

    52 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good!!!!

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Just installed my new Airport Extreme and it is much stronger then 5th Gen. I tested both routers at same time in the worst part of my house.

    Results:
    5th Gen: 18MB down/3.98MB up
    6th Gen: 38MB down/4MB up

    Will retest 6th gen again later tonight when people get home and our node is stressed. Stay tuned.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT upgrade!

    • Written by from Stamford

    Had a 3 year old apple router that worked flawlessly for years. Decided that AC must be better than N so upgraded and have had nothing but nightmares since. The internal network has been inconsistent, slow, and sometimes non-existent (am talking about internal wireless network, not external internet as that could be the ISP's fault). Apple help has very superficial help and has not been able to solve the issue after 4 extensive calls, 1 replacement of hardware, and plenty of online troubleshooting. There is NO reason to move from the old and proven router to this poorly made and untested hardware. VERY disappointed in Apple for making such a poor product.

    38 of 51 people found this useful