• 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!!!!

  • 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

    Easiest setup

    • Written by from Singapore

    With my 20 years of computer experience. This is the most easiest router that I ever setup. And it was setup with my iOS devices. No computer is needed. Great job apple.
    Highly recommend for first timer.

  • 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance and setup is easy

    • Written by from Reston

    I can simply add to previous comments that this new version of Airport Extreme seems to be a huge upgrade. Not yet having any 802.ac devices, I can only rate the 802.n network performance. I'm not positive the range is significantly better than my last generation AE (it may be somewhat better) but the connection speed is definitely faster.

    My 2013 iMac was getting about 25-30 Mbps on speedtest.net before; with the new AE it's now averaging 50 Mbps or more (Verizon FIOS connection).

    I used my old AE to extend my wireless network and the process of transferring settings from old to new, and then using the old one to extend the network, couldn't possibly be easier. I've worked with numerous Netgear and Linksys routers in the past and nothing compares to ease Apple's process.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Boosted internet speed 10x

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    A few months ago I upgraded my internet to Fios. The free router that came with it, placed one room away, gave me 6 mbps download speeds and a choppy connection. So I decided to get an Airport Extreme.

    I installed the Airport Extreme in minutes after hooking it up. In fact, my Macbook immediately opened the Airport Utility tool without me prompting it to. It was surprisingly seamless, but this is what you should expect from a collection of Apple devices!

    My download speed is now 70mbps. (Note: this beauty is sitting right on my desk).

    Now I'm thinking of returning it to get a Time Capsule for automatic backups...

    Conclusion: If you're undecided, BUY ONE. Just to try it out; you can always return it. But I guarantee you won't want to.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Airport Apple has made to date

    • Written by from San Francisco

    We replaced last generations airport extreme with the new one and what an improvement. We have Comcast with 50mbs download and with the new Airport Extreme we can get that download speed throughout the house and not just in the office where the Airport Extreme is located. Before the new Airport Extreme we were dropping our speeds down to as little as 5mbs in parts of the house. If you like to stream videos and who doesn’t, this is a great upgrade.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very fast. update my modem and i got more speed.

    • Written by from LINDEN

    just amazing. dont forget to update modem also to really feel the speed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely easy!

    • Written by from Roseville

    I didn't really need a new router but after making the switch from PC to a Mac and having the change go so seamless, I had to get it.

    The router is:

    Easy set-up
    Capable of configuring if you want
    Secure

    Best of all, I don't need to go down stairs to reset the router once a week.

    When you become complacent with your equipment you don't know what you're missing, well this router has it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Fast, Easy!

    • Written by from Calgary

    A friend purchased this new Airport Extreme to replace the router side of the ISP provided router/cable modem. I set it up for him. I have setup Linksys, D-Link, Netgear routers numerous times. This is the easiest most intuitive setup I've ever experienced. I was so impressed I went out and got myself one and did the same thing. I'm getting amazing speeds (on a 100Mbps service). All of my devices are faster and the range is increbile. Highly recommended!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another amazing Apple product!

    • Written by from Wasaga beach

    Apples done it again! They solved every one of my home networking problems that i'v ever had over the years with one simple easy to use product. This is the first Airport Extreme I have owned and just like all Apple products it works fantastic. I had it all setup and working within 5 minutes of getting it out of the box and the rest of my devices connected (Mac Book pro, iMac, 2 Apple TV's, iPhone 5, and 2 windows computers) Thanks to this amazing router I am now able to stream 1080p movies to both Apple TV's simultaneously without losing my internet on my Mac Book where before I would lose my internet streaming one movie to one Apple TV... Keep the products coming Apple!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup BIG jump for me

    • Written by from middle village

    Haven't upgrade my router for like 6 years (Netgear G), so I pay$45/month for 30/mb down and 2/mb up and I'm only able to get those speed on my MBP connected with ethernet. All my wifi enabled device only getting 10 down and .5 up, after I swap the Airport Extreme my wifi speed tripled to 30 down and 2 up which what I should get.

    APE is expensive than other N router on the market that can give you the same speed but there is no doubt that APE is the easiest router to setup and configure.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blazing Fast and Amazing Range

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    Replaced a generation 3 Extreme with this. Wow! No buffering issues between Tivo's. Signal reaches a block away from my house. Tivo stream works with this router and doesn't require a wired network. The time machine backup is quick and works like a charm.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    Very Happy with the new AirPort Extreme! I've had a Belkin Router and after less than a year it has been giving me problems. I recently purchased the AirPort Extreme and I am very amazed at how easy it was to install and how powerful it was! I recommend every one to purchase this item.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AExBS

    • Written by from Pinckney

    Just purchashed the new Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station to replace my 1st gen Airport Express. I'm totally amazed by the increased speed and range of the new AExBS. The form factor is excellent. I setup my old Airport Express in the garage to extend my wireless signal. That was a breeze to setup with the Airport Utility. All in all very pleased with my purchase.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up from old extreme

    • Written by from Sebastian

    Read the setup instructions, but used the info here to set up, i.e. plugged the unit in ,clicked on, when found by utility followed instructions for connecting cable and replacing existing extreme. And Wahlah success. Now getting more than double the speed from cable provider.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best money you will ever spend!

    • Written by from Canton

    My townhome is 3 floors so my internet wasn't so hot even though I pay Time Warner Cable big bucks for their fastest internet. Since I have all Apple computers and Apple tv I bought two of these. I put one on the 3rd floor and one on the first floor. My internet is now CRAAAAAAAZZZZZZZYYYYYY FAST. HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest any one with the same situation to get at least one of these. You will thank me.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stable, Speedy, Strong and Super easy to setup.

    • Written by from RALEIGH

    I just replaced my edimax router ac1200 since it died in a week. Airport extreme supports uPnP and the VPN. In addition, you can set it up wireless - edimax one needs wire connection for setup.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've owned

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I have tried every high end router from Linksys, Belkin, and Netgear and could never get Internet speeds above 20-28Mbps and with the AirPort Extreme I'm getting Internet speeds of 55-75Mbps a lot better than every other router out there. It's the same speeds I get as if I'm wired directly to the router. I love this router!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    new airport express

    • Written by from CHERRYVILLE

    Like some others who have written reviews here, I live in an older 2 story home with thick walls. For years I have been frustrated with TWC's inability to solve my reception issues. I have every Apple product ever made (or so my wife says) so why have I never tried Airport Extreme? Well, yesterday I purchased one, set it up (took one call to Apple Support to assist me and one call to TWC to disconnect the old wireless) and now I have incredibly better reception - from no reception upstairs in my bedroom to 4 bars! Amazing. I plan to buy one for my office. If you have had problems like me, this may be your answer.