• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT, if your name is "grandma"!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Apple has yet again decided on our behalf and removed out all the great features the previous generation extreme routers once had. Don't get me wrong, if you want a zero config device (well almost zero, Airport Utility was having "extreme" issues configuring the one I purchased), this is great. However, for those of us who use SNMP or would simply like to manage our own network, forget about it. Thanks Apple.

    58 of 82 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range not improved from last gen

    • Written by from Lubbock

    I bought this one to replace a last generation model because there were 2 spots in my house (I don't have a big house - average size at best) where coverage was sporadic and unreliable. I thought that the claimed "better range" of this one would help since I just needed maybe 10 more feet to work perfectly. Well, after installing it in the same exact spot, coverage is exactly the same, or at best maybe 5% better, but not enough for me. So, I ended up using the old Extreme as an extender, which works great, but I was planning on selling it... Oh well... Also, I followed the menus to migrate the settings from the old one to the new, and the setup quit at the end with an unknown error, and I had to reset the new Extreme and do it the regular way. Another problem, the new one does not allow you to use the 5ghz channels for the wifi "n" only, which I used on the old one and it helped me segregate wifi between the old ipads and the new ipads/iphones. Not an option anymore.

    Pros: Looks great, easy to set up
    Cons: Settings migration did not not work, range is not better, missing wifi channels options

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from San Jose

    I used to have an old Linksys WiFi router. I thought this would be an upgrade. It isn't. Constant dropped connections. It's slow when I can connect. 5GHz pretty much never works. No improvement in range.

    It's past the 14 day return date now so I'm stuck with it. But it's going in the closet and I'm going back to my old Linksys for now. Steer clear of this. It's definitely not ready for prime time yet.

    Apple, I'm so disappointed with this product!

    50 of 71 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 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just installed to Cable modem surfboard 6121

    • Written by from Yuma

    Just installed, took about 10 min. default to 10. easy to move to 192. easy to add mac ID's for fixed addresses. Very fast.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Benton

    Works very well. Before upgrading from my old Linksys router I couldn't get wifi in my basement and this allowed very fast wifi downstairs. Would recommend to friends!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Radically better than the rest!

    • Written by from Rochester

    I had a Cisco wireless router and, after a year and a half, was having problem after problem. We went out and picked this up and o'ila! All problems solved. The speed is radically faster than the old 'n' Cisco and the distance the wireless travels is incredible!

    To top all of that I plugged it in, went to Accessories -> Utilities -> Airport Utility on my iMac and had it set up in less than two minutes. Do yourself a favor and choose Apple products!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rehoboth Beach

    I had a very new wireless router than was NOT inexpensive, and had lousy coverage, slow speed, and areas of my house where I could hardly get any signal. This router is absolutely a dream come true. You set it up with a simple app on your iPhone or iPad.....as easy as pie. It works PERFECTLY, and EVERYWHERE. All I have to say is, Apple products are not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. They work like no other on the market! And on top of all that, it's beautiful looking too!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burlington

    Replaced my 4th Gen Extreme. What a difference. Much better signal and range.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    frustrated on iPhone 4S

    • Written by from Mill Valley

    The new Extreme works pretty normal with all my Apple devices (MACs, iPads, iPods) but cannot deliver a good wifi speed on the iPhone 4S (mine and my wife's). When we measure the speed of all the other devices we can have a 10Mb/s and when we do the same process on the iPhone 4S we can have about 0.1 or 0.2 Mb/s
    Conclusion: I'm back to my old Airport Extreme that works perfect with all Apple Devices.

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 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

    Exceeds expectations!

    • Written by from Savoy

    I replaced a pretty good Linksys router with a new Airport Extreme and the enhanced performance is remarkable. I was waiting to purchase the Airport because I thought the enhanced performance would be mainly available when I began to use wireless ac devices. Based upon reviews I read here, I became convinced that wifi performance would be better even with wireless g and n devices. Well, the reviews were right! . My wireless download speeds increased by almost 75%, from 25 mbps to 44 mbps, without any change to my ISP service. (My wired desktop computers achieve download speeds consistently at 55 mbps via Comcast.)
    I can only speculate about how much better it might get when I begin to use wireless ac devices; maybe equal to wired?
    Don't worry about the premium price you pay for this Apple product. Get one now.

    2 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One Word: Incredible

    • Written by from Chicago

    Best router I have ever owned. I replaced (1) 5th Generation Extreme and (2) network extenders with this one router. The distance coverage and signal strength is the best that Apple have ever produced. This product is worth $400. Purchase!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much More Range

    • Written by from Weston

    I purchased this to replace an older airport extreme for the sole purpose of increasing the range and it worked very well. In the past I had tried airport express as a network repeated and wasn't sure it was increasing performance, but when I switched to the new airport my performance at the far end of the house increased to the same as in the near end (download speeds of 25Gbs - the tops of my FIOS speed - instead of 5 or 6). It's expensive for just a range extension, but I'm sure I'll take advantage of the ac network soon.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sartell

    Dramatic increase in speed and range. definitely worth upgrading from any other router you currently own.

    I get full signal and fast speeds all the way across the street at my neighbors with the new Macbook Air, And about half or more signal bars at same location on iPad mini. just awesome.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from brooklyn

    Just got it, A super breezed to set up & "WOW" the improvement on speed it's just incredible I'm getting 58 MBPS now ,as before I was getting barely 14mbps which I'm paying for 50. This is by far the best Investment I have done for my home network, The set up alone was quick the reach wi-fi has double in distance it's incredible! I love this Airport Extreme. Apple has done it again!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced several deviceds two fireplace issue

    • Written by from OSHKOSH

    I have a modem at one end of home two smartTV at other end beyond two fireplaces. I tried every high end modem, several busters, two electric busters attached to each tv and could not get contiued streaming. tried up to seven devices several ways. I got the Airport Extreme instlled it got program on Ipad and started uninstlling different devices, reception is perfect, did away with mess of products that didnt work, took several hours of frustion,
    Seems like Apple is unadvertising this produt it is best, if not I would like to have some one say what is better.

    2 of 3 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 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Worked well with all devices including xbox 360 Slim

    • Written by from Nanuet

    The setup was a smooth process and very simple. Was up and running within 10 mins. Download speeds and upload speed hands down improved. Connecting to xbox live was not a problem with an OPEN NAT.

    Devices connected to my network include, 2 MBP's (wireless), an iMac (wired), Apple TV (wireless), 2 iPhones, iPad, and 2 smart phones. Heavy internet traffic is usually at night and after 2 weeks of use, I am amazed. All devices were streaming HD flawlessly and playing on heavy games such as Battle Field 3 online had no lag.

    Overall, this product lives to the reviews imo. Great product!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful