• 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    less range and performance than old airport extreme

    • Written by from Bellaire

    I have a large property with two close by buildings -tried to extend the network with old airport extreme and with an airport express. Signal is not stronger and is not faster. Spend too much time rebooting. Going back to the original airport extreme and throwing this new $200 unit into the graveyard with all my windows products. This is the first apple product to go into my window graveyard.

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  • 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.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - except documentation

    • Written by from Redding

    Bought to replace aging Airport. Wow, what a speed and range difference! Easy setup. Named it same as the old one and everything connected. 5 stars for performance.

    But it gives some options, such as guest network, a 5ghz network name, etc., and doesn't explain or even mention them in documentation. Why not? Help us out, here, Apple.

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  • 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Speed, Space, Style.

    • Written by from West Des Moines

    This router is a top-notch router that gives plenty of horsepower. It sets-up in seconds and connects with other base stations to make one impressive network. The new addition of Wireless AC bandwidth is going to provide plenty of throughput for some time to come. Very impressed with all aspects of this easy to use Airport Extreme.

    It doesn't go without some wanted additional aspects. I would like to see additional ethernet ports as it only has 3 to hard connect devices. This isn't as big of a deal as it used to be due to the mainstream of wireless devices. You're not able to mount this to a wall, which in some spaces is rather nice.

    All in all I have to give this stellar router a 5 out of 5. The price point seemed reasonable to me given the new AC bandwidth and smaller footprint. Their are other brands out there that have similar specs, but for the value and dependability I'm sticking with a product that has always come through for me.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A real review:

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    The concept of this router is great, you do lose some features that the older version, yes it's faster with devices supporting the 801.11a/c... however my biggest complaint while spending a higher cost associated with an Apple product, is that Apple has constantly limited the ports on this item.
    It has PLENTY of space to allow more ports. You only get 3. Any other A/C router will give you more and cost less.

    Apple PLEASE have 5 rj45 connectors for future units!
    The only reason I bought this is because I needed more ports.

    Explanation of my 3 ports:
    1. Airport Express to extend signal range upstairs for my iPhone and iPad.
    2. My NAS that stores my iTunes library.
    3. My Philips Hue automated LED lights in my home.

    That leaves me with a wirelessly connected laptop, and a wirelessly connected printer, and a wirelessly connected Apple TV.

    I have no problems having a wirelessly connected printer or Apple TV, but would prefer to keep the laptop plugged for faster connection.

    This is such a huge drawback with Apples routers.
    Utilize your plugs wisely!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great range increase

    • Written by from White Lake

    The AE became my base with a 4th gen my extended, and from my deck the average range increased 16% on the 2.4 band and 6-7% on the 5 band. I have a Linksys EA 4500 as the DNS router/server connected to the cable modem because it has UPnP, and the new AE averages 5% better than it on the 2.4 band and incredibly 21% better on the 5 band. I can't wait to get a Mac with ac wifi to test the speeds.

    As far as not having 4 ethernet ports, does that really matter anymore? Sure it would be nice to have had a USB 3.0 but for a printer that's not necessary either. Maybe the complainers should look at the ratings for the latest Linksys EA routers with ac... 3-3.5 out of 5 stars, with almost as many 1s as 5s!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I bought it

    • Written by from DURANGO

    While I do not use the new networking protocol, so I can't comment on that part, the strength of signal increase in my two story home is stunning. I get solid bars everywhere now, I used to get 1-2 bars in some parts of the yard and in some rooms. Streaming video from iPads and iMacs to the Appletv is solid. And... Totally easy to set up. I recommend it highly.

    I have clients who went with other brands, saved some money, and are spending way more in tech support to fix network issues and drop outs. Plus they suffer and struggle with it constantly. Go with Apple. Pay for quality and excellent design and software. Then just use it. It works. Your peace of mind is worth it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Router I've Ever Owned

    • Written by from Chicago

    I don't even own any 802.11ac devices, but this thing has amazing range and reliability. I would give it 4.5 stars if I could because only putting on three router ports instead of four just seems like another calculated Apple move to arbitrarily tick off their customers. But luckily I just connected an old router to use as a network switch, so It wasn't a big deal. Aside from that, I have zero negative comments about this product. Also, I can get my full internet capacity (25Mbps) inside my car down in my parking garage through concrete, steel, and who knows whatever else is between this thing and the car. I'm sold.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible improvement

    • Written by from Aldie

    I live in a large home with two of these on each end and on 3 acres of land. The signal now is incredibly strong and even covers part of my acreage. I never could do that before. I applaud Apple! Once yet again a superbly designed solution.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the upgrade!

    • Written by from OZARK

    I don't even have any 802.11ac devices (yet) and this made all my current devices have notably better range and speed throughout my entire house from the previous AirPort Extreme. The previous model though very good itself still lost 1 bar of reception at the corners of my home but this one installed in the same position keeps a perfect full signal everywhere, and the speed is better as well. I HIGHLY recommend this!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Generation 5 Much Better

    • Written by from Media

    Don't spend the money to upgrade because it's not an upgrade! I have three Gen 5 Extreme's in my house - 1 base and the other two extend the wireless network., ordered 2 new Extremes - 1 for a base and one to extend the network.

    I Set up the new extremes as a new network to test the speed between the two networks and the new extremes provide roughly 1/2 the speed of the older gen 5 based network. The gen 5 based network performs at the limits of the service into my home provided by Verizon FiOS. The new generation extremes produce 1/2 the speed.

    Hopefully, there will be a firmware upgrade or something to fix the issue. BTW, I'm accessing the networks with a new macbook air with a/c internal wifi so I would think the new routers would be much faster.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Collierville

    Has improved our internet and wifi speed dramatically!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New router 2013

    • Written by from Southbury

    Wow what a screamer.. this new router replaced 2 apple routers, a base station and a express. lots distance and dual band.. Enough said , if you are on the fence buy the fence... Makes life livable, 14 devices, wife and 2 kids , work
    VPN works and does all other.. Only an express in the detached garage !!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed how wi-fi runs in my house-changed my world!

    • Written by from Springfield

    Immediate, sharp, big bang difference in Wifi performance from my pre-supplied Verizion Router for FiOS. With the sneakily increasing amount of wifi devices in the house, it was necessary to upgrade, and while I was moaning about the price, it's been worth it. Seamless install of about 5 minutes, Apple TV is happier than ever, the Ipads are screaming fast - well worth it. If you've got an apple house like mine - it's worth the investment.

  • 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router out there

    • Written by from BEREA

    I have owned the last 4 versions of the Airport Extreme and so far, this is the very best router out of all of them combined, Hands Down!!!! The range is far superior, and my 5Ghz WiFi is consistent throughout the entire house. On top of all that, this unit runs a lot cooler, the previous versions were very warm to the touch. Very highly recommend.

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