• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme...where have you been all of my life!?!?!

    • Written by from Morada

    Just did the easy install.
    Have Comcast internet and am using the Comcast triple-play modem.
    Had to get comcast to put the wireless gateway into full bridge mode.
    You can chat with them online or call them. easy....

    The APE doubled the wireless speeds throughout the house.
    Where we were getting 12 mbps we now get at least 25.
    Where we were getting 25 we are now getting close to 45.

    So far...very happy!
    Where have you been all of my life, APE?!?!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Replaced an old AirPort Extreme, 3rd gen

    • Written by from Montreal

    My old AE 3rd gen wasn't able to cover all the places in the backyard. So I decided to upgrade to the latest hardware and in a word I'm very happy and satisfied with it. Setup was a breeze with AirPort Utility where I was guided to just do a replace operation of the older device. The whole thing with a firmware update took less than 10 minutes.

    Coverage is now great every where and the speed increased also for MacBook Air 2013 (they use 802.11ac) and on my iPad air too. I decided to put an harddisk on it to act as a "el cheapo" NAS...

    So, another happy customer.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Guest Network is MAC-filtered like the primary network

    • Written by from LONDON

    If I set up a guest network it's because i want my guests to be able to connect easily. How stupid is it that the primary and guest networks share the same MAC address access list??? It means that in order to connect, guests have to be registered into my AirPort! Imagine the length of the list!
    A decent product all in all, but really such a ridiculous oversight on the part of Apple for the most expensive wireless router out there is not acceptable. You can get £15 wireless routers that manage to get this one right!

    19 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deception

    • Written by from Bayamon

    Very poor performance on video streaming, frequently showing network.error or network unavailable. My old router works a lot better. Also, it don't have mac filtering..

    12 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tripled my internet speed!! Buy one!

    • Written by from San Jose

    I replaced 3 older airports in my house with this 1 AirPort Extreme. Best purchase I made for my internet. It tripled my internet speed. I would highly recommend this. It has amazing range too!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs the audio out!

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Why no audio out? I bought the Express because it had it. I wanted the range of the Extreme but I love the Airport feature for the direct connection to my stereo receiver. I will up grade when they add this feature.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The nicest and most user friendly router out there.

    • Written by from Summerville

    I've had the 'luxury' of an AC router for quite some time now. Sadly, the router was a pain. It constantly cut out, speeds were unreliable, and setup was the biggest pain in the world.

    This past week I began eyeing the Airport Extreme, and rightfully so. Today I proudly purchased it at my local Best Buy. After hooking it up and loading up Airport Utility on my Mac, I was stunned at how amazingly easy it was to set up. Honestly, it was breath taking to see router setup this simple (And I've dealt with my fair share of routers in the past).

    After connecting to the device on my iPhone, iPad, PS3, PC, etc. I was happy to find that it worked smoothly on all of them.

    By far, the best router I have ever purchased.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan

    • Written by from Minnetonka

    I "upgraded" to this device only to find out that it lacks the ability to monitor usage. Competing products offer an ability to monitor traffic and thus usage of your WIFI/internet connections but this device does not.

    In addition, the updated Apple Airport configuration utility (which is used to configure the device) is extremely limited and the user interface is simply awful... one of the worst applications I've ever seen from out of Apple.

    So, if you're looking for the best WIFI router with the best features, my recommendation as the owner of one of these is to look elsewhere. (I wish I had).

    23 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Extreme Base Station: another out-the-park home run

    • Written by from Kenner

    It was time to get serious and call Mother Apple for the latest and greatest AirPort Extreme Base Station when my D-link WBR-2310 RangeBooster G Wireless Router went off the reservation. The emblematically elegant Airport Extreme micro-tower was delivered in two days and ten minutes later she was vigorously pumping a flood of energy to all points in my single story sprawling 4,400 square foot home. The Base Station immediately prompted for a seamless firmware update on initial connection and subsequent configuration with Apple's complementary Airport Utility iPhone app was incredibly simple and intuitive. Simplicity of installation, price point, form & functionality, performance, support, and Apple's "no questions asked" money back guarantee made this device a game breaker for me. And kudos to my Apple sales person, Adrian, for clearly and accurately presenting the multiple advantages and ease of installation of the Airport Extreme device, as well as to Apple Inc. for adeptly removing the pain from router installation and management.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    Got this router the other day and it is the best router I have ever used. I have all Apple devices (with the exception of my smart tv....cough cough) and had a heck of a time with other routers and this is a god send! I dont know why i didn't buy this sooner.

    It connects my MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad Air, Smart TV, and printer without even breaking a sweat. Set up was super easy on my iPhone. It also allows for guest networks which I love. Thank you Apple for continuing to make amazing products!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of use ~ fantastic

    • Written by from Concord

    I purchased this router because I am becoming an apple enthusiast. It basically set itself up, easiest router setup with security installed i have ever experienced. it is faster than my old router, and has better range, but my old router was old. I am sure there are comparable routers and even routers with better reviews, but I am very happy.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't work.

    • Written by from Newport

    I tried for hours and could not make it work properly. If I got wired internet to the iMac I coudn't get wired internet to the Apple TV and vice versa. I only got wifi to my iPhone once and never to my MacBook Air or iPad. I returned it to B&H for a refund. Whilst travelling I went into an Apple store and had them open, set up, and test an AirPort Time Capsule which, so far, has worked faultlessly.

    11 of 50 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very reliable and super fast

    • Written by from pingree grove

    My house is fairly large with two floors and a basement. Our old router would cut out every few days and we dealt with it for four years. After we bought a new PC desktop and laptop for the house, we decided to upgrade our router.

    Before buying this, I read a ton of reviews ans there were lots of people having problems from not being able to use it in an existing network, to the range being awful, to not being able to connect an external hard drive or printer. However, we decided to buy it and try it out and ran into ALL of these problems. Literally took forever to get it set up (it was easy for my mac pro and our iPhones, but not the PCs).

    HOWEVER, after simple google searches we were able to solve everything. The signal is so strong and fast that I've stayed connected and used my wifi from 2 houses away! yes it took some work to set it up right, but I'm not going to blame the Airport extreme for my personal ignorance, which I feel like many people who give negative reviews do. Wr have a 1 TB external hard drive attached and our printer. Everyone in my house uses netflix/hbogo all the time and my brother and I are PC gamers. The signal has never dropped for 9 months now.

    I should add that I work in technology and have built several PCs myself and I still had trouble so those "support" people you call can't really help you if you won't even admit your own ignorance and blame them.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's make a secure home network FUN!

    • Written by from Barrington

    I've wrestled with a Linksys wireless router over the years and left security settings off to avoid access problems for my big family. I shelled out the money for the AirPort Extreme thinking it is more expensive than some of the competition but not by much and if it's an Apple product that's intuitive to use, the money will be well-spent. I was right.

    I plugged in the router and followed the very simple directions. By the time it powered up, I had a setup window waiting for me on my MacBook Pro ready to name the network and set a password. It's fast as far as I can tell, it's much more powerful than my last router - no dead spots in my old house / approximately 1,600 square feet, 2 floors, a detached cottage in the back yard - they are all connected with a good signal strength!

    I also downloaded the iPhone app which allows you to manage your device and monitor users connected. I don't really need to use it but I think it's pretty darn cool!

    I have a few computers running with it, phones and mobile tablets, a usb connected printer (to the AirPort Extreme) and it's all working great! I would highly recommend this product for anyone like me that isn't an IT genius but wants top notch performance and security.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Carmel

    Pretty much works straight out of the box. Great range and solid, stable performance.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Portland

    HORRIBLE FOR THE PRICE! Expensive router that is NOT worth the MONEY! Router is NOT reliable at all. Like many other routers your internet will decrease dramatically in speed for no reason other than it needs to be reset. Not huge but when you're paying $200 for a router, it would be nice to not have to reset it every other day. Thanks for nothing.

    18 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy Speed Doubler

    • Written by from St. Albert

    Easiest WiFi setup ever.
    Doubled download speeds from 17MB/s to 35MB/s at 30ft from the router.
    Easiest Firmware updates ever.
    AirPort Utility simple and easy to use with a consistent experience across all Apple networking devices.

    Only complaints are:
    DHCP reservation requires manual lookup of MAC address or DHCP client ID
    Status only displays MAC address and not device names

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend $199 for a $39 router

    • Written by from fremont

    What you won't be able to do with this router:
    1. Use a AT&T microcell. It just won't work.
    2. Use dyndns to match your domain name to your IP
    3. MAP ports to local IP addresses
    4. use guest WiFi in bridge mode because you bought another router and just using this airport-extreme-piece-of-sh for wifi only.

    21 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, get this one

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    OK I have had an Airport Extreme before and it wasn't very good. I tried this one after reading some of these reviews. My problem was that that I had very poor to none Wi-Fi in the family room(modem in the other end on the house). It's not a big house but there are lots of corners and rooms. Well let me say that this little devil works perfectly in the family room, I now have 2 bars of Wi-Fi. I then plugged in my 3 year old Airport Express in there and bingo I have Full bars in the family room. Now talk about easy, I plugged in the Airport Extreme to the modem and within 2 minutes Airport Utility recognized it and asked if I wanted it to replace my Network and keep the same password. Just re-entered the password. Then I plugged in the Airport Express and by the time I got back to the computer it too was up and running.
    If you are dissatisfied with your current wireless router, get this one

    8 of 10 people found this useful