• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for my old Time capsule but slow HD throughput.

    • Written by from FLUSHING

    I Bought the new Airport Extreme to replace my old Time Capsule/router. The coverage area in the house is much greater and the speed enhanced, so I'm happy for that. However, Apple hasn't improved the Time Machine backup throughput for the attached USB2 Hard drive. I did one total backup of my system with an HD attached to the USB2 port of the iMac 24 and then a system backup to the HD attached to the Airport Extreme. The backup through the Airport Extreme took twice as long. I consider that a failure on Apple's part, that's why I only gave it a four star.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you are a gamer

    • Written by from San Jose

    After using this wireless router for over a month I finally gave up on 11/16/2013. The range on this router is terrible and my multiple devices on my network including iOS laptop, ipad, iphone, Roku, and other devices all periodically lose their connectivity no matter how close in proximity I am to the router. Also, if you are a big gamer you will notice quite a bit of lag/latency in the connection while playing first person shooters. Sadly, my xfinity/comcast wireless router performs better (greater range and consistent connectivity) than this $200 product from Apple. I would recommend buying a router from Cisco, Linksys or another manufacturer that specializes in making routers/switches. Sorry Apple, but you failed with this product. Hope this helps other people avoid buying this device.

    64 of 88 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome router

    • Written by from westfield

    Replaced my piece of &*#% Linksys router with this one. what a difference. I haven't had a device drop a connection since. I'm getting better download and upload speeds. the range has also increased significantly. the only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that it wouldn't recognize my NTFS NAS. I probably should have done a little more research, but that's life. I'd recommend this router to anyone. I also couldn't get a regular printer that didn't have AirPrint on it to work through the router.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Power Users

    • Written by from Crystal river

    This is a great router if all you need is access to Facebook. HOWEVER, if you're a power user of any sort this router simply won't cut it. Unbelievably it lacks support for SNMP and the latest AirPort Utility is stripped of all the useful features. You won't be customizing or doing anything interesting with this router. I returned within the 14 day no-questions-asked period.

    For this product line (without SNMP) Apple has officially given up on small business and power users.

    59 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be Advised!

    • Written by from Dallas

    Be advised! This 3X increase in speed only applies to the 802.11 ac network. Unfortunately, the 802.11 ac network is only available on MacBooks, Imac, and MacBook Air. I almost made a buying mistake thinking that I would get additional speed with my Ipad and this router. Wrong!

    49 of 117 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Toronto

    This router works flawlessly with our 150Mbps connection. Breeze to set up. The only thing missing is the audio out from the Express. Not a deal breaker. We have both and love them.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Product description incomplete re USB port

    • Written by from Key West

    The web router works very well.

    However, the USB port does not. (1) it requires an external hard drive with its own power source - NOT SPECIFIED. (2) it requires an external hard drive formatted in a particular way - NOT SPECIFIED.

    The WEB SITE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SHOULD BE CHANGED !!!

    Apple is working with me to overcome these problems.

    They sent me a 4-hub device that doesn't do what they said it would.

    Now they are sending me an external hard drive so I can re-format my data without having to wipe out all files on my current external hard drive.

    Lots of trouble & time for me, plus expense to Apple.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good at what it does...

    • Written by from Buffalo

    But what it does is not worth doing...

    Two stars for ac wifi and gigabit ethernet but,

    No USB 3.0
    No Thunderbolt

    C'mon Man!

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but...

    • Written by from VIRGINIA BEACH

    Pretty fast it has stronger connection than the airport extreme (N) but i don't know how long mine will last because of the the packaging i dropped mine on the floor so that may have shortened the life of this $200 marvel. I don't know what genius thought of this packing but all i have to say is we miss you STEVE JOBS :(

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SNMP function No longer there

    • Written by from Bruxelles

    Apple stop support for SNMP function. If you want to monitor new AirPort Extreme Base Station by SNMP, you are out of luck.

    and Apple, Please mention this fact on your product Information.

    56 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent router!! A definite BUY!!

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    I have a single story 2500 sq foot house with a separate detached living area (built off the garage), so there's a wide area of coverage needed with older thick walls. We area an apple family - with a dozen clients (iMacs, Mac Books, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, PS3, etc.) needing wifi coverage. (I was also using a new Airport Express to extend my network into the detached loft).

    I had upgraded to Time Warner's Ultimate Internet service (50 Mbps), but I was only getting the high speed on an iMac that was physically connected to my old Airport router via ethernet. I was having to reboot my router more than once a day to get the speeds to pick up from horrible to simply passable - Netflix movies would stop streaming - kids were screaming - it wasn't pretty.

    I researched all the new high end AC1900 routers (Netgear Nighthawk R7000, Asus RT-AC68U), and I have to admit I was tempted to finally drop my long term reliance on Apple Airport products. Then I remembered that the Apple Airport had always been so easy to use and I don't need to break into my router to configure it in any non-standard way, so after reading some decent reviews - I went back to my Apple roots and bought the new Airport Extreme (w/AC).

    I don't have any AC clients yet, but I can say this: I was able to swap out the router and have a new network up and running in less than 60 seconds flat. I used the old network name and every device automatically reconnected to the network without having to do anything.

    I am now getting 50 Mbps on my Mac Book Pro (n) - when previously I had only been getting 5 Mbps! The increased range is incredible too - reaching full strength everywhere now where it hadn't before.

    Conclusion - if you're a multiple Apple user like me and have an existing airport that's causing your internet to become sluggish - and your family's patience at it's limits - stop reading about all those other routers and buy this one.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

    • Written by from danbury

    Apple released this very well in time when my Linksys E4200 died on me, i thought that was the best router, this is my first apple router and its easy to setup, wide range, better speed and airport utility app compliment everything, if you are serious about your home of work network then don give any second thought, quality never comes cheap.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best thing since sliced bread

    • Written by from Toronto

    We had a 2007 AE and were getting increasingly frustrated with it - lack of range in the 5GHz mode, cutting out when the microwave was used in the 2.4GHz mode (and even on the 2.4GHz band it only barely reached the far corners of the house and not strongly). It wasn't simultaneous dual band, so we had to choose one evil or the other. So, I bit the bullet and bought the new AE and WOW - am I ever glad I did! Our transmit rate is now about 4-5X what it was in any given location and things are generally zippier all round. No more interference from the microwave, either. The older devices work, the newer ones are as fast as can be and the range is wonderful. All good!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Increased Coverage in My Home, and Improved Video Streaming

    • Written by from Austin

    Purchased this unit to replace my 4th generation Airport Extreme. I'm impressed by the increased range in my home. I have this unit placed in my second floor office, and I get increased signal strength as shown in the settings on my Apple TV on the first floor vs. my prior router. I also love the smaller footprint design which takes up less space. And best part of all is the easy setup (can even do it from my iPhone or iPad) using the Airport Utility. Like all Apple products I own, great design, build quality, and hassle-free setup.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but that's about it.

    • Written by from Cobourg

    I bought this router because it was "server grade" and "the best I could get". Fast setup which is really the only positive. Other than that slow speeds compared to my 3 year old Cisco router which beat it in every speed comparison. So back to the shop it went. I'll buy something more suitable for all wireless products not one that just favours apple products. Oh and if you have a ps3 or xbox. Look elsewhere not very compatible.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Grenada

    This replaced my old linksys router. All I can say is WOW! This is leaps and bounds ahead of any other router I've ever used. I actually get 1mb more than I pay for with this router! Being able to set up a guest network is a nice feature also.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY SLOW

    • Written by from South Burlington

    Bought this today to replace a net gear box that died after 2 years because I was told it was great and fast which it is not it takes 10min-12min to open a page which I do not want

    14 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Amazing Apple Product!

    • Written by from Milford

    I previously had the 4th Generation Airport Extreme (which was just fine), but I upgraded to this new and redesigned 6th Generation Airport Extreme. The speeds are about the same as my old one (60 download / 10 upload), but I have greater range throughout my whole house (even outside, in my garage, front yard and back yard). Setup was very simple and I like the smaller footprint. Thanks Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic AEBS Comcast user !!!!!

    • Written by from Fort myers

    i purchased the latest september 2013 model Airport extreme base station and wow setup was super easy on the iMac!! The quality is outstanding the only issue was i had a comcast modem/router that interfered so i called comcast customer service to have the router switched off (which can only be done by phone)!! and i must say Download speeds are at 56mbps and uploads are 15mbps. My PS3 is super fast now:))

    It really is a must buy !! The negative reviews seem to be because they arent very tech smart or their other equipment is faulty modem, computer etc.... not the actual AEBS!

    When i looked for a router it was tough because there is so many but im sooooo glad i bought this.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Range is only alright, box is terribly designed

    • Written by from Holland Patent

    Careful when you open this thing, I nearly dropped it. It really is an awful packaging design. The range really isn't that great. I upgraded from my dual band netgear 802.11n router and the range seems a little bit worse to be honest. I don't have 802.11ac devices yet though, waiting for the refreshed retina macbooks. I am still disappointed with the range, especially since the new iphones dont even have 802.11ac. can't use my phone in my bedroom and i definitely could with my old router. i regret this purchase.

    8 of 10 people found this useful