Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation)

Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation)

Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation)

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  • Simultaneous Dual-Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Compatible
  • WPA/WPA2 Encryption, NAT Firewall
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN Port
  • Built-In Power Supply
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Apple AirPort Extreme overview

  • 1Description

The sixth generation Airport Extreme Base Station from Apple features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they'll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.

With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the Airport Extreme Base Station can reach data rates of up to 1.3Gbps, which is triple the 802.11n standard. 802.11ac Wi-Fi also provides double the channel bandwidth with 80MHz-wide channels providing more room for data to flow faster. If you're using a 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi device, Airport Extreme can still optimize the connection for those Wi-Fi standards as well.

Apple has redesigned the Airport Extreme to be taller with antennas located at the top of the device. Apple also increased the number of antennas to six, three for 2.4GHz and three for 5GHz. The vertical redesign of the AirPort Extreme also contributes to a smaller footprint and more desk space.

With AirPort Extreme, getting your new Wi‑Fi network up and running is quick and easy. That's because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into AirPort Utility for OS X. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Extreme and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your Mac or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don't have to.

Up to Three Times Faster Wi-Fi

802.11ac - The Definition of Fast
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the AirPort Extreme Base Station takes Wi‑Fi speeds up to 1.3 Gbps, which is triple the previous 802.11n standard. This means up to three times faster Wi‑Fi. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz‑wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Extreme maximizes those connections as well
Simultaneous Dual-Band Support
AirPort Extreme features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi‑Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they'll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance
Beamforming Puts the Focus on Your Device
With 802.11ac technology comes the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi‑Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Extreme targets its signal to that device. So your Wi‑Fi signal is stronger, clearer and faster

Designed with Performance in Mind

A Top-Down Approach to Design
For the redesign of AirPort Extreme, Apple took an approach that centered around performance. Apple made it taller and put the antennas at the top, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. Apple also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them - three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac wireless technology, they let you connect faster, farther and with more power than its predecessor
Smaller Footprint with More Desk Space
The vertical design not only improves Wi‑Fi performance, it also saves you valuable desk space. At less than 4 inches square, the footprint of AirPort Extreme is 64 percent smaller than its predecessor. And to save even more space, the power supply is built in

AirPort Utility

Manage Your Wi-Fi Network from an iOS Device or Mac
Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac. Your AirPort Extreme, along with other AirPort base stations you have connected, appears graphically onscreen, so you can see all your settings to make changes, apply updates and more

Printer and Hard Drive Sharing

Simple and Secure File Sharing
AirPort Extreme can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the Internet. All the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone on the network, Mac and PC users alike. It's perfect for file sharing, collaborative projects and more
Print Without Wires
The USB 2.0 port in AirPort Extreme is also great for sharing a printer across your wireless network. Just plug it in and everyone on your network can take advantage of one centrally available printer wirelessly

Compatibility and Security

Get Online Safely and Securely
AirPort Extreme includes a built-in firewall that creates a barrier between your network and the Internet, protecting your data from malicious attacks. When you set up AirPort Extreme, the firewall is automatically turned on
Guests for Your Wi-Fi Network
With the guest networking feature, you can set up a separate Wi‑Fi network just for guests. Use a different password or no password at all. A guest network allows access only to the Internet, so your primary network - including any external hard drive, printer, or other LAN-attached device - remains secure
Connect to Wi-Fi From Any Device
Whether you have a Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, you'll be able to connect to the AirPort Extreme. Any Wi‑Fi‑enabled device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That's because it's compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac specifications
Go Wired
If you're looking for reliable Internet access, you can also go for a wired connection. The AirPort Extreme includes three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for fast wired connectivity with a desktop computer, network drive, DVR or other wired devices
UPC: 885909746040
In the Box
Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation)
  • Power Cord
  • Printed Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Apple AirPort Extreme specs

    Wireless
    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    WLAN Mode 802.11ac
    Transmit Power 32.5 dBm
    Supported Protocols IPv6
    MAC Filtering
    Interface
    Ports 1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
    1 x Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    3 x Ethernet (RJ45)
    Security
    Wireless Security WPA, WPA2
    Hardware
    Supported IEEE Standards 802.1x
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 1.5 A
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -13 to 140°F / 25 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity 20 to 80%
    Operating Altitude 10,000' / 3048 m
    Storage Altitude 15,000' / 4572 m
    General
    Dimensions 3.85 x 3.85 x 6.6" / 9.8 x 9.8 x 16.8 cm
    Weight 2.08 lb / 0.94 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 4.8 x 4.8"

    Apple AirPort Extreme reviews

    Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 309.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not nearly as good as expected It's been five years since I changed my wireless router, during that time, my family has added more Apple products than any other brand. This router was easy to set up through my iPad, but almost immediately, my children, wife and I noticed that the reception was weaker -- not stronger -- in most parts of our house. For the first time ever, our iPads and Mac lost their Internet connection in the kitchen. I restored the five-year-old Linksys WRT400N and regained a strong signal. Not sure why the older Linksys model is outperforming the latest Apple Airport Extreme. I returned the new router to B&H, which processed the refund quickly and efficiently.
    Date published: 2014-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AirPort Extreme Base Station (6th generation) Easy to set up and get it working. I am seeing faster download and upload speeds compared to an older non-Apple router. My mobile devices are able to connect to the internet at a distance of 150 feet (45 meters). Router is somewhat large in size and rather heavy. Information gleaned from various websites on the internet indicates that Apple Is quitting the router Business. Note that the 6th generation reviewed here was manufactured in 2013. There is no 7th generation AirPort Extreme on the market. Apple's web site provides no further information on this matter.
    Date published: 2017-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Head and shoulders above other choices After trying several other supposedly good choices we decided to give the Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation) by Apple an opportunity. We have several iPhones, iPads, a MacBook Pro and over 30 Philips Hue LED lamps - also from Apple - which are now performing flawlessly throughout our 2,400 SqFt. home. As has been the case with other Apple items setup was a breeze. The range of the Airport Extreme Base Station (6th Generation) by Apple lives up to the reputation of brand as well as the word Extreme. We have secure Wi-Fi throughout our home and even while enjoying our garden and front porch.
    Date published: 2016-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Solution For Me Bought this unit to replace an older, increasingly unstable Airport Express (required constant resets).I have limited networking knowledge and modest needs: WiFi to several computers,phones, and a printer in various places in the house.Set-up is a cinch. Two screens, five minutes, and you're done. Once set-up was complete, all network devices connected without drama.The range of this unit easily exceeds that of the older Express. I can now stream music/radio while working outdoors (within 100 feet of the house).For someone requiring more sophisticated options there may be more cost effective solutions available. For me, the stability and ease of set-up was just what the doctor ordered.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and fast. I bought this to replace my second generation Airport Express. Set-up took about 10 minutes. Very easy and straightforward. Even used my old Airport to extend the network to the other end of the house. Very easy. We have fiber to the home, 100Mb/Sec up and down stream so this puppy really takes advantage of that and makes everything, really fast, whereas before I only got 40-50 Mb/sec wirelessly and spotty coverage at the end of the house. Now we rock! Max bars on iPhones, iMacs iPads, and Apple TV everywhere in the house. And our guests have a partitioned network of their own they don't have to sign in to. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works seamlessly I've been using the Aiport express for over a week, and so far my experience has been great. I upgraded from a 802.11n router with a single antenna, and so far I've seen great improvements in signal levels all throughout my condo (which I attribute to beamforming distributing power where it's needed). I also have enabled the 5GHz band, so when I'm within the line of sight of the router, the connections are very fast 500Mbps+. This is a plus if you are streaming video in the same room where the router is located because it leaves the 2.4GHz band free for network traffic in other rooms of the house. The router is very easy to set up and manage via the Airport utility on my mac or iphone.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fine Apple product Needed more range and my old Extreme was getting flaky - needing frequent restarts - so I bought a cheap and easy to install non-Apple router. It wasn't - and I've been working with computers for 35 years. My BS in computer science girlfriend and phone support couldn't either. Bought the AEx and discovered a new feature: from Airport Utility you can export the configuration file of an existing Apple device and then import it into the new device. Very cool! Setup took minutes and the AEx has been working perfectly.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Setup can be a challenge, but it works great My setup experience was probably atypical. After hours of messing with settings, I called Apple. Apple support was excellent. They worked with me for 45 minutes, and finally found the one obscure setting that needed to change to make it work with my cable modem. My advice is buy the router, and if setup takes more than 30 minutes, call Apple. They will set you straight. I use this router with a home network with cat 5 cable to multiple rooms (via an external switch), a directly connected computer, a Network Attached Storage device, and a whole house wifi system. Everything works great.
    Date published: 2016-01-31
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