Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Wi-Fi Base Station

Dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Network Solution
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Simultaneous Dual-band Wireless Support

Connect your DSL/cable modem to the AirPort Extreme base station, then quickly set it up with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility, which is included for both Mac OS X and Windows. In minutes, you and up to 50 others can use your Mac computers or PCs to surf the web, stream video, share photos, and more, without wires. Since AirPort Extreme operates simultaneously on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, like the latest Mac computers, you don't have to worry about compatibility. Wireless networking and integration couldn't be easier, thanks to Apple's AirPort Extreme.

Apple AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking Solution at a Glance:
  • More versatility, less interference
  • Ultra-fast performance
More versatility, less interference

Some Wi-Fi devices use the 2.4GHz wireless band, including iPhone, iPod touch, and devices using 802.11b/g. Other devices can use either 2.4GHz or the higher-speed 5GHz band, such as the latest 802.11n-based Mac computers and Apple TV. Instead of choosing one of the bands, AirPort Extreme operates simultaneously on both bands, and your multiband devices automatically use the best available band. This means all of your Wi-Fi devices get the fastest possible wireless performance and the best possible range. In addition, AirPort Extreme reduces the possibility of interference from appliances and cordless phones that use the 2.4GHz band.

Ultra-fast performance

Based on the IEEE 802.11n specification, AirPort Extreme uses a technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to transmit multiple data streams simultaneously. The result? AirPort Extreme delivers data transfer speeds up to five times those of 802.11g wireless networks while achieving up to twice the range. And improvements in antenna design give you better Wi-Fi performance and better range than with the previous-generation AirPort Extreme Base Station.

Apple AirPort Extreme Wireless Networking Solution Features:


  • Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n enabled Mac computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Windows-based PCs
  • NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Included software and accessories:
  • AirPort Utility for Mac and Windows
  • AirPort Disk Utility for Windows
  • Bonjour for Windows
  • Power supply with cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
  • Wireless security (WEP) configurable for 40-bit and 128-bit encryption
  • MAC address filtering
  • NAT firewall
  • Support for RADIUS authentication
  • Time-based access control
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL or cable modem
  • 3 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting computers or network devices
  • USB 2.0 port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless
Get wireless networking done right and made simple with Apple's AirPort Extreme!

Tech Specs

Connection Type Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi
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Power Source AC power jack
Manufacturer Part Number ME918LL/A

Customer Reviews

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Improvement on a Good Thing

We have used Airport Extremes as part of our WiFi network in our church for years and were working on replacing all hubs with the older version of the Extreme when this was product was introduced. We installed one of these units to cover our 700 seat worship center and it has surpassed expectations for us. It has a much wider coverage area and seems to be faster in terms of access than the previous Extreme versions we have.
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Great Product

Great change to the old extreme in that I now use this as my new router and I use the old extreme as an extension to my network. This also has a dual band for me to allow visitors to use my router and keep them off my private network. Love this option!!! Great product. Thanks again TJ at Sweetwater for the help on this one!
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See also: Apple, Apple Networking & Hubs