Apple AirPort Extreme (2013)


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 = Current Generation

Introduced 06/2013


The intelligent, easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with simultaneous dual-band support is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office. It offers next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and delivers high-performance wireless access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.

Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal. And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

Designed with performance in mind.
With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Extreme now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We 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 technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

Easy setup for iOS and OS X.
Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Extreme and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

Share your hard drive or printer.
AirPort Extreme can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

Compatibility and security.
Any Wi-Fi 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. And since AirPort Extreme features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

What’s in the Box?

  • AirPort Extreme
  • Printed documentation
  • Power cord


Tech Specs

Size and Weight
  • Height : 6.6 inches (168 mm)
  • Width : 3.85 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth : 3.85 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight : 2.08 pounds (945 g)2

Connections and Expansion

  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
  • USB 2
  • Built-in power supply


  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac1
  • Beamforming antenna array
  • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Number of Users

  • 50

System Requirements

Setup and Administration
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
  • iOS device with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

Wireless Device Access

  • Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

Shared Printing with a USB Printer

  • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

Shared USB Hard Drive

  • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8


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Customer Review by: minndak on February 10th, 2015

Great product! At least 30% faster than my cable modem.

Customer Review by: bhowells on December 24th, 2014

I like it very much. It seems to have better specifications than my older flat apple airport extreme. I wanted better wifi coverage in my home and now have it. With Apple tech direction I am able to use my old airport extreme as a range extender and my new airport express for a strong coverage.