Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Extreme V5 (MD031)
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A few problems during installation
30 May 2013
Summary: I replaced a Linksys router with the Airport Extreme. It took awhile to get port-forwarding to work. And I still can't get a wireless Brother printer to work on the network. Even with the latest download of the Brother wireless setup, I'm nowhere.
Summary: I'd heard the Airport praised as a great router, so I decided to try it out for myself. The router itself looks slick, configuration is simple (caveat: point #1), however I've had 2 major problems: 1. Configuration on Windows is just bad.
Summary: This router was a huge disappointment for me. First, regarding the wireless aspects, the Wifi strength is mediocre at best. The signal barely reaches from one end of a tiny San Francisco apartment to the other. However, the separate guest SSID and key have been fairly useful.
Summary: UPDATE 11/11/11 Apple did a firmware update to the airport extreme v5 last night. I have to say my airport speed is now off the walls. Doing the ISP speed test, the needle flies all the way to 10MBPS (my ISP speed). WOW! 1000% operation improvement. Now displaying firmware ver 7.6.
Summary: The product is still reliable and functional. Just understand that it is an edition of the Airport Extreme that was replaced by the newer white boxy looking 802.11N gigabit access point more than two years ago.