Final Clearance Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station (ME918AM/A)

  • Model #: ME918AM/A
  • Web Code: 10256853


Intelligent and easy-to-use, the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station is perfect for home, school, or the office. It delivers the latest 802.11ac WiFi technology and high-performance wireless access for all the Mac computers, PCs, and WiFi devices on your network.

More Information

  • Wireless AC (802.11ac) technology: Equipped with the latest wireless standard and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Extreme gives you up to 3x faster WiFi and a stronger, clearer signal
  • Dual-band support: 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
  • Slimmed down design: A vertical design places the antennas at the top to create a higher platform for distributing the signal, while giving you more desk space
  • Connectivity options include: Gigabit Ethernet ports and USB 2.0
  • AirPort Utility App: Download the app and control your Base Station from your iOS device or Mac computer
  • Click the specifications tab for more details

What's in the Box?

  • AirPort Extreme
  • Printed Documentation
  • Power Cord

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz - 1.3 Gbps
  • Wired Networking Features
  • Ethernet Speed
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Width
    9.8 cm
  • Height
    16.8 cm
  • Depth
    9.8 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    3.9 in
  • Height (Inches)
    6.6 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    3.9 in
  • Weight
    945 g
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 93%

14 Reviews

Critical 6%

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  • from Calgary, AB

Apple Airport Extreme

The new airport extreme seems to be functioning exactly the way it should. My wi-fi network signal has been effectively increased. All of my internet streaming devices and wi-fi devices are working better now.

  • from Belleville, ON

One of the best Wifi Routers out there!

You can ignore the 1 start review the other user posted. It amazes me when some people buy electronics and get a defective unit they automatically give a 1 star review and say the product is terrible! With electronics you can get a lemon once in a while. It happens with everything. Just because you got a bad unit that lasted less then a week and sent it back for a refund does not mean the whole product line is bad. I have had this router for over 2 years and have installed tons of them and it is the only router out there I have used that consistently works as advertised and has a huge amount of coverage. You get what you pay for.. Try it you won't be disappointed..

  • from Oshawa

Just Awful

Well I wanted to upgrade my router so I alway's thought from what I read this was the one to get performance wise especially for reliability. Well that was wishful thinking 3 days of owning the airport extreme it dropped the signal on my Xbox one could not get our Panasonic Blu ray player to connect to the network the only thing it works well with is Apple stuff other then that don't bother.

  • from Victoria, BC

Complete lemon!

The brand new Airport Extreme, beautifully shrink wrapped, worked for less than a week. It simply shut itself down. Full marks to Best Buy for the very prompt refund.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

AWESOME that's it in a word!

We had been using our Apple Time Machine as a WIFI router for our devices, MacBook Pro, 2 iPads, and iPhone.... after switching to TV streaming from our device we began to experience slower speeds at downloads, and uploads, and dropped connections. So after A LOT of research and reading reviews decided to keep it in the Apple family... This is a little on the expensive side for a wireless router, but the change in the speed is beyond incredible. No longer sluggish downloads or uploads, and the streaming is fantastic. Would HIGHLY recommend this product. Definitely solved our problems. Connectivity was super easy, only issue was to re-introduce our wireless printer to the devices again. Would recommend setting up your iPads and iPhones first, THEN, set up your laptop.... We found that on e the first iPad was set up ALL the other devices were on the new network in a flash. Great buy, super happy!

  • from Oakville, ON

A router that works!

After some concern about the high price I bought this unit to replace my Linksys EA4500. The ea4500 was considederd a great router but we never got good coverage and the speeds were not great. I must have spent 10 hours over the last while playing with settings and turing things on and off trying to get this thing to work as advertised. As usual, you get what you pay for! The Extreme was up and running in 5 minutes, coverage was spectacular and we were finally getting the speeds we pay for (Cogeco). Our family has 4 iphones, 3 macbooks and a few ipads. File sharing is now a (simple) reality with this great little device. Buy this if you want a router that works as advertised, especially if you are a mac household.

  • from Toronto, ON


This works so well in my almost 1200 ft. apartment. My apple TV loads super fast and it was a breeze to set up through my iPhone 6. It took me less than two minutes. Highly recommend.

  • from Laval, QC

I should have bought this a long time ago!

Installation took no more than 5 minutes, literally. And finally no more signal dropping. Signal is reaching every corner of the house (basement + 2 storeys), even outside on my driveway. Connection speed is at 300 Mbps on my 802.11n devices/laptops. I have at least 10 devices connected to it. Got rid of signal dropping? yes. Delighted? yes. Paid a bit more? Yes. Recommend it to a friend? absolutely. If you do not need to create VLANs or do complex configurations, then this router is just perfect for home use -should you be willing to spend the extra bucks. I highly recommend it.

  • from Hamilton, ON

Apple Airport Extreme

Bought this because my Lynksys kept dropping the signal and I needed a greater range. This router installed very easily and does exactly what I needed, gives me range strong enough to cover a 3400 square foot home and doesn't drop the signal. Great router, highly recommended.

  • from Grimsby, ON

Best in-home router

Best router I've owned (and that's about 4 now) - simple to set up, easy to mesh, powerful. Works on both PC's and Macs. Way to go Apple

  • from sarnia, ontario

airport extreme

very easy to install, no trouble using - great item

  • from Toronto, ON

Excellent Router

After doing much research on various different routers, I decided to buy this one based on good reviews. Though its bit pricey, airport extreme is one of the best and most easiest to setup routers ever. You can buy a USB hub and connect multiple hard drives to it to create various network drives. Great for time machine backups and file sharing within the household

  • from Canmore, AB

Super easy setup

We bought the Extreme to replace our Express that was having difficulty giving quality wi-fi reception to all corners of the house, and specifically to solve our Wii U wi-fi reception troubles. The setup was super easy, and when I plugged in the Express in the basement near the Wii U console, the AirPort utility prompted the setup for making the Express a wi-fi extender. We now have fantastic coverage in the house, and the Wii U wi-fi reception is now working perfectly. Pricey router, but good value for solving our troubles.

  • from Ancaster, ON

Grat Value

I have several Apple products and replaced my old extreme with this new one. This unit is a little cumbersome in design but i have found it to be as advertised. Personally i have found it to be much faster unit and the reception range has increased over 3 times the distance. All and all a great product and value.

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