AirPort Extreme 802.11ac

The Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (6th Generation) is a wireless router that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2013 to 2018 as part of the AirPort Extreme series. The router has been introduced on June 10, 2013, and its price started at $199.

The new AirPort Extreme features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), maximum speed has been increased up to 1.3 Gbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac protocols, guest networking, three LAN ports, the possibility to connect up to 50 devices, and Dual-band operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously.

Time Machine was now supported using an external USB hard drive connected to AirPort Extreme (802.11ac model only).

This AirPort Extreme has been discontinued on April 27, 2018.

Today AirPort Extreme 802.11ac is 10 years old!

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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 10, 2013
DiscontinuedApril 27, 2018
Model NumberA1521
Order NumberME918LL/A
Original Price$199
Weight2.08 Ibs.
943 Grams
Dimensions3.85″ D x 3.85″ H x 6.6″ W
9.77 cm D x 9.77 cm H x 16.76 cm W


Wireless Data RangeUp to 1.3 Gbps
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously
Radio Output Power32.5 dBm (maximum)
SecurityWPA/WPA2 Personal or Enterprise
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:3
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy
IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)


Ports4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB 2.0
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Extreme 802.11ac: Technical Specifications