AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Datasheet

AirPort Extreme 6th Generation
Source: apple.com – AirPort Extreme 6th Generation

The Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (6th Generation) is a wireless router designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2013 to 2018 as part of the AirPort Extreme series. The router was 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 11 years old!

AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Details

IntroducedJune 10, 2013 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedApril 27, 2018 – 6 years ago
Time on the Market58 months (4 years)
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 Specs

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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