• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from EGHAM

    Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.

    Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

    377 of 427 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvment

    • Written by from HEREFORD

    The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

    311 of 357 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About Time...

    • Written by from Pertenhall

    Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.

    I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.

    For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

    286 of 357 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bit of kit

    • Written by from newark

    Got one of these to extend my existing home network (BT), but also to connect into the hi-fi so I could stream from Mac / iPhone etc - Really easy to setup, and if you get it wrong, really easy to reset and start again!

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm writing this review from my garden

    • Written by from gloucester

    I wanted to extend the range of my airport base station as signal in my livingroom was poor, it took less than 3 minutes to setup, i now have a full signal in my living room and i can now surf in the garden.

    57 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Bought this to extend my wireless network and it works perfectly. Also have an added bonus of connecting it to a sky box (via the Ethernet port) to use anytime+.
    Very easy to set up with the Airport Utility.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    set up with sky anytime + within minutes!

    • Written by from northampton

    I have an Apple Airport Extreme connected to my Virgin broadband router ( wifi turned off ) and i have just bought an Apple Airport Express to connect to & extend my network. I have used the ethernet port from the Express to use with my Sky box for anytime + and I managed to set it up in under 5 minutes. I did concider the Sky anytime + wireless connector, but for an extra £19 i can get the Apple Airport Express and extend my wireless network as well, so it was a no brainer!!

    Best £79 pound iv spent!!!

    Highly recommended!!!

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best...

    • Written by from PRESTON

    I've used tens of different routers both on home networks and in business.
    At home, I took the plunge to replace a perfectly functional router with an AirPort Express.
    Unbelievably easy to set up, it was significantly faster for both PC & Mac clients than the Belkin router, and in a test, faster too than a Cisco Aironet AP.
    I echo all the other comments regarding having a separate power cable as this gives much better flexibility than the previous plug-in unit, especially when travelling when the power sockets are never where you want them to be or have much space around them!
    In short, I have been so impressed over the last few weeks that I have now bought an AirPort Extreme as a base station (I needed the extra LAN ports), and 3 more AirPort Express units. Three of the airport express units are used as wireless range extenders of the base network (very easy to set up, and far faster than a powerline adapter for a big old house with very solid stone walls). The remaining Airport Express unit now travels with me, bringing easy wireless set up in hotel rooms with cabled Internet. This is often far faster and more secure than the hotel Wi-Fi network. In short, brilliant product.

    44 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Air port Express

    • Written by from PRESTON

    Simply brilliant, just switched on the wifi on the mac, found the airpot express.. let the airpot utility do the rest to link the extreme base station and the airport express .. a few minutes later... the whole house is now covered with internet, I can stream music the TV surround sound system via the output from the express, and connect the Humax TV box to BBC iplayer... perfect!

    50 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works - it's great, but that's about 15% of the time

    • Written by from Lutterworth

    There are about three dozen reviews on here that are largely positive about this product and I can see why people think it is good. But for me this has been my first big disappointment with an Apple product.

    iPad bought about 4 months ago, iMac just before Christmas 2012.

    When it works it is great, small, discrete and performs well, but that is about 15% of the time, I only use it to stream music from my new (late 2012) iMac to my stereo. I have lost count of the number of times that the two lose connectivity (they are about 2.5 metres away from each other!!!).

    Once you have made a connection and start to stream music they seem to hold a connection, but if the iMac is shut down or goes into standby, (or at other random times when I do not have iTunes running) the connection might be lost, (or not), sometimes when I start iTunes it will recognise the APE and sometimes it will not.

    The APE has never had anything other than a green light, (suggesting that it at least thinks that it is OK).

    If I power down the APE and re start it, it works every time, (but I didn't really buy it to faff around like that).

    There are dozens of people on the various Apple support fora that are experiencing the same problem as me, Apple don't seem to have any answers.

    So until I find a way of getting this to work properly so that "it just works" it will have to remain with a two start rating.

    43 of 56 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, though it depends on your other equipment

    • Written by from BIRMINGHAM

    I mainly bought this for AirPlay use - it's superb. I can now box away my old CD player and CD's

    However, one other feature which I hoped would be better was to use it as a wireless bridge to an existing network. Now if you have an Airport Extreme it works (from what I've read) - but for me with a Draytek (Seems it only really likes the Airport Extreme) router it doesn't.

    It's not the end of the world to be honest - I should have read up about it first and as it's primary role is AirPlay I'm very happy with that.

    Overall a nice product, same size as the Apple TV 2/3 and the fact it's got a separate mains cable now means it doesn't fall out of the wall like the previous version of the express.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup

    • Written by from Holstebro

    Very easy setup. I used it to expand my TC wireless network.

    39 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Perfection - Thankyou

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    At last....I now have a wireless network that covers the whole house. Easy to setup and extend an existing Airport network. I am using 1 x Airport Extreme and two of these new Airport express base stations connected together over Netgear powerline adapters. Complete WiFi coverage with seamless switching when moving around the house. The added bonus of Airplay and network access to USB printers is superb.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with certain routers

    • Written by from London

    I bought this to function as a wireless range extender. After being advised in store that this would work with my setup, I spent a good couple of hours trying to get it to work. Everything went well until changing the Airport's function settings to "Extend". As the "updating settings" was happening, a message would eventually pop up saying that the airport could not be found. I reset the Airport and tried again several times to no avail.

    Upon then doing some Googling, I found that certain routers/ISPS will not allow wireless extenders. Mine was one of these unfortunately (Be's Technicolor Gateway). So I now have to return the Airport. Just a heads up for any other customers tearing their hair out during setup, and perhaps a note of caution to Apple sales advisors to be aware of.

    54 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great 'little white box'

    • Written by from London

    Bought one of these yesterday to extend my Time Capsule which is connected to the internet via a Virgin Super Hub.

    So easy to setup - just plugged it in, opened the Airport utility and watched as it found my network, connected, updated itself, and showed me the green light to say it was done. I expected at least 30 mins of sorting the settings, but didn't need more than 10 mins from opening the box to being done.

    It make such a difference when things just do what they are supposed to

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express as a repeater

    • Written by from Widnes

    superbly easy to set up in bridge mode as a repeater for the time capsule. just connect it through the Lan ( wired or homeplugs network) into the airport express Wan port, and connect the ethernet to you pc / Mac ethernet. Use airport utility and select bridge mode and set the network name and WPA2 password on the wireless tab to the same as the main wireless on the time capsule / airport extreme. Your wireless devices will pick up the strongest wireless signal. awesome network coverage now !!!

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    I have been using this for about 1 month now and have had no issues. I have been using the express with my BT Infinity modem and much prefer this over BT's router due to its low profile form factor. The router has all the bells and whistles most people will need, such as built in firewall, Mac address filtering etc. all in all highly recomended. The express also puts out a better signal than my old BT router too.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Airport Express update I've been waiting for?

    • Written by from Glasgow

    We live in quite a very large house and have always had problems with WiFi.
    Previously been using a 3rd gen Airport Extreme and 4 x 1st gen Airport Express in a WDS setup things just were never as great or reliable as they should have been.

    Yesterday I finished an upgrade to 1x 3tb Time Capsule (in the home office with 2 iMacs connected by Ethernet leaving 1 Ethernet port free)
    I upgraded all the Airport Express to the new version and design. ( and added an extra 2 so we now have 6)
    Decided not to use WDS this time round and opted to connect by Cat6 cable.
    This went to the first airport express and this then daisy chained to the next and the next and so on.

    All units are set to create the exect same network (a roaming network if you must)
    This works perfectly.

    As all units are effect,y connect to the main Time Capsule by Cat6 there is a full 1gb data transfer rate between units and or the main Internet coming into the house (100meg Fiver from Virgin Media)

    I would highly recommend this setup to anybody with a large house.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Additional Port

    • Written by from STOCKPORT

    This is a great little box. The old audio out (Digital Optical or Analogue) and USB from the previous box are still there - thats pretty good for less than 80 pounds
    THEN Apple add a LAN port too! - even more network extension options.
    Improvements to the Airport utility have made set up really easy.
    This is one of Apple's gems

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Accrington

    Wanted to extend my netgear router wireless range so it could reach around the garden and have excellent strength. Decided to go with purchasing two of them instead of one Airport Extreme as I figured this would give me a better range. Plugged the first one in the router and the iPhone found seconds. Gave it a password and network created. Wanted to use the second AE to extend the network from the first AE. I couldn't figure out how to do this with my iPhone so used my Mac to configure which it did within minutes.
    Excellent router and would highly recommend.

    25 of 32 people found this useful