• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd hate any Apple product....

    • Written by from York

    However, this one I do hate because it tarnishes the brand I love. Worked OK (not great) for about 4 months, but about 10 days ago it just starting behaving erratically. The green light glows, but nothing is coming through. If you connect directly to the cable modem the signal is fine. I bought a new ethernet cable thinking maybe there was a broken wire but it did not help. I have tried everything: new cable modem, new ethernet cables, new location, reset button, holy water, you name it, I've tried it. Devices will not connect to it and when they do they drop the signal after a few minutes. As of this morning I replaced it with a Belkin that costs 1/2 the price and so far, so good. Buyer beware: just because it has the Apple doesn't mean it performs like one.

    13 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced paperweight - would have given 0 starts

    • Written by from New York

    It is hard to find a good thing to say about the Airport Express. When using it to extend a 2011 Airport Extreme, it failed miserably, both as a wired and as a wireless extender. Setup was difficult and slow and it would appear that v6 of the Airport Utility had a great deal of functionality removed from it in comparison to v5. (this missing functionality made problems quite difficult to diagnose). When I finally had it connected as a wired extender (via an ethernet cable), the network would actually drop completely every 5 minutes or so. Also, don't even think about using some non-Apple networking equipment with this. The Express would not work with the Netgear Powerline 500 network extenders (and the brand new ASUS router that I bought would, with no effort).

    Given the incredibly high price ($100), you can get FAR better devices that do significantly more at a much lower price point.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Expressly Useless

    • Written by from Halifax

    We have a number of Apple products in our home (MacBook Pros, iPhones, iPods, Time Capsule) and, sadly, an Airport Express. The Express was initially purchased to stream music though it seemed to suffer from wireless dead zones in our home. Attempts to use it as a network extender (from our Time Capsule base) have been only temporarily successful with no predictable reason for it working or not. After multiple resets, online advice and directions, more time has been spent trying to fix the device than actually using it.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unexpected error

    • Written by from Le Grand

    that's all i see when trying to set up with the air port utility

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple's product ever - streaming just DOESN'T work

    • Written by from Elk Grove Village

    I can't believe this product has 4 stars. Try to stream music with AirPlay... Every model of this device had issues with frequent music drop out when streaming... and unfortunately I'm the owner of this model...
    More than four years of complains of other users on Apple's forum...

    If you're going to buy it in order to stream music - think twice :-)...

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from waurn ponds

    After trying it in multiple locations the express did not boost, extend or improve my WiFi one little bit, if anything it seemed to make it worse. The AirPlay was a total disappointment, it could not play music for more than a few seconds without dropping out, even from a metre away! I expected more from an Apple product, I thought it would just work..

    4 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay is horrible/Router ok

    • Written by from Durham

    I bought 2 of these things for a 1500 sqft space and these suckers aren't particle. Network drops out from one end of the space to the other so I have to always walk toward the main one to get stable coverage. Also the Airplay is the only reason I got 2 of them and that feature is horrible, it never works. Maybe works for 1 min then starts dropping out. Apple's quality is really is starting to become like it was back in the 90s. Cool outside box with poor components inside and at the $99 price rage you'd hope for a better product.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suitable, maybe, for throwing through Apple Store window

    • Written by from Denver

    This device fails to live up to Apple's reputation of building quality products that "just work." I purchased it for its airplay capabilities. Mistake. It's either not visible for airplay streaming or streams for 20 minutes then disconnects. Airplay is not ready for prime time or even small time.

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless if using a DAC

    • Written by from Hassocks

    Bought to stream music to my DAC but the stream is dropped every few seconds, it simply cannot cope. Useless

    6 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Gigabit

    • Written by from Georgetown

    In this day and age, it is ridiculous that the Airport Express would not support gigabit networks. Even many home networks are now gigabit so this device should be able to support gigabit speeds.

    16 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is limited to the point of uselessness!

    • Written by from Redmond

    I've just spent the last 4 hours trying to get 2 of these things to CONNECT to my home network. Not even creating a network, just simply connecting to my already existing network. I have 2 routers already, one is a Linksys and the other is an ASUS. They talk to each other perfectly. Trying to get the 2 airport express base stations to connect to the networks output by either the Linksys or the Asus routers is (as far as I can tell) possible, but not worth all the hoops you're required to jump through in terms of configurations. Apple would you please bring the capability of your products up to that of products made by SO MANY OTHER BRANDS! Thank you!

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible range

    • Written by from New York

    The unit works fine when you're in the same small room - basically close enough to it that you could be using a wired connection - but beyond that it's borderline useless. Trying to use wifi from the other end of an absolutely tiny apartment results in frequent dropouts and painfully slow speed. Worst wifi station I have ever used, certainly not worth $99.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    give me the old Airport Express back any day

    • Written by from Maidenhead

    flimsy... hard to set up, loses connectivity while it sits 5 meters away from my imac and has no impending walls or anything and then it's a nightmare to set up again (tonight I am on the 10th time... and it still does not work: NOW APPLE HAS FINALLY ACHIEVED THE SAME SUCCESS AS MICROSOFT: IT IS AS MESSED UP!

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Product Failure

    • Written by from BAY CITY

    Purchased Airport Express November 2013. Defective product from the beginning. Very difficult & many unsuccessful tries to set up. Finally set up and worked....for 3 weeks. Quit working and back to several tries on my part, and when support could not get it to set up -- conclusion -- a defective unit. Replacement is on its way.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as advertised

    • Written by from St-Sauveur

    This was sold as a network extender with a promise in store that it does not matter what type of network you have. This is not true. It would not work with my Cisco network and Apple product support admitted that it does not work with any network other than apple networks (apparently the representatives I spoke to get between 2 and 4 calls a day about this so it is a major problem). I have not tried it with an apple network, but based on previous promises I would not waste my money buying one to find out. Of course in order to find out it doesn't work you have to open the package, so guess what - no refund. Am not impressed with after sales service for this product and since it is our first time needing after sales support it really makes us ponder any further purchases from apple.

    43 of 78 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only lasted 14 months, guarantee is 12 months

    • Written by from raheny

    i bought this in july 2012 and it stopped working last week in september 2013. that's 14 months. the guarantee is 12 months. I expected more from an apple product.

    we were an exclusively apple house with ipod, ipads, apple tv, airport express, macbook pro etc. We are disappointed with apple's refusal to accept that 14 months is not an acceptable life span for a product with no moving parts.

    as a premium product it should have a three year guarantee.

    67 of 88 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a while, now flaky

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    I bought this about a year ago, it actually worked great for 6-8 months, I used it to extend my network (have a Time Capsule). Ever since that point it's been flaky, sometimes it stops working for no reason, sometimes it has a green light but no one can connect, etc. In the end I've just unplugged it and stopped using it. I can still pick up the TC wireless signal at that end of the house but it's not as strong.

    I would absolutely not recommend you buy this product, it won't last. I do like, however, the compact size and the easy setup, how it easily integrates into my iHouse. We've got two iMacs, an iPad, 2 iPhones, 3 iPod touches, a Time Capsule and an Apple TV so I've got the Apple products but this is the one I wouldn't buy again.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy with this product at all

    • Written by from Tucson

    Let me start by saying that I am fully integrated into the APPLE ecosystem. I have a iPhone, iPad, and a MacBook Pro. With that being said here is my review of the AirPort Express. I purchased this with the thought it would work as advertised and it doesn't. What's sad is this is the second time I've been duped by the AirPort Express. I bought the first one that didn't work as advertised, then I purchased this one and it's just as terrible. It doesn't boost the signal and my bluetooth speakers only work if I hard wire them into the box. It does set-up quickly, and that's about it.

    24 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with VERIZON

    • Written by from Leesburg

    After three hours of trying everything I stumbled upon a Verizon forum for DSL connections dslreports (dotcom) /faq/12506
    The short answer is that the router that Verizon uses (Actiontec), will not work wirelessly with the Airport Express. You have to hardwire the secondary router.
    Back to the store it went and I spent the time wiring instead.
    I gave 1 star for lack of literature on this on the part of Apple.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gadgets cannot connect right away & signal is lost most of the time

    • Written by from Vancouver

    The first generation airport express was really a performer. So after 3 years of being impressed by its performance, I decided to get this new airport express a few months ago. I was disappointed. My gadgets (iphone, mac, belkin switches, ipads, smart tv) can't connect to the new express right away. I have to search the wifi signal and type in the codes again. Very disappointing product!

    18 of 28 people found this useful