• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible product !!!

    • Written by from London

    Amazing Apple product, I was desperate to improve my Sky hub's (SR102) stability and speed. Setup with direct Ethernet connection to hub/router, created new wireless network on Airport Express, then disabled wireless on router. Devices attached include multiple phones, tablets etc as well as Airplay speaker and NAS drive. All working like a charm! Fibre optic connection restored to previously unseen speeds! The device provides amazing stability and range of the wireless signal, perfect for small flat. Still exploring its capabilities. Dual band wireless extremely useful as well if you have new devices that support 5GHz. Overall impressed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! How easy was that!

    • Written by from Manchester

    OK, I know that Apple products and the associated systems are easy to use, I've been a Mac user since the early 1980's, but ..
    I needed a new WiFi base station since a very old one suddenly stopped working a day ago (I had a workaround so that my wife could still use the internet, but she couldn't print to our networked laserjet)
    I connected the existing ethernet cable and the power supply and .... by the time I had wandered round to my office with my Mac Airport Utility had launched itself and was waiting, patiently, for me to set it up! Magic, or, is this what computing should always be like!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!! Couldn't be more pleased!!!

    • Written by from Somerset

    I'm loving my airport express. My current modem/router combo was constantly dropping the Wi-Fi signal. So I bought this airport and bridged it to my modem and haven't had a problem since.. Couldn't be more pleased. It has great range and even reaches upstairs and in my basement..

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wifi router on the planet with an affordable price

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This adorable Wifi router known as AirPort Express, is an exceptional performer that is appropriately priced for its size and function. Due to living in a condo that shares the network with a bunch of users using different wifi routers and networking devices, this little wifi router works extra hard to give you the accessibility you need to go on the internet and also to maintain connection through other devices located in the room, for example like this wireless switch that operates through the wifi network in order to turn on and off the light in the bedroom. Neat and easy set up, provided by Apple technical service representative who would assist you with steps to help you configure your wifi router through the network set up so you can get the best results. And the price is just a great reason why this router is a great start up for those who are new to the network setup. I got this wifi router through Apple after ridding the router provided by Xfinity(Comcast). I do recommend you trying this little AirPort Express to see for yourself how affordable it can be.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disastrous upgrade from previous model

    • Written by from London

    In a bizarre and rare momentary lapse of design reasoning, and in spite of the recent popularity of Powerline adapters that chose the same convenient design as the original Airport Express, Apple decided to use the AppleTV design for the new Airport Express. Now instead of plugging this into the wall to make a convenient wall-mounted WIFI access & ethernet point, I now have to find somewhere for this device to sit. If you live in a house with cats or small children, a long cable with a small device on the end presents additional hazards!

    But my main gripe is not with the design, but the technology. A WIFI device that can extend a network using 802.11n at 5GHz, with a theoretical maximum speed of 300Mb/s (my own tests with iPerf3 show that it can easily acheive 200Mb/s between the floors of my house) should have an ethernet port that can cope with these speeds; i.e. Gigabit Ethernet, as you find on the Airport Extreme Base Station.

    Instead, Apple have put a pair of 100Mb/s ports on the new device, and testing this, I find that I am then limited to around 92Mb/s. This is massively disappointing. I sincerely hope they do not repeat this mistake when they (eventually) release an 802.11ac version of this device to match the current Base Station router.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the best things

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    I am using this wifi device from last three years and totally love it. simple to configure and great option for audio airplay. I have use this device with diffrent modems IP configuration but it work great with all.

    Request for Apple: - please do not stop making this device.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes it works!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've had this little cube for several years now and while streaming music using AirPlay from my MacBook Pro works pretty well most of the time, in the past few months (and I suspect since the release of iOS8) streaming music over AirPlay from my iPhone is just a non-starter. It'll work for maybe 4-5 minutes and then the connection between the phone and the AirPort Express will go down. I know for sure the home network is not the issue. Gonna have to look to other products that support AirPlay, because sadly, on this one, Apple has delivered a doozy. Don't buy.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express Stinks

    • Written by from Oakland township

    Well I've finished 2014 smashing to pieces the apple airport express which worked about 1/3 of the time. I would never recommend anyone buying apple they do not work as advertised.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    okay, but limited

    • Written by from Carrboro

    Note: I have a Windows 7 PC. I was tired of plugging my computer/phone directly into my stereo to use the speakers. In iTunes ONLY, the AirPort worked and I was able to play music wirelessly. I listen to a lot of music online, though, and the AirPort will ONLY play from iTunes, at least on a PC. There's a fix that will let me play from other programs (ex., browsers), but it's a 3rd party program--Airfoil--and costs $30. Even with that program, I can't use the AirPort for video (Netflix, etc.) audio because there's a delay and there is NO SOLUTION for PC yet (there is an Airfoil video program for OS that claims to fix the delay). These limitations weren't clear in the product descriptions or reviews, so I'm posting this as a caveat. The idea of the AirPort is great, but it's utility is limited. I'm disappointed in the lack of available software for it, and that it didn't come with software that would make it more generally compatible. Not being able to use it when streaming video is particularly annoying, as that was one of my primary motivations for trying it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Falkirk

    Bought one of these to extend the range of my old style AirPort Extreme. You could just get an intermittent signal from that at far end of our house hence purchasing this product after reading some of the Q&A's. Had it working in less than 10 min from opening the box. Plugged it in at the other end of the house and then the Airport Utility on my MacBook set it up as an extension of the existing wi-fi network pretty much automatically. No wires to it other than a power supply. Brilliant, simple set up. Highly recommend for extending the range of your Apple based network.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for wi-fi connections

    • Written by from HONOLULU

    After all these years, you would think that Apple would be able to get it together. This product works occasionally. And when it does (about half of the time at best) there's a lag in the connection. I've gone through three Mac computers, our household has had nearly 20 iPhones, we've had three different iPads and two airport expresses and always the same problem with our devices. Now I have a brand-new Mac mini, an iPhone 6+ and a new airport express and I still have to turn off Wi-Fi on my phone nearly ever time because it connect to the Internet via airport express.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    125V Only! USB port is such a disappointment!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I used it for a few days, the way to manage my network, and access everything over it is totally amazing. I use it to extend my Wi-Fi network, it does a great job, and remains easy to find on airport utility.
    However, the problem is that, the USB port provided only gives you the power to transfer information, not to get it going without power source! And please don't get it for travels. The power cord says 125V at the back! Don't plug it with higher voltage!
    The last thing I found annoying is that, when I was syncing with iTunes, which doesn't usually work with my old router[it's so bad]. Now, I can do that, while I'm doing that, the AirPort Utility doesn't allow me to change anything on the base station. Perhaps it's protecting my data, but AirPort Utility during that process will make it seem like the base station is not even within the range. Just don't forget the base station, everything should be fine.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is simple and amazing!

    • Written by from METAIRIE

    After a lightening storm took out my trusty Cisco router I decided to give the Airport a shot. This was so simple to setup, I did so from my iPad. The internet is fast and it works with all my devices with no problem. I highly recommend this product especially if you want less headache!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple airport express (not impressed)

    • Written by from Nibley

    It worked good at first but now It's very frustrating, only works about 1/2-3/4 of the time. You have to hit it just right for it to work, I have to take my phone off wireless most of the time in order for me to connect. In fact That is how I am writing this review (no wireless, using cellular). What good is that? We only have 4 devices connected at our house, so it is not the number of devices. Ready to go back to my old wireless device. Also, does not work with a VPN connection to my work, I've had our IT guys try and try to get it to work and it doesn't. And we have an Apple certified tech at our work and could not get it to work.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome to extend extreme

    • Written by from Long Valley

    I just purchased one today and set it up to extend my 5ghz network from my extreme. It took 2 minutes to setup and that included the time to find the perfect spot. Before I put this in ,the 5 ghz only went to about 25% of my house and with the express w/extender setup, the 5ghz now covers my entire house which is great for all of our apple products. Highly recommend and super thrilled.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy to setup and works a treat

    • Written by from Toton

    Bought this to add to my network using Airport Extreme base station. I wanted it to link my NAS drive to primarily in a seperate room to the Extreme.

    Took minutes to set up to extend the existing network and connect the NAS drive.

    !00% recommended.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why a power cord!

    • Written by from Earlysville

    Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain wrong. The AP extreme is a small device, < 4" square and weights 8.5 oz. The power cord overwhelms this little guy! Anybody know of an OEM that makes a wall adaptor for it?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought so I can extend wireless range of Time Capsule.

    • Written by from Hove

    Just keeps dropping network! Would be listening to Sonos in the bedroom and it would cut out... go to the hallway where the airport express is and it would be flashing orange. A restart and then it goes green again with excellent reception. After spending far too long on the phone with Apple to try and get this sorted we are fed up with it and have to live with turning off and back on again about 3 times a week. Not great.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked until iOS 8 and now does not

    • Written by from New Westminster

    Was great and then ios 8 came along and now it never shows up in the AirPlay list. Basically makes this thing a brick taking up space. If I reboot it it will show up for like 5 minutes but the odds of having it play an entire song are pretty slim.

    So it basically blows. Gave it two stars only because I have fond memories of when it did work. Those were good days.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Network Extender

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am not big on writing product reviews. Other than this one and one for the Airport Time Capsule, I have only written maybe three others. A product has to really impress me for me to make the effort to write a review. Also, I will admit I was an Apple hater until 2011 when I got my first iPhone. Last year I replaced my PC with a Mac Air and I’m fully hooked!

    I used the AirPort Express to extend my network. Works like a charm! Only word of caution, ignore the instructions provided in the Support section on this site. Just make sure the Airport Express is with in range of your Extreme, Time Capsule, or Express base station; plug it in; start Airport Utility and click extend network.

    1 of 1 people found this useful