• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well but ............

    • Written by from Osler

    It worked well but only lasted 1 year before it packed it in. No one could get it working again so I started using my 4 year old express.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a Netgear router in my basement and it gives a weak signal to the second and third floor. I purchased the Airport Express thinking that i could use it wirelessly on the second floor to boost the signal. I learned after I bought it that the only way to use this product wirelessly to boost the signal is if your primary wifi router is another apple product such as the Airport Extreme or Time Capsule. You can extend the network with a third party router if the two are connected via ethernet, which practically does you no good considering they are right next to each other. If you want to boost range of wifi wirelessly you cant have a third party router. it's still a good product to use for airplay and airprint.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Design Fault Jony...

    • Written by from Hassocks

    Perormance, setup etc. is fine, as expected, but placing of the AC input connector next to the WAN connector means that the unit has to be used with a cable for the AC, and the standard Apple AC plug adaptor cannot be used to plug the unit directly into an AC socket, as the adaptor overlaps the WAN connector. Means I have to carry an extra cable with me when on the road. Not good.
    Why not swap over the WAN and ethernet connectors, as the latter is not used by most people...

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from KERIKERI

    I recently purchased one of these to replace my old model A1264 100 which after about 4 years had died (not good!). The new model, although with higher specs than the old, simply doesn't have the range of the old and more importantly doesn't have the range of the wireless router provided by my broadband supplier. This latter box is a Huawai Wireless Gateway single band 802.11b/g. It is a plain jane box with no fancy antennae and has a range considerably greater than the new Airport Express. I don't understand why this should be so when both are in the same situation and when, more importantly the range of the now dead model was certainly as good as, if not better than the Huawai. What's wrong with you, Apple??? Its like my aging MacBook 13" has 2-3 times the WiFi sensitivity of my 3rd edition Ipad and my Iphone 4s!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted exactly....

    • Written by from BRONX

    Bought this at an apple store, after the rep assured me this will work as a repeater for my Fios router... he was wrong, very easy to set up and use, but just isn't compatible with the Fios Actiontec (the worst router i've ever owned btw)
    But i'm giving it a chance as an independent station for guests and air printing - i'll have to rethink my network layout and then hopefully i can properly utilize this nifty little gadget.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Old one was better

    • Written by from Camillus

    My old Express is 7 years old and needs to be reset constantly so I replaced it with a new one because I love airplay for music from my iphone, ipad, and macbook. I don't like that this doesn't just plug into the wall like the old one. On top of that the cord that comes with it is to short. I'm also getting a lot of interference with the remotes for my wii and now need to figure out a new solution for where everything is located.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    small and powerful, but...

    • Written by from Springfield

    Great little unit. Set up was simple using my PPPoE connection. Usb printer works good, but ONLY with computers, NOT with iPad and iPhone. Why was this function omitted ?

    27 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flashing amber!

    • Written by from Saxmundham

    I found this device almost impossible to set up. I bought 2 and returned them as being defective until I finally managed to set one up. The instructions supplied are totally inadequate to explaIn what to do when the device refuses to initiate and the dreaded amber light flashes. I have an AirPort Extreme base station and another, earlier generation, Express (which set up no problem incidentally!), this Express was to be for streaming music / printer duties.

    When the amber flashed I tried everything, disconnecting the firewall, re-setting - nothing worked, the device wasn't detected by Airport Utility. Eventually I Googled the problem and found a solution: connect the misbehaving device directly into my PC via the ethernet port and conduct the set-up via Airport Utility that way. Instant success! Why doesn't the documentation supply that advice?

    Now that it's set up, the Express is working fine as a music streamer but it has caused a lot of needless anxiety. Another thing is that the manual refers you to apple.com for support which takes you to the US site which is of no use whatsoever to UK punters.

    I hope my experience is of help to future buyers who may experience similar problems.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me!

    • Written by from Conception Bay South

    I was under the impression that I could use it for my speaker system....No so, It won't work on my Bose Speaker,(Can only connect the iPhone 4 to that).
    Also won't work with the iPhone for printing...It only works with a PC or Mac computer if you want to print wireless....
    Anyway it not for me,,,(can't print with my phone and can't listen to my music on my Bose with it.) But hey, it works great for everything else!!!!!!

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent function, puzzling design

    • Written by from Brookline

    I love Apple, but this product puzzles me. Yes, it does work beautifully, and it's a snap to set up. That's huge. But the design is curious. The old Airport Express base station could be plugged into an outlet in a hallway or anywhere else. This one is more of a production, with a long cord, and a shape that demands to be put onto a tabletop or something. You just have to hope that in designing your home network, you can find good placement for your base stations in spots where there happen to be tables—oh, and then of course you have to look at the base station all the time, instead of the old kind, which sat down around ankle level, unobtrusive in the room, and worked just great.

    One more thing. The base of the unit is tapered in such a way that after you've plugged in the power cord and the ethernet cable, it doesn't want to stand properly. It wants to tip. If the cords hang down off the tabletop, as cords are after all wont to do, they tend to pull at the back of the unit, leaving it looking as if it's popped a wheelie.

    I really don't know what was wrong with the old one, but if they had to redesign it, I'm not sure why those chose this particular way of doing it.

    47 of 64 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Warrenton

    I use five Airport Expresses along with an eight megabyte Mac Mini and Time Capsule to listen to music throughout my home. I work at home and can go anywhere in the house, including front and back yards, and never leave my music behind, usually. Sometimes I dream of the old days of flipping records because my music didn't quit, stammer, or stutter for no apparent reason, or require me to reboot my computer or Airport Expresses, or restart iTunes to restore all of the Airport Expresses, or have Airport expresses dropout completely, or require me to make sure that not more than one MacBookPro isn't running Time Machine, or use the microwave oven. Numerous phone calls to Apple, countless trips to forums, and Apple Store Geniuses (nothing against Apple Store Geniuses, they are the backbone of Apple customer service) without a solution. I continue to use AirPlay, formally Air Tunes, to listen to music but often times concoct ways to have a hard wired system.

    51 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but does not charge iPhone

    • Written by from Riverview

    Very disappointed to find out that, unlike the old model I also own, this one doe NOT charge iPhones iPods etc...
    Grrrrr....

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No gigalan

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Pity that this device has faster wireless speed capacity than the LAN/WAN ports with only 10/100 speed. I wanted to use this one in my home due to smaller size than the Extreme but with this speed it's quite a disappointment that the wired side was not brought up to 1GB speed. And yes, my ISP supplies 1GB speed.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Base Station

    • Written by

    good product

    46 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great except with Nest

    • Written by from Johns Creek

    I love this product. It was very easy to setup and extended my network off my Airport Extreme. However, it isn't compatible with Nest thermostats. So I had to disconnect it. The Apple Extreme works fine.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features but...

    • Written by from Coal City

    Love the new features but don't like the fact that now you need another cord for power instead of just plugging it in to the wall.

    69 of 95 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fanastic as usual but no Gigabit Ethernet

    • Written by from Singapore

    Ease of setup is unbeatable, managed to extend my home network over ethernet in 5 minutes. Wifi IO noticeably faster than the previous generation. Excellent coverage. Only problem - no gigabit Ethernet, At this price point I expect no less than excellence from Apple, so this is really a major letdown since the main reason I bought this is because of the 2 Ethernet port.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB hard drive

    • Written by from La Grange

    The new model eliminates local storage. The dual band wifi is a nice improvement over the old model.

    24 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Rochester

    Having set up 100's of Airport networks I would have thought ti would take a few minutes.
    4 complete resets later I have finally got it playing nicely
    However the Airprint feature doesn't work for me, The blurb says just plug the USB in and away you go.. Then if you read the very faint text and the bottom of the page (light grey on white) only compatible printers work!
    Disappointed it wasn't clearer on the website

    35 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With a power cord is not good for travellers

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I think the new features are good but the power cord is really too troublesome especially when you need to pack it into the luggage, miss the old design with the built in power plug.

    2 of 2 people found this useful