• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last 5 GHz!

    • Written by from Warwick

    Even though I had 802.11n routers before I wasn't able to connect with my MacBook Pro in the 5 GHz band. Now, having purchased the AirPort Express I can confirm that the laptop is connecting without any problems and I'm getting 72 MBps in my BT Infinity broadband! My iPhone 4 is also connecting to the Airport all the time (previously it had refused connecting to the local WiFi on different occasions), and I can stream the music directly to my speakers! I am very happy abut this purchase!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless

    • Written by from Bognor Regis

    I got this, and well, it's pointless. But, I love it.
    It streams music perfectly.
    It has faster networking than my current router
    Shares my printer.
    All in all, I didn't need this in honesty. But, I think it's a good price and I can see how when I move house this could come into play. :-)
    I do recommend this.
    Setup from my iPad was so easy it was surprising.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5g

    • Written by from liss

    great 5g band !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Sky+

    • Written by from MILTON KEYNES

    I bought one of this to connect my Sky HD box to the internet and it is perfect.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product. love the simplicity

    • Written by from Shotts

    Completely unsure what 'Nick W from London' is on about. this is the most simple WiFi/Router I have even had to setup. Great iOS app can setup pretty much everything (haven't found something yet) Although I do like Airport Utility 5.6 better than 6, you can still use any version to access the airport so its great that way. Love the fact it has a power cable and two network sockets now, allowing you to place it somewhere away from the walls and use it as a proper router with a wired network. Kind of dose away with the need for the Extreme for small homes.

    The review that 'Nick W from London' has wrote is either just a complete insult to the Airport Express, or he has bout some cheap netgear router thinking its the same thing, as I don't think any can be daft enough to use apples simple to use products and software.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay stutter with optical cable and extarnal DAC!

    • Written by from Egå

    Don't buy this if you want use this with an external DAC (Digital to Audio Converter) Using airplay with normal audio cable is fine, but you would have to live with the limited sound of the airport's internal DAC. It appears that when it's used with optical cable to an external DAC (mine is a Dacmagic 100) the sound will stutter. This was NOT the case with the prior generation of Airport Express. Because my solely reason for buying this was for high quality airplay I will now try to return it to Apple or make them exchange it for the older model. For more on the problem: Search for "Airport Express (square) skips unbearably with Airplay" in Apple Support Communities.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware update needed

    • Written by from Croydon

    While the streamed sound quality was marginally superior to the previous 'in the wall' version there was a constant 'glitch'. Similar to a CD track skipping. Or a timing error
    in the stream. Not a complete dropout but a random sound imperfection.
    Tried forums - no answer.

    Returned via Amazon as not fit for purpose.

    All other APE's (3) work fine.

    Using Netgear DGND 4000 N750 router/modem.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but trouble

    • Written by from London

    The first two boxes I purchased were faulty and had to be returned to apple within weeks as their status lights began flashing orange while the unit would broadcast on all channels blocking any Wifi signals from other sources in the area. Now the third and current box will not connect to my work PC at all and of the three Macs in our house it only connect to one immediately; with the other two it’s a case of switching them on (or waking from sleep) then five minutes of going into internet preferences deleting old locations adding new locations switching Airport on and off before finally it decides to kick in – no explanation and no help on this issue, despite reading numerous online help pages. Also self-assigned IP is another frequently occurring problem; this means you see and connect to the base station but it then won’t connect to the internet. The unit is riddled with issues and is shoddy rubbish for something that is more than twice the price of the competitors products that do the same job. Avoid yourself the trouble and save some money and don’t make the same mistake I did.

    26 of 74 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!

    65 of 66 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

    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.

    53 of 55 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.

    45 of 50 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!!!

    47 of 52 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!

    51 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Device

    • Written by from Bradford

    Bought this to replace the router function of my virgin super hub. Easy to setup through my iMac, took literally a few minutes. Solved the constant wifi drops from the VM Superhub. Overall great little device.

    Cons: Bit pricey and also wireless signal not extremely strong for even my 2 Bed Apartment, but enough for me to use in lounge.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice device!

    • Written by from SOLBJERG

    It's my first Airport Express and i bought it to stream my audio from my nas to my Hifi amp with airplay and it works perfectly..! Now i can control my musik with my iPhone or ipad without having my computer turned on.
    I like...

    17 of 27 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.

    56 of 85 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 46 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.

    58 of 64 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.

    26 of 33 people found this useful