• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 and counting...

    • Written by from Bedford

    These are brilliant. We have 4 and it is brilliant! You could never have anything this simple with Windows!! Even better is that in the bedroom we have a Tivo box, no power line adaptor needed! Plug ethernet cable from the box to the AirPort and hey presto! Tivo box on the network. In the study we have a printer connected, so easy and simple! If we had more rooms I would buy more, even better use your iPad (remote app) and control it all from one place, just have your mac turned on and you can access your music as well. Apple do know how to make it simple and easy!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Suits me perfectly

    • Written by from Roskilde

    Simultainously 5.0 & 2.4 Mhz, airplay, and wireless expansion of my other Airport Express. So nice. Setup vis iPhone. In fact I miss only ---- nothing :)

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not worthy of Apple

    • Written by from Woldingham

    I bought 2 Airport Express devices so that I could extend my WiFi network around the house and stream media (radio & music) from my iPhone/iPad to a Bose speaker connected to the Airport Express......the network is basically unstable and streaming is virtually impossible as it drops connections and buffers....the free (ie: cheap) wireless router I have from my ISP (TalkTalk) is far better, more stable and has greater range.

    The only Apple kit I have reason to complain about having everything from iPod nano's and Touch's through to iPhone and iPad and the latest iMac the Airport Express is a dog and not worthy of the Apple badge or the price

    19 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of Kit

    • Written by from Harrogate

    I bought this to replace the wireless function of my router. It did require a software update but then after configuring, which took all of five minutes. Happy days gone are the problems with wireless printer dropping out, the router trying to find a spare channel on the 2.4GHz range.
    Just solid WIFI performance.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A breeze to set up and connect

    • Written by from Derby

    Firstly I work in IT (don’t judge me) but I am not a techy so I want something that basically just switches on and with the limited amount of effort get connected.

    My Internet service provider is Virgin Media in the UK and I have the 30Mbps service. I have the Superhub (limited range etc) in modem mode as I wanted to extend the range with my own gear. I have previously run Netgear (still great products BTW) with a base unit and an extender which were fine but older units.

    I had been considering Apple Airport products as everyone I speak to said they are very good and easy to set up but was struck on how expensive they seemed.

    Well after buying an AirPort Extreme and an Express I don’t know why I had not done it sooner. This stuff is amazing. From connecting to the modem and setting up I was connected in 15 minutes with the Extreme as the base station and the Express as the extender. The Airport utility is very simple to use and there are even iOS versions.
    Checking the Broadband speed anything from 28 to 31Mbps all of the time. We have 3 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 Blackberry (yeah I know), a Windows 7 laptop, a Mac Mini and 2 Apple TV’s. All of them work seamlessly through the whole of the house and will even extend into the garden.

    I did have an initial issue with the first Extreme I received and had to return it but the service I received from Apple was excellent. I generally buy direct from Apple even though I could get it cheaper elsewhere.

    If like me you are not sure about what to buy and don’t want to be bogged down by technical details on how to set things up then look no further than the Airport products.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Loughborough

    AirPlay works maybe 30% of the time, and when it does, it cuts out after 10 minutes. Everything is set up, everything is sat next to the router. It just does not work. Never buy an Airport Express

    17 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing.

    • Written by from St. Neots

    Will not connect to my Cisco E4200 router's 5Ghz band but connects to the 2.4Ghz band OK; I tried moving it closer to the router but still no 5Ghz connection. There is also a huge problem with jitter when connected through the optical output to my M-DAC (check apple forums). I have a 1st generation Airport Express which works perfectly with the same DAC and fibre optic interconnect. I'll be returning the Airport Express for a refund in the morning!

    15 of 42 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

    31 of 38 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big step back....

    • Written by from dewsbury

    Very disappointed with the new Airport Express. I currently have 6 of these extending my network from a time capsule all around the house and garden. At the moment they all very conveniently plug into wall sockets, but this new device has to sit on the floor with a lead hanging down from the socket. I'm looking at using double sided sticky foam pads to stick them to the wall by the sockets, but its not really an acceptable solution. Its just very untidy and obviously poorly thought out, not what one normally expects from Apple. I just hope that they soon produce a wall socket power adapter so that they can be plugged into the wall as before.

    32 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb bit of kit!

    • Written by from Chipping Sodbury

    I extended my existing Apple Network using both Time Capsules and a Airport Express. In short everything works. Have various Apple devices and the wife has a HP laptop and they all work 100% all the time through a Virgin Media 100mb line. What else can I say, superb and does everything it says on the tin!

    9 of 12 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for music streaming

    • Written by from KOKKOLA

    Bought this just to stream music from Spotify from my iPad. It has worked flawlessly since I got it for about a month ago. The sound quality is excellent. I cannot hear a difference in sound quality compared to CD on my relatively high end (2000€) stereo system when using spotify on "extreme" sound quality.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport to DAC

    • Written by from redditch

    Great product for ease of use, easy to set up, good with music IF you just use the audio out. The sound is not bad, but not as good as an external DAC. So here is the problem Apple, try to use the optical out to a DAC and yes the sound quality is good, the signal breaks up though!

    Any help would be welcome

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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