• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

    61 of 62 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.

    51 of 52 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.

    42 of 46 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!!!

    44 of 49 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!

    48 of 67 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

  • 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.

    53 of 59 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.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    • Written by from MANCHESTER

    I have been using this for about 1 month now and have had no issues. I have been using the express with my BT Infinity modem and much prefer this over BT's router due to its low profile form factor. The router has all the bells and whistles most people will need, such as built in firewall, Mac address filtering etc. all in all highly recomended. The express also puts out a better signal than my old BT router too.

    27 of 30 people found this useful