• 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

    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

  • 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 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from norwich

    Third one of these I have bought, first of the new shape and I have to say I prefer it to the old shape. Having the power cord is a much better option than just plugging directly into the mains, it means I can hide it up rather then is sticking out of the socket. Analogue and optical playback works really well with my sony AMP, wi fi signal in my house has never been better.

    Thanks

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product it works even better when paired with apple devices.

    • Written by from watford

    To all pc users stick to cheap unreliable pc world nonsense, to all MAC fans this product is for us, simply it works. If you purchase this item please make sure you have optic broadband to see the full potential if you use a simple BT type and your internet speed is 3meg or less don't bother to use it as a internet streaming device to your equipment, if its only to use for home sharing or access your iTunes then yes its great. The worlds easiest device to set up less than ten minutes to set up via Mac pc, iPod iPad iPhone and the airport utility for windows. Love this device apple do deliver all the time (except thunder bolt adapter, WHY change something that worked really well).
    I install this equipment in clients homes who want a cheap reliable multi-room audio System and I have never had a complaint from clients, Altho they should incorporate video too that would be the best device in this current market. It will give all top manufactures of multi-room equipment for footballers homes a run for their money.
    Highly recommended.

    To the people who leave poor feedback on this device read the online instructions or if cant be bothered to read phone apple support. After all they do have the best of the best customer support.

    6 of 8 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

    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.

    3 of 3 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.

    9 of 15 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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor wifi range

    • Written by from Bromsgrove

    Firstly I must say the design of this Airport Express is much better than original plug in style and as ever with Apple its a nice and compact; it also comes nicely packaged. It's also pretty easy to setup, but I found the iOS limited compared to the Airport utility built-in to OSX.

    I had it set up in minutes, connected to my wifi and an optical cable into my HiFi. It sounded great, the DAC in my system doing a great job of converting the higher quality music.

    That's where the good stuff ends though. We quickly noticed that it kept dropping out, even though the APE was only 8m away from the router with only one stud wall between the two. Proof of this was easily shown by just walking in between the APE and our router, which invariably caused a drop-out. To put it in perspective, our Mac Mini in the lounge is 12.5m from the router on another floor and that easily streams video from the internet or provides a video stream to our other TVs around the house from Plex via the same router. Streaming from the Ethernet connected iMac was OK, but a stream from any iDevice over wifi dropped out.

    Maybe ours was faulty, but having read the experience of others I don't think so. If you can connect it to your router via Ethernet then it would be fine I'm sure, as well as extending your wifi to another room.

    For this reason it gets 2 stars from me.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    airport express

    • Written by from LONDON

    this is the solution if you have a talk talk router, simply plug it in connect to your own network and pair your printer to the same network. talk talk doesn't support bonjour which is apples firmware, so you won't be able to air print, but this is amazing easy and apple support are at hand if you need any assistance. Buy it highly recommended,,,,,

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from Eastbourne

    Just bought this today as the WiFi on my modem was suffering. This now replaces the whole WiFi network in my house and covers everywhere. Coverage is really good and the speed is exactly what I needed.

    If anyone has a flat or two floor terraced house this is perfect for your WiFi needs.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express - Great piece if kit

    • Written by from Farnborough

    Purchased this item 6 months ago to connect to stereo system. Easy to set up even with limited knowledge. Works perfectly with BT hubs but I also purchased the Extreme base a few months ago. What a system I have now. You can also use the express to extend your network which is very useful in a large house or when out in the garden.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Streaming Music

    • Written by from SWINDON

    No good if your streaming HI-FI sounding music! Pops and crackles like an old vinyl Record!!!

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Henley on Thames

    Did not extend or improve my WI FI
    The airplay was a total disappointment I could not play music without dropping off.
    I'm going to use my TP-LING

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Bristol

    Does exactly what is says on the tin, connected up to the new Time Capsule & this extended my network to my upstairs & on to the balcony I am really pleased. However question will Apple improve the airport express to support 802.11ac. ?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But?

    • Written by from TAUNTON

    This is a great product, I purchased it with airport time capsule,the thing I found disappointing is that the fact the released the new base station with ac technology, they did not think to update and release the airport express at the same time.

    I will give it 5 stars, because it is based on performance, just disappointed I could not buy the to with the ac wifi technology

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Without a doubt one of the best purchases I've made.

    • Written by from Reading

    This is simply fantastic, my regular router doesn't reach through our whole house but with a power line adapter and this I get the best signal in the house! Plus airplay is a fantastic bonus to me! Well worth the money you are paying for such a brilliant easy-to-use product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what is says on the Tin!

    • Written by from Chesham

    I purchased this for its Airplay ability and it has not disappointed. Took no more than 10 minutes to set up (Including the unwrapping!). Airport Utility on my iPad made everything simple, only downside is that I now want more so I have wireless music all around the home.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing BT Infinity HomeHub 5

    • Written by from North Stifford

    Bought this to replace a BT Infinity HomeHub 5, which has been unreliable from day one, with WiFi just disappearing all the time, sometimes the Internet connection going away, and generally I wasn't happy with it.

    It's really very easy to replace the HomeHub 5. However, it doesn't work if you just have the OpenReach faceplate in your home; you need the OpenReach modem, which plenty of people sell on eBay for a few pound (I paid £7 including postage); you plug the OpenReach modem in the wall, the AirPort Express into the modem, set it up with Airport Utility, and you are up and running in five minutes.

    So far it has been running much smoother than the HomeHub, with no problems at all. The HomeHub was fine once it got going, big downloads were fine, but it sometimes struggled with the simplest websites, and the Airport Express doesn't.

    1 of 1 people found this useful