• 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.

    57 of 86 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.

    59 of 65 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.

    27 of 34 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.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to extend network

    • Written by from DIDCOT

    Have a wired network and a wireless network. One building is out of range of wireless. In that building I used the WAN socket to plug this in to the wired ethernet, plugged the computer into the LAN socket, and bingo - wired connection OK and my wireless network has been extended to that building. It all set itself up automatically. Could not be simpler.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Additional Port

    • Written by from STOCKPORT

    This is a great little box. The old audio out (Digital Optical or Analogue) and USB from the previous box are still there - thats pretty good for less than 80 pounds
    THEN Apple add a LAN port too! - even more network extension options.
    Improvements to the Airport utility have made set up really easy.
    This is one of Apple's gems

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin.

    • Written by from Wickwar

    Plug it in opened up Airport utility on iPhone & it connected to Time capsule no problem.It takes longer to get out of the packaging than set up.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even my wife could set it up!

    • Written by from ABERDEEN

    That sounds terribly sexist but my wife is a technophobe and still manage to set this up to extend a neighbours wifi (with permission!) into her father's house while she was looking after it while he was in hospital.
    Now, instead of having to sit in one particular room, she has wifi throughout the house.
    Great product. I use a last gen. one for travelling (for the rare occasions hotels don't have wireless.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Airport Express update I've been waiting for?

    • Written by from Glasgow

    We live in quite a very large house and have always had problems with WiFi.
    Previously been using a 3rd gen Airport Extreme and 4 x 1st gen Airport Express in a WDS setup things just were never as great or reliable as they should have been.

    Yesterday I finished an upgrade to 1x 3tb Time Capsule (in the home office with 2 iMacs connected by Ethernet leaving 1 Ethernet port free)
    I upgraded all the Airport Express to the new version and design. ( and added an extra 2 so we now have 6)
    Decided not to use WDS this time round and opted to connect by Cat6 cable.
    This went to the first airport express and this then daisy chained to the next and the next and so on.

    All units are set to create the exect same network (a roaming network if you must)
    This works perfectly.

    As all units are effect,y connect to the main Time Capsule by Cat6 there is a full 1gb data transfer rate between units and or the main Internet coming into the house (100meg Fiver from Virgin Media)

    I would highly recommend this setup to anybody with a large house.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Airport First Generation with Second Generation

    • Written by from Southport

    I have replaced two Airport Express 1G with 2G. The speed of data transfer has noticeably increased on my iMac's 27" and to a lessors extent on the 21.5" iMac. The setting up was easy being completed in 2-3 minutes the stability of the connection appears to be better than with 1G with no need to restart the 2G overnight. The design of the product is much improved neat and very Apple. Having run speed tests before and after installation the speed has increased in downloads and uploads of data.

    If you are using a lot of data this is a must have upgrade and worth while if you are experiencing and stability issues.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Airport Express

    • Written by from Malvern

    Fantastic..... took 2 minutes to get it extend my network and play my music through airplay. Brilliant

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Northwich

    Paired with my Time Capsule and set up and running in no time. Would definitely recommend.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No one beside, no one ahead...

    • Written by from Middelfart

    There's no one beside, no one ahead - my new Airport Express is amazing. :)

    Steaming music from my Iphone, MacBook or iPad to my HIFI - has newer been easier.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Perfection - Thankyou

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    At last....I now have a wireless network that covers the whole house. Easy to setup and extend an existing Airport network. I am using 1 x Airport Extreme and two of these new Airport express base stations connected together over Netgear powerline adapters. Complete WiFi coverage with seamless switching when moving around the house. The added bonus of Airplay and network access to USB printers is superb.

    36 of 43 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

    38 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from EGHAM

    Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.

    Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

    413 of 467 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About Time...

    • Written by from Pertenhall

    Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.

    I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.

    For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

    308 of 385 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvment

    • Written by from HEREFORD

    The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

    330 of 379 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just.. Incredible

    • Written by from Manchester

    Phenomenal.

    45 of 97 people found this useful