• 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

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Carlisle

    I recently bought a B&W Z2 Airplay speaker, and was having problems with it dropping off the wi-fi network after it hadn't been used for a few hours, needing a power-off to get it working again.

    I suspected the problem was with my Orange Brightbox, rather than the B&W, so I bought an Airport Express to see if it would solve the problem. It arrived the day after I'd ordered it, and after a quick setup (the Airport itself is very straightforward with Airport Utility app on OS X or iOS, but it was a bit more fiddly to get into the Brightbox to switch off it's wi-fi and act only as a router) the new network was all up and running

    Airplay problem solved, and a better, stronger signal all around the house - my iPhone 5 had never worked properly on wi-fi with the Brightbox, but this also works fine now. Just goes to show, ISP-supplied 'free' wi-fi routers aren't a patch on a proper piece of kit.

    All in all, great purchase - and a great price.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great & easy to setup

    • Written by from Woking

    Setup was simple & only took a few minutes.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Like It

    • Written by from FALKIRK

    I have three of the original 'plug into the wall' style Airport Expresses and they are perfect. This new design is awful. The mains cable which they include - at least for the UK market - is coated in hard plastic which makes it very inflexible and unwieldy and limits the locating of this device. Very disappointed in this. No idea why Apple decided to change the design.

    4 of 9 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

    21 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless if using a DAC

    • Written by from Hassocks

    Bought to stream music to my DAC but the stream is dropped every few seconds, it simply cannot cope. Useless

    6 of 17 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

    19 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from waurn ponds

    After trying it in multiple locations the express did not boost, extend or improve my WiFi one little bit, if anything it seemed to make it worse. The AirPlay was a total disappointment, it could not play music for more than a few seconds without dropping out, even from a metre away! I expected more from an Apple product, I thought it would just work..

    4 of 14 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

    Just.. Incredible

    • Written by from Manchester

    Phenomenal.

    45 of 97 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!

    16 of 44 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.

    24 of 72 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.

    33 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the change of this is so bad.

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    power cord make it from 5 stars to 1.

    38 of 356 people found this useful