• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! How easy was that!

    • Written by from Manchester

    OK, I know that Apple products and the associated systems are easy to use, I've been a Mac user since the early 1980's, but ..
    I needed a new WiFi base station since a very old one suddenly stopped working a day ago (I had a workaround so that my wife could still use the internet, but she couldn't print to our networked laserjet)
    I connected the existing ethernet cable and the power supply and .... by the time I had wandered round to my office with my Mac Airport Utility had launched itself and was waiting, patiently, for me to set it up! Magic, or, is this what computing should always be like!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Falkirk

    Bought one of these to extend the range of my old style AirPort Extreme. You could just get an intermittent signal from that at far end of our house hence purchasing this product after reading some of the Q&A's. Had it working in less than 10 min from opening the box. Plugged it in at the other end of the house and then the Airport Utility on my MacBook set it up as an extension of the existing wi-fi network pretty much automatically. No wires to it other than a power supply. Brilliant, simple set up. Highly recommend for extending the range of your Apple based network.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a product

    • Written by from Aarhus N

    This is a brilliant product. It was so easy to install, you take it out of the packaging, plug it in, and connect to your DSL. You pick up you iPhone, connect to the network, choose a password and there you go. And what's more, I went from a measly 8mbit output from my old wireless router to taking full advantage of my 40mbit connection, my Apple TV thanks me, and I thank Apple. Simply brilliant!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Leicester

    I bought this today and added it into my network with the AirPort Extreme. I think I did something wrong in the first place but once I worked through the problem it was all up and running perfectly. AirPlay works well, sounds great, the printer is up and running and my wireless is now extended and reliable again.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay works great with my DAC

    • Written by from LONDON

    A lot of people have reported problems using the new model Airport Express to stream music via the optical out into a DAC. I have to say I have had no problems connected via my DacMagic 100. I'm connecting to my Airport Extreme 5GHz network (using 'Join Network' rather than 'Extend') and it works great - in fact, it's much more reliable than my previous original Airport Express. Setting it up was extremely straightforward and having a mains cable rather than just a plug unit makes it easier to place.

    I'm not trying to dismiss the problems many others have had using Airplay via the optical out but either Apple have improved the unit or there is something specific to my configuration that makes it work. (Possibly there are problems using a non-Apple wi-fi router, using a higher-end DAC or using 'Extend Network' rather than 'Join').

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and effective

    • Written by from London

    Got this to extend the range of BT Infinity in my flat. It works like a charm. Setup was a breeze - plugged it in and setup was practically automatic - it was working in minutes. Haven't tested yet whether a device's connection is continuos when switching between routers, but Internet speeds are now very fast throughout the flat.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A sound Apple Product

    • Written by from Appleby-In-Westmorland

    When my Netgear wireless router died on me, I tried two wireless routers, neither worked. I hooked up an old wired Netgear router and bought the Airport Express. It is brilliant! Just plug in the Ethernet cable to the Airport Express and it configures itself and works like all Apple products without a hitch. Superb!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great access point

    • Written by from Macclesfield

    Purchased this to extend an AirPort Extreme Late 2009 over Powerline adapters and did the job perfectly. I haven't had to reboot the Express in the 3 1/2 months I've had it which is much better than the previous Belkin AP I had. The only problem is that it lacks Gigabit Ethernet and only has 1 LAN Ethernet port. The audio quality out of the jack also seems to be good and works reliably.

    2 of 3 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

    27 of 53 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

    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

    Simple and easy to setup and works a treat

    • Written by from Toton

    Bought this to add to my network using Airport Extreme base station. I wanted it to link my NAS drive to primarily in a seperate room to the Extreme.

    Took minutes to set up to extend the existing network and connect the NAS drive.

    !00% recommended.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you

    • Written by from TURKU

    Extending my wireless Apple network with AirPort Express was incredible easy and it did not take more than a few minutes.

  • 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.

    2 of 4 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic little box

    • Written by from St Albans

    I don't normally write reviews but the fact i had this set up and working within 5 minutes deserves a mention.
    Adding it to my existing network couldn't have been easier- it quickly identified my home network and joined it. Airplay is working excellently too!
    Hats off to apple on this one!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Esher

    Have had one for less than 12 hours and have been completely blown away. Being new to Apple kit I found it simple to setup and even easier to use. I have been successfully bitten by the Apple bug.

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  • 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

    12 of 25 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..

    10 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 12 people found this useful