• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome

    • Written by from mission

    I bought this at my university bookstore to replace my Linksys E900....its great and stable and all my devices connect flawlessly...everything from my Mac, Ipads, Iphones, android devices, along with all my PCs connect with no issues, and no dropping of signal or freezing of network...its fast enough for everything I do, and my internet throughput increased to my maximum upload and download speed for my ISP...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know whay so many people had problems (get the Airport Utility APP!)

    • Written by from Moyock

    From the moment you power the router on using my iPhone to program it was the easiest setup of a router I've even done. I'm using it with a Vonage adapter and a original Xbox using Ethernet and both work fine. Without the App (Airport utility) you can don the basics of the wireless setup but the router did want to go into bridge mode as it was plugged into the Vonage and was continuing that (makes sense if that's what I wanted)
    Using the airport utility I was able to set it up as it's own router so it was separate than the Vonage and having the Xbox then plugged into the Ethernet port of the express allows my iPhone, computers etc to see it. I was also able to set up the XBOX on a DMZ zone allowing all access to it so my NAT type was open. With the app also you can set up a wireless printer easily using WPS.
    Everything you can do on most routers this makes it easy using the app. If you have a computer can can even more options than the app gives you, again you just have to install the airport utility on those if you want to configure the router from them.

    I originally have 2 Linksys router, I replaced the 1 with a newer one, then replaced that with the apple router. Both routers before I was forever unplugging the router at least once a month sometimes once a week or even once a day to get them going again. The apple I can honestly say been using it for about 6 months and not have to reboot it once.
    Great router!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No connect to Yamaha Disklavier via wireless bridge to Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Victoria

    I have spent several days trying to configure this jewel-like piece of junk. Running Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.3, Airport Utility 6.x (AU6.x) auto configure does not enable detection of piano using Yamaha's iPhone Disklavier App. Apple Airport 6.x has no manual configuration capability. For that you need a nonstandard install of Airport Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 (depending on your Mac OS X version). Infuriating!

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Sicklerville

    Easy setup. And strong signal. Another winner for apple.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Instant Solution to My Problem

    • Written by from Duvall

    I've been having trouble for over a year getting a clear, strong data transfer rate between my Airport Extreme in the office and my Apple TV in the family room. Most days, movies would have to buffer for up to an hour or even longer before they were ready to play.

    I tried every quick fix I could think of: relocating the router, a wireless repeater, and even a powerline ethernet adapter. Nothing seemed to help much. I was on the verge of switching to a different router in the hope of getting more broadcast power. I resisted resorting to the Airport Express due to the cost, but none of the cheaper fixes were working.

    It only took about a minute to connect it up and about another minute to configure the Express to my network and suddenly my Apple TV finally works the way it's supposed to. Hi-res video is virtually instantaneous. No buffering problems at all.

    What made it totally worth it to me was the seamless set up. I can't count the number of hours I've spent troubleshooting my other solutions. But with the Express, my problem was fixed within 10 minutes of opening the box.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Range Increase and Easy Setup

    • Written by from Stuart

    I was getting frequent drops on my home Comcast WiFi system. After reading the reviews on the AirPort Express I decided to purchase one. I noticed Apple had a refurbished unit for $72 including shipping, so I decided to purchase it. In the meantime I had hoped that the Comcast tech that was scheduled to come and check out my network would arrive after I received the Airport Express. Sure enough, about 30 minutes prior to the tech arriving my Airport Express was delivered by FedEx. I waited until the tech arrived to connect it just to see what his reaction would be. He saw I had purchased the Apple product and said it would really be an improvement to my internet and it would be more stable. Sure enough, the ease of installing it and the performance and range really did improve. You must first have a modem as this is only a router, but I decided to still keep my Comcast modem/router unit until I get another single modem which I presume will be a Motorola Surfboard which he recommended. My main goal at the beginning was to get back up and running again. I recommend this product to any one wishing to improve their internet service.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Replaced my old router with the Airport Express. Easy to install. Breathed new life in my Wi-Fi speed. No lost connections.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express bogs down download speeds on connected devices.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I had an Apple Express hooked up in my living room, close to the Apple TV which btw works really well. However, I started to notice that when I had my Mac Air in the same living room and "hooked up" via express that web screens loaded pretty slowly. I ran Speakeasy to check to see what was up and found that the unit was running at a snails pace, causing the computer to get down under 1 meg some times, even when the Apple TV wasn't being used. I went to my desktop MAC and ran Speakeasy and was getting the 12meg speeds I'm paying ATT for, so dismissing ATT as a culprit, I moved the Express to other parts of the house, tested, and got less than half speed regardless of the location. I then removed (unplugged) the Express and checked again and even with all devices (6-7) connected to the Extreme Base Unit. The download speeds were at back to the correct 12meg making me wonder why I bought the Express in the first place. Bottom line. (My) Express runs at best half-speed so I unplugged it, and told Airport Utility to "forget it" which removed it from my network. Live and learn. I am still a huge Apple fan and have had no other problems to speak of with any other Apple equipment. I just feel lucky that it was an easy problem to solve and even if it was $99 throw-away item, no one, including Apple is 100%.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best WIFI router we've owned.

    • Written by from Geneva

    Over the years we have used three service providers, ATT (SBC, Ameritech), Comcast and Verizon. We've used various versions of modems with three different router vendors. Without a doubt the Express has been the most reliable of the three. Our last router had deteriorated into at least a once a day reset. Considering a flight of stairs was involved, it became a royal PITA. The only time I have reset problems is when our current provider has system outages. Otherwise, it is stable as a rock even during heavy lightning storms or after power outages.

    Some of the complaints on reliability had me concerned but we have now had ours for 17 months without a glitch. It supports 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 MacAir, 1 Playstation, 2 Windows laptops and 2 TVs across three levels, each of which has approximately 900 sqft/level, from a location on the first level and has enough gas to cover the front porch and rear deck as well.

    Today, I finally used the AirPlay feature when I moved an old PC speaker system to the lower level, plugged it in and my iPhone was playing music to the connected system immediately, no reconfiguration needed. Apple makes high tech gear that is invisible, not an obstacle and that's why we have continued to add to our  collection!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly thrilled.

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
    So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer for me.
    It cratered one week after the one-year warranty expired! Planned obsolesce? Apple so much as said "too bad".
    Additionally, the Internet speed was noticeably slower on the Wi-Fi than on a direct connect to the Time Warner modem.
    To me, A.E. is form over function.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Kentfield

    Reliable, easy to set up, and bulletproof once it's up and running. Highly recommend.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited range and reliability.

    • Written by from morristown

    I am using my Express to extend the range of a ten year old Linksys wrt54g. My intention was to use it alone. First I have to say that I love the easy setup after I had understood how it worked and remote management is a cinch. It has provided decent speed over my older routers but then just stops transmitting for a while. The range is crazy depending on obstructions too; I can have it behind a small monitor and literally loose all connection to it but elevated it reaches well over 100 ft plus. This is not always convenient. I have decided to use it as an extension and it has been more reliable for that. It also does well with airplay providing it has a clear view of the transmitting device.
    I can see this being a lobby hotspot more than a heavy router and maybe the extra $100 would have been worth it. I will however, keep it for its portability and easy setup. I wish Apple was more clear on its limitations.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh... it's inconsistent

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    I have a family of 5 most of the time. 2 adults, 3 kids. Currenlty, we host two exchange students - one from China and one from Spain so right now - we have 7 in the house. Both of them expect good wifi - and justifiably so. When we had 5 - the airport was above average... very little problems, worked well, but occasionally if all of us were doing something (my wife is a digital marketer and I work in school admin) - and my kids are on thier ipods or phones, the thing crashes. Everybody loses a signal, we unplug, plug back in - it goes amber to green, and then we're back on. As users go to sleep, the signal stays. If everybody is on... it's wets the bed. It's OK most of the time, but getting off the back porch (dang I sound like a lazy SOB) to go fix the wifi 6-7 times a night gets old. You start wonder, "is this the way it is or can i get a better device?"

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal extension plus airplay to my old receiver

    • Written by from Chandler

    Added one of these in our guest house in order to improve signal strength. That worked great. Then I found I could add a cable and connect to an optical port on my old Denon. Now I am driving some vintage speakers with airplay off my phone or I-pad. I expect that guests will love being able to play their music through that system.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Pensacola

    I've been using an Airport Express for over six months and it's fast, reliable and works well with other Apple products like Wake on Demand and can be used to Airplay audio.

    The size and shape is almost the same as a 2nd or 3rd gen. Apple TV. The price is a little high, but they can be found online a little cheaper than on Apple's site.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a lot of effort to get it to work

    • Written by from Kingston

    I have two of these now, to extend my wireless network in my house. Currently I am trying to get the second one to work. Very painful and frustrating. When it works, it is great and reliable, but to get the device setup in the first place takes me hours, many resets of the device and a few too many swear words. In the end I will be successful and all will be good.

    All apple products I have used work well. This is the only one that the setup does not work well, and you have to repeat the process over and over.

    18 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Naselle

    Very easy to set up. Well worth the price. Has never dropped me or any of the devices on the network. I often have friends over who connect their devices and I also use it for airplay. Works wonderfully.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Palmerton

    Easy to set up with AirPort Extreme. It took longer to unwrap the airport express then to set it up. Life is good when things go together that easy.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Did NOT know

    • Written by from newark

    I am only giving it 4 stars because it in the set up guide it does not tell you that you also have to do an extra set up on the computer by going to the wireless set up and clicking assist me, but I mean I am using this for my college dorm so it might be a different. But, Overall it has worked and it is defiantly good for a college dorm like mine who does not have wireless. Also, apple should defiantly have a set up guide for college dorms

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome results in extending my wifi coverage

    • Written by from Oakville

    I had a dead spot in an area of our house. This product greatly improved the signal strength in this area.

    0 of 1 people found this useful