• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great update to a great product

    • Written by from Damascus

    THis product simply works great! I plugged it in to my ethernet network (which already has an airport extreme) and the new airport utility new exactly what I was intending to do. Extend my wireless network via ethernet. A few more clicks and the new airport express was setup and running great. Tried airplay streaming and it seems to work much better.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Athens

    Like everything Apple, it just works. Plugged it in, used my iPad to run setup, and had all devices running on it in a matter of minutes. So glad to get rid of my old Netgear. Easy to configure using Airport Utility on my iMac or iOS devices. Looks great too! Nice addition to my entertainment center along with my Apple TV. My internal network has never been so fast. Worth every penny. It only makes sense to trust my home network (that consists of 6 Apple products) to an Apple device. Count not be happier.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

    • Written by from YOUNGSVILLE

    Bought this today to because my old express wasn't reaching the back side of the house and did not want to buy the extreme. Hooked it up and used my old settings and then turned the old express into an extender. Took less than ten minutes for everything! Good work Apple!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Doubled My Internet Speed!

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I had the older wall-plug Airport Express and just upgraded to this one today, and my internet speed doubled. My speeds went from 12 mb/s to 24 mb/s somehow. Very happy with this purchase.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extend your Airport Extreme Network

    • Written by from Austin

    While I have used the older versions of the Airport Express, this new version is wonderful. For whatever reason I could never obtain decent performance from the older units while connecting to my Airport Extreme base station. After connecting and running the simple setup (extending my current network) the performance is perfect! I have excellent download and upload performance for any iDevice and Mac product. Also the range is exceptional as well.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Less portable

    • Written by from Lafayette

    This unit is meant to be stationary it seems...only less portable because you need to carry an extra power cable. That doesn't matter so much because I carried an extra extension cable for my previous model Express. If it bothers you, keep your old Express and travel with that. It is still a great piece.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac for setup required

    • Written by from Bronx

    So I received this great product from my beautiful wife "BB" for fathers day...any who, i was excited! I wanted to setup the Airport Express right away, which i thought would take me just a couple of minutes. Lets just say this wasn't as fast to set up as Apple stated. After trying to use my iPad to setup, i finally resulted to using my MacBook. Pros: Using Airport Utility on my Macbook lets me easily change the channels for less-congested wifi. Plus, my internet is now quicker, (maybe cause i had a $20 router). Cons: I was only able to set up with my Macbook. I was unable to set up with iPad/iPhone. This took me about 15 minutes.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the price!

    • Written by from Fishkill

    I live in a 1 BR condominium and find that the new Airport Express base station perfectly meets my needs. It is sleek, compact, and very easy to setup on a Mac! This unit has exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and performance!

    If you need a good router for a small area, this is the one to buy!

    Well done, Apple!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This week I upgraded from the "wall wort" version. I get a much stronger signal much further away.
    I use the Express as a bridge/extender from a time capsule that I also use as a router.
    The connection process was much easier also.
    Highly recommended.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Bought this product yesterday to replace the older airport express because I use this to extend my range and works like a charm. Pretty much no setup process and my Time Capsule did all the work for me. Now my electronics on the other side of the house moves at blazing speeds. A MUST BUY!!!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic!

    • Written by from HADDONFIELD

    I have a pretty complex home network, with an Extreme Base Station and two previous-generation Expresses that extend the wireless network. I got this Express to extend it even further, plugged it in, and before I had a chance to open up the Airport Utility and change all sorts of settings, the utility opened up, assumed I wanted to extend the network again (!!), and the default settings it offered made sense. I know that this is largely due to the new Airport Utility, but magic is still magic. Range is very good, power consumption is minimal. Great gizmo.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    • Written by from Midland

    Really cool product. Looks nice and sleek on my desk. Keep up the great work Apple!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Salford

    I had been thinking of getting the airport extreme for a while to speed up a few of my gadgets but never liked the size or cost and as i only needed it for my home (less than 15 iThings) i thought it was too much . but the plug-in airport express wasn't what i needed either . then the new airport express came out and as i had 2 apple TVs the similar design caught my eye . I installed it yesterday plugged into my virgin speedy hub , it took 10 mins and has made what was an already quick network even quicker . My download times of films and songs have been cut in half sometimes quicker. All in all another great piece of tech .

    102 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, high performance too

    • Written by from mount gilead

    I own an older Airport Express (the 802.11g model) but only used it rarely while travelling and for AirPlay.

    However this new model has become my main router at home, it's that good. It's also extremely fast (faster than the 100mbps ethernet port can handle in fact).

    Despite the fact that the device is intended to live on a shelf somewhere, it's still very much portable if you have one of the power plugs from the older model or a Magsafe power adapter, they will in fact plug in to the back of this new Airport Express (it looks funny, but who cares?).

    Highly recommended, perfectly capable of being the main router for a house or apartment despite not having gigabit ethernet support yet (this is probably coming at some point, the older Extreme didnt have it either).

    104 of 118 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought new today, doesn't work

    • Written by from LaPorte

    I'll change my review when they give me a new one. Flashes yellow, neither my iMac or iPhone can find it. Not my first Express so I know it's defective.

    Awesome...... What a wasted 2 hour trip to pick it up. Hope they plan on parting with some of the 100 billion in the bank to cover my expenses, or just send me a prepaid box.

    Thanks Apple! Reminds me of my iPad 2 I had to return on the 2nd day cause it quit working. Pay those workers more than $1 a day and the quality might go up!!!

    40 of 359 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Just upgraded from the prior model and that was the best thing I have done.. Ever! Super easy install and I experienced a faster speed... This is a must for anyone that needs a wifi network.

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory to the Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Austin

    I purchased the new Airport Express to use as a wifi extender to my Airport Extreme Router. It was easy to setup using my iPad and extends my wifi signal throughout a large two story home. I now have a strong signal everywhere in my house and even in my backyard. Compared to the old days of using disposable Linksys routers, setup was a breeze, performance is great, and being able to extend the guest network from the Airport Extreme is a big plus.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New AirPort Express Up-and-Running

    • Written by from Hermosa Beach

    Ordered within minutes of it appearing on the Apple Store. Arrived 1 day early!

    Another great, easy-to-setup Apple product. Upgraded from an original AirPort Express, I'm getting at least twice the speed from that. I thought that it would be faster, so I investigated. Turns out our TWC internet has the standard 10 mbps package, and with the new AE, we're getting 12 mbps (previously about 6 mbps). So don't overlook your internet connection.

    Nevertheless, it looks almost identical to its neighbor Apple TV except it's white. I will miss the original form factor with the integrated power plug, but even that had its drawbacks -- specifically, it's difficult to reposition for best reception unless you use...you guessed it...an extension cord. With the new AE, it's one more small thing to pack when traveling, but not a big deal. Overall, best router for me!

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the included Ethernet port, but not crazy about the cable

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have had 2008 AirPort Express since it was first released and has been a steady companion with me for my travel.

    Now that I don't travel anymore, I have used it to extend my network (I live in a brick building house with multiple of small rooms) for my Time Capsule where it is in my work room and the signal diminish when I go outside my house, front and back.

    I had always wanted to buy another one so that I can put one in the back, and one in the front so whether I'm in my back yard or out in my front lawn, I will get strong signal. However, I waited for a refresh as I had a feeling one was coming up soon anyway.

    Anyway, with this refresh, I decided to put this newer model closer to my backyard and connected the now included Ethernet port to a switch so visitors who need to plug in can use that instead of the wireless.

    The only thing I didn't like, was the design of this new model. My 2008 version has the AC plug built-in, where as the new model comes with a cable to connect to my AC outlet. It is another piece of item that I must carry when I travel. Did they forget the name of the product is "Express" where as it will be used for travelling? I didn't mind too much about the size, though, it is only 1/4 larger than my 2008 Express.

    I too off 1 star (there's no 1/2 option) specifically for this con. Other than that, like I said, I now love the included Ethernet port. If this one is as heavy duty as my original Express, which I think it will be, then this is another awesome Apple product.

    84 of 106 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined It for Travel

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Am I the only one that used my AirPort Express to travel? I love the other upgrades, but by shrinking the form factor at the expense of the built-in plug (and adding a cord), the new AirPort Express misses the mark on portability. Sorry, but if there's a cord, this is just an underpowered AirPort Extreme, and it's totally inappropriate for the niche its predecessor once filled. Please bring back the built-in plug next time!

    248 of 344 people found this useful