• 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?"

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Update

    • Written by from Duncan

    I recently bought the latest AirPort Express, to replace my first generation AE which had been cutting my wi-fi connection in and out too frequently. I couldn't be happier with the new device. There has been NO loss of signal since I set it up last week. Not just that, but it's producing faster loading results.

    Best purchase I've made in a long while.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy with this product at all

    • Written by from Tucson

    Let me start by saying that I am fully integrated into the APPLE ecosystem. I have a iPhone, iPad, and a MacBook Pro. With that being said here is my review of the AirPort Express. I purchased this with the thought it would work as advertised and it doesn't. What's sad is this is the second time I've been duped by the AirPort Express. I bought the first one that didn't work as advertised, then I purchased this one and it's just as terrible. It doesn't boost the signal and my bluetooth speakers only work if I hard wire them into the box. It does set-up quickly, and that's about it.

    25 of 49 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Design Fault Jony...

    • Written by from Hassocks

    Perormance, setup etc. is fine, as expected, but placing of the AC input connector next to the WAN connector means that the unit has to be used with a cable for the AC, and the standard Apple AC plug adaptor cannot be used to plug the unit directly into an AC socket, as the adaptor overlaps the WAN connector. Means I have to carry an extra cable with me when on the road. Not good.
    Why not swap over the WAN and ethernet connectors, as the latter is not used by most people...

    4 of 7 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

    Flawless!

    • Written by from Lytle Creek

    I bought this together with an Airport Extreme, mostly as a WiFi extender to bring internet to a somewhat remote location on my property. After a simple setup of the Airport Extreme, this little device simply began to work, before I could even download it's utility. Doesn't get better than that. A vast improvement over my previously used and utterly unreliable netgear router system. I used the utility/app only to double check and set up a guest network. I am very pleased with this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    • Written by from Maple Ridge

    The Bad
    --Does not play well with other routers - May or may not be related to the second issue
    --Frequently requires complete reset - Sometimes in 1 hour, sometimes 2 weeks
    --Low-to-moderate connectivity - 5 feet away feels same as 50 feet
    --5G doesn't work - Super slow and only works for about a minute, then it just hangs until next reset

    The Good
    --Super simple to setup
    --Compact
    --Generally has enough bandwidth for Netflix (only on 2.4ghz)

    Overall Experience : Disappointing
    --Barely an improvement from the dumpster router it replaced.
    --Gave me a lot of grief. Took a lot of effort to achieve stability, I suspect this is caused by non-apple routers in the network.
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    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from coram

    After having trouble with Netgear routers I purchased to AirPort Express. Setup was extremely easy. The speed of my WiFi improved dramatically over my Netgear model 4500. Setting up the guest network was quick and easy. I highly recommend this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    • Written by from linn

    when i first bought this i wasn't sure how to use it because i thought it extended the wireless network i was on, while i was at a hospital at the time their wifi wasn't the best so i thought this would simply make it better but i was wrong. i held onto it until i moved into a home and hooked up the new network and come to find out it saved me 50 bucks by essentially working as wireless router. and my signal is strong and it works better then i ever imagined thank you apple keep up the good products. home run with this...

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is limited to the point of uselessness!

    • Written by from Redmond

    I've just spent the last 4 hours trying to get 2 of these things to CONNECT to my home network. Not even creating a network, just simply connecting to my already existing network. I have 2 routers already, one is a Linksys and the other is an ASUS. They talk to each other perfectly. Trying to get the 2 airport express base stations to connect to the networks output by either the Linksys or the Asus routers is (as far as I can tell) possible, but not worth all the hoops you're required to jump through in terms of configurations. Apple would you please bring the capability of your products up to that of products made by SO MANY OTHER BRANDS! Thank you!

    22 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great looking device at good price ;)

    • Written by from Burbank

    I was looking for better router in good price, needed better range in the kitchen area, and that's what I got, from 10 Mbps to up to 30 Mbps, Internet is very fast. But there is one problem with this router, it keeps disconnecting every couple minutes for at least a second. It was working great first 2 days, that's the part I'm disappointed. The old router net gear worked 2 years and not a single restart ($25). I'm give it 4 star and see how this router will do in couple months.

    1 of 2 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