• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!! Couldn't be more pleased!!!

    • Written by from Somerset

    I'm loving my airport express. My current modem/router combo was constantly dropping the Wi-Fi signal. So I bought this airport and bridged it to my modem and haven't had a problem since.. Couldn't be more pleased. It has great range and even reaches upstairs and in my basement..

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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%.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the price and insanely easy to setup.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Mont-Saint-Hilaire

    I just installed the airport express and it works very well. No more Wifi problems.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts in and out constantly

    • Written by from Killingworth

    I bought an airport express specifically for playing music in my downstairs. Unlike AppleTV it constantly cuts in and out as I move about the room. Extremely frustrating... I've switched units and it makes no difference.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Price

    I purchased this to use in my two bedroom apartment and have a clear signal from anywhere inside. I haven't run into any interference from my neighbors wifi, and so far the only trouble I have had has been because of my internet provider. Simple set-up, and the guest network is great. I can also connect from outside of my apartment and have been connected from about 100 feet away, but that is pushing the limit of how far it can reach. This has been the most reliable wireless router I have used.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    flawless plug and play

    • Written by from chicago

    let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.

    Anyone who gave this a poor review has either misapplied this device or simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I previously had a non-apple wireless router. coverage was inadequate so i purchased a non-apple range extender. absolute junk! Ughhh. What a nightmare experience! i spent hours on top of hours playing with config. As engineer by day, i know what i'm doing, and i can only imagine a novice attempting. i said, "to heck with this," and returned the device and said, "we just aren't' there yet. never again!"

    I read some reviews and bought a airport extreme router. wow! got coverage where we previously didn't and speeds lightning fast (inSSIDer coverage detection software).

    the airport extreme gave sufficient coverage, but still didn't have coverage in the far reaches upstairs. i was so afraid of this airport express, or any range extender, from my previous range extending experiences. I witnessed how well the apple setup worked at friends houses, and gave it a try. literally 2 mins and you're off to the races. nothing to mess with. it just plugs in, simple setup, and best of all IT WORKS!

    last comment: i was afraid of the limited set up features. After owning for 2 wks, i am so glad there is nothing to mess with. it's perfect! my devices have no issues switching from extreme to express and back and forth. network speeds have not been effected. it works seamlessly, as all just mentioned were issues i've had with non-apple product. just spend the extra $$ and buy the apple product. the time saved and awesome performance is worth it. hope this helps any reluctant buyers.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme express dream

    • Written by from oregon

    Had poor internet reception in certain rooms and got the AirPort Express. Works beautifully even with the Panda Wireless usb wifi adapter. You place the express in the room you need it. We did not use the wired connection. We used the express wirelessly to connect to the AirPort Extreme. It will attach wirelessly with even a weak wifi signal, and the express boosts that signal dramatically. It took very little time to set up. Easy to access, easy to install, easy to use. It is the size of the Apple TV second gen. We now get great wifi in all rooms, with no slowing down. Every room accesses the wifi as if the AirPort Extreme is in that room. Great for iPhones, iPads and all wifi devices.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working very well

    • Written by from Belmont

    I've had this for about a year and it's never really worked right. Seems to drop constantly, unable to extend my network, just isn't stable. Very disappointing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with VERIZON

    • Written by from Leesburg

    After three hours of trying everything I stumbled upon a Verizon forum for DSL connections dslreports (dotcom) /faq/12506
    The short answer is that the router that Verizon uses (Actiontec), will not work wirelessly with the Airport Express. You have to hardwire the secondary router.
    Back to the store it went and I spent the time wiring instead.
    I gave 1 star for lack of literature on this on the part of Apple.

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest router I've ever set up!

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    Sure you could probably save twenty bucks on some d link router. However, this router was so simple to setup its totally worth it! It took like three steps. Plug in, imac detect it, then name router, DONE! Also and this may just be my expierence but I noticed my wifi was significantly faster.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    okay, but limited

    • Written by from Carrboro

    Note: I have a Windows 7 PC. I was tired of plugging my computer/phone directly into my stereo to use the speakers. In iTunes ONLY, the AirPort worked and I was able to play music wirelessly. I listen to a lot of music online, though, and the AirPort will ONLY play from iTunes, at least on a PC. There's a fix that will let me play from other programs (ex., browsers), but it's a 3rd party program--Airfoil--and costs $30. Even with that program, I can't use the AirPort for video (Netflix, etc.) audio because there's a delay and there is NO SOLUTION for PC yet (there is an Airfoil video program for OS that claims to fix the delay). These limitations weren't clear in the product descriptions or reviews, so I'm posting this as a caveat. The idea of the AirPort is great, but it's utility is limited. I'm disappointed in the lack of available software for it, and that it didn't come with software that would make it more generally compatible. Not being able to use it when streaming video is particularly annoying, as that was one of my primary motivations for trying it.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple airport express (not impressed)

    • Written by from Nibley

    It worked good at first but now It's very frustrating, only works about 1/2-3/4 of the time. You have to hit it just right for it to work, I have to take my phone off wireless most of the time in order for me to connect. In fact That is how I am writing this review (no wireless, using cellular). What good is that? We only have 4 devices connected at our house, so it is not the number of devices. Ready to go back to my old wireless device. Also, does not work with a VPN connection to my work, I've had our IT guys try and try to get it to work and it doesn't. And we have an Apple certified tech at our work and could not get it to work.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced paperweight - would have given 0 starts

    • Written by from New York

    It is hard to find a good thing to say about the Airport Express. When using it to extend a 2011 Airport Extreme, it failed miserably, both as a wired and as a wireless extender. Setup was difficult and slow and it would appear that v6 of the Airport Utility had a great deal of functionality removed from it in comparison to v5. (this missing functionality made problems quite difficult to diagnose). When I finally had it connected as a wired extender (via an ethernet cable), the network would actually drop completely every 5 minutes or so. Also, don't even think about using some non-Apple networking equipment with this. The Express would not work with the Netgear Powerline 500 network extenders (and the brand new ASUS router that I bought would, with no effort).

    Given the incredibly high price ($100), you can get FAR better devices that do significantly more at a much lower price point.

    24 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and powerful

    • Written by from Toronto

    Upgraded my first generation Airport express to this one and all I can say it is an amazing upgrade. Powerful and light, easy to carry.

    Great job again Apple! I love you

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal drops out

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this thing specifically to stream music from my various Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air) but I'm finding it SO frustrating. When it works it works great. But it's totally unreliable. Having people over for a party and trying to play music that will randomly just drop out every 30 seconds or so...unacceptable! I have a small condo so all equipment is within very close range. There is no excuse for this to happen. This has been an ongoing issue for over a year and Apple has done nothing to fix it or even respond. I'm kind of addicted to Apple products but for the life of me I can't tell you why. If everything worked properly I'd be their biggest fan. But in reality, it just doesn't. Not reliably anyway.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Guelph

    The device solved my connection problems within five minutes of getting it out of the box. Could not ask for anything better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Extending

    • Written by from San Angelo

    I live in a large house and had poor wifi reception on one end. I bought the Apple Express router and set it up in my kitchen which is halfway between the router and the other end of my house. Setup was very easy with my iPad. It went ahead and gave me the option to extend my wireless network from a Time Machine router I have in my living room. Now I can receive excellent service in the troubled area. Great fix for the price!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a Netgear router in my basement and it gives a weak signal to the second and third floor. I purchased the Airport Express thinking that i could use it wirelessly on the second floor to boost the signal. I learned after I bought it that the only way to use this product wirelessly to boost the signal is if your primary wifi router is another apple product such as the Airport Extreme or Time Capsule. You can extend the network with a third party router if the two are connected via ethernet, which practically does you no good considering they are right next to each other. If you want to boost range of wifi wirelessly you cant have a third party router. it's still a good product to use for airplay and airprint.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Eaton Rapids

    It's a apple product, works great with a minimal amount of hassle. Nuff said

    12 of 19 people found this useful