• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Coverage better than First Generation Airport Express

    • Written by from Munising

    I was amazed how easy this device was to set up. I plugged it in, and it was recognized by my ipad. A few screens, input the password, and it has been working ever since.

    I am not a fan of the power cord- but I used the plug from the original airport express and it plugs into the wall just like the original version. Not the smooth form factor you would expect from Apple- but it works.

    I wish Apple would ship a legacy plug and the cord- that way I could still use the original airport (or give to someone else) instead of now hunting for a plug for it.

    Overall- I am pleased with the increased speed and range of my network (Gen 4 Airport Extreme).

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy

    • Written by from Birmingham

    It took me literally just moments to set this up with just my iPad. Just download the correlating Airport utility app and you can be set up in less than five minutes.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    • Written by from South Boston

    This device works perfectly as a router and was so easy to set up...All you had to do essentially was plug it in! I even love how the wireless printing works! Once it's connected, you can print from it! Great product.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More trouble than its worth

    • Written by from Retford

    ive spent ages trying to set up the airport express base station and still haven't managed to set it up.

    36 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I was using a Netgear router and my housemate's 2.4GHz phone was cutting me off the internet constantly. I picked up this little gem of a router and the problem has been solved. I'm using it with a Macbook Pro. My roommate uses an old pc laptop so she still gets booted off the internet when she uses the phone since her laptop doesn't have 5GHz receptivity.

    The signal from this router is stronger than the Netgear one, with a much smaller and more elegant footprint no less. We both get strong signal throughout our 2 bedroom apartment. Great product Apple!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Drummonds

    I upgraded a netgear n150 wireless router when airplay mirroring was lagging on it.
    Setup was different from the netgear but the setup software explained everything along the way and before I knew it I had everything going wired and wireless. My ipad on the 5ghz network helped eliminate any lag with airplay mirroring and my apple tv is hardwired to the express, now when I stream my movies from icloud in HD the buffer time does not take as long compared to my old netgear. Best investment I have made to improve my network.

    42 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well done...

    • Written by from Calgary

    My ancient Airport express was finally replaced yesterday with this amazing little device...easy set up...Airport utility is easy as it comes...had to reset once....but so far so good with three iPhones, one Apple TV, three macs all humming easily off this little device...

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Lawrence

    it works great, love that you can setup a guest network...was the easiest setup possible. great product.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No gigalan

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Pity that this device has faster wireless speed capacity than the LAN/WAN ports with only 10/100 speed. I wanted to use this one in my home due to smaller size than the Extreme but with this speed it's quite a disappointment that the wired side was not brought up to 1GB speed. And yes, my ISP supplies 1GB speed.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to setup

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I plugged it in in my family room and before I could walk to my Mac, my son called out that Airport Utility had spontaneously opened on his Mac. In moments, I had clicked to add the Express to our home network, checked iTunes and saw it was already listed as a selection to play AirTunes. I can't imagine anything easier.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it helps

    • Written by from dalton

    I bought this product to hopefully help handle over 10 of the wireless devices in my home. it does great for such a little router. It's fast, and its really really easy to set up, I actually set it up by using my iPhone. No hassle, easy and quick, I recommend this product.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than best

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This thing was a dream to set up. I've been using a Linksys router for years and you have to log onto the Linksys web site based on a hyperlink (192.168.1.1) with an ethernet cable from you computer, and you have to spend quite a bit of time figuring out the many screens with security and network name with passwords and and and and..... I set this thing up in about 2 minutes doing it all on my iPad. Wirelessly. Don't waste your time on another way to hook up to the internet wirelessly, and for the record it does much more than just that.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from pant, nr Oswestry

    I bought 10 of these around my house, not for wifi, just to make speakers and printers wireless!! i cannot think of one way apple could improve this product because its so fantastic!!

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Beautiful.

    • Written by from Champaign

    It's designed is classic Apple Design, Compliments my printer and Feels like a sister to my AirPort Extreme. Good Stuff.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm - Easy setup

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I just replaced my old airport express with the new Airport express base station. My network is setup on the second with an airport extreme router and I needed an extender with a stronger signal for my room in the basement. It just felt like the old airport express wasn't giving me a strong enough signal for my Mac Pro, Blu Ray player and my ROKU Netflix box to run wirelessly. But I have to say that the new airport express gave me a very strong signal where all my wireless components run much faster and smoother.
    The setup was a very easy (very important for me), requires no thinking if using it as an extender like I am. Just plug it in to the outlet and it starts running immediately, click on the wifi signal icon on the top right of the menu bar, choose the airport express and follow the screen directions, and your connected.
    I see some reviews that some people liked the old design, but I don't mind it at all. It is still small enough to travel with it, no big deal. I'm very satisfied and would recommend getting it.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to improve your products.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Bellingham

    Simply does not do what promisses. It is useful only to extend the wireless network, nothing else. To share hard drive and printers is terrible. Airtunes does not play the sound, and when it plays cuts the music. I am really disappointed.

    54 of 175 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I have used

    • Written by from orlando

    First let me say I have used a large amount of different routers over the past 12 years. This is the first router that has never disconnected regardless if it's the MacBook Pro with the retina display, standard MacBook, Xbox 360, iPhone or iPad. My current Internet connection is 40 GB per second download 5 GB per second upload it has never dropped or lost signal while playing video games, downloading apps, etc. It does have only one RJ-45 output but everything in my house is wireless so that does not bother me at all. As for the configuration it was all automatically configured and the only configuring I did with the Apple airport express was to create a second network for guest users and set up passwords. The Apple airplay and network printer/scanner was all plug-and-play and required no configuring whatsoever. I've had this express base Station for a couple months and had zero problems with it so I highly recommend this product and I definitely give it a five out of five.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Base Station

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    good product

    46 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    solved the problem but at a price

    • Written by from Berkeley

    I had a wi-fi dead corner in my house: weak signal, dropouts... . I've tried everything. Finally Apple support suggested the airport express base station.
    bought it, plugged it in - it took two minutes to install from my iPad. the dead corner now has a full signal. It's $100 but it works! Bravo!

    88 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick, painless, and smooth operation

    • Written by from Augusta

    I have used many routers over the years. Linksys, net gear, and even an asus I put dd-wrt on and ALL would give me problems. Random drops, lag on gaming, etc. none compare to the simplicity and speed as this one.

    I have owned it for two days now and no drop outs, not to mention my Sonia not coming to me complaining abut lag on his Xbox 360. Even my "New iPad" doesn't drop the connection. I was starting to suspect I had one with the wireless issues. Not any more.

    This thing has great coverage. I live in a 1500 sq ft house and I get full bars anywhere. The base station is in a central spot. I am sitting here typing this 60' away through 3 walls and it's at ful bars. Just pure perfection,

    I can't express how much of an apple fan I have become and this device just adds to my appreciation of all things Apple.

    65 of 75 people found this useful