• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly Bad

    • Written by from Fairfield

    Do not buy this. I bought it to create wireless printing capability for my new iMac and to boost the wireless signal. The wireless printing works, but the wireless signal is appalling. It only works intermittently and the signal from the cable company supplied router is actually stronger.

    In short, not worth it.

    20 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted exactly....

    • Written by from BRONX

    Bought this at an apple store, after the rep assured me this will work as a repeater for my Fios router... he was wrong, very easy to set up and use, but just isn't compatible with the Fios Actiontec (the worst router i've ever owned btw)
    But i'm giving it a chance as an independent station for guests and air printing - i'll have to rethink my network layout and then hopefully i can properly utilize this nifty little gadget.

    12 of 21 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.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great upgrade!

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I upgraded from a previous router that was a different brand, and this is great! My laptop kept scrambling the lower band of my previous router, so I had to get a new one. I have lots of Apple gadgets, but own a desktop and laptop PC. Works great with all of them. Easy to setup and install. I like that it is small, like my Apple TV. Its a bit expensive for a router, but I've only ever had success with Apple products, so I'm happy with this purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product! Worth the price!

    • Written by from Ashburn

    WOW! Best $100 I've ever spent!! I looked forever for a good product and then got smart and decided to check the Apple store and came across the Airport Express, and I am so glad that I did! It is SO easy to set up and it works VERY VERY well! Once Again I am beyond impressed with Apple! Don't hesitate...buy this now!
    -Miranda

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Browns Mills

    The AirPort Express works as advertised. It is super fast and set-up for 4 computers, an Apple TV, iPad, and 2 iPhones took less than ten minutes. The unit comes in a very small form factor; matching the size of the Apple TV. If you want an easy to configure wireless router I would definitely suggest paying the extra few dollars for this unit.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    supports PPPOE

    • Written by from Moses Lake

    I used this in conjunction with a Netgear DSL modem/router combo. I configured the Netgear to run in modem only. I was happy to discover that the Airport Express could handle all the other chores, like negotiating the PPPOE connection, DHCP, NAT, and everything else. On top of all that, it was incredibly easy to configure.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express is amazing

    • Written by from Cudahy

    I bought this router because my current Dlink dir-615 that I've had for about 3 years now was giving me issues. I would have to turn it on and off about once a week and my Internet connection would drop on my iPad but would work fine with my other apple devices. At first I was struggling to install it because I would get a message saying there was a DNS error so I did my homework and found out that when it comes to hardware devices the best thing to do is to shut down the power of previous router, airport express and MacBook Pro for about ten minutes and then power all the devices back on. Airport express works extremely great and I also noticed speed enhancement. Very satisfied with this product :)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem solver

    • Written by from simpsonville

    Replaced a 2 year old netgear n600 with this router and aside from having to update the firmware this thing has been a dream. Speedtest increased by 6mbps and no more connectivity issues. Connected to a charter cable modem this thing makes the best wifi network I've ever had.. Wifi kept dropping randomly And had no idea why, I live in a subdivision and the best I can guess there were interference issues with my old router but as soon as I got this one rolling and updated all is well. Aside from having to install airport utility app on my ipad from jump this thing has taken care of all of my problems. On top of that these things are easily chained to eliminate dead spots around your house.. I will be getting another one to put upstairs to strengthen my signal soon... It's also tiny so it takes up less than 50% of the space my old one did and it runs nice and cool so ventilation isn't an issue. Thanks again apple!

    3 of 4 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.

    24 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Port Elizabeth

    Wish it was black ....

    Using it during travels as an expat. Works very well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Greenville

    Purchased an airport express to extend wireless signal into my bedroom which had very poor coverage. I use an airport extreme as my primary router. Within minutes of opening the box, my bedroom had great wifi coverage. Great product. Very easy set up. Seamless integration with other apple products. Great purchase. Thanks, Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express 70% speed boost

    • Written by from Eden

    I just added an Airport Express to my network yesterday to allow more simultaneous devices to be connected, and to setup a guest network. The installation had one small problem - I received an error message - "an unexpected error occurred. Please try again". The written setup guide that came with the Airport Express indicated that if there were any problems the first thing to try is powering down the modem and Airport Express, then power back up. Once I did that, everything was flawless. Now the best news - I did speed tests before and after on what was already a fast home network. The download speeds increased by a minimum of 70%. The system has been operating flawlessly and we can now connect our 10 devices without any problem, and still have 40 additional connections left over. Very impressive piece of equipment from Apple.

    2 of 2 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 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from South Jordan

    Says it can connect with 50 devices without slowing down. My family barely has 10 connected to it and the connections are terrible and speeds are 10x slower than my previous router.

    30 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport wireless

    • Written by from Cary

    Both my Airport Express and Extreme work great. easy to set up with Airport Utility which is included.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Ive been using Airport Express for years but sadly this new generation is far from stable. It disconnects from the network and has to be manually connected, and then fingers crossed it will stay online. I have to add before I bought this box the old one worked fine.

    My advise is if you can find an alternative system then use it. £79 is far too much for something that doesn't work properly

    43 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Easy - Bought 2

    • Written by from Ilford

    Plug& Play. very easy to setup, used for extending an Airport Extreme via WiFi and it works well. Is reliable. Do not use it for audio as the positioning of the Express is geared to WiFi coverage rather than anything else. Best part of this is that as a WiFi extender the is no ugly transformer plug, it's built in which is the way all these units should be.

    1 of 1 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.

    12 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay is horrible/Router ok

    • Written by from Durham

    I bought 2 of these things for a 1500 sqft space and these suckers aren't particle. Network drops out from one end of the space to the other so I have to always walk toward the main one to get stable coverage. Also the Airplay is the only reason I got 2 of them and that feature is horrible, it never works. Maybe works for 1 min then starts dropping out. Apple's quality is really is starting to become like it was back in the 90s. Cool outside box with poor components inside and at the $99 price rage you'd hope for a better product.

    11 of 21 people found this useful