• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable as an extender of a wifi network over enet (wireless roaming)

    • Written by from Indialantic

    Flat out solid.

    The airport utility does not do a good job with a setup to bridge a wireless roaming network and I had to call support but after some simple steps it was all up and going. Now I have no dead spots and complete transparency as far as iPhones and whatnot care.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey

    • Written by from dundalk

    I'd say this is the biggest waste of money ever it costs 100 bucks and worth 10. It gives ya very weak wifi signal.

    28 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router - Horrible Config Tool

    • Written by from Madison

    Just picked up the new express .. great router .. too bad the new airport config 6.1 software is a pile of garbage. I think I know where the engineers that did Ping ended up .. bring back the v5x version and dump 6.

    31 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, easy setup!

    • Written by from Foley

    I counted five finger pokes I had to do on my iPad to set my new express up as a wireless extender to my airport extreme! No passwords required, no long setup process... Just plug in, find it in wifi, ask it to join your network and it's ready. It's that easy!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Wifi Extender

    • Written by from Regina

    Works perfectly for my wireless needs. I have no issues with it. It's set as bridge mode as my firewall (pfsense) does all the rest. Airplay works well with all my other apple devices. Recommended

    23 of 25 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

    The Best $99 I've Spent So Far in This Century

    • Written by from GREENPORT

    My office is on the second floor of my house built in 1832. My wife’s office with her PC was downstairs next to the laundry room. Because of the appliances, we could only provide access to the internet for her via a unit that used the electrical wiring of the house. She could not connect to my TC.
    Now, the good news. She finally threw out the dreadful Dell replacing it with an iMac and we bought the Airport Express hoping the increased range would make the difference. It did and it only took 7.5 minutes to hook up. What’s more she wirelessly uses “our” printer and TC in my office and we both can play music through the living room’s sound system where we located the unit.
    The best $99 I’ve spent so far in this century.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent redesign

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    don't be silly you guys. this is just as portable. just because you now have a 3 foot power cable in the mix, does not mean that you have to use something else. in fact, you can even use the same detachable 2 prong plug you are used to having, and insert that into the power receptacle of the new express. add to that the addition of a hard-wired ethernet port, and you now have way more functionality than you had with the previous version. you can usb share a printer, AND hard-wire something else if you wanted to (appletv?) - don't be so black and white. the new design is better, likely uses less power, and fits with the rest of their model line.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Easy..

    • Written by from Knoxville

    Yeah, I'm 15. Technology is my life. I bought this when I bought my MacBook Pro, and they said it would be easy to setup. My Netgear router was a lot easier to set up than this. I still love the form factor of it though. It provides the comfort of wireless printing and the comfort of AirTunes, which I love!

    19 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get it

    • Written by from Petaluma

    The new design is bad. One of my favorite things about the previous versions of the Express was that it was a self-contained, super portable little router. I could slip it in my laptop case and take it with me on the road and not even feel any extra weight or notice much extra space taken up. Now this new version adds a long power cord into the mix. It's much less portable. I have returned the unit and am sticking with my old Airport Express.

    67 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the convenience factor is gone

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have purchased and installed many of these (previous model) to extend Apple wireless networks. The new design will not allow the quick plug in of the unit to a wall power outlet. It made an attractive "wall wart". Now must deal with a long power cord (the power cord was optional on the previous model). I will now have to return this and hope to find the old model.

    80 of 128 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Power plug to large

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I read some have problem with their power plug being to large to use cat 5 into WAN port. Google "YL-113L" for a smaller power plug that may work. The product has been great as my new travel router so far. Using an old Case Logic CD case I carry the router, cat 5 and power cables.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended my network perfectly!

    • Written by from Nutley

    I received my Airport Express very quickly from Apple and as soon as I plugged it in the setup was so simple! The Airport Express asked me if I wanted to extend my Airport Extreme and all I had to do was click a button and the Airport Express successfully extended my network wirelessly. The Airport Express maintained the original speed of the network when it was extended! Worth the buy money, if you need to extend your network this is the product you need!

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at 220-240 V AC. Be careful!!!

    • Written by from LIma

    This ruins all the portability of the device while travelling since you have to carry and additional transformer. But that is not the worst part. There is NO WARNING !!!! I looked at the manual, and there is NOTHING.
    Apple be prepared for lots of returns of burned devices.
    I applied common sense since there was not the usual boxy plug (transformer) like every other Apple AC connector. Then I loooked at a very small print in very light gray in the same plug end, stating it works with 125 V only....
    I will have to return it...

    57 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay is Awesome

    • Written by from chicago

    the best thing about AirPort Express is the Audio out AirPlay Enabled, da new look goes perfect with my apple tv since they are the same size the same shape except that Apple Tv is black and Airport Express is white.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features but...

    • Written by from Coal City

    Love the new features but don't like the fact that now you need another cord for power instead of just plugging it in to the wall.

    70 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like an Extreme-mini!! Super easy setup

    • Written by from Clarksville

    Bought this to replace the old Airport Express from a year ago, because I wasn't getting very good reception in one corner of the house. I'm using this as an extender, and so far it's great.

    Compared to the old Express, this one is

    1) Easier to set up than the old Express. The last one took me 15 minutes. With this one, the iOS Airport Utility helped me set it up in 30 seconds. I've literally spent hours setting up and fixing other brands of routers. This one is truly frustration-free!!

    2) Faster than the old Express. After placing this one where the old Express was, I noticed better range and speed in other parts of the house.

    I really don't think the extra cord is that big of a deal. It's well worth the trade-off of having a faster, better router/extender. I really think this could be the primary router for a smaller house.

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    • Written by from Denver

    I installed this device at my office. Works as advertised. Very impressed. Setup on my network only took a few minutes. Connecting my iMac, iPhone and two iPads to it was a breeze.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave

    • Written by from New York

    If Steve were alive he would have fired the idiot who approved this release. First of all, the main purpose of having an Express is that it's small and great for traveling. Second, Apple has always been about adding functionality while keeping the size small or smaller than the original. So this new replacements fails on BOTH counts. How can any product manager think that this new design is better than the old?

    Here's a novel thought. Ask what would Steve do even though he asked you not to do that. Steve would have added the additional port and frequency to the old design. Not only that, he would have actually made it even smaller. Do you hear what I'm saying???

    Just because Steve is dead doesn't mean you clowns can start slacking off.

    84 of 276 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    cable issue no more

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    easy setup +
    removed plug part from my old airport express and used it on the new one, no cable needed +

    31 of 35 people found this useful