• 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?"

    2 of 4 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited range and reliability.

    • Written by from morristown

    I am using my Express to extend the range of a ten year old Linksys wrt54g. My intention was to use it alone. First I have to say that I love the easy setup after I had understood how it worked and remote management is a cinch. It has provided decent speed over my older routers but then just stops transmitting for a while. The range is crazy depending on obstructions too; I can have it behind a small monitor and literally loose all connection to it but elevated it reaches well over 100 ft plus. This is not always convenient. I have decided to use it as an extension and it has been more reliable for that. It also does well with airplay providing it has a clear view of the transmitting device.
    I can see this being a lobby hotspot more than a heavy router and maybe the extra $100 would have been worth it. I will however, keep it for its portability and easy setup. I wish Apple was more clear on its limitations.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Gigabit

    • Written by from Georgetown

    In this day and age, it is ridiculous that the Airport Express would not support gigabit networks. Even many home networks are now gigabit so this device should be able to support gigabit speeds.

    17 of 35 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!

    17 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome results in extending my wifi coverage

    • Written by from Oakville

    I had a dead spot in an area of our house. This product greatly improved the signal strength in this area.

    0 of 1 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a MUST have item!

    • Written by from Dallas

    endless number of uses for this item! i'm amazed at the number of items ... even legacy devices ... that are supported. certainly makes traveling with portable wifi printers and scanners a snap!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Base Station

    • Written by

    good product

    46 of 93 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

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I had two previous airport express base stations. One started on fire internally and the other just didn't last. I spent the last 3 years switching routers and just came back to this one. Yes it is more expensive than comparable models but the set up is so easy. AirPlay and wifi printing are awesome. Plus I can configure 100% wirelessly. The others required me to configure first by direct connect and then wireless connection. Oh and the range and speed are so much better. I just hope this one doesn't burn and lasts.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me!

    • Written by from Conception Bay South

    I was under the impression that I could use it for my speaker system....No so, It won't work on my Bose Speaker,(Can only connect the iPhone 4 to that).
    Also won't work with the iPhone for printing...It only works with a PC or Mac computer if you want to print wireless....
    Anyway it not for me,,,(can't print with my phone and can't listen to my music on my Bose with it.) But hey, it works great for everything else!!!!!!

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB hard drive

    • Written by from La Grange

    The new model eliminates local storage. The dual band wifi is a nice improvement over the old model.

    24 of 52 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

    unexpected error

    • Written by from Le Grand

    that's all i see when trying to set up with the air port utility

    10 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless if you needed to change the Mac Address on the WAN port

    • Written by from ALHAMBRA

    I think, if any techie personnel reads my feedback, they'll understand exactly the frustration I'm having.

    If you can't change the hardware mac address on the WAN port, there are a lot of ISP that won't give you an IP address over the DHCP network with a different device of any kind. This item is actually completely useless to me.

    28 of 62 people found this useful