• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why a power cord!

    • Written by from Earlysville

    Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain wrong. The AP extreme is a small device, < 4" square and weights 8.5 oz. The power cord overwhelms this little guy! Anybody know of an OEM that makes a wall adaptor for it?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Network Extender

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am not big on writing product reviews. Other than this one and one for the Airport Time Capsule, I have only written maybe three others. A product has to really impress me for me to make the effort to write a review. Also, I will admit I was an Apple hater until 2011 when I got my first iPhone. Last year I replaced my PC with a Mac Air and I’m fully hooked!

    I used the AirPort Express to extend my network. Works like a charm! Only word of caution, ignore the instructions provided in the Support section on this site. Just make sure the Airport Express is with in range of your Extreme, Time Capsule, or Express base station; plug it in; start Airport Utility and click extend network.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Replaced my old router with the Airport Express. Easy to install. Breathed new life in my Wi-Fi speed. No lost connections.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best WIFI router we've owned.

    • Written by from Geneva

    Over the years we have used three service providers, ATT (SBC, Ameritech), Comcast and Verizon. We've used various versions of modems with three different router vendors. Without a doubt the Express has been the most reliable of the three. Our last router had deteriorated into at least a once a day reset. Considering a flight of stairs was involved, it became a royal PITA. The only time I have reset problems is when our current provider has system outages. Otherwise, it is stable as a rock even during heavy lightning storms or after power outages.

    Some of the complaints on reliability had me concerned but we have now had ours for 17 months without a glitch. It supports 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 MacAir, 1 Playstation, 2 Windows laptops and 2 TVs across three levels, each of which has approximately 900 sqft/level, from a location on the first level and has enough gas to cover the front porch and rear deck as well.

    Today, I finally used the AirPlay feature when I moved an old PC speaker system to the lower level, plugged it in and my iPhone was playing music to the connected system immediately, no reconfiguration needed. Apple makes high tech gear that is invisible, not an obstacle and that's why we have continued to add to our  collection!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for house

    • Written by from Lima

    Got my express and speed and stability performes better, and plus looks great.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    • Written by from Oakville

    I have owned many routers throughout the years, a few good ones and most not so good. Lately, I wasn't able to find a router that is relatively fast and doesn't restart frequently. Belkin, TP-Link, Linksys, with factory framework, with open-source framework... all had the same problem: the moment the load is relatively heavy... bammm.... they restart....

    That cycle ended when I got my new AirPort Express..... so far it's doing a fantastic job.... especially considering it's located in a different level and is connected to wirelessly to my Apple TV.

    Very very happy! Highly Recommended!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing ! worth every $ i spent!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    This was the best upgrade i did so far. I had some serious issues with my internet speed and this little magic box saved us! i use over 6 different iOS devices at home and the speed is perfect No issues whatsoever.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well but ............

    • Written by from Osler

    It worked well but only lasted 1 year before it packed it in. No one could get it working again so I started using my 4 year old express.

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  • 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?"

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 :)

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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