• 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 +

    32 of 36 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Set up using my iPad!

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I have had a great experience with the original Airport Express...the new one is even better. I am now using it as my primary router for my home, driving other devices with an older router that is connected to the Airport Express Base Station (a really nice addition). The connections are much faster than with my Airport Express N. My MacBook Pro is very happy.

    Since my cable modem lives in my basement, being able to run Airport Utility from my iPad mad the set up extremely painless. I even got a pop-up window instructing me to power cycle my cable modem...how thoughtful!

    I fully understand the other comments regarding portability when traveling, but the new Airport Express exceeds my needs. Good job, Apple!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Imporved Upgrade Indeed

    • Written by from Shorewood

    The second generation of the AirPort Express Base Station provides and awesome improvement over the preceding generation device. This device has fully completed my home network and I am proud to say Apple had created a working that machine that follows their saying "It simply, just works..."

    Thanks you Apple for all the hard work and this Amazing, Beautiful new device.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Longer For The Road Warrior

    • Written by from Battle Creek

    I returned to my Hong Kong hotel today to find my Airport Express had fried. As with most, i believe it overheated streaming music. But, it was two years old so time for a change. I rushed out to buy a replacement to find that the design had changed. What a disappointment.
    As my job requires me to be on the road for half the year, i do not want a larger device with a giant cord. The salesperson told me that i could still use the old plugs from my previous model so i was suckered in to buying it.
    Back in my room i found it thinner but at least 25% larger overall. The plug does NOT work with the airport because even the smallest US plug blocks the WAN port so no data is received.
    Sadly, i am stuck with this device until I run across the previous model again. I will likely be buying two of those and leaving this at home on my next trip.
    Very disappointed Apple.

    57 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great update to a great product

    • Written by from Damascus

    THis product simply works great! I plugged it in to my ethernet network (which already has an airport extreme) and the new airport utility new exactly what I was intending to do. Extend my wireless network via ethernet. A few more clicks and the new airport express was setup and running great. Tried airplay streaming and it seems to work much better.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Athens

    Like everything Apple, it just works. Plugged it in, used my iPad to run setup, and had all devices running on it in a matter of minutes. So glad to get rid of my old Netgear. Easy to configure using Airport Utility on my iMac or iOS devices. Looks great too! Nice addition to my entertainment center along with my Apple TV. My internal network has never been so fast. Worth every penny. It only makes sense to trust my home network (that consists of 6 Apple products) to an Apple device. Count not be happier.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

    • Written by from YOUNGSVILLE

    Bought this today to because my old express wasn't reaching the back side of the house and did not want to buy the extreme. Hooked it up and used my old settings and then turned the old express into an extender. Took less than ten minutes for everything! Good work Apple!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Doubled My Internet Speed!

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I had the older wall-plug Airport Express and just upgraded to this one today, and my internet speed doubled. My speeds went from 12 mb/s to 24 mb/s somehow. Very happy with this purchase.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extend your Airport Extreme Network

    • Written by from Austin

    While I have used the older versions of the Airport Express, this new version is wonderful. For whatever reason I could never obtain decent performance from the older units while connecting to my Airport Extreme base station. After connecting and running the simple setup (extending my current network) the performance is perfect! I have excellent download and upload performance for any iDevice and Mac product. Also the range is exceptional as well.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Less portable

    • Written by from Lafayette

    This unit is meant to be stationary it seems...only less portable because you need to carry an extra power cable. That doesn't matter so much because I carried an extra extension cable for my previous model Express. If it bothers you, keep your old Express and travel with that. It is still a great piece.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac for setup required

    • Written by from Bronx

    So I received this great product from my beautiful wife "BB" for fathers day...any who, i was excited! I wanted to setup the Airport Express right away, which i thought would take me just a couple of minutes. Lets just say this wasn't as fast to set up as Apple stated. After trying to use my iPad to setup, i finally resulted to using my MacBook. Pros: Using Airport Utility on my Macbook lets me easily change the channels for less-congested wifi. Plus, my internet is now quicker, (maybe cause i had a $20 router). Cons: I was only able to set up with my Macbook. I was unable to set up with iPad/iPhone. This took me about 15 minutes.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the price!

    • Written by from Fishkill

    I live in a 1 BR condominium and find that the new Airport Express base station perfectly meets my needs. It is sleek, compact, and very easy to setup on a Mac! This unit has exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and performance!

    If you need a good router for a small area, this is the one to buy!

    Well done, Apple!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This week I upgraded from the "wall wort" version. I get a much stronger signal much further away.
    I use the Express as a bridge/extender from a time capsule that I also use as a router.
    The connection process was much easier also.
    Highly recommended.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Bought this product yesterday to replace the older airport express because I use this to extend my range and works like a charm. Pretty much no setup process and my Time Capsule did all the work for me. Now my electronics on the other side of the house moves at blazing speeds. A MUST BUY!!!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic!

    • Written by from HADDONFIELD

    I have a pretty complex home network, with an Extreme Base Station and two previous-generation Expresses that extend the wireless network. I got this Express to extend it even further, plugged it in, and before I had a chance to open up the Airport Utility and change all sorts of settings, the utility opened up, assumed I wanted to extend the network again (!!), and the default settings it offered made sense. I know that this is largely due to the new Airport Utility, but magic is still magic. Range is very good, power consumption is minimal. Great gizmo.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    • Written by from Midland

    Really cool product. Looks nice and sleek on my desk. Keep up the great work Apple!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Salford

    I had been thinking of getting the airport extreme for a while to speed up a few of my gadgets but never liked the size or cost and as i only needed it for my home (less than 15 iThings) i thought it was too much . but the plug-in airport express wasn't what i needed either . then the new airport express came out and as i had 2 apple TVs the similar design caught my eye . I installed it yesterday plugged into my virgin speedy hub , it took 10 mins and has made what was an already quick network even quicker . My download times of films and songs have been cut in half sometimes quicker. All in all another great piece of tech .

    104 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, high performance too

    • Written by from mount gilead

    I own an older Airport Express (the 802.11g model) but only used it rarely while travelling and for AirPlay.

    However this new model has become my main router at home, it's that good. It's also extremely fast (faster than the 100mbps ethernet port can handle in fact).

    Despite the fact that the device is intended to live on a shelf somewhere, it's still very much portable if you have one of the power plugs from the older model or a Magsafe power adapter, they will in fact plug in to the back of this new Airport Express (it looks funny, but who cares?).

    Highly recommended, perfectly capable of being the main router for a house or apartment despite not having gigabit ethernet support yet (this is probably coming at some point, the older Extreme didnt have it either).

    105 of 119 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought new today, doesn't work

    • Written by from LaPorte

    I'll change my review when they give me a new one. Flashes yellow, neither my iMac or iPhone can find it. Not my first Express so I know it's defective.

    Awesome...... What a wasted 2 hour trip to pick it up. Hope they plan on parting with some of the 100 billion in the bank to cover my expenses, or just send me a prepaid box.

    Thanks Apple! Reminds me of my iPad 2 I had to return on the 2nd day cause it quit working. Pay those workers more than $1 a day and the quality might go up!!!

    40 of 359 people found this useful