• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a Netgear router in my basement and it gives a weak signal to the second and third floor. I purchased the Airport Express thinking that i could use it wirelessly on the second floor to boost the signal. I learned after I bought it that the only way to use this product wirelessly to boost the signal is if your primary wifi router is another apple product such as the Airport Extreme or Time Capsule. You can extend the network with a third party router if the two are connected via ethernet, which practically does you no good considering they are right next to each other. If you want to boost range of wifi wirelessly you cant have a third party router. it's still a good product to use for airplay and airprint.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little router

    • Written by from Longwood

    I purchased this router to replace a Cisco router that was at least 4 years old and had a very weak/no signal in some of the rooms of my single story, 1900 sq. ft. house.

    The new router was very easy to setup and took less than 10 min. When I setup the router, I used the same network name, password and password security (PSA/PSA2/etc) my old router used. I took this action to eliminate the need to change the network name/password on all of the devices I use (laptop, printer, IPod, etc).

    I now get a signal in every room of my house. The Apple router is worth the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gadgets cannot connect right away & signal is lost most of the time

    • Written by from Vancouver

    The first generation airport express was really a performer. So after 3 years of being impressed by its performance, I decided to get this new airport express a few months ago. I was disappointed. My gadgets (iphone, mac, belkin switches, ipads, smart tv) can't connect to the new express right away. I have to search the wifi signal and type in the codes again. Very disappointing product!

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    we got this to extend our wifi and it does a fairly good job and i am happy with it for the most part. we have about 10 mps at the farthest point of our house and we bought 25 mps from Comcast. so i recomend this product absolutely!!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No connect to Yamaha Disklavier via wireless bridge to Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Victoria

    I have spent several days trying to configure this jewel-like piece of junk. Running Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.3, Airport Utility 6.x (AU6.x) auto configure does not enable detection of piano using Yamaha's iPhone Disklavier App. Apple Airport 6.x has no manual configuration capability. For that you need a nonstandard install of Airport Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 (depending on your Mac OS X version). Infuriating!

    19 of 36 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from Rockford

    I had a router that came from a CERTAIN TERRI BLE cable company and my service kept cutting out every 5 minutes. I finally discovered it was the router. I turned down said cable company's offer to send a new one for a fee and went out and bought this. i love it. ive had it for about 2 weeks and it has never once cut out. It's one of the best apple products I have ever bought!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Chardon

    Added the Apple AirPort Express as a piggy back router to our NetGear Wifi Router and the connection in our house soared immediately. Moved the AirPort Express farther away from where the NetGear Router is located. Definitely a Buy!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is very good

    • Written by from West Drayton

    I find this very good, my only negative is that the USB port is only for a printer and can not support an external drive. Also, i actually prefer the previous design where the whole thing plugged in to the electric socket instead of this design where there is a cable. Other than that, I find it to be very good and reliable, and incredibly easy to set up.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    21 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    At last!

    • Written by from Smyrna

    I purchased the Airport Express yesterday out of frustration with my 2008 router. It was always so complicated when I needed to reset the old one. The Airport was super easy to set up. I am in a two story home and the signal is strong everywhere. Needless to say this is a major upgrade and I'm happy.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

    • Written by from Orange

    We use several Apple devices in my household. I have an Airport Extreme set up in my office, that alone was great. I will lose 1 bar on the other end of my house, I just installed my new Airport Express in the center of my home ( 2 step process with airport utility) now I have full bars in my entire house. You just cant beat that....
    It has been a great addition to our apple family.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Minor confusion for set up

    • Written by from Chicago

    Now that I have the product up and running it's fine. However, the instructions are not written very well. They tell you to plug in all the cables to the airport express and then plug into the outlet. It will glow solid amber and then blink amber until set up and connection are complete and it turns solid green. Well, I did exactly what it said and it was still blinking amber after several hours. There is nothing in the instructions saying that this should take maybe 5 minutes max. So I called, and the sales clerk wasn't entirely sure, but after awhile he suggested that I go online and create my network name and password first. I did this via my iphone since I had already disconnected my previous wireless router. After that everything was perfect and took no time at all. Not sure why the instruction booklet doesn't call this out. Kind of crucial to do this before unhooking everything. Device syncs awesome and I have already been able to print wireless from my iphone and my mac. I love convenience.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY THIS

    • Written by from Miami

    I buyed this 2 months ago, at an apple store in NY, to expand my wifi network , the router of my wifi network is the airport extreme. IT DOES NOT WORK , IT WORKS 20 MINUTES AND THEN STOPS WORKING FOR 10 MINUTES. sometimes doesnt even works. its very unstable. i mean it ! DONT BUY THIS.

    39 of 191 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    airport extreme

    • Written by from Fort belvoir

    I used to have d link and always loose my connection on may roku, iphones and laptop. Decided to purchase the extreme and wow what a great feeling the speed, download is superb. Easy set up in minutes. Ever since, never have any problem at all. Highly recommended.

    17 of 21 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Old one was better

    • Written by from Camillus

    My old Express is 7 years old and needs to be reset constantly so I replaced it with a new one because I love airplay for music from my iphone, ipad, and macbook. I don't like that this doesn't just plug into the wall like the old one. On top of that the cord that comes with it is to short. I'm also getting a lot of interference with the remotes for my wii and now need to figure out a new solution for where everything is located.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Good, I own Five of Them!

    • Written by from Mount Dora

    I first used the Gen I Express to create a wifi network in my apartment while on vacation in Italy. The landlord was so impressed, the next year he put them in all the apartments.

    I use a Gen II (hard-wired) to extend the wifi upstairs in my old house. This little gem is so, so versatile. Also, I use three of them (Gen I) around my house to connect my various stereo systems to Airplay. You don't need to buy an Airplay receiver, just slap one of these babies on with a Toslink or RCA cable and you're good to go.

    The only thing I would like to see is for it to have Gigabit ethernet jacks for faster throughput. Otherwise, it's perfect!

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply works. Good looking too.

    • Written by from Cranbrook

    I have an airport extreme as my main router, which itself was a huge leap forward in stability, speed and simplicity from the d-link I had. But we live on an acreage with an extra building about 70 feet away and I got the Express as a range extender.

    It's a square, white hockey puck with a nice power cord.

    I plugged it into the wall. It gave me three options. I chose extend an existing network. I clicked that. I counted to 45. It worked. I now have equal speed wifi in our out building, same as in the main house. Success. It's pretty too.

    22 of 25 people found this useful