• 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    56 of 91 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've ever owned

    • Written by from Austin

    $99 for the best router in the world? Yes please! This router fills my house with a perfect signal for my 8 Wifi devices. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a router. Period.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy

    • Written by from DALLAS

    Connected it to Ethernet to create a roaming network in my home. Don't try to over think it (the simple picture is all you need to use). It works great. I run a time capsule as the primary and this new model populated all my settings correctly. My coverage now covers my whole house. I have gone from 3 wireless extenders (previous airport expresses) to one additional access point and all my wireless devices are accessing the network a lot faster.

    As for the new design, I like it. The previous design was stable when it was plugged into the top electrical plug, which makes the bottom inaccessible. Looks like a apple tv. The addional Ethernet port is nice. For $99 it's a bargin.

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor wi:fi signal

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I am a big fan of apple products, but this AirPort Express is just bad.
    Easy set up, beautiful and fancy. I bought it for my apartment on campus but it did not surprised me. My University's wi:fi is more powerful than this router, even when I sit with my mac close to this router. $99 was not worth it, I prolly just going to buy the Extreme base station and sell this product on Amazon.

    42 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I had hoped for

    • Written by from Richfield

    I bought the new Airport Express so I could move our old one from the porch into the garage (for AirPlay). Setup from my iPad took 3 minutes. The signal is now strong enough to stream Pandora and Netflix outside and AirPlay works without a hitch. I like the new form factor better - it's much easier to change the connections and hit the reset button without accidentally unplugging it.

    Traveling with the old Express was great, and this one should be just as easy. I always bring an ethernet cable with when I travel, so bringing the power cable along too isn't an issue. Replacement power cables are also cheap, - I'll probably just buy an extra to keep in my backpack so I can just unplug the Express and head out the door.

    20 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a while, now flaky

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    I bought this about a year ago, it actually worked great for 6-8 months, I used it to extend my network (have a Time Capsule). Ever since that point it's been flaky, sometimes it stops working for no reason, sometimes it has a green light but no one can connect, etc. In the end I've just unplugged it and stopped using it. I can still pick up the TC wireless signal at that end of the house but it's not as strong.

    I would absolutely not recommend you buy this product, it won't last. I do like, however, the compact size and the easy setup, how it easily integrates into my iHouse. We've got two iMacs, an iPad, 2 iPhones, 3 iPod touches, a Time Capsule and an Apple TV so I've got the Apple products but this is the one I wouldn't buy again.

    29 of 39 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Freaking Awesome.

    • Written by from Arlington

    The wifi is seriously as fast as being hardwired (we have Xfinity with 15/5). It is important to note the following which is why I'm so impressed:

    Our house was built in the 1930's so it's made of brick and sheet rock. Our cable modem is on the outside of all this in my room which is an enclosed porch. I do not want to mess with hardwire-ing all the computers in the house and the majority of devices using the network are smartphone and tablets anyhow. I was using the Linksys Wireless N-Range Extender but this comes nowhere close to this product!!!

    32 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Altadena

    Got this to stream music to an old speaker system. It works great. Set up took less than a min, plus it extends the range of our wireless network.

    Would only get this if you are looking to expand your network, not if you wanted to use it as your main router. Get the Airport Extreme for that.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life. I'm not joking.

    • Written by from Hobart

    I looked at Bluetooth audio adapters for a week before I realised that Apple made something.
    Now we are streaming the best underground tunes through Itunes to the old stereo and it has made a huge difference to our day to day life.
    If your interested in the sound quality - don't get a bluetooth adapter. Get this.
    It does not do everything I wanted it to though. If you want to maximise this unit you need the AP Extreme as well.
    I wanted to extend my existing Dlink routers range. It is not possible to do this with 3rd party routers anymore (as discussed in the forums).
    Still a wicked unit though.
    BTW: Quite hard to set up with a 3rd party router. You may need to download the old version of the Airport Utility to get access to the settings you need such as WEP40.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont wasted your money

    • Written by from cheektowaga

    It slow down my actual internet speed connection. does not support airport printing. if you connect any other wireless router you can see the difference in speed. So if you are going to spend this kind of money do it in a better wireless router, just because is apple in this case, it does not really perform.

    65 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best wifi router I have ever had.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    The difference that this little gem of a product has made in my home network cannot be overstated. ISPs are pushing out modem/router combos a lot these days, and it comes at the expense of performance for the consumer. After frustration with wifi slowdowns I decided to purchase the Express and use it in "bridge mode" with my Bell Modem/Router. It now is my sole source of wifi and the performance difference is incredible. Not only does it provide a solid signal over a broader range, the actual transmit rate equals the speed I get if I were to use an ethernet cable. Apple brought wifi networking to a laptop first, as well as the 802.11 standard for the consumer into the home with the original base station. Simply put, they know how networking should be. This is the best performing product in this category. If you have a modem/router combo from your ISP, you need to bring this little guy into your home so that you can consistently get the speed you pay a hefty price for every month. I wish I bought one sooner. I love my "White Apple TV" and I am never using another router again. The fact you can access set up and monitoring with the free iPhone/iPad app is a wonderful bonus.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Coverage better than First Generation Airport Express

    • Written by from Munising

    I was amazed how easy this device was to set up. I plugged it in, and it was recognized by my ipad. A few screens, input the password, and it has been working ever since.

    I am not a fan of the power cord- but I used the plug from the original airport express and it plugs into the wall just like the original version. Not the smooth form factor you would expect from Apple- but it works.

    I wish Apple would ship a legacy plug and the cord- that way I could still use the original airport (or give to someone else) instead of now hunting for a plug for it.

    Overall- I am pleased with the increased speed and range of my network (Gen 4 Airport Extreme).

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I was using a Netgear router and my housemate's 2.4GHz phone was cutting me off the internet constantly. I picked up this little gem of a router and the problem has been solved. I'm using it with a Macbook Pro. My roommate uses an old pc laptop so she still gets booted off the internet when she uses the phone since her laptop doesn't have 5GHz receptivity.

    The signal from this router is stronger than the Netgear one, with a much smaller and more elegant footprint no less. We both get strong signal throughout our 2 bedroom apartment. Great product Apple!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm - Easy setup

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I just replaced my old airport express with the new Airport express base station. My network is setup on the second with an airport extreme router and I needed an extender with a stronger signal for my room in the basement. It just felt like the old airport express wasn't giving me a strong enough signal for my Mac Pro, Blu Ray player and my ROKU Netflix box to run wirelessly. But I have to say that the new airport express gave me a very strong signal where all my wireless components run much faster and smoother.
    The setup was a very easy (very important for me), requires no thinking if using it as an extender like I am. Just plug it in to the outlet and it starts running immediately, click on the wifi signal icon on the top right of the menu bar, choose the airport express and follow the screen directions, and your connected.
    I see some reviews that some people liked the old design, but I don't mind it at all. It is still small enough to travel with it, no big deal. I'm very satisfied and would recommend getting it.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to improve your products.

    21 of 23 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