• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent function, puzzling design

    • Written by from Brookline

    I love Apple, but this product puzzles me. Yes, it does work beautifully, and it's a snap to set up. That's huge. But the design is curious. The old Airport Express base station could be plugged into an outlet in a hallway or anywhere else. This one is more of a production, with a long cord, and a shape that demands to be put onto a tabletop or something. You just have to hope that in designing your home network, you can find good placement for your base stations in spots where there happen to be tables—oh, and then of course you have to look at the base station all the time, instead of the old kind, which sat down around ankle level, unobtrusive in the room, and worked just great.

    One more thing. The base of the unit is tapered in such a way that after you've plugged in the power cord and the ethernet cable, it doesn't want to stand properly. It wants to tip. If the cords hang down off the tabletop, as cords are after all wont to do, they tend to pull at the back of the unit, leaving it looking as if it's popped a wheelie.

    I really don't know what was wrong with the old one, but if they had to redesign it, I'm not sure why those chose this particular way of doing it.

    47 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from SAN JOSE

    Just purchased this yesterday to extend my wifi range for Apple TV in family room, and it WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Streamed all movies and content from internet connection through Comcast and had no stops or pauses playing them. It truly did extend my signal further out to the other end of the house, thank you Apple!


    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you had the last one, don't upgrade

    • Written by from langley

    This unit forces you to always have the 2.4 GHz radio on, even if you want to disable it. For me, I don't like it because I have too many 2.4 GHz devices causing interference. It still only has a 10/100 Mbps connection at the back, so your wireless N, whether you use the 5 GHz band or not, will always be choked back to 100 Mbps, which fine for most HD video, but can be a problem in some cases. The only improvement is that the entire unit doesn't need to be plugged into the wall, but that's not worth the upgrade, there are better non apple products out there.

    30 of 49 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.

    27 of 61 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is Amazing FAST and a breeze to setup

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    its faster than muy wireless modem.. its recognized and setup buy my iphone.. works amazing in distance , and just super happy with the Air play... i would not recomend getting the Extreme vertion for USB harddrive back ups or use in general.. USB Ethernet- Wireless drives are really really slow.. just go for a Ethernet or USB 3

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using as the Ethernet source to my HTR-4065 Yamaha

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Just got a new 5.1 channel Yamaha receiver from Costco. It has AirPlay but only an ethernet port. I used the AirPort Express to wirelessly connect to my existing Linksys WRT400N dual band wireless router. The AirPort Utility walked me through the process although some of the questions the wizard asked me took some time to figure out and I did reset the unit to factory defaults a couple of times because I messed it up. Now the soft green light is on and my Yamaha stereo is happy. The AirPlay feature on my iPhone actally wakes the receiver up from standby and out comes music. Too cool

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kicks A!

    • Written by from LYNCHBURG

    i ditched my old router for this bad boy and wow, this thing has a solid connection and my speed dramaticly increased , its a very easy set up with advanced features if you use the utility app .. well worth the money. Thanks apple

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Bought this after reading some posts online. Wanted to extend my network (airport extreme). It was ridiculously easy to setup. Plugged it in, connected my iPad, settings ->wifi, entered my network password and that's it. Works great.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I've extended my wireless AirPort Extreme network with Airport Express. Setup is simple, signal strength is great and response time is outstanding. The Extreme is connected to a high speed cable modem in an upstairs study and the express is placed in a downstairs family room. I'm accessing the Internet via the Express with an iPad, a laptop, an iPhone, and a Blu Ray player and have experienced no problems whatsoever.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Sicklerville

    Easy setup. And strong signal. Another winner for apple.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible extender

    • Written by from Ocean Ridge

    Airport express is terrible for extending I plugged it in than everything worked. Than I clicked extend and it said updating than crashed I returned it the day after.

    2 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome router

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I just replaced my my 1st gen airport express with a 2nd gen and my speeds have nearly doubled

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    • Written by from Kingston

    Extened my network range easily with a few taps from my iPhone. Don't know why I didn't do this sooner.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned the first day

    • Written by from germantown

    I bough this hoping to extend my Wi-Fi, but sadly it failed. It never connected to my router in the first place, I rested it and restored it to factory default 3 times. I tried a lot of times and it never connected. Very disappointing with this product. I looked at the booklet in side and look at my router. The router was perfectly capable but every time my iPhone said "An unexpected error has accored, please try again"

    26 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport wireless

    • Written by from Cary

    Both my Airport Express and Extreme work great. easy to set up with Airport Utility which is included.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less range then 8 y.o. 1st gen Express

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This new Airport Express is cute and all, but it has less range then our 8 year old 1st generation Airport Express. We use these in the apartment for "wireless" speakers and to extend the range of our Airport Extreme. We thought that this new one would help with intermittent connectivity in one of the further away rooms that the old Express lived in, but boy were we sorely wrong. This new one's reach wasnt even close to what the old one had. We also have a 2009 Mac Mini in this room and that too has a much farther range then this thing. We now have it living in a room that's closer to the Extreme. So far so good, but it's only been 10 minutes, so anything can happen. Your milage may very. FYI: The room that it didnt work in is about 12 feet away, but is separated by 3 walls (with 2 doorways).

    15 of 20 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable - constantly drops network

    • Written by from Toronto

    Purchased this to extend the network from my Time Capsule and in "extend a network" mode it is constantly dropping the network requiring a reboot to join again then drops again after 5-15 minutes. Works slightly better in "join a network" mode. Had to go back to my previous generation Airport Express which isn't as fast but is perfectly reliable.

    There are many with the same issues yet no firmware update has been issued by Apple, Google "new airport express extend drops network" to see the scope of the issue.

    65 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    • Written by from Espanola

    Just purchased the Airport Express & am very happy with it. It was easy to set up & I love how I can stream my music from all of my Apple products to my Bose using Airplay. Excellent wi-fi connection. Very happy with this purchase. Excellent customer service prior to purchase. Another home run for Apple.

    76 of 87 people found this useful