• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great! 5 Stars if USB supported external drives.

    • Written by from Columbia

    Just moving into our new home, and we needed a new router in a pinch. I knew it would be an Apple router, but very uncertain on which one. We decided to go with the Express and see if it would fit our needs and wants. Our home is just over 1500 sq/ft and this little router covers not just our house, but our entire lot. Full bars no matter where we were at on our property. We have a large backyard and front yard so I was very surprised by how powerful this little guy was. I even ran the OS X wireless diagnostics test, strength was strong throughout the house with very little noise. Towards the backyard the noise increased, but the mac showed full bars as so did my phone. The router is positioned dead center in our house, and depending on where you put yours could present different results.

    36 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Changing

    • Written by from Peterborough

    Ive had this router for six months now and it is flawless. Unlike previous third party routers that constantly crash and need to be power cycled - Ive never once needed to restart this Express and my connection on my MacBook, iPad and iPhone is consistent and never drops. Yes, its pricey, but you get what you pay for. Wireless speakers and printing are just icing on the cake.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If it doesn't work perfectly just exchange it

    • Written by from Encino

    Please don't be discouraged by the one star reviews stating this unit doesn't work. It should work perfectly, and if it doesn't, just exchange it: I purchased this unit for my daughter to extend the range of our wireless network (served by an older Airport Express) to her room and allow her to stream music. I know one should be able to plug the unit in, set it up in under 15 minutes, and have it to work flawlessly for years. However, setting this unit up failed several times requiring hard resets. Once finally set up, every device in my house could connect to this unit except my daughter's iPhone 4S running iOS 6. A call to AppleCare determined that the unit was indeed faulty, and the Apple store cheerfully exchanged it for another. The second unit was a breeze to set up, and has been working perfectly in every way, as it should.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless and easy set up

    • Written by from South Orange

    Bought an AP Express to extend my network from an Extreme Base Station since I am in a ranch type house and the reach of the network on one side the house would leave speed and connectivity some room for improvements.

    Very happy, received, connected in a snap, and Voila! The connection is that side of the house is now super fast (FIOS) and no regret, this thing work marvels!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me!

    • Written by from Conception Bay South

    I was under the impression that I could use it for my speaker system....No so, It won't work on my Bose Speaker,(Can only connect the iPhone 4 to that).
    Also won't work with the iPhone for printing...It only works with a PC or Mac computer if you want to print wireless....
    Anyway it not for me,,,(can't print with my phone and can't listen to my music on my Bose with it.) But hey, it works great for everything else!!!!!!

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Required indefinite restarts

    • Written by from Stafford

    While attempting to set it up it would reset itself to update settings and never come back online requiring a hard reset. Ran around in these circles for an hour before giving up - never actually got it setup.

    This is probably the worst Apple product that I've worked with or attempted to setup.

    27 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ethernet Network Extender

    • Written by from Worthington

    I got this since wireless coverage is poor in the master bedroom of our house - just too far away from the Time Capsule. I had run ethernet years ago but plugging computers in is such a pain I always just dealt with the slow speed. Then, I saw this device.

    I initially plugged it into wall power and used my iPhone to set it up as a wireless repeater - easy set up worked like a charm. Then, I got to thinking that I could use the ethernet to use this to extend my wireless network via the ethernet - much faster.

    I read an extensive post here on how to do that and tried to follow that but it did not work - looks like that was written prior to the most recent updates. I reset the unit, plugged the ethernet from the Time Capsule into the WAN port (sun symbol) and fired up Airport Utility on my MacBook Pro. It figured out just what I was doing and set everything up for me. Now - fast wireless speed all through the house. Well worth the cost (especially as I had a gift certificate from a nice relative!)

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyman's WiFi Network

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I bought the Airport Express Base Station to replace two older AEs, one extending my network on the 2.4 GHz band and the other extending the network on the 5 GHz band. I plugged the new AE base station in and launched Airport Utility 6.1. Airport Utility detected my existing network and in seconds had configured the new base station to extend my network both the 2.4 and 5 GHz. The only action I had to take was to click the button to update the AE. It could not possibly have been easier. Even the greenest novice should be able to set up a relatively sophisticated wireless network with this combination.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple yet powerful

    • Written by from Bloomington

    You know I really have to give those apple employees a lot of credit, your all amazing!
    This router is elegant, simplified and powerful. It took a matter of minutes to set it up, provided the range, speed and connectivity to all my devices effortlessly.

    Keep designing great products!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance and easy setup

    • Written by from washington

    I use the express at home to extend my iTunes to my stereo and a 2nd one to a boom box next to my patio. I had one of the older ones that died after about 6 years and I bought the new version to replace it. I wish it was a bit smaller and still had the integrated plug for travel, but performance is great and setup is easy. I've used lots of netgear and linksys routers and find this much easier to set up and range is very good.

    17 of 20 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a lot of effort to get it to work

    • Written by from Kingston

    I have two of these now, to extend my wireless network in my house. Currently I am trying to get the second one to work. Very painful and frustrating. When it works, it is great and reliable, but to get the device setup in the first place takes me hours, many resets of the device and a few too many swear words. In the end I will be successful and all will be good.

    All apple products I have used work well. This is the only one that the setup does not work well, and you have to repeat the process over and over.

    18 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Bother

    • Written by from Tarneit

    Useless piece of rubbish.

    The first one I got didn't work. Got a replacement and it was worse. Sent the third one back and got a refund. It worked for about 3 days... and then nothing.

    I expected more from Apple. Only gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero.

    28 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC!

    • Written by from Tunkhannock

    This router replaced my Belkin router that I only had for a few months. It would always drop its connection and Airplay would never work so I had to keep unplugging it to restart it. With Apples AirPort Express I no longer have these problems. My Internet is always connected and Airplay is always there when I need it. Thanks Apple!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Reston

    I have tried installing 2 of these in the last few days. Both times it will not extend the network connection. I get an error stating "An unexpected error has occurred, please try again". Afterwards the router does not show in the Airport utility window. It only returns after I reset the router by pushing the button.

    I suspected the salesman knew there was a problem for the device. He assumed I wanted to return for a refund, not exchange. My desire to try a second airport seem to caught him off guard. Maybe should have taken his hint and just asked for a refund. I am trying it now and will likely return it in the morning.

    Now, how do I get my older version back from my cousin??

    24 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple and HP... Lovely combo...

    • Written by from Braselton

    I'm not one to write reviews but this is the best wireless station you can buy! The AirPlay is sooo sweet with the right set of 3.5mm jack speakers. I got the Print feature to work using HP ePrint app ( I have an older Photosmart C4280). The app detected the printer. Transferring files to this app from Pages or accessing documents through the supported cloud drives is a breeze! Hit the print button and its good to go! Thank you Apple!

    28 of 31 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

  • 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.

    51 of 68 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!


    22 of 25 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.

    31 of 50 people found this useful