• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Warrenton

    I use five Airport Expresses along with an eight megabyte Mac Mini and Time Capsule to listen to music throughout my home. I work at home and can go anywhere in the house, including front and back yards, and never leave my music behind, usually. Sometimes I dream of the old days of flipping records because my music didn't quit, stammer, or stutter for no apparent reason, or require me to reboot my computer or Airport Expresses, or restart iTunes to restore all of the Airport Expresses, or have Airport expresses dropout completely, or require me to make sure that not more than one MacBookPro isn't running Time Machine, or use the microwave oven. Numerous phone calls to Apple, countless trips to forums, and Apple Store Geniuses (nothing against Apple Store Geniuses, they are the backbone of Apple customer service) without a solution. I continue to use AirPlay, formally Air Tunes, to listen to music but often times concoct ways to have a hard wired system.

    51 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Express upgrade

    • Written by from cottonwood

    No Doubt this is an upgrade from thePrior express models! set up took less then 2 minutes. Good signal even on my front porch & Back Yard. Guest feature is a plus. Only wished I could add a USB networked flash drive from the USB port.

    107 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Mohnton

    I ordered this product last Friday, and it arrived today, thought it was late due to delays because of Hurricane Sandy. Got it set up in about 10 minutes, and its great! I have my MacBook Pro hooked up, and am streaming iTunes to it via AirPlay. The performance of it is great!

    104 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy

    • Written by from Paignton

    This is the worst apple product I have ever bought. I had netgear wifi before which worked fine but my daughter needed wifi, so I gave her my netgear and thought I would upgrade to this.
    Ipad and {phone all find wifi but can not connect.

    Looking to but the netgear wifi which is easy to use and much cheeper

    91 of 194 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Paper weight

    • Written by from murfreesboro

    Just bought a new AirPort Extreme hooked it up and set up the wireless, easy. I tried to connect a printer to it and there is no menu or setup to do so after selecting the base station. Then I tried to expand network and it locked up and I can't reset it. So now I own a $200 paper weight. I would give it no stars but I can't.

    77 of 143 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap WIFI

    • Written by from Seattle

    My Dad has an EMac computer hooked up directly to a cable modem. By spending a hundred dollars I now am able to use fast WIFI at his home. I simply ran his cable into the WAN port and hooked an old Ethernet CAble I had out the LAN to his machine, nothing changed for him, but his house now has password protected WIFI for his guests to use during visits.
    Used my MAC Book Pro to set it up, took all of 3 minutes, couldn't have been easier.
    Fast, Simple and Cheap!

    106 of 115 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Peace in the household

    • Written by from Gatineau

    Tried many wifi routers, this one was the first one to connect everyone's devices in the household without problem. Coverage is great and handles multiple and simultaneous session without a problem. Apple TV works flawlessly for the first time. Never had to reset while this was a regular activity with all previous routers. VERY easy set up, event to add share printer and airprint.

    88 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup - Fast

    • Written by from Manchester

    Easy to setup. I successfully connected wirelessly with my apple TV, macbook, 2 iPhones, nook and a netbook. Airstream works great along with the airplay to my apple TV.

    There are over 30+ wireless networks in the area and no problem with interference!!

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best.

    • Written by from PURDUE UNIVERSITY

    I love this product, just one reason.

    29 of 42 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.

    66 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconvenient Design

    • Written by from McLean

    This redesign is very disappointing. It's larger than the old version and it now requires a separate power cord, rather than plugging directly into the wall. These two design flaws make it much less portable. Portability was one of the greatest features of the old design - just unplug and go - instant WiFi wherever you wanted it...

    157 of 218 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    It was very easy set up. But my wife will not be able to do it. I threw out my old linksys wireless router which was about 6 years old and was ready for a new one.

    73 of 95 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Bought this to supplement the WiFi range of my combination cable modem/router and to enable by wireless network printer. Using all Apple products (iMac, iPads, and iPhones), this was a very easy device to set up. After unpacking and connecting to the appropriate ports, the installation was fairly intuitive and I was up-and-running in less than 10 minutes. The initial use of this device was successful with both a working wireless printer and improved WiFi range, although only slightly improved. After two days, though, the printer stopped wirelessly responding on my network. This was despite my not changing any settings, then trying to get it back on-line unsuccessfully.

    Since the WiFi range was minimally improved and the wireless printer function was not enabled, considering the $100+ investment with tax for an unreliable accessory, I brought back the device and got my money back..

    71 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Boston

    Bought this router to replace my cable providers router that kept cutting the signal at weird times of the day and it has been nothing but FLAWLESS. Super easy to set up, super tiny and works just fine for an apartment of 4.

    49 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish it would work consitently

    • Written by from San Francisco

    We have a complete apple network. Consisting of a new AP Extreme and two airport expresses, and my itunes and OS is up to date.
    Literally every other time I go to connect I get the spinning wheel of death for a second then it doesn't connect.
    If i fully reboot my entire network it works fine for a couple of days.
    I would save my money and not buy this.

    89 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sad sad sad...

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    ive always loved the airport express line for ease of use, ease of extending the wi-fi network around the house, and ESPECIALLY for Airplay...Airplay has been pretty much the center piece for me buying these things. This new iteration of the Express has major dropout issues.
    Airplay just hiccups and loses connection CONSTANTLY.
    Planning on returning these to the Apple store ASAP unless Apple releases a firmware fix within the next two days that absolutely fixes it.

    174 of 217 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to setup

    • Written by from Bern

    Bought one for the office (and travelling) having had for years the Airport Extreme at home.

    This was super easy to setup via my iPad. Plugged it in to ethernet WAN and power. IPad found it via the settings/wifi and then I could rename it and set a password.

    So easy to setup and use. Thank you !

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay Not Reliable

    • Written by from Midlothian

    The only way you would spend $99 on this router is if you want to use the airplay feature. Sadly, that feature does not work.

    After anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours streaming to the airport express, iTunes will start skipping and eventually disconnect from the airport. The only way to reset it is to either restart the computer or toggle the airplay feature off, then back on, on the airport express.

    This problem has been well-documented on message boards for several years and it greatly decreases the value of the product. If you plan on using this to play music for longer than 1-2 hours at a time, don't buy it.

    195 of 258 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simplicity and Complexity all-in-one-place!!!

    • Written by from ROYSE CITY

    This Express knocks the previous version from the curb to the next city!! Way to go Apple!!! If you need a wireless device to extend your current network, this thing is hands-down the best device on the planet right now!!! Setup took 30 seconds, maybe a minute!!! Works flawlessly with all 10 devices we are connecting to the Wi-Fi... even our flatscreen TV can now see & play the shared iTunes file on our network drive!!!

    98 of 128 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great product from Apple

    • Written by from WEST BROOKFIELD

    Consistent signal and data rate within a two-story colonial in a residential neighborhood. Very easy to setup. Price is a bit steep, but you get what you pay for. I never give 5 stars, but this one is pretty close.

    67 of 84 people found this useful