• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best $99 I've Spent So Far in This Century

    • Written by from GREENPORT

    My office is on the second floor of my house built in 1832. My wife’s office with her PC was downstairs next to the laundry room. Because of the appliances, we could only provide access to the internet for her via a unit that used the electrical wiring of the house. She could not connect to my TC.
    Now, the good news. She finally threw out the dreadful Dell replacing it with an iMac and we bought the Airport Express hoping the increased range would make the difference. It did and it only took 7.5 minutes to hook up. What’s more she wirelessly uses “our” printer and TC in my office and we both can play music through the living room’s sound system where we located the unit.
    The best $99 I’ve spent so far in this century.

    43 of 44 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended my network perfectly!

    • Written by from Nutley

    I received my Airport Express very quickly from Apple and as soon as I plugged it in the setup was so simple! The Airport Express asked me if I wanted to extend my Airport Extreme and all I had to do was click a button and the Airport Express successfully extended my network wirelessly. The Airport Express maintained the original speed of the network when it was extended! Worth the buy money, if you need to extend your network this is the product you need!

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay is Awesome

    • Written by from chicago

    the best thing about AirPort Express is the Audio out AirPlay Enabled, da new look goes perfect with my apple tv since they are the same size the same shape except that Apple Tv is black and Airport Express is white.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like an Extreme-mini!! Super easy setup

    • Written by from Clarksville

    Bought this to replace the old Airport Express from a year ago, because I wasn't getting very good reception in one corner of the house. I'm using this as an extender, and so far it's great.

    Compared to the old Express, this one is

    1) Easier to set up than the old Express. The last one took me 15 minutes. With this one, the iOS Airport Utility helped me set it up in 30 seconds. I've literally spent hours setting up and fixing other brands of routers. This one is truly frustration-free!!

    2) Faster than the old Express. After placing this one where the old Express was, I noticed better range and speed in other parts of the house.

    I really don't think the extra cord is that big of a deal. It's well worth the trade-off of having a faster, better router/extender. I really think this could be the primary router for a smaller house.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    • Written by from Denver

    I installed this device at my office. Works as advertised. Very impressed. Setup on my network only took a few minutes. Connecting my iMac, iPhone and two iPads to it was a breeze.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Set up using my iPad!

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I have had a great experience with the original Airport Express...the new one is even better. I am now using it as my primary router for my home, driving other devices with an older router that is connected to the Airport Express Base Station (a really nice addition). The connections are much faster than with my Airport Express N. My MacBook Pro is very happy.

    Since my cable modem lives in my basement, being able to run Airport Utility from my iPad mad the set up extremely painless. I even got a pop-up window instructing me to power cycle my cable modem...how thoughtful!

    I fully understand the other comments regarding portability when traveling, but the new Airport Express exceeds my needs. Good job, Apple!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Imporved Upgrade Indeed

    • Written by from Shorewood

    The second generation of the AirPort Express Base Station provides and awesome improvement over the preceding generation device. This device has fully completed my home network and I am proud to say Apple had created a working that machine that follows their saying "It simply, just works..."

    Thanks you Apple for all the hard work and this Amazing, Beautiful new device.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great update to a great product

    • Written by from Damascus

    THis product simply works great! I plugged it in to my ethernet network (which already has an airport extreme) and the new airport utility new exactly what I was intending to do. Extend my wireless network via ethernet. A few more clicks and the new airport express was setup and running great. Tried airplay streaming and it seems to work much better.

    15 of 21 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

    • Written by from YOUNGSVILLE

    Bought this today to because my old express wasn't reaching the back side of the house and did not want to buy the extreme. Hooked it up and used my old settings and then turned the old express into an extender. Took less than ten minutes for everything! Good work Apple!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Doubled My Internet Speed!

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I had the older wall-plug Airport Express and just upgraded to this one today, and my internet speed doubled. My speeds went from 12 mb/s to 24 mb/s somehow. Very happy with this purchase.

    31 of 37 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

    Well worth the price!

    • Written by from Fishkill

    I live in a 1 BR condominium and find that the new Airport Express base station perfectly meets my needs. It is sleek, compact, and very easy to setup on a Mac! This unit has exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and performance!

    If you need a good router for a small area, this is the one to buy!

    Well done, Apple!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This week I upgraded from the "wall wort" version. I get a much stronger signal much further away.
    I use the Express as a bridge/extender from a time capsule that I also use as a router.
    The connection process was much easier also.
    Highly recommended.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    Bought this product yesterday to replace the older airport express because I use this to extend my range and works like a charm. Pretty much no setup process and my Time Capsule did all the work for me. Now my electronics on the other side of the house moves at blazing speeds. A MUST BUY!!!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic!

    • Written by from HADDONFIELD

    I have a pretty complex home network, with an Extreme Base Station and two previous-generation Expresses that extend the wireless network. I got this Express to extend it even further, plugged it in, and before I had a chance to open up the Airport Utility and change all sorts of settings, the utility opened up, assumed I wanted to extend the network again (!!), and the default settings it offered made sense. I know that this is largely due to the new Airport Utility, but magic is still magic. Range is very good, power consumption is minimal. Great gizmo.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    • Written by from Midland

    Really cool product. Looks nice and sleek on my desk. Keep up the great work Apple!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Salford

    I had been thinking of getting the airport extreme for a while to speed up a few of my gadgets but never liked the size or cost and as i only needed it for my home (less than 15 iThings) i thought it was too much . but the plug-in airport express wasn't what i needed either . then the new airport express came out and as i had 2 apple TVs the similar design caught my eye . I installed it yesterday plugged into my virgin speedy hub , it took 10 mins and has made what was an already quick network even quicker . My download times of films and songs have been cut in half sometimes quicker. All in all another great piece of tech .

    102 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, high performance too

    • Written by from mount gilead

    I own an older Airport Express (the 802.11g model) but only used it rarely while travelling and for AirPlay.

    However this new model has become my main router at home, it's that good. It's also extremely fast (faster than the 100mbps ethernet port can handle in fact).

    Despite the fact that the device is intended to live on a shelf somewhere, it's still very much portable if you have one of the power plugs from the older model or a Magsafe power adapter, they will in fact plug in to the back of this new Airport Express (it looks funny, but who cares?).

    Highly recommended, perfectly capable of being the main router for a house or apartment despite not having gigabit ethernet support yet (this is probably coming at some point, the older Extreme didnt have it either).

    103 of 117 people found this useful