• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    • Written by from Maple Ridge

    The Bad
    --Does not play well with other routers - May or may not be related to the second issue
    --Frequently requires complete reset - Sometimes in 1 hour, sometimes 2 weeks
    --Low-to-moderate connectivity - 5 feet away feels same as 50 feet
    --5G doesn't work - Super slow and only works for about a minute, then it just hangs until next reset

    The Good
    --Super simple to setup
    --Compact
    --Generally has enough bandwidth for Netflix (only on 2.4ghz)

    Overall Experience : Disappointing
    --Barely an improvement from the dumpster router it replaced.
    --Gave me a lot of grief. Took a lot of effort to achieve stability, I suspect this is caused by non-apple routers in the network.
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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost never works - audio drops constantly!

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought the 2nd gen because Apple kindly stopped allowing my to connect to my old device so I can no longer configure it. I've tried every setting but my Mac can rarely connect to this new one. My iPhone and iPad can find it easier but the audio drops every few seconds making it completely useless. All other devices I have can connect just fine to the network. Online help is useless. I'm returning it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Express Depress

    • Written by from Portsmouth

    I love all things Apple--till now. Bought to replace an oldie but goodie Netgear router for wifi for my Imac, Macbook and iPhone. Out of the box, despite numerous tries, Express simply would not connect. Spent two hours with my Cox cable tech, the local Apple Retailer (where I bought) it, and AT&T (for my M-Cell booster), plus Mac online help. Kept getting a flashing amber light indicating no connection. Unplugged, re-plugged all connections, etc. Flat out refused to work. A possible, maybe, problem might be compatibility with AT&T M Cell, but still not sure. What I am sure is that in between attempts I reconnected my old Netgear router and it worked--and still does. Had to return Express. I dunno. I really wanted it to work.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from coram

    After having trouble with Netgear routers I purchased to AirPort Express. Setup was extremely easy. The speed of my WiFi improved dramatically over my Netgear model 4500. Setting up the guest network was quick and easy. I highly recommend this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    • Written by from linn

    when i first bought this i wasn't sure how to use it because i thought it extended the wireless network i was on, while i was at a hospital at the time their wifi wasn't the best so i thought this would simply make it better but i was wrong. i held onto it until i moved into a home and hooked up the new network and come to find out it saved me 50 bucks by essentially working as wireless router. and my signal is strong and it works better then i ever imagined thank you apple keep up the good products. home run with this...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!! Couldn't be more pleased!!!

    • Written by from Somerset

    I'm loving my airport express. My current modem/router combo was constantly dropping the Wi-Fi signal. So I bought this airport and bridged it to my modem and haven't had a problem since.. Couldn't be more pleased. It has great range and even reaches upstairs and in my basement..

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wifi router on the planet with an affordable price

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This adorable Wifi router known as AirPort Express, is an exceptional performer that is appropriately priced for its size and function. Due to living in a condo that shares the network with a bunch of users using different wifi routers and networking devices, this little wifi router works extra hard to give you the accessibility you need to go on the internet and also to maintain connection through other devices located in the room, for example like this wireless switch that operates through the wifi network in order to turn on and off the light in the bedroom. Neat and easy set up, provided by Apple technical service representative who would assist you with steps to help you configure your wifi router through the network set up so you can get the best results. And the price is just a great reason why this router is a great start up for those who are new to the network setup. I got this wifi router through Apple after ridding the router provided by Xfinity(Comcast). I do recommend you trying this little AirPort Express to see for yourself how affordable it can be.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the best things

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    I am using this wifi device from last three years and totally love it. simple to configure and great option for audio airplay. I have use this device with diffrent modems IP configuration but it work great with all.

    Request for Apple: - please do not stop making this device.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes it works!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I've had this little cube for several years now and while streaming music using AirPlay from my MacBook Pro works pretty well most of the time, in the past few months (and I suspect since the release of iOS8) streaming music over AirPlay from my iPhone is just a non-starter. It'll work for maybe 4-5 minutes and then the connection between the phone and the AirPort Express will go down. I know for sure the home network is not the issue. Gonna have to look to other products that support AirPlay, because sadly, on this one, Apple has delivered a doozy. Don't buy.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express Stinks

    • Written by from Oakland township

    Well I've finished 2014 smashing to pieces the apple airport express which worked about 1/3 of the time. I would never recommend anyone buying apple they do not work as advertised.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    okay, but limited

    • Written by from Carrboro

    Note: I have a Windows 7 PC. I was tired of plugging my computer/phone directly into my stereo to use the speakers. In iTunes ONLY, the AirPort worked and I was able to play music wirelessly. I listen to a lot of music online, though, and the AirPort will ONLY play from iTunes, at least on a PC. There's a fix that will let me play from other programs (ex., browsers), but it's a 3rd party program--Airfoil--and costs $30. Even with that program, I can't use the AirPort for video (Netflix, etc.) audio because there's a delay and there is NO SOLUTION for PC yet (there is an Airfoil video program for OS that claims to fix the delay). These limitations weren't clear in the product descriptions or reviews, so I'm posting this as a caveat. The idea of the AirPort is great, but it's utility is limited. I'm disappointed in the lack of available software for it, and that it didn't come with software that would make it more generally compatible. Not being able to use it when streaming video is particularly annoying, as that was one of my primary motivations for trying it.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good for wi-fi connections

    • Written by from HONOLULU

    After all these years, you would think that Apple would be able to get it together. This product works occasionally. And when it does (about half of the time at best) there's a lag in the connection. I've gone through three Mac computers, our household has had nearly 20 iPhones, we've had three different iPads and two airport expresses and always the same problem with our devices. Now I have a brand-new Mac mini, an iPhone 6+ and a new airport express and I still have to turn off Wi-Fi on my phone nearly ever time because it connect to the Internet via airport express.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    125V Only! USB port is such a disappointment!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I used it for a few days, the way to manage my network, and access everything over it is totally amazing. I use it to extend my Wi-Fi network, it does a great job, and remains easy to find on airport utility.
    However, the problem is that, the USB port provided only gives you the power to transfer information, not to get it going without power source! And please don't get it for travels. The power cord says 125V at the back! Don't plug it with higher voltage!
    The last thing I found annoying is that, when I was syncing with iTunes, which doesn't usually work with my old router[it's so bad]. Now, I can do that, while I'm doing that, the AirPort Utility doesn't allow me to change anything on the base station. Perhaps it's protecting my data, but AirPort Utility during that process will make it seem like the base station is not even within the range. Just don't forget the base station, everything should be fine.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is simple and amazing!

    • Written by from METAIRIE

    After a lightening storm took out my trusty Cisco router I decided to give the Airport a shot. This was so simple to setup, I did so from my iPad. The internet is fast and it works with all my devices with no problem. I highly recommend this product especially if you want less headache!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple airport express (not impressed)

    • Written by from Nibley

    It worked good at first but now It's very frustrating, only works about 1/2-3/4 of the time. You have to hit it just right for it to work, I have to take my phone off wireless most of the time in order for me to connect. In fact That is how I am writing this review (no wireless, using cellular). What good is that? We only have 4 devices connected at our house, so it is not the number of devices. Ready to go back to my old wireless device. Also, does not work with a VPN connection to my work, I've had our IT guys try and try to get it to work and it doesn't. And we have an Apple certified tech at our work and could not get it to work.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome to extend extreme

    • Written by from Long Valley

    I just purchased one today and set it up to extend my 5ghz network from my extreme. It took 2 minutes to setup and that included the time to find the perfect spot. Before I put this in ,the 5 ghz only went to about 25% of my house and with the express w/extender setup, the 5ghz now covers my entire house which is great for all of our apple products. Highly recommend and super thrilled.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why a power cord!

    • Written by from Earlysville

    Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain wrong. The AP extreme is a small device, < 4" square and weights 8.5 oz. The power cord overwhelms this little guy! Anybody know of an OEM that makes a wall adaptor for it?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked until iOS 8 and now does not

    • Written by from New Westminster

    Was great and then ios 8 came along and now it never shows up in the AirPlay list. Basically makes this thing a brick taking up space. If I reboot it it will show up for like 5 minutes but the odds of having it play an entire song are pretty slim.

    So it basically blows. Gave it two stars only because I have fond memories of when it did work. Those were good days.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Network Extender

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am not big on writing product reviews. Other than this one and one for the Airport Time Capsule, I have only written maybe three others. A product has to really impress me for me to make the effort to write a review. Also, I will admit I was an Apple hater until 2011 when I got my first iPhone. Last year I replaced my PC with a Mac Air and I’m fully hooked!

    I used the AirPort Express to extend my network. Works like a charm! Only word of caution, ignore the instructions provided in the Support section on this site. Just make sure the Airport Express is with in range of your Extreme, Time Capsule, or Express base station; plug it in; start Airport Utility and click extend network.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Instant Solution to My Problem

    • Written by from Duvall

    I've been having trouble for over a year getting a clear, strong data transfer rate between my Airport Extreme in the office and my Apple TV in the family room. Most days, movies would have to buffer for up to an hour or even longer before they were ready to play.

    I tried every quick fix I could think of: relocating the router, a wireless repeater, and even a powerline ethernet adapter. Nothing seemed to help much. I was on the verge of switching to a different router in the hope of getting more broadcast power. I resisted resorting to the Airport Express due to the cost, but none of the cheaper fixes were working.

    It only took about a minute to connect it up and about another minute to configure the Express to my network and suddenly my Apple TV finally works the way it's supposed to. Hi-res video is virtually instantaneous. No buffering problems at all.

    What made it totally worth it to me was the seamless set up. I can't count the number of hours I've spent troubleshooting my other solutions. But with the Express, my problem was fixed within 10 minutes of opening the box.

    4 of 4 people found this useful