• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I'd hate any Apple product....

    • Written by from York

    However, this one I do hate because it tarnishes the brand I love. Worked OK (not great) for about 4 months, but about 10 days ago it just starting behaving erratically. The green light glows, but nothing is coming through. If you connect directly to the cable modem the signal is fine. I bought a new ethernet cable thinking maybe there was a broken wire but it did not help. I have tried everything: new cable modem, new ethernet cables, new location, reset button, holy water, you name it, I've tried it. Devices will not connect to it and when they do they drop the signal after a few minutes. As of this morning I replaced it with a Belkin that costs 1/2 the price and so far, so good. Buyer beware: just because it has the Apple doesn't mean it performs like one.

    33 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts in and out constantly

    • Written by from Killingworth

    I bought an airport express specifically for playing music in my downstairs. Unlike AppleTV it constantly cuts in and out as I move about the room. Extremely frustrating... I've switched units and it makes no difference.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal drops out

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this thing specifically to stream music from my various Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air) but I'm finding it SO frustrating. When it works it works great. But it's totally unreliable. Having people over for a party and trying to play music that will randomly just drop out every 30 seconds or so...unacceptable! I have a small condo so all equipment is within very close range. There is no excuse for this to happen. This has been an ongoing issue for over a year and Apple has done nothing to fix it or even respond. I'm kind of addicted to Apple products but for the life of me I can't tell you why. If everything worked properly I'd be their biggest fan. But in reality, it just doesn't. Not reliably anyway.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from Rockford

    I had a router that came from a CERTAIN TERRI BLE cable company and my service kept cutting out every 5 minutes. I finally discovered it was the router. I turned down said cable company's offer to send a new one for a fee and went out and bought this. i love it. ive had it for about 2 weeks and it has never once cut out. It's one of the best apple products I have ever bought!

    8 of 8 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

    11 of 14 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver for electronic medical records

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I have a Medical practice, and it is located in a narrow older building. I have a regular apple router by my reception desk, and it has never given me any problems. However, when I had to purchase two new computers, the software included windows 8. My old computers have windows 7. Unfortunately, I can't use Mac because my medical software isn't Mac compatible. Well, the new computers were located far from the router, and the signal was weak, and it would take me forever to input an exam. So, I did some research and found that I could extend the signal with the airport express. Now, it is tremendously fast! My husband suggested using the app on my phone install the router, but it did not work for me. Then, I went to my wifi settings on the iphone, and voila, it was a piece of cake. It took five minutes to extend the signal. I am very pleased with the result and the fast shipping. Thanks apple!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased...

    • Written by from Allen Park

    I have had this for about a year now and it's worked 100% of the time. Setup is easy with the app on my phone / Mac Mini. Took me about 10 minutes to set it all up and haven't touched it since. Good range through my old house with plaster walls that have wire mesh in them that other wireless routers have not worked very well. I would buy it again.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay is horrible/Router ok

    • Written by from Durham

    I bought 2 of these things for a 1500 sqft space and these suckers aren't particle. Network drops out from one end of the space to the other so I have to always walk toward the main one to get stable coverage. Also the Airplay is the only reason I got 2 of them and that feature is horrible, it never works. Maybe works for 1 min then starts dropping out. Apple's quality is really is starting to become like it was back in the 90s. Cool outside box with poor components inside and at the $99 price rage you'd hope for a better product.

    22 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Product Failure

    • Written by from BAY CITY

    Purchased Airport Express November 2013. Defective product from the beginning. Very difficult & many unsuccessful tries to set up. Finally set up and worked....for 3 weeks. Quit working and back to several tries on my part, and when support could not get it to set up -- conclusion -- a defective unit. Replacement is on its way.

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful item

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    Set-up was a breeze and the app works as a perfectly good companion. I had the old version for years but since there was wasn't a better option on the marked so far I was waiting for this.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Installed by a Senior Citizen

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Staff at Apple Store explained in simple language what to do, so I bought one and brought it home and had it running in less than 10 minutes as an extension of my Time Capsule. So simple. Well done Apple.

    6 of 6 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.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the price and insanely easy to setup.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced paperweight - would have given 0 starts

    • Written by from New York

    It is hard to find a good thing to say about the Airport Express. When using it to extend a 2011 Airport Extreme, it failed miserably, both as a wired and as a wireless extender. Setup was difficult and slow and it would appear that v6 of the Airport Utility had a great deal of functionality removed from it in comparison to v5. (this missing functionality made problems quite difficult to diagnose). When I finally had it connected as a wired extender (via an ethernet cable), the network would actually drop completely every 5 minutes or so. Also, don't even think about using some non-Apple networking equipment with this. The Express would not work with the Netgear Powerline 500 network extenders (and the brand new ASUS router that I bought would, with no effort).

    Given the incredibly high price ($100), you can get FAR better devices that do significantly more at a much lower price point.

    26 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Mont-Saint-Hilaire

    I just installed the airport express and it works very well. No more Wifi problems.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Price

    I purchased this to use in my two bedroom apartment and have a clear signal from anywhere inside. I haven't run into any interference from my neighbors wifi, and so far the only trouble I have had has been because of my internet provider. Simple set-up, and the guest network is great. I can also connect from outside of my apartment and have been connected from about 100 feet away, but that is pushing the limit of how far it can reach. This has been the most reliable wireless router I have used.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    flawless plug and play

    • Written by from chicago

    let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.

    Anyone who gave this a poor review has either misapplied this device or simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I previously had a non-apple wireless router. coverage was inadequate so i purchased a non-apple range extender. absolute junk! Ughhh. What a nightmare experience! i spent hours on top of hours playing with config. As engineer by day, i know what i'm doing, and i can only imagine a novice attempting. i said, "to heck with this," and returned the device and said, "we just aren't' there yet. never again!"

    I read some reviews and bought a airport extreme router. wow! got coverage where we previously didn't and speeds lightning fast (inSSIDer coverage detection software).

    the airport extreme gave sufficient coverage, but still didn't have coverage in the far reaches upstairs. i was so afraid of this airport express, or any range extender, from my previous range extending experiences. I witnessed how well the apple setup worked at friends houses, and gave it a try. literally 2 mins and you're off to the races. nothing to mess with. it just plugs in, simple setup, and best of all IT WORKS!

    last comment: i was afraid of the limited set up features. After owning for 2 wks, i am so glad there is nothing to mess with. it's perfect! my devices have no issues switching from extreme to express and back and forth. network speeds have not been effected. it works seamlessly, as all just mentioned were issues i've had with non-apple product. just spend the extra $$ and buy the apple product. the time saved and awesome performance is worth it. hope this helps any reluctant buyers.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme express dream

    • Written by from oregon

    Had poor internet reception in certain rooms and got the AirPort Express. Works beautifully even with the Panda Wireless usb wifi adapter. You place the express in the room you need it. We did not use the wired connection. We used the express wirelessly to connect to the AirPort Extreme. It will attach wirelessly with even a weak wifi signal, and the express boosts that signal dramatically. It took very little time to set up. Easy to access, easy to install, easy to use. It is the size of the Apple TV second gen. We now get great wifi in all rooms, with no slowing down. Every room accesses the wifi as if the AirPort Extreme is in that room. Great for iPhones, iPads and all wifi devices.

    6 of 6 people found this useful