• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express is amazing

    • Written by from Cudahy

    I bought this router because my current Dlink dir-615 that I've had for about 3 years now was giving me issues. I would have to turn it on and off about once a week and my Internet connection would drop on my iPad but would work fine with my other apple devices. At first I was struggling to install it because I would get a message saying there was a DNS error so I did my homework and found out that when it comes to hardware devices the best thing to do is to shut down the power of previous router, airport express and MacBook Pro for about ten minutes and then power all the devices back on. Airport express works extremely great and I also noticed speed enhancement. Very satisfied with this product :)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem solver

    • Written by from simpsonville

    Replaced a 2 year old netgear n600 with this router and aside from having to update the firmware this thing has been a dream. Speedtest increased by 6mbps and no more connectivity issues. Connected to a charter cable modem this thing makes the best wifi network I've ever had.. Wifi kept dropping randomly And had no idea why, I live in a subdivision and the best I can guess there were interference issues with my old router but as soon as I got this one rolling and updated all is well. Aside from having to install airport utility app on my ipad from jump this thing has taken care of all of my problems. On top of that these things are easily chained to eliminate dead spots around your house.. I will be getting another one to put upstairs to strengthen my signal soon... It's also tiny so it takes up less than 50% of the space my old one did and it runs nice and cool so ventilation isn't an issue. Thanks again apple!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Port Elizabeth

    Wish it was black ....

    Using it during travels as an expat. Works very well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Greenville

    Purchased an airport express to extend wireless signal into my bedroom which had very poor coverage. I use an airport extreme as my primary router. Within minutes of opening the box, my bedroom had great wifi coverage. Great product. Very easy set up. Seamless integration with other apple products. Great purchase. Thanks, Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express 70% speed boost

    • Written by from Eden

    I just added an Airport Express to my network yesterday to allow more simultaneous devices to be connected, and to setup a guest network. The installation had one small problem - I received an error message - "an unexpected error occurred. Please try again". The written setup guide that came with the Airport Express indicated that if there were any problems the first thing to try is powering down the modem and Airport Express, then power back up. Once I did that, everything was flawless. Now the best news - I did speed tests before and after on what was already a fast home network. The download speeds increased by a minimum of 70%. The system has been operating flawlessly and we can now connect our 10 devices without any problem, and still have 40 additional connections left over. Very impressive piece of equipment from Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little router

    • Written by from Longwood

    I purchased this router to replace a Cisco router that was at least 4 years old and had a very weak/no signal in some of the rooms of my single story, 1900 sq. ft. house.

    The new router was very easy to setup and took less than 10 min. When I setup the router, I used the same network name, password and password security (PSA/PSA2/etc) my old router used. I took this action to eliminate the need to change the network name/password on all of the devices I use (laptop, printer, IPod, etc).

    I now get a signal in every room of my house. The Apple router is worth the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    we got this to extend our wifi and it does a fairly good job and i am happy with it for the most part. we have about 10 mps at the farthest point of our house and we bought 25 mps from Comcast. so i recomend this product absolutely!!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from South Jordan

    Says it can connect with 50 devices without slowing down. My family barely has 10 connected to it and the connections are terrible and speeds are 10x slower than my previous router.

    30 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport wireless

    • Written by from Cary

    Both my Airport Express and Extreme work great. easy to set up with Airport Utility which is included.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great experience

    • Written by from Decatur

    Router is super easy to set up. Now after two years of use, it still works perfectly. Great buy for a lower-range "Apple enabled" network (i.e. Airplay, Time Machine, etc.). Highly recommended for Apple users and PC users alike. Management is definitely more streamlined on Apple devices but I use the PC app now and then and it still has all the features and ease of use. Buy it!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Kentfield

    Reliable, easy to set up, and bulletproof once it's up and running. Highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited range and reliability.

    • Written by from morristown

    I am using my Express to extend the range of a ten year old Linksys wrt54g. My intention was to use it alone. First I have to say that I love the easy setup after I had understood how it worked and remote management is a cinch. It has provided decent speed over my older routers but then just stops transmitting for a while. The range is crazy depending on obstructions too; I can have it behind a small monitor and literally loose all connection to it but elevated it reaches well over 100 ft plus. This is not always convenient. I have decided to use it as an extension and it has been more reliable for that. It also does well with airplay providing it has a clear view of the transmitting device.
    I can see this being a lobby hotspot more than a heavy router and maybe the extra $100 would have been worth it. I will however, keep it for its portability and easy setup. I wish Apple was more clear on its limitations.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than my Linksys router

    • Written by from Everett

    After doing lots of research, I decided This router best suited my needs. Very simple to install, And improved my wifi range all the way out to most of my backyard (1300sq ft rambler). This also solved my airplay issues I was having while playing videos. The speed seems slightly faster than my Linksys router, and I've not had any drops in connection like my last router that occurred quite often. It also looks very clean and simple on my computer desk.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing router

    • Written by from Howell

    I used to have tons of dropouts with my old Cisco router... But now my ipads even faster on the web with airport express!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked well but ............

    • Written by from Osler

    It worked well but only lasted 1 year before it packed it in. No one could get it working again so I started using my 4 year old express.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful in CONCRETE & STEEL building!!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Awesome product. I have two of these bouncing the signal to the furthest recesses of my house. I live in a 3000+ sq. ft. concrete house with steel paned concrete slabs, rebar in concrete and OWS joists between floors. Main router is in my basement and I have two of these boxes (on each of the two floors above). Works fantastically well. Noteworthy: my version is the older one (one box is 3 years old and the other is 2), this newer version must be better. p.s. - I don't work for Apple : )

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh... it's inconsistent

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    I have a family of 5 most of the time. 2 adults, 3 kids. Currenlty, we host two exchange students - one from China and one from Spain so right now - we have 7 in the house. Both of them expect good wifi - and justifiably so. When we had 5 - the airport was above average... very little problems, worked well, but occasionally if all of us were doing something (my wife is a digital marketer and I work in school admin) - and my kids are on thier ipods or phones, the thing crashes. Everybody loses a signal, we unplug, plug back in - it goes amber to green, and then we're back on. As users go to sleep, the signal stays. If everybody is on... it's wets the bed. It's OK most of the time, but getting off the back porch (dang I sound like a lazy SOB) to go fix the wifi 6-7 times a night gets old. You start wonder, "is this the way it is or can i get a better device?"

    3 of 5 people found this useful