• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Update

    • Written by from Duncan

    I recently bought the latest AirPort Express, to replace my first generation AE which had been cutting my wi-fi connection in and out too frequently. I couldn't be happier with the new device. There has been NO loss of signal since I set it up last week. Not just that, but it's producing faster loading results.

    Best purchase I've made in a long while.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome

    • Written by from mission

    I bought this at my university bookstore to replace my Linksys E900....its great and stable and all my devices connect flawlessly...everything from my Mac, Ipads, Iphones, android devices, along with all my PCs connect with no issues, and no dropping of signal or freezing of network...its fast enough for everything I do, and my internet throughput increased to my maximum upload and download speed for my ISP...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know whay so many people had problems (get the Airport Utility APP!)

    • Written by from Moyock

    From the moment you power the router on using my iPhone to program it was the easiest setup of a router I've even done. I'm using it with a Vonage adapter and a original Xbox using Ethernet and both work fine. Without the App (Airport utility) you can don the basics of the wireless setup but the router did want to go into bridge mode as it was plugged into the Vonage and was continuing that (makes sense if that's what I wanted)
    Using the airport utility I was able to set it up as it's own router so it was separate than the Vonage and having the Xbox then plugged into the Ethernet port of the express allows my iPhone, computers etc to see it. I was also able to set up the XBOX on a DMZ zone allowing all access to it so my NAT type was open. With the app also you can set up a wireless printer easily using WPS.
    Everything you can do on most routers this makes it easy using the app. If you have a computer can can even more options than the app gives you, again you just have to install the airport utility on those if you want to configure the router from them.

    I originally have 2 Linksys router, I replaced the 1 with a newer one, then replaced that with the apple router. Both routers before I was forever unplugging the router at least once a month sometimes once a week or even once a day to get them going again. The apple I can honestly say been using it for about 6 months and not have to reboot it once.
    Great router!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No connect to Yamaha Disklavier via wireless bridge to Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Victoria

    I have spent several days trying to configure this jewel-like piece of junk. Running Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.3, Airport Utility 6.x (AU6.x) auto configure does not enable detection of piano using Yamaha's iPhone Disklavier App. Apple Airport 6.x has no manual configuration capability. For that you need a nonstandard install of Airport Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 (depending on your Mac OS X version). Infuriating!

    19 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Design Fault Jony...

    • Written by from Hassocks

    Perormance, setup etc. is fine, as expected, but placing of the AC input connector next to the WAN connector means that the unit has to be used with a cable for the AC, and the standard Apple AC plug adaptor cannot be used to plug the unit directly into an AC socket, as the adaptor overlaps the WAN connector. Means I have to carry an extra cable with me when on the road. Not good.
    Why not swap over the WAN and ethernet connectors, as the latter is not used by most people...

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from Sicklerville

    Easy setup. And strong signal. Another winner for apple.

    4 of 7 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.

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Replaced my old router with the Airport Express. Easy to install. Breathed new life in my Wi-Fi speed. No lost connections.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express bogs down download speeds on connected devices.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I had an Apple Express hooked up in my living room, close to the Apple TV which btw works really well. However, I started to notice that when I had my Mac Air in the same living room and "hooked up" via express that web screens loaded pretty slowly. I ran Speakeasy to check to see what was up and found that the unit was running at a snails pace, causing the computer to get down under 1 meg some times, even when the Apple TV wasn't being used. I went to my desktop MAC and ran Speakeasy and was getting the 12meg speeds I'm paying ATT for, so dismissing ATT as a culprit, I moved the Express to other parts of the house, tested, and got less than half speed regardless of the location. I then removed (unplugged) the Express and checked again and even with all devices (6-7) connected to the Extreme Base Unit. The download speeds were at back to the correct 12meg making me wonder why I bought the Express in the first place. Bottom line. (My) Express runs at best half-speed so I unplugged it, and told Airport Utility to "forget it" which removed it from my network. Live and learn. I am still a huge Apple fan and have had no other problems to speak of with any other Apple equipment. I just feel lucky that it was an easy problem to solve and even if it was $99 throw-away item, no one, including Apple is 100%.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly thrilled.

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
    So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer for me.
    It cratered one week after the one-year warranty expired! Planned obsolesce? Apple so much as said "too bad".
    Additionally, the Internet speed was noticeably slower on the Wi-Fi than on a direct connect to the Time Warner modem.
    To me, A.E. is form over function.

    4 of 8 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.

    1 of 2 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.

    3 of 6 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?"

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal extension plus airplay to my old receiver

    • Written by from Chandler

    Added one of these in our guest house in order to improve signal strength. That worked great. Then I found I could add a cable and connect to an optical port on my old Denon. Now I am driving some vintage speakers with airplay off my phone or I-pad. I expect that guests will love being able to play their music through that system.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from Pensacola

    I've been using an Airport Express for over six months and it's fast, reliable and works well with other Apple products like Wake on Demand and can be used to Airplay audio.

    The size and shape is almost the same as a 2nd or 3rd gen. Apple TV. The price is a little high, but they can be found online a little cheaper than on Apple's site.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes a lot of effort to get it to work

    • Written by from Kingston

    I have two of these now, to extend my wireless network in my house. Currently I am trying to get the second one to work. Very painful and frustrating. When it works, it is great and reliable, but to get the device setup in the first place takes me hours, many resets of the device and a few too many swear words. In the end I will be successful and all will be good.

    All apple products I have used work well. This is the only one that the setup does not work well, and you have to repeat the process over and over.

    18 of 36 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?

    0 of 1 people found this useful