• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Old one was better

    • Written by from Camillus

    My old Express is 7 years old and needs to be reset constantly so I replaced it with a new one because I love airplay for music from my iphone, ipad, and macbook. I don't like that this doesn't just plug into the wall like the old one. On top of that the cord that comes with it is to short. I'm also getting a lot of interference with the remotes for my wii and now need to figure out a new solution for where everything is located.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very weak wifi signal

    • Written by from Auckland

    I purchased an airport express on the advice of an apple sales person that it would provide a perfectly good wireless signal over a distance of 30m.
    Once I purchased the product and set it up in our home office I found that that was not the case and I could not get a reliable signal in the house (approx 20m away from the home office).
    I was then advised to purchase a second airport express to use as an expander in the house. However, it still takes about 5 times as long to load a website in the house as it does in the office, and the express in the house keeps dropping the connection with the express in the office.
    I have purchased a new imac and two airport expresses only to find that I have to use my 6 year old wireless G router in order to get reliable internet access to the computer in the house.
    When I called applecare support I was advised that the earlier advice given by the apple salesperson was wrong and that an airport express really only gives a strong signal over a distance of about 10m.
    As a result, he suggested I buy a third airport express and set it up in between the two I’ve already bought, however, that is impossible as there is only lawn between them.
    I feel like I’ve been sold a lemon by apple. Very disillusioned with this product. Complete waste of money.

    82 of 141 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than best

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This thing was a dream to set up. I've been using a Linksys router for years and you have to log onto the Linksys web site based on a hyperlink (192.168.1.1) with an ethernet cable from you computer, and you have to spend quite a bit of time figuring out the many screens with security and network name with passwords and and and and..... I set this thing up in about 2 minutes doing it all on my iPad. Wirelessly. Don't waste your time on another way to hook up to the internet wirelessly, and for the record it does much more than just that.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Gigabit WAN!

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    Why in this latest update Apple couldn't include a gigabit ethernet port is beyond me. I purchased one and let that fact slip by me. Going to return the device asap. Using Fios 150x65 service and the 100baseT throttles the service down by 60Mbs

    52 of 81 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a while, now flaky

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    I bought this about a year ago, it actually worked great for 6-8 months, I used it to extend my network (have a Time Capsule). Ever since that point it's been flaky, sometimes it stops working for no reason, sometimes it has a green light but no one can connect, etc. In the end I've just unplugged it and stopped using it. I can still pick up the TC wireless signal at that end of the house but it's not as strong.

    I would absolutely not recommend you buy this product, it won't last. I do like, however, the compact size and the easy setup, how it easily integrates into my iHouse. We've got two iMacs, an iPad, 2 iPhones, 3 iPod touches, a Time Capsule and an Apple TV so I've got the Apple products but this is the one I wouldn't buy again.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Toronto

    Great product for boosting other apple products network but apparently you can not air print from ipads or iphones to usb printer connected to the air port express.

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC!

    • Written by from Tunkhannock

    This router replaced my Belkin router that I only had for a few months. It would always drop its connection and Airplay would never work so I had to keep unplugging it to restart it. With Apples AirPort Express I no longer have these problems. My Internet is always connected and Airplay is always there when I need it. Thanks Apple!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kicks A!

    • Written by from LYNCHBURG

    i ditched my old router for this bad boy and wow, this thing has a solid connection and my speed dramaticly increased , its a very easy set up with advanced features if you use the utility app .. well worth the money. Thanks apple

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product

    • Written by from Brantford

    Very easy set up.
    Significant wireless improvement over my old device.
    Works superbly with all my devices.
    On top of that, can enjoy the benefits of AirPlay.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    • Written by from South Boston

    This device works perfectly as a router and was so easy to set up...All you had to do essentially was plug it in! I even love how the wireless printing works! Once it's connected, you can print from it! Great product.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    • Written by from Lawrence

    it works great, love that you can setup a guest network...was the easiest setup possible. great product.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from pant, nr Oswestry

    I bought 10 of these around my house, not for wifi, just to make speakers and printers wireless!! i cannot think of one way apple could improve this product because its so fantastic!!

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, easy setup!

    • Written by from Foley

    I counted five finger pokes I had to do on my iPad to set my new express up as a wireless extender to my airport extreme! No passwords required, no long setup process... Just plug in, find it in wifi, ask it to join your network and it's ready. It's that easy!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at 220-240 V AC. Be careful!!!

    • Written by from LIma

    This ruins all the portability of the device while travelling since you have to carry and additional transformer. But that is not the worst part. There is NO WARNING !!!! I looked at the manual, and there is NOTHING.
    Apple be prepared for lots of returns of burned devices.
    I applied common sense since there was not the usual boxy plug (transformer) like every other Apple AC connector. Then I loooked at a very small print in very light gray in the same plug end, stating it works with 125 V only....
    I will have to return it...

    57 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory to the Airport Extreme

    • Written by from Austin

    I purchased the new Airport Express to use as a wifi extender to my Airport Extreme Router. It was easy to setup using my iPad and extends my wifi signal throughout a large two story home. I now have a strong signal everywhere in my house and even in my backyard. Compared to the old days of using disposable Linksys routers, setup was a breeze, performance is great, and being able to extend the guest network from the Airport Extreme is a big plus.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Minor confusion for set up

    • Written by from Chicago

    Now that I have the product up and running it's fine. However, the instructions are not written very well. They tell you to plug in all the cables to the airport express and then plug into the outlet. It will glow solid amber and then blink amber until set up and connection are complete and it turns solid green. Well, I did exactly what it said and it was still blinking amber after several hours. There is nothing in the instructions saying that this should take maybe 5 minutes max. So I called, and the sales clerk wasn't entirely sure, but after awhile he suggested that I go online and create my network name and password first. I did this via my iphone since I had already disconnected my previous wireless router. After that everything was perfect and took no time at all. Not sure why the instruction booklet doesn't call this out. Kind of crucial to do this before unhooking everything. Device syncs awesome and I have already been able to print wireless from my iphone and my mac. I love convenience.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LIFE SAVER WHILE TRAVELLING AND IDIOT-PROOF

    • Written by from New York

    This very portable device solved my e-mail access problems in Japan and I could set it up in one minute without lokking at instructions (which were in Japanese anyway).

    My problem was that in most hotels and public wi-fi hotspots, my e-mail/IS provider (TwWC-Roadrunner) blocked access from my iPad to its POP and SMTP servers even with secure server access disabled. Since many hotels in Japan offer free in-room wired WAN connection, I decided to create my own wi-fi network after unsuccessfully trying to retrieve mail through a portable wi-fi device running on one of the super-fast Japanese 4-G networks. That solved my problem and setting up the Airport Express (called Mac Express in Japan) was practically automatic using an iPad. Will never travel without that great device.

    M.G.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Express + Motorola SURFboard 6121

    • Written by from DuPont

    It's perfect. I have a 1900 square foot home, two floors, and no problems. My Airport express is on the second floor and plenty of wifi coverage across the entire home. I have cable internet so instead of renting from the ISP's, I just bought my own equipment (Motorola SURFboard6121). In combination with my Airport express, it was very easy to set up. I called my ISP first to set up my modem. Do not set things up on your own. Call your ISP. They will be needing your MAC i.d. from your modem to get the process started. Once that was squared away I called Apple and double checked my set up was correct. I'm very excited about my network. I have two iPhone 5's , an iPod 4, iPad 2, MacBook PRO, PS3 and a Wii. Even with all of this equipment, I have no problem obtaining fast internet speed. Thank you Macintosh.

    26 of 31 people found this useful