• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish it would work consitently

    • Written by from San Francisco

    We have a complete apple network. Consisting of a new AP Extreme and two airport expresses, and my itunes and OS is up to date.
    Literally every other time I go to connect I get the spinning wheel of death for a second then it doesn't connect.
    If i fully reboot my entire network it works fine for a couple of days.
    I would save my money and not buy this.

    90 of 117 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the included Ethernet port, but not crazy about the cable

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have had 2008 AirPort Express since it was first released and has been a steady companion with me for my travel.

    Now that I don't travel anymore, I have used it to extend my network (I live in a brick building house with multiple of small rooms) for my Time Capsule where it is in my work room and the signal diminish when I go outside my house, front and back.

    I had always wanted to buy another one so that I can put one in the back, and one in the front so whether I'm in my back yard or out in my front lawn, I will get strong signal. However, I waited for a refresh as I had a feeling one was coming up soon anyway.

    Anyway, with this refresh, I decided to put this newer model closer to my backyard and connected the now included Ethernet port to a switch so visitors who need to plug in can use that instead of the wireless.

    The only thing I didn't like, was the design of this new model. My 2008 version has the AC plug built-in, where as the new model comes with a cable to connect to my AC outlet. It is another piece of item that I must carry when I travel. Did they forget the name of the product is "Express" where as it will be used for travelling? I didn't mind too much about the size, though, it is only 1/4 larger than my 2008 Express.

    I too off 1 star (there's no 1/2 option) specifically for this con. Other than that, like I said, I now love the included Ethernet port. If this one is as heavy duty as my original Express, which I think it will be, then this is another awesome Apple product.

    84 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little miracle worker

    • Written by from Memphis

    We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been through so many routers that I was about to give up all together. I finally decided to give this tiny little item with the big price tag (in my world)a try. It was simple to set up and most importantly powerful. Our biggest issue was the amount of items would cause some items to drop off or a lot of time no one was able to connect at all. We would reset our router at least 4 times a day on average. With 2 iPads, 3 kindles, 4 cell phones, 2 computers, apple tv, and 3 game systems it never seemed to work out for us. Now with this little miracle worker everyone is connected all the time with no issues. We have had it set up for a week and I haven't reset it once. I am so happy that I could just dance.

    60 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick, painless, and smooth operation

    • Written by from Augusta

    I have used many routers over the years. Linksys, net gear, and even an asus I put dd-wrt on and ALL would give me problems. Random drops, lag on gaming, etc. none compare to the simplicity and speed as this one.

    I have owned it for two days now and no drop outs, not to mention my Sonia not coming to me complaining abut lag on his Xbox 360. Even my "New iPad" doesn't drop the connection. I was starting to suspect I had one with the wireless issues. Not any more.

    This thing has great coverage. I live in a 1500 sq ft house and I get full bars anywhere. The base station is in a central spot. I am sitting here typing this 60' away through 3 walls and it's at ful bars. Just pure perfection,

    I can't express how much of an apple fan I have become and this device just adds to my appreciation of all things Apple.

    67 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This pains me, but....

    • Written by from South Portland

    I'm a big Apple fan - iMac (2), MacBook Pro (2), iPad (2), iPhone (2), the whole works.

    I purchased two of these when they came out, primarily because the ethernet out port enabled me to connect my DVR to to Internet without having to wire to a pretty difficult spot. (The second AirPort Express I bought for my parents, to replace a generic cheap wireless router.)

    I mostly use my AirPort Express to stream music to my stereo using AirTunes. I had been using a previous generation AirPort Express for this, and it worked flawlessly. Never any drops or glitches. I've got a Time Capsule and two other AirPort Expresses in my house, and they all work well.

    The 2012 AirPort Express is constantly dropping from my network, even though it is about 10 feet from the AirPort Extreme, in a straight sight line. My father reports that the same thing is happening with his, noticeable even though he is only surfing the Web. His serves as the primary router, connected directly to his cable modem.

    I returned mine for another model, which the Apple Store graciously provided even though I was beyond the return time, but it is more of the same. I'm hoping for a firmware update that will fix this; there is a lot to like about the new model.

    You can see that others are having this problem by checking the Apple support community for the thread "AirPort Express (2012) drops network connection after ~1 hour...ideas?"

    72 of 91 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    It was very easy set up. But my wife will not be able to do it. I threw out my old linksys wireless router which was about 6 years old and was ready for a new one.

    73 of 95 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great product from Apple

    • Written by from WEST BROOKFIELD

    Consistent signal and data rate within a two-story colonial in a residential neighborhood. Very easy to setup. Price is a bit steep, but you get what you pay for. I never give 5 stars, but this one is pretty close.

    68 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Network Extender

    • Written by from Storm Lake

    Have an airport extreme i bought this to put in my room to extend my network. works perfectly every thing streams so smooth! Great product

    60 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Amazing Apple Product

    • Written by from COTTONDALE

    I had a 2 year old Cisco Router, which I paid good money for. I have around 11 devices running and it could not handle it anymore. Now the AirPort Express handles it and more. On top of that it was connected and running in less then a minute. Its another clean, simple product by Apple

    66 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Near perfect

    • Written by from St. John's

    I've had this router since June 2012 and it has been nearly flawless. Integrates perfectly in my apple ecosystem. Fast, reliable, easy to set up and use.

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only lasted 14 months, guarantee is 12 months

    • Written by from raheny

    i bought this in july 2012 and it stopped working last week in september 2013. that's 14 months. the guarantee is 12 months. I expected more from an apple product.

    we were an exclusively apple house with ipod, ipads, apple tv, airport express, macbook pro etc. We are disappointed with apple's refusal to accept that 14 months is not an acceptable life span for a product with no moving parts.

    as a premium product it should have a three year guarantee.

    69 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like an Extreme-mini!! Super easy setup

    • Written by from Clarksville

    Bought this to replace the old Airport Express from a year ago, because I wasn't getting very good reception in one corner of the house. I'm using this as an extender, and so far it's great.

    Compared to the old Express, this one is

    1) Easier to set up than the old Express. The last one took me 15 minutes. With this one, the iOS Airport Utility helped me set it up in 30 seconds. I've literally spent hours setting up and fixing other brands of routers. This one is truly frustration-free!!

    2) Faster than the old Express. After placing this one where the old Express was, I noticed better range and speed in other parts of the house.

    I really don't think the extra cord is that big of a deal. It's well worth the trade-off of having a faster, better router/extender. I really think this could be the primary router for a smaller house.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features but...

    • Written by from Coal City

    Love the new features but don't like the fact that now you need another cord for power instead of just plugging it in to the wall.

    71 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Boston

    Bought this router to replace my cable providers router that kept cutting the signal at weird times of the day and it has been nothing but FLAWLESS. Super easy to set up, super tiny and works just fine for an apartment of 4.

    51 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best $99 I've Spent So Far in This Century

    • Written by from GREENPORT

    My office is on the second floor of my house built in 1832. My wife’s office with her PC was downstairs next to the laundry room. Because of the appliances, we could only provide access to the internet for her via a unit that used the electrical wiring of the house. She could not connect to my TC.
    Now, the good news. She finally threw out the dreadful Dell replacing it with an iMac and we bought the Airport Express hoping the increased range would make the difference. It did and it only took 7.5 minutes to hook up. What’s more she wirelessly uses “our” printer and TC in my office and we both can play music through the living room’s sound system where we located the unit.
    The best $99 I’ve spent so far in this century.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally!!

    • Written by from Orlando

    I just got a mac mini and started having issues with my Linksys router. I purchased a D- Link and their customer service was not able to connect it to my mac. Finally Apple suggested I get the Airport Express and it works amazing!! I no longer get the error "another pc is using your same ip address". Also I have a 2 story 1400 sqft house. I have it connected on the second floor and the reception is better than the other routers I had. I get full bar reception on my iphone and ipad all over the house with no issues. If you are worried about getting this one verses the extreme, just purchase this one and try it out. You may not need the more expensive one. I was told by apple support that this new one has much better reception than the old one. I am so happy and always willing to pay a little extra for apple products when they are so simple to use. I am very happy with this.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a while, now on second one

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I am using AirPort Express to extend my AirPort Extreme's network (which was already flawless) so that I can use Airplay in my room.

    The first unit was set up no problem, but then began randomly dropping its connection to the network thus, being unable to be detected by AirPort Utility and needing a master reset. I believe it simply needs a strong firmware update. I know my way around Apple products, and this shouldn't happen!

    65 of 89 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Calgary

    Just bought the airport express to replace an old router. Very easy to set up, the only drawback I found was trying to create a guest network. Instructions are very general, was not able to set one up. Not a big deal but still a bit disappointed. All in all a great product and would definitely recommend it

    53 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from evans

    the output of this wifi is incredible. i can get it anywhere in my house, even when i pull up in my car i check my phone and i have at least 2 bars. very easy to hook up.. takes minutes. 5 stars

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from Warrenton

    I use five Airport Expresses along with an eight megabyte Mac Mini and Time Capsule to listen to music throughout my home. I work at home and can go anywhere in the house, including front and back yards, and never leave my music behind, usually. Sometimes I dream of the old days of flipping records because my music didn't quit, stammer, or stutter for no apparent reason, or require me to reboot my computer or Airport Expresses, or restart iTunes to restore all of the Airport Expresses, or have Airport expresses dropout completely, or require me to make sure that not more than one MacBookPro isn't running Time Machine, or use the microwave oven. Numerous phone calls to Apple, countless trips to forums, and Apple Store Geniuses (nothing against Apple Store Geniuses, they are the backbone of Apple customer service) without a solution. I continue to use AirPlay, formally Air Tunes, to listen to music but often times concoct ways to have a hard wired system.

    52 of 67 people found this useful