• 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!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Alternative to Motorola Router

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I moved into a student housing apartment and had a AT&T motorola DSL router which wouldn't broadcast a wifi signal to my Apple products. Only my Xbox 360 and HP laptop would get the wifi signal. So I finally gave up trying to fix the problem and bought an Airport Express! It worked on all my Apple products and window products without a glitch. Now I can get wifi on my iPad,iPhone,iMac,Apple TV along with the Xbox and laptop.
    I highly recommend this to all my friends and associates!
    Thanks Apple for coming through for me with the easy setup too!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way Too Easy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I set up this network after a couple of margaritas and it works perfectly.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptic from Reviews

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    After reading so many reviews, I was a bit skeptic but I figured I have 14 days to try it then return if I didn't like it, so here it goes...

    MY STORY:

    First of all I am using this device as a router. After buying, I did the setup (very easy by the way) and immediately started using it with the AirPlay (music) feature as well and connected it with speakers. I have had it for 3 weeks now and I haven't had a single issue with it. I spent $200 last year on a Linksys EA4500 router and from the start, the router often would not provide internet. I would have to restart it frequently to fix the issue but it would occur almost everyday. Until I got fed up and bought this one to replace it, which is a "downgrade" if you think about it.

    SPECS:

    Anyway, once, in these three weeks I did experienced an internet connection loss but I noticed that the AirPort Express "recognized" this and restarted all on its own! I was sitting next to it when it occurred but 5 secs later I was back online. I would consider the WiFi range to be decent but I really can't say much in this matter because I live in a 1,000 sq ft apartment; so, I get full signal almost everywhere. On this product's specifications it doesn't state the transfer rate, so I tested it, and, depending on your device, you may get up to 300 Mbps. I've used this AirPort Express connected with a Motorola Surfboard (Modem), MacBook Pro, iPhones, iPads, AppleTV, Canon Printer and a Sony VAIO (Windows). They all work perfectly fine with it.

    Hope this helps, good luck!

    6 of 6 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Light and powerful

    • Written by from Toronto

    Upgraded my first generation Airport express to this one and all I can say it is an amazing upgrade. Powerful and light, easy to carry.

    Great job again Apple! I love you

    3 of 3 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great upgrade!

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I upgraded from a previous router that was a different brand, and this is great! My laptop kept scrambling the lower band of my previous router, so I had to get a new one. I have lots of Apple gadgets, but own a desktop and laptop PC. Works great with all of them. Easy to setup and install. I like that it is small, like my Apple TV. Its a bit expensive for a router, but I've only ever had success with Apple products, so I'm happy with this purchase.

  • 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple's product ever - streaming just DOESN'T work

    • Written by from Elk Grove Village

    I can't believe this product has 4 stars. Try to stream music with AirPlay... Every model of this device had issues with frequent music drop out when streaming... and unfortunately I'm the owner of this model...
    More than four years of complains of other users on Apple's forum...

    If you're going to buy it in order to stream music - think twice :-)...

    5 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Ellenbrook

    Really impressed with this product, its nice and compact looks the part and furthermore it works faultlessly.

    Its easy to set up good overall performance, highly recommended purchase.

    1 of 1 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Did NOT know

    • Written by from newark

    I am only giving it 4 stars because it in the set up guide it does not tell you that you also have to do an extra set up on the computer by going to the wireless set up and clicking assist me, but I mean I am using this for my college dorm so it might be a different. But, Overall it has worked and it is defiantly good for a college dorm like mine who does not have wireless. Also, apple should defiantly have a set up guide for college dorms

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suitable, maybe, for throwing through Apple Store window

    • Written by from Denver

    This device fails to live up to Apple's reputation of building quality products that "just work." I purchased it for its airplay capabilities. Mistake. It's either not visible for airplay streaming or streams for 20 minutes then disconnects. Airplay is not ready for prime time or even small time.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Gigabit

    • Written by from Georgetown

    In this day and age, it is ridiculous that the Airport Express would not support gigabit networks. Even many home networks are now gigabit so this device should be able to support gigabit speeds.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is limited to the point of uselessness!

    • Written by from Redmond

    I've just spent the last 4 hours trying to get 2 of these things to CONNECT to my home network. Not even creating a network, just simply connecting to my already existing network. I have 2 routers already, one is a Linksys and the other is an ASUS. They talk to each other perfectly. Trying to get the 2 airport express base stations to connect to the networks output by either the Linksys or the Asus routers is (as far as I can tell) possible, but not worth all the hoops you're required to jump through in terms of configurations. Apple would you please bring the capability of your products up to that of products made by SO MANY OTHER BRANDS! Thank you!

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Guelph

    The device solved my connection problems within five minutes of getting it out of the box. Could not ask for anything better.

    5 of 5 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful