• 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

    Works like a charm - Easy setup

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I just replaced my old airport express with the new Airport express base station. My network is setup on the second with an airport extreme router and I needed an extender with a stronger signal for my room in the basement. It just felt like the old airport express wasn't giving me a strong enough signal for my Mac Pro, Blu Ray player and my ROKU Netflix box to run wirelessly. But I have to say that the new airport express gave me a very strong signal where all my wireless components run much faster and smoother.
    The setup was a very easy (very important for me), requires no thinking if using it as an extender like I am. Just plug it in to the outlet and it starts running immediately, click on the wifi signal icon on the top right of the menu bar, choose the airport express and follow the screen directions, and your connected.
    I see some reviews that some people liked the old design, but I don't mind it at all. It is still small enough to travel with it, no big deal. I'm very satisfied and would recommend getting it.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to improve your products.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I have used

    • Written by from orlando

    First let me say I have used a large amount of different routers over the past 12 years. This is the first router that has never disconnected regardless if it's the MacBook Pro with the retina display, standard MacBook, Xbox 360, iPhone or iPad. My current Internet connection is 40 GB per second download 5 GB per second upload it has never dropped or lost signal while playing video games, downloading apps, etc. It does have only one RJ-45 output but everything in my house is wireless so that does not bother me at all. As for the configuration it was all automatically configured and the only configuring I did with the Apple airport express was to create a second network for guest users and set up passwords. The Apple airplay and network printer/scanner was all plug-and-play and required no configuring whatsoever. I've had this express base Station for a couple months and had zero problems with it so I highly recommend this product and I definitely give it a five out of five.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    solved the problem but at a price

    • Written by from Berkeley

    I had a wi-fi dead corner in my house: weak signal, dropouts... . I've tried everything. Finally Apple support suggested the airport express base station.
    bought it, plugged it in - it took two minutes to install from my iPad. the dead corner now has a full signal. It's $100 but it works! Bravo!

    87 of 103 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.

    63 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic!

    • Written by from Tacoma

    I compared this with what Netgear and Belkin were offering (ballpark $80) before my purchase but finally decided on this one because of the ease-of-use of my last one, and the unobtrusive form factor - its in my living room.

    I use a Linux machine for a DHCP server and planned to use this in a bridged mode to make everything else work together. This isn't a bizarre configuration, but not the most common configuration either.

    So here's the cool part: I plugged it in to my network with my Macbook on the physical network, expecting to fish around a bit in 'Network Preferences' - but before any intervention was needed, the AirPort utility popped up with a picture of my new device, then asked me to name it and set the password.. it displayed something about 'checking the existing network' then configured itself in 'bridge mode' exactly as I intended to do manually. The only extra clicking I did was when I double-checked that it had just finished doing the smartest thing possible on my network.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from Beveren-Waas

    Yesterday I bought the AirPort Express in the Apple Store in Amsterdam. I bought it to extend my wireless network. The installation was almost completely automatic! Just 2 minutes and it was ready! This is really a stunning product, both in terms of usability and design. A 5 star rating isn't even enough!

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Important Notes about Voltage

    • Written by from Ramsey

    I've seen people note that this new Airport Express model does not support 120/240 volt world compatibility but this is incorrect. While the supplied power cable does note 120v only, the device itself is labeled as compliant with US and world voltage at 120 and 240 volts. My guess is that the cable itself is labeled for the US, since in other parts of the world the supplied cable would be different.

    84 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    • Written by from West Des Moines

    Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals.

    Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled.

    Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like?

    Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

    143 of 156 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome job all-around on this one!!!

    • Written by from Stockton

    First of all, this thing just looks fabulous; it's the exact same shape and size as the Apple TV, so it looks great by it! It matches the Airport Extreme better as well. Also, I love that it now has two ethernet ports, one to connect it to the network (if you need it) and one to connect a computer (or Apple TV, etc). I myself use it to extend my home wireless network and it works very well, it is easy to set up and very fast. AirPlay is great too, I can now easily play music on my bedroom stereo from my MBP/iPhone/iPad. Apple, great job on this one!

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install, Easy to Use

    • Written by from Vancouver

    To be honest I am not an expert of networking stuff. I have used many different kinds of wireless routers. While most of them do work, they need some knowledge to setup and maintain, many times I encountered unknown disconnections and I had to restart them and prayed the problems get solved.
    Then I read a lot of information on AirPort, and Apple released the new generation, so I decided to get one. It ended up to be a great decision.
    The install was really easy, just like all Apple products, and the AirPort Utility app gives great visual information on the networking, and changing setup is so easy too. Also the WiFi is very stable, all wireless devices working great! I never see the connectivity limited icon again!
    Plus I haven't even put good use for the AirPlay function or connecting printer yet.
    In conclusion, great product! Worth the money!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Uverse

    • Written by from Collinsville

    I purchased the new AE to expand my wireless area in my house and allow for greater flexibility of device locations. I have a PC with Win 7 64 and my internet comes by way of AT&T Uverse. the RG Uverse supplies operates on 802.11g and my PC is wired in. I needed to move my PC to an area where there were no ethernet outlets and at temps of 105 outside, I really did not want to be in my attic running new wires. I also had some dead spots in my master suite. This little unit works like a charm, I had to use my iPad to configure it but there really was not much to it. My only complaint would be that I have no idea how to configure it with a PC. I am writing this review on my PC that is now wireless, and my iPad, iPhones, iPods and Apple TV's are all working perfectly and I can still connect to my set top boxes with my Uverse remote app. At a $100 bucks a pop you really can't beat the ease of connection. I may get one more for my master suite just so I can place my tv where ever I so desire.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple

    • Written by from Madison

    Walked into the Apple Store with my kids, & got pointed to the Acc's wall. Grabbed the AP Base Station box, about the size of my fist. Walked to one of the 50 associates on the clock. Checked out in 24 seconds. Left.

    Total time of transaction — 2 min's tops (maybe less).

    Got home. Total setup time — 4 min's tops.

    I could have ordered over the Web with free shipping — but I wanted to swing by the store again.

    Why? B/c it's beautiful.

    I. Love. Apple.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful item

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    Set-up was a breeze and the app works as a perfectly good companion. I had the old version for years but since there was wasn't a better option on the marked so far I was waiting for this.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Richmond

    Set-up was a breeze. It took about 5 mins. This was a fresh change from the old Dome looking Airport I had from years. I still have it, but the reason for the change was b/c the product kept losing conection to the web. Plus it has out lived its time. The size of the new base station has a very small foot print. Amazing how small this item is. Can't wait to try airplay speakers with it.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but it did not do what i needed it to do

    • Written by from Bonaire

    let me say over all this product is great and easy to setup it follows the old version of this product. also my setup for the house is an old netgear wireless router in the back room then attached is the netgear power over ethernet plugs to extend the wired LAN, then across the house is the older gen router attached to the living room ethernet plug, and also one in my bed with older gen attached to the netgear power ethernet plug. each of the older gen are set up as create a network to extend the netgear wireless router which works perfect, (also using the AirPlay to the stereos in each room). the product worked great in setting up the create a network mode but would not allow the guest network to be used since i was only using the connection as a DHCP connection. after doing some research i found out that the connection had to be connected using DCHP and NAT for the guest network to work. but in my case that particular mode was conflicting with the wireless negtear router already using the DCHP and NAT connection, which overall was connflicting with the new apple express base station.

    so overall i would suggest that the router be used as the main router to get the guest network to work and use the LAN port, to attach a good switch to add extra LAN connections, unless all of your devices are using a WLAN connection. this product world be best in a small house, dorm, appartment.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I had hoped for

    • Written by from Richfield

    I bought the new Airport Express so I could move our old one from the porch into the garage (for AirPlay). Setup from my iPad took 3 minutes. The signal is now strong enough to stream Pandora and Netflix outside and AirPlay works without a hitch. I like the new form factor better - it's much easier to change the connections and hit the reset button without accidentally unplugging it.

    Traveling with the old Express was great, and this one should be just as easy. I always bring an ethernet cable with when I travel, so bringing the power cable along too isn't an issue. Replacement power cables are also cheap, - I'll probably just buy an extra to keep in my backpack so I can just unplug the Express and head out the door.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful extender

    • Written by from Northfield

    I have a spread-out house and had trouble getting Wi-Fi signal in the room farthest from the Extreme router, despite using several Expresses as extenders. I was giving up hope, then tried this new Express as the extender farthest from the router. It has changed my life – even though the intermediate extenders are old Expresses, the signal in the back room is incredibly strong due to the new Express. I will say, set up was not working well with the iPad — I had to use my Mac. But that worked fine, and now I'm one happy camper. The best $99 I can recall spending.

    83 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exellent

    • Written by from Miami

    I'm impressed

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Summer is here

    • Written by from NORTH YORK

    I bought the new Airport Express on Friday and I can now have reception in my Backyard. Thank you

    22 of 28 people found this useful