• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have a Netgear router in my basement and it gives a weak signal to the second and third floor. I purchased the Airport Express thinking that i could use it wirelessly on the second floor to boost the signal. I learned after I bought it that the only way to use this product wirelessly to boost the signal is if your primary wifi router is another apple product such as the Airport Extreme or Time Capsule. You can extend the network with a third party router if the two are connected via ethernet, which practically does you no good considering they are right next to each other. If you want to boost range of wifi wirelessly you cant have a third party router. it's still a good product to use for airplay and airprint.

    5 of 5 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 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted exactly....

    • Written by from BRONX

    Bought this at an apple store, after the rep assured me this will work as a repeater for my Fios router... he was wrong, very easy to set up and use, but just isn't compatible with the Fios Actiontec (the worst router i've ever owned btw)
    But i'm giving it a chance as an independent station for guests and air printing - i'll have to rethink my network layout and then hopefully i can properly utilize this nifty little gadget.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    small and powerful, but...

    • Written by from Springfield

    Great little unit. Set up was simple using my PPPoE connection. Usb printer works good, but ONLY with computers, NOT with iPad and iPhone. Why was this function omitted ?

    27 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me!

    • Written by from Conception Bay South

    I was under the impression that I could use it for my speaker system....No so, It won't work on my Bose Speaker,(Can only connect the iPhone 4 to that).
    Also won't work with the iPhone for printing...It only works with a PC or Mac computer if you want to print wireless....
    Anyway it not for me,,,(can't print with my phone and can't listen to my music on my Bose with it.) But hey, it works great for everything else!!!!!!

    18 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent function, puzzling design

    • Written by from Brookline

    I love Apple, but this product puzzles me. Yes, it does work beautifully, and it's a snap to set up. That's huge. But the design is curious. The old Airport Express base station could be plugged into an outlet in a hallway or anywhere else. This one is more of a production, with a long cord, and a shape that demands to be put onto a tabletop or something. You just have to hope that in designing your home network, you can find good placement for your base stations in spots where there happen to be tables—oh, and then of course you have to look at the base station all the time, instead of the old kind, which sat down around ankle level, unobtrusive in the room, and worked just great.

    One more thing. The base of the unit is tapered in such a way that after you've plugged in the power cord and the ethernet cable, it doesn't want to stand properly. It wants to tip. If the cords hang down off the tabletop, as cords are after all wont to do, they tend to pull at the back of the unit, leaving it looking as if it's popped a wheelie.

    I really don't know what was wrong with the old one, but if they had to redesign it, I'm not sure why those chose this particular way of doing it.

    47 of 64 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.

    51 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No gigalan

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    Pity that this device has faster wireless speed capacity than the LAN/WAN ports with only 10/100 speed. I wanted to use this one in my home due to smaller size than the Extreme but with this speed it's quite a disappointment that the wired side was not brought up to 1GB speed. And yes, my ISP supplies 1GB speed.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Base Station

    • Written by

    good product

    46 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great except with Nest

    • Written by from Johns Creek

    I love this product. It was very easy to setup and extended my network off my Airport Extreme. However, it isn't compatible with Nest thermostats. So I had to disconnect it. The Apple Extreme works fine.

    33 of 41 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.

    69 of 95 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB hard drive

    • Written by from La Grange

    The new model eliminates local storage. The dual band wifi is a nice improvement over the old model.

    24 of 52 people found this useful