• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Instant Solution to My Problem

    • Written by from Duvall

    I've been having trouble for over a year getting a clear, strong data transfer rate between my Airport Extreme in the office and my Apple TV in the family room. Most days, movies would have to buffer for up to an hour or even longer before they were ready to play.

    I tried every quick fix I could think of: relocating the router, a wireless repeater, and even a powerline ethernet adapter. Nothing seemed to help much. I was on the verge of switching to a different router in the hope of getting more broadcast power. I resisted resorting to the Airport Express due to the cost, but none of the cheaper fixes were working.

    It only took about a minute to connect it up and about another minute to configure the Express to my network and suddenly my Apple TV finally works the way it's supposed to. Hi-res video is virtually instantaneous. No buffering problems at all.

    What made it totally worth it to me was the seamless set up. I can't count the number of hours I've spent troubleshooting my other solutions. But with the Express, my problem was fixed within 10 minutes of opening the box.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Streaming Music

    • Written by from SWINDON

    No good if your streaming HI-FI sounding music! Pops and crackles like an old vinyl Record!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Range Increase and Easy Setup

    • Written by from Stuart

    I was getting frequent drops on my home Comcast WiFi system. After reading the reviews on the AirPort Express I decided to purchase one. I noticed Apple had a refurbished unit for $72 including shipping, so I decided to purchase it. In the meantime I had hoped that the Comcast tech that was scheduled to come and check out my network would arrive after I received the Airport Express. Sure enough, about 30 minutes prior to the tech arriving my Airport Express was delivered by FedEx. I waited until the tech arrived to connect it just to see what his reaction would be. He saw I had purchased the Apple product and said it would really be an improvement to my internet and it would be more stable. Sure enough, the ease of installing it and the performance and range really did improve. You must first have a modem as this is only a router, but I decided to still keep my Comcast modem/router unit until I get another single modem which I presume will be a Motorola Surfboard which he recommended. My main goal at the beginning was to get back up and running again. I recommend this product to any one wishing to improve their internet service.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No AC support. Outdated and still overpriced

    • Written by from Melton South

    Still doesn't support AC. $150 for this, when you can get an AirPort Extreme for only an extra $250? Apple are kidding themselves.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Replaced my old router with the Airport Express. Easy to install. Breathed new life in my Wi-Fi speed. No lost connections.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay audio unreliable

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Purchased the airport to stream audio to my stereo. It works for a few minutes and then cuts out. Have tried many fixes but none work. You need to repeatedly restart the stream until you give up in annoyance. Many reports of this on the net but no real solutions. Don't buy this if you're looking for an audio streaming solution.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express bogs down download speeds on connected devices.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I had an Apple Express hooked up in my living room, close to the Apple TV which btw works really well. However, I started to notice that when I had my Mac Air in the same living room and "hooked up" via express that web screens loaded pretty slowly. I ran Speakeasy to check to see what was up and found that the unit was running at a snails pace, causing the computer to get down under 1 meg some times, even when the Apple TV wasn't being used. I went to my desktop MAC and ran Speakeasy and was getting the 12meg speeds I'm paying ATT for, so dismissing ATT as a culprit, I moved the Express to other parts of the house, tested, and got less than half speed regardless of the location. I then removed (unplugged) the Express and checked again and even with all devices (6-7) connected to the Extreme Base Unit. The download speeds were at back to the correct 12meg making me wonder why I bought the Express in the first place. Bottom line. (My) Express runs at best half-speed so I unplugged it, and told Airport Utility to "forget it" which removed it from my network. Live and learn. I am still a huge Apple fan and have had no other problems to speak of with any other Apple equipment. I just feel lucky that it was an easy problem to solve and even if it was $99 throw-away item, no one, including Apple is 100%.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor wifi range

    • Written by from Bromsgrove

    Firstly I must say the design of this Airport Express is much better than original plug in style and as ever with Apple its a nice and compact; it also comes nicely packaged. It's also pretty easy to setup, but I found the iOS limited compared to the Airport utility built-in to OSX.

    I had it set up in minutes, connected to my wifi and an optical cable into my HiFi. It sounded great, the DAC in my system doing a great job of converting the higher quality music.

    That's where the good stuff ends though. We quickly noticed that it kept dropping out, even though the APE was only 8m away from the router with only one stud wall between the two. Proof of this was easily shown by just walking in between the APE and our router, which invariably caused a drop-out. To put it in perspective, our Mac Mini in the lounge is 12.5m from the router on another floor and that easily streams video from the internet or provides a video stream to our other TVs around the house from Plex via the same router. Streaming from the Ethernet connected iMac was OK, but a stream from any iDevice over wifi dropped out.

    Maybe ours was faulty, but having read the experience of others I don't think so. If you can connect it to your router via Ethernet then it would be fine I'm sure, as well as extending your wifi to another room.

    For this reason it gets 2 stars from me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a product

    • Written by from Aarhus N

    This is a brilliant product. It was so easy to install, you take it out of the packaging, plug it in, and connect to your DSL. You pick up you iPhone, connect to the network, choose a password and there you go. And what's more, I went from a measly 8mbit output from my old wireless router to taking full advantage of my 40mbit connection, my Apple TV thanks me, and I thank Apple. Simply brilliant!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if Airplay is your goal

    • Written by from Vancouver

    (Zero Stars)

    I own two of these, and have been constantly fighting to get them to work streaming music to my stereos. This is the black dot on my Apple experience.

    At the moment, to make them work I have to unplug, wait, and then plug them back in. Then I need to wait at my source device for the short window that I have to connect to the airport. When the icon comes up I can waste no time, I need to immediately connect. This will buy me 45 minutes of streaming time before having to do this ritual all over again.

    Yes, I have scraped through the forums, yes I have checked in with Apple support - nothing works.

    These things are garbage as far as receivers for streaming music - maybe the are decent routers, I don't really care about that.

    Honestly, go for something that has a good track record, not this device if you want to wirelessly stream music.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best WIFI router we've owned.

    • Written by from Geneva

    Over the years we have used three service providers, ATT (SBC, Ameritech), Comcast and Verizon. We've used various versions of modems with three different router vendors. Without a doubt the Express has been the most reliable of the three. Our last router had deteriorated into at least a once a day reset. Considering a flight of stairs was involved, it became a royal PITA. The only time I have reset problems is when our current provider has system outages. Otherwise, it is stable as a rock even during heavy lightning storms or after power outages.

    Some of the complaints on reliability had me concerned but we have now had ours for 17 months without a glitch. It supports 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 MacAir, 1 Playstation, 2 Windows laptops and 2 TVs across three levels, each of which has approximately 900 sqft/level, from a location on the first level and has enough gas to cover the front porch and rear deck as well.

    Today, I finally used the AirPlay feature when I moved an old PC speaker system to the lower level, plugged it in and my iPhone was playing music to the connected system immediately, no reconfiguration needed. Apple makes high tech gear that is invisible, not an obstacle and that's why we have continued to add to our  collection!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, where the light is amber

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    This is a terrible product. Having owned two of these, they always end up failing within a year or two. I bought a Netgear, which lasted me 4 years. I am really disappointed, and this is a costly product. I would never recommend this product to anyone. In fact, I think they should have a buyback program for this faulty and weak product. I can't sell my dead airport. I gave the first one a way for someone to hack as a project. Save your money and buy a Netgear for $79. It is much durable.

    Also, this product only has a 1-year product. You can buy it with a laptop, and AppleCare, but who can precisely time when their Wifi modem goes out. This product wasted 45 minutes of my time and Time Warners.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best product that I never bought!!!!!!

    • Written by from KEILOR EAST

    It's amazing!!!! It's the best of the best!!!!!! It's Apple!!!!! I got full signal and speed all over my house with my own network!!!!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thank you

    • Written by from TURKU

    Extending my wireless Apple network with AirPort Express was incredible easy and it did not take more than a few minutes.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such Excellence

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    We are IT professionals, and just replaced our 13 (yes 13) year old AirPort with AirPort Express. While we can troubleshoot anything, we really appreciate not having to! This was plug-and-play, and the performance is excellent. And as always, we also appreciate the great design.

    And a tribute to our 2001 AirPort. It worked wonderfully for all those years, only now failing. We haven't been able to use the AirPort Utility for years as the old device was not supported, but it did not matter. How many technologies work for 13 years????

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless bridging a breeze

    • Written by from RIVERWOOD

    I purchased the AirPort Express yesterday, it arrived today and had it configured for wireless extension in about 2 minutes. There are a lot of comments in the 1 star level about this feature not working well and I was worried. After configuring initially (with base station 3 meters from the AirPort Extreme) I had to play with placement to get the best signal.

    Great product and simple to use. Just follow the instructions (or look up YouTube) and be prepared to experiment with positioning to get best signal/connectivity.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the price and insanely easy to setup.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly thrilled.

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
    So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer for me.
    It cratered one week after the one-year warranty expired! Planned obsolesce? Apple so much as said "too bad".
    Additionally, the Internet speed was noticeably slower on the Wi-Fi than on a direct connect to the Time Warner modem.
    To me, A.E. is form over function.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great experience

    • Written by from Decatur

    Router is super easy to set up. Now after two years of use, it still works perfectly. Great buy for a lower-range "Apple enabled" network (i.e. Airplay, Time Machine, etc.). Highly recommended for Apple users and PC users alike. Management is definitely more streamlined on Apple devices but I use the PC app now and then and it still has all the features and ease of use. Buy it!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for house

    • Written by from Lima

    Got my express and speed and stability performes better, and plus looks great.

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