• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    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

    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.

    96 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to extend network

    Have a wired network and a wireless network. One building is out of range of wireless. In that building I used the WAN socket to plug this in to the wired ethernet, plugged the computer into the LAN socket, and bingo - wired connection OK and my wireless network has been extended to that building. It all set itself up automatically. Could not be simpler.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    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.

    191 of 211 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome job all-around on this one!!!

    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!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install, Easy to Use

    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

    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

    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

    Small and amazing!

    I live in a large apartment with thick old walls. This baby allows me to have access to wifi in all the rooms. Amazing! It is so easy to setup.

    Only $119 with a 14 days return policy. Why not :-)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Additional Port

    This is a great little box. The old audio out (Digital Optical or Analogue) and USB from the previous box are still there - thats pretty good for less than 80 pounds
    THEN Apple add a LAN port too! - even more network extension options.
    Improvements to the Airport utility have made set up really easy.
    This is one of Apple's gems

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not a modem router?!!!

    I love the device from the moment I saw it in your keynote, but why apple, why not making a modem router after so long???!!!!
    I even order it by mistake and I realized, I was so much in luv with this device I even didn't pay attention to this important factor!
    Anyway to some people like me having a separate modem & router its just not a case!
    I give 1 star to get your attention apple, but as you may know all your devices with all limitation they have are all the way 5 stars!!!

    28 of 176 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and fast

    What an Apple product should be. Plug and play. Sleek design.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin.

    Plug it in opened up Airport utility on iPhone & it connected to Time capsule no problem.It takes longer to get out of the packaging than set up.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey

    I'd say this is the biggest waste of money ever it costs 100 bucks and worth 10. It gives ya very weak wifi signal.

    29 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router - Horrible Config Tool

    Just picked up the new express .. great router .. too bad the new airport config 6.1 software is a pile of garbage. I think I know where the engineers that did Ping ended up .. bring back the v5x version and dump 6.

    31 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay is Awesome

    the best thing about AirPort Express is the Audio out AirPlay Enabled, da new look goes perfect with my apple tv since they are the same size the same shape except that Apple Tv is black and Airport Express is white.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave

    If Steve were alive he would have fired the idiot who approved this release. First of all, the main purpose of having an Express is that it's small and great for traveling. Second, Apple has always been about adding functionality while keeping the size small or smaller than the original. So this new replacements fails on BOTH counts. How can any product manager think that this new design is better than the old?

    Here's a novel thought. Ask what would Steve do even though he asked you not to do that. Steve would have added the additional port and frequency to the old design. Not only that, he would have actually made it even smaller. Do you hear what I'm saying???

    Just because Steve is dead doesn't mean you clowns can start slacking off.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Paired with my Time Capsule and set up and running in no time. Would definitely recommend.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Perfection - Thankyou

    At last....I now have a wireless network that covers the whole house. Easy to setup and extend an existing Airport network. I am using 1 x Airport Extreme and two of these new Airport express base stations connected together over Netgear powerline adapters. Complete WiFi coverage with seamless switching when moving around the house. The added bonus of Airplay and network access to USB printers is superb.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought new today, doesn't work

    I'll change my review when they give me a new one. Flashes yellow, neither my iMac or iPhone can find it. Not my first Express so I know it's defective.

    Awesome...... What a wasted 2 hour trip to pick it up. Hope they plan on parting with some of the 100 billion in the bank to cover my expenses, or just send me a prepaid box.

    Thanks Apple! Reminds me of my iPad 2 I had to return on the 2nd day cause it quit working. Pay those workers more than $1 a day and the quality might go up!!!

    42 of 362 people found this useful