• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Purchased an airport express to extend wireless signal into my bedroom which had very poor coverage. I use an airport extreme as my primary router. Within minutes of opening the box, my bedroom had great wifi coverage. Great product. Very easy set up. Seamless integration with other apple products. Great purchase. Thanks, Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express 70% speed boost

    I just added an Airport Express to my network yesterday to allow more simultaneous devices to be connected, and to setup a guest network. The installation had one small problem - I received an error message - "an unexpected error occurred. Please try again". The written setup guide that came with the Airport Express indicated that if there were any problems the first thing to try is powering down the modem and Airport Express, then power back up. Once I did that, everything was flawless. Now the best news - I did speed tests before and after on what was already a fast home network. The download speeds increased by a minimum of 70%. The system has been operating flawlessly and we can now connect our 10 devices without any problem, and still have 40 additional connections left over. Very impressive piece of equipment from Apple.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    Does exactly what is says on the tin, connected up to the new Time Capsule & this extended my network to my upstairs & on to the balcony I am really pleased. However question will Apple improve the airport express to support 802.11ac. ?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little router

    I purchased this router to replace a Cisco router that was at least 4 years old and had a very weak/no signal in some of the rooms of my single story, 1900 sq. ft. house.

    The new router was very easy to setup and took less than 10 min. When I setup the router, I used the same network name, password and password security (PSA/PSA2/etc) my old router used. I took this action to eliminate the need to change the network name/password on all of the devices I use (laptop, printer, IPod, etc).

    I now get a signal in every room of my house. The Apple router is worth the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Streams music even without Internet connection and easy to set up

    I only have Internet through a 3G wifi dongle so all I wanted to do with the Airport Express was play music from my iDevices on my hi fi system, an old but classic high end analogue system which plays my exclusively classical collection. I knew nothing about how it worked and I didn't even know whether streaming music this way would use data from my allocation. Most people reading this will already know it doesn't.
    All I did was find a mini plug to RCA cable in my huge bag of cables saved for when they may be useful, plug the double end into the aux port in my amplifier and the mini plug to the Airport, then plug the Airport to the power outlet. Open Airport Utility on MacBook Air. Set it up without Internet connection make sure I enabled AirPlay then all of a sudden it worked iPhone 4, new iPad mini MacBook all could stream music with excellent quality.
    Thanks to others on Internet fora who gave instructions

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But?

    This is a great product, I purchased it with airport time capsule,the thing I found disappointing is that the fact the released the new base station with ac technology, they did not think to update and release the airport express at the same time.

    I will give it 5 stars, because it is based on performance, just disappointed I could not buy the to with the ac wifi technology

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gadgets cannot connect right away & signal is lost most of the time

    The first generation airport express was really a performer. So after 3 years of being impressed by its performance, I decided to get this new airport express a few months ago. I was disappointed. My gadgets (iphone, mac, belkin switches, ipads, smart tv) can't connect to the new express right away. I have to search the wifi signal and type in the codes again. Very disappointing product!

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    we got this to extend our wifi and it does a fairly good job and i am happy with it for the most part. we have about 10 mps at the farthest point of our house and we bought 25 mps from Comcast. so i recomend this product absolutely!!!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Without a doubt one of the best purchases I've made.

    This is simply fantastic, my regular router doesn't reach through our whole house but with a power line adapter and this I get the best signal in the house! Plus airplay is a fantastic bonus to me! Well worth the money you are paying for such a brilliant easy-to-use product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Like It

    I have three of the original 'plug into the wall' style Airport Expresses and they are perfect. This new design is awful. The mains cable which they include - at least for the UK market - is coated in hard plastic which makes it very inflexible and unwieldy and limits the locating of this device. Very disappointed in this. No idea why Apple decided to change the design.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful AirPort even though is Express!!

    I use it in PPPoE mode for normal internet connection type.

    I use it in Bridge mode for VPN connection type.

    I use it as a sync centre between Mac and iPad iPhone. When all three in VPN connection (separate channel of data), they can still sync properly in iTunes.

    I connect Brother HL-2140 BW laser printer to APE. Then I can use Mac printing pages WIRELESSLY. No need a HP 600 bucks Air Print printer etc. Just make sure you can see your printer is listing in System Preference>Printers. Mac will recognise the printer that connected to it automatically whatever it's wire or wirelessly. Brother HL-2140 use GDI language to process the printing jobs. iOS devices don't support GDI so that I CANNOT print from iPhone and iPad. However, good enough for Mac.

    I set it up on Mac, and check or change settings on my iOS devices while I was laying in sofa :)

    I have not try extending network mode yet. Try it out some day with my Mac (internet sharing mode).

    Easy to use and heaps of feature that can keep you smile ;)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No connect to Yamaha Disklavier via wireless bridge to Airport Extreme

    I have spent several days trying to configure this jewel-like piece of junk. Running Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.3, Airport Utility 6.x (AU6.x) auto configure does not enable detection of piano using Yamaha's iPhone Disklavier App. Apple Airport 6.x has no manual configuration capability. For that you need a nonstandard install of Airport Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 (depending on your Mac OS X version). Infuriating!

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Design Fault Jony...

    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...

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I had a router that came from a CERTAIN TERRI BLE cable company and my service kept cutting out every 5 minutes. I finally discovered it was the router. I turned down said cable company's offer to send a new one for a fee and went out and bought this. i love it. ive had it for about 2 weeks and it has never once cut out. It's one of the best apple products I have ever bought!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Added the Apple AirPort Express as a piggy back router to our NetGear Wifi Router and the connection in our house soared immediately. Moved the AirPort Express farther away from where the NetGear Router is located. Definitely a Buy!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Effortless setup!

    It's really a breeze to set it up. Not need to cable to my MBP to set up IP, network password etc cos Airport Utility simply detects it. Superb for not-so-techy girls like me.

    The only sad thing is that I get 200mbps when I connect directly to my fibre cable modem and with this airport express, the speed immediately drops to 65mbps.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is very good

    I find this very good, my only negative is that the USB port is only for a printer and can not support an external drive. Also, i actually prefer the previous design where the whole thing plugged in to the electric socket instead of this design where there is a cable. Other than that, I find it to be very good and reliable, and incredibly easy to set up.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly Bad

    Do not buy this. I bought it to create wireless printing capability for my new iMac and to boost the wireless signal. The wireless printing works, but the wireless signal is appalling. It only works intermittently and the signal from the cable company supplied router is actually stronger.

    In short, not worth it.

    22 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant for streaming music to my old and fantastic stereo

    Wow, what a huge gift. I have an old stereo I really like. I want to hook it up to stream music from my Mac and/or iPhone. Was concerned that it wouldn't work or that the sound quality would be less than what I hoped.
    But it is WONDERFUL. Amazing. A beautiful tiny white box with a reassuring green light. Thought it would be complicated or that it would somehow interfere with my wireless network. But it's all better than I could have imagined. The sound quality is superb (bought a good quality cable to go to the AUX in the amplifier.
    Airport express works with analogue and digital. It's wonderful. No need to get rid of that old stereo (if it's good). This is the easiest way to bring it into the 21st century.

    11 of 12 people found this useful