• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    At last!

    I purchased the Airport Express yesterday out of frustration with my 2008 router. It was always so complicated when I needed to reset the old one. The Airport was super easy to set up. I am in a two story home and the signal is strong everywhere. Needless to say this is a major upgrade and I'm happy.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and just works

    I bought this unit today from Newcastle apple store, got it home and after an easy set up I now have my music from Ipad, Iphone 5 and mac blasting through my hifi.

    The sound quality is really good, al in all a really good wireless solution for streaming music. Brilliant.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same old wifi problem

    I am starting to loose my patients with apple hardware and the constant dropping out from my wifi network. In the house we have an imac running off mountain lion, 3 iPhones, 2 iPads, 2 apple TVs (1x2nd gen 1x3rd gen) and I recently purchased an airport express. I have always had issues with my iMac dropping off the network which as you can imagine creates a problem with ATV and airplayit and servetome running on iPhones and iPads. Actually the iPhones and iPads seem to be the only devices that stay connected to the network. I have spent hours reading on forums about how to resolve the issue and have now become quite knowledged on router setting ip addresses,static ip addresses, ports etc, I am now in a situation where I have accepted that my iMac will not stay connected to the network through wifi and have fed a cable through the house to plug iMac straight into router however that doesn't doesn't stop airport express dropping off network. I have tried different routers with different settings and different networking options after hours of researching online. Apple products clearly have wifi issues that apple needed to sort out but they don't seem to care. Before you purchase ATV or AIrport express or if you are going to purchase an iMac that is going to need to use wifi, enter ' wifi problems with apple' into a search engine and just see the thousands of people with similar problems to myself. Sort it out Apple. Your hardware and software is great just sort the wifi issues out so everything just works without needing a degree in wifi networking. By the way as you can probably tell I decided to write this review after just realising my airport express had dropped off network again.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

    We use several Apple devices in my household. I have an Airport Extreme set up in my office, that alone was great. I will lose 1 bar on the other end of my house, I just installed my new Airport Express in the center of my home ( 2 step process with airport utility) now I have full bars in my entire house. You just cant beat that....
    It has been a great addition to our apple family.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product it works even better when paired with apple devices.

    To all pc users stick to cheap unreliable pc world nonsense, to all MAC fans this product is for us, simply it works. If you purchase this item please make sure you have optic broadband to see the full potential if you use a simple BT type and your internet speed is 3meg or less don't bother to use it as a internet streaming device to your equipment, if its only to use for home sharing or access your iTunes then yes its great. The worlds easiest device to set up less than ten minutes to set up via Mac pc, iPod iPad iPhone and the airport utility for windows. Love this device apple do deliver all the time (except thunder bolt adapter, WHY change something that worked really well).
    I install this equipment in clients homes who want a cheap reliable multi-room audio System and I have never had a complaint from clients, Altho they should incorporate video too that would be the best device in this current market. It will give all top manufactures of multi-room equipment for footballers homes a run for their money.
    Highly recommended.

    To the people who leave poor feedback on this device read the online instructions or if cant be bothered to read phone apple support. After all they do have the best of the best customer support.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Minor confusion for set up

    Now that I have the product up and running it's fine. However, the instructions are not written very well. They tell you to plug in all the cables to the airport express and then plug into the outlet. It will glow solid amber and then blink amber until set up and connection are complete and it turns solid green. Well, I did exactly what it said and it was still blinking amber after several hours. There is nothing in the instructions saying that this should take maybe 5 minutes max. So I called, and the sales clerk wasn't entirely sure, but after awhile he suggested that I go online and create my network name and password first. I did this via my iphone since I had already disconnected my previous wireless router. After that everything was perfect and took no time at all. Not sure why the instruction booklet doesn't call this out. Kind of crucial to do this before unhooking everything. Device syncs awesome and I have already been able to print wireless from my iphone and my mac. I love convenience.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router, great range, perfect for a home network

    This router is great for my home network, only took 10 min to set up and never had a fault. Great for streaming music from iTunes devices. Incredibly good range; my house has a brick wall through the centre and AirPort works perfectly through it. Well done Apple on a great Wireless Router

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    I recently purchased one of these to replace my old model A1264 100 which after about 4 years had died (not good!). The new model, although with higher specs than the old, simply doesn't have the range of the old and more importantly doesn't have the range of the wireless router provided by my broadband supplier. This latter box is a Huawai Wireless Gateway single band 802.11b/g. It is a plain jane box with no fancy antennae and has a range considerably greater than the new Airport Express. I don't understand why this should be so when both are in the same situation and when, more importantly the range of the now dead model was certainly as good as, if not better than the Huawai. What's wrong with you, Apple??? Its like my aging MacBook 13" has 2-3 times the WiFi sensitivity of my 3rd edition Ipad and my Iphone 4s!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DONT BUY THIS

    I buyed this 2 months ago, at an apple store in NY, to expand my wifi network , the router of my wifi network is the airport extreme. IT DOES NOT WORK , IT WORKS 20 MINUTES AND THEN STOPS WORKING FOR 10 MINUTES. sometimes doesnt even works. its very unstable. i mean it ! DONT BUY THIS.

    40 of 192 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted exactly....

    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.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what is says on the Tin!

    I purchased this for its Airplay ability and it has not disappointed. Took no more than 10 minutes to set up (Including the unwrapping!). Airport Utility on my iPad made everything simple, only downside is that I now want more so I have wireless music all around the home.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    airport extreme

    I used to have d link and always loose my connection on may roku, iphones and laptop. Decided to purchase the extreme and wow what a great feeling the speed, download is superb. Easy set up in minutes. Ever since, never have any problem at all. Highly recommended.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    Says it can connect with 50 devices without slowing down. My family barely has 10 connected to it and the connections are terrible and speeds are 10x slower than my previous router.

    31 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 and counting...

    These are brilliant. We have 4 and it is brilliant! You could never have anything this simple with Windows!! Even better is that in the bedroom we have a Tivo box, no power line adaptor needed! Plug ethernet cable from the box to the AirPort and hey presto! Tivo box on the network. In the study we have a printer connected, so easy and simple! If we had more rooms I would buy more, even better use your iPad (remote app) and control it all from one place, just have your mac turned on and you can access your music as well. Apple do know how to make it simple and easy!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Old one was better

    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.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Suits me perfectly

    Simultainously 5.0 & 2.4 Mhz, airplay, and wireless expansion of my other Airport Express. So nice. Setup vis iPhone. In fact I miss only ---- nothing :)

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Good, I own Five of Them!

    I first used the Gen I Express to create a wifi network in my apartment while on vacation in Italy. The landlord was so impressed, the next year he put them in all the apartments.

    I use a Gen II (hard-wired) to extend the wifi upstairs in my old house. This little gem is so, so versatile. Also, I use three of them (Gen I) around my house to connect my various stereo systems to Airplay. You don't need to buy an Airplay receiver, just slap one of these babies on with a Toslink or RCA cable and you're good to go.

    The only thing I would like to see is for it to have Gigabit ethernet jacks for faster throughput. Otherwise, it's perfect!

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply works. Good looking too.

    I have an airport extreme as my main router, which itself was a huge leap forward in stability, speed and simplicity from the d-link I had. But we live on an acreage with an extra building about 70 feet away and I got the Express as a range extender.

    It's a square, white hockey puck with a nice power cord.

    I plugged it into the wall. It gave me three options. I chose extend an existing network. I clicked that. I counted to 45. It worked. I now have equal speed wifi in our out building, same as in the main house. Success. It's pretty too.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended range

    Purchased this to extend range of my Apple Extreme base station. House is on three levels with Apple Extreme on top floor. Could not get signal to back rear of house nor to out side front. Installed this unit on lowest level. Now receive signal throughout house plus outside of home. No dead spots. Excellent signal strength. The bottom line with these devices is placement. If you wish to use to extend your signal you may have to try different locations. The other factor is the cable modem bringing the signal to the base station. Is it b/g or b/g/n? Finally, the setup to extend is extremely simple. Just be sure you have your passwords.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not worthy of Apple

    I bought 2 Airport Express devices so that I could extend my WiFi network around the house and stream media (radio & music) from my iPhone/iPad to a Bose speaker connected to the Airport Express......the network is basically unstable and streaming is virtually impossible as it drops connections and buffers....the free (ie: cheap) wireless router I have from my ISP (TalkTalk) is far better, more stable and has greater range.

    The only Apple kit I have reason to complain about having everything from iPod nano's and Touch's through to iPhone and iPad and the latest iMac the Airport Express is a dog and not worthy of the Apple badge or the price

    29 of 57 people found this useful