• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of Kit

    I bought this to replace the wireless function of my router. It did require a software update but then after configuring, which took all of five minutes. Happy days gone are the problems with wireless printer dropping out, the router trying to find a spare channel on the 2.4GHz range.
    Just solid WIFI performance.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is not reliable

    I would not recommend to buy this AirPort Express Base Station!! This is a second that I've purchased two months ego and I hoped it would work since the previous model worked only for 4 month. But, no it didn't. It starts loosing connection at first and then after several 'reset' it won't connect at all. Don't waste money.

    33 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LIFE SAVER WHILE TRAVELLING AND IDIOT-PROOF

    This very portable device solved my e-mail access problems in Japan and I could set it up in one minute without lokking at instructions (which were in Japanese anyway).

    My problem was that in most hotels and public wi-fi hotspots, my e-mail/IS provider (TwWC-Roadrunner) blocked access from my iPad to its POP and SMTP servers even with secure server access disabled. Since many hotels in Japan offer free in-room wired WAN connection, I decided to create my own wi-fi network after unsuccessfully trying to retrieve mail through a portable wi-fi device running on one of the super-fast Japanese 4-G networks. That solved my problem and setting up the Airport Express (called Mac Express in Japan) was practically automatic using an iPad. Will never travel without that great device.

    M.G.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A breeze to set up and connect

    Firstly I work in IT (don’t judge me) but I am not a techy so I want something that basically just switches on and with the limited amount of effort get connected.

    My Internet service provider is Virgin Media in the UK and I have the 30Mbps service. I have the Superhub (limited range etc) in modem mode as I wanted to extend the range with my own gear. I have previously run Netgear (still great products BTW) with a base unit and an extender which were fine but older units.

    I had been considering Apple Airport products as everyone I speak to said they are very good and easy to set up but was struck on how expensive they seemed.

    Well after buying an AirPort Extreme and an Express I don’t know why I had not done it sooner. This stuff is amazing. From connecting to the modem and setting up I was connected in 15 minutes with the Extreme as the base station and the Express as the extender. The Airport utility is very simple to use and there are even iOS versions.
    Checking the Broadband speed anything from 28 to 31Mbps all of the time. We have 3 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 Blackberry (yeah I know), a Windows 7 laptop, a Mac Mini and 2 Apple TV’s. All of them work seamlessly through the whole of the house and will even extend into the garden.

    I did have an initial issue with the first Extreme I received and had to return it but the service I received from Apple was excellent. I generally buy direct from Apple even though I could get it cheaper elsewhere.

    If like me you are not sure about what to buy and don’t want to be bogged down by technical details on how to set things up then look no further than the Airport products.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little miracle worker

    We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been through so many routers that I was about to give up all together. I finally decided to give this tiny little item with the big price tag (in my world)a try. It was simple to set up and most importantly powerful. Our biggest issue was the amount of items would cause some items to drop off or a lot of time no one was able to connect at all. We would reset our router at least 4 times a day on average. With 2 iPads, 3 kindles, 4 cell phones, 2 computers, apple tv, and 3 game systems it never seemed to work out for us. Now with this little miracle worker everyone is connected all the time with no issues. We have had it set up for a week and I haven't reset it once. I am so happy that I could just dance.

    61 of 61 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    nyc

    its a great asset to use....i feel gud to have it...

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    AirPlay works maybe 30% of the time, and when it does, it cuts out after 10 minutes. Everything is set up, everything is sat next to the router. It just does not work. Never buy an Airport Express

    28 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with ALL ISPs

    Thought I'd be smart and replace my trusty Linksys with an Apple product as almost all my computer stuff is Apple. Was I disappointed. The setup was this was frustrating. I thought it was the cable outlet. So the cable guy came and told me that the only was to this that and the other - all way above my skill level. But he couldnt do it for me as it was not his company policy to do this that or the other.
    So back to the store this goes.

    29 of 115 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its small but packs a good punch

    The router overall form factor is small and can be easily used in a hotel room or anywhere else remote. It can be used at home as the main router (but ideally you'll also want a switch box). The router has additional options to plug in audio and an USB printer but not an external hard drive. Best of all is the price, it isn't outrageous for what it can do, in comparison to what you can buy for the same money.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST

    THE BEST, have tried other routers before buying the airport express.Great support, very powerful, didn't loose any down load speeds even across the house, simple to set-up.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you'll be using it with a non-apple base station

    This is a great little WiFi device if you are connecting it to an Apple base station or another AirPort. It looks nice, is small and light, and very simple to set up but only if you're using it with other Apple products!

    I bought this to use as a dedicated AirPlay device, one of the set up options advertised on its product page. The idea is great - turn my non-wifi Hi-Fi into a wireless one and play it from my computer iTunes, anywhere within the network range for less than $200. It isn't that simple if you're getting it to 'join a network' that's hosted by a non-Apple base station (a Vodafone router in my case).

    The AirPort connects to the network fine and the little light remains green. On opening iTunes you are also greeted with the delight of the little AirPlay symbol next to the volume controls. But after attempting to connect for what seemed like 10 minutes, it teased me with about 15 minutes of AirPlay then lost the network.

    On searching the discussion forums this is a more common occurrence than it should be. I had to reset the AirPort every time it dropped to reconnect iTunes. After a while it just stopped showing AirPlay as a feature in iTunes. I fixed my problem by connecting a separate AirPort directly to my Vodafone router via Ethernet and created an additional network. Then I connected a second AirPort to this additional network (so now we are talking Internet-to-AirPort-to-AirPort-to-speakers, instead of simply internet-Airport-Speakers) and this solved it.

    So unless you have more than one Apple base station available don't buy it. If you're connecting the AirPort straight to the internet itself and not using it in client mode (Joining a network without a direct internet connection), it will work fine.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy & Effective

    Went to Apple Store, bought it on my Iphone and was out of the store (which was full) within 90 seconds. Got home, connected it to the power. Went to my Mac opened Airport Utility and was up and running literally within 10 minutes. It has extended the range of my network incredibly into my backyard/patio area. Kudos for Apple. It continues to be an incredible company (even w/o Mr Jobs No disrespect intended)

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing.

    Will not connect to my Cisco E4200 router's 5Ghz band but connects to the 2.4Ghz band OK; I tried moving it closer to the router but still no 5Ghz connection. There is also a huge problem with jitter when connected through the optical output to my M-DAC (check apple forums). I have a 1st generation Airport Express which works perfectly with the same DAC and fibre optic interconnect. I'll be returning the Airport Express for a refund in the morning!

    25 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    As always apple has the best products. I was having a hard time with my router and I decided to buy this one. It works perfectly and my wifi is super fast now. I use it with my iPad, iPhone Apple TV, and pc too. Everyone has iphone and ipad in my house. now we all can be connected and have a fast wifi. Best inversion ever. Apple is apple :)

    44 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Our Wireless Access Point requirement was simple; fit for purpose and aesthetically pleasing; the Apple Airport Express 2012 satisfied both requirements with ease. Installed the unit high up a wall centrally located in our 30mx10m home; excellent signal throughout the house with AirPlay connection to our Hi-Fi stereo system via a 30m optical cable. No connection problems with Panasonic SmartTV, WD Media Player, iPad, Windows 8 network, smart phones – Nokia, Samsung and iPhone. Could not be happier – it works and works well! Installed a second unit at a friend’s house with the same excellent results; but this time the Apple Airport Express was hidden behind a painting artwork.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    The Airport express is great i wanted wifi in my garage but didn't have the range in my garage so I ran a Ethernet over power lines product from my Netgear Router down stairs into my garage and then wanted wifi so bought an airport express and plugged the Ethernet cable into my airport express and then went through some very easy instructions to make a wifi network.
    Which took about 3 mins.
    Would recommend the airport express to anyone.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very weak wifi signal

    I purchased an airport express on the advice of an apple sales person that it would provide a perfectly good wireless signal over a distance of 30m.
    Once I purchased the product and set it up in our home office I found that that was not the case and I could not get a reliable signal in the house (approx 20m away from the home office).
    I was then advised to purchase a second airport express to use as an expander in the house. However, it still takes about 5 times as long to load a website in the house as it does in the office, and the express in the house keeps dropping the connection with the express in the office.
    I have purchased a new imac and two airport expresses only to find that I have to use my 6 year old wireless G router in order to get reliable internet access to the computer in the house.
    When I called applecare support I was advised that the earlier advice given by the apple salesperson was wrong and that an airport express really only gives a strong signal over a distance of about 10m.
    As a result, he suggested I buy a third airport express and set it up in between the two I’ve already bought, however, that is impossible as there is only lawn between them.
    I feel like I’ve been sold a lemon by apple. Very disillusioned with this product. Complete waste of money.

    85 of 145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great 'little white box'

    Bought one of these yesterday to extend my Time Capsule which is connected to the internet via a Virgin Super Hub.

    So easy to setup - just plugged it in, opened the Airport utility and watched as it found my network, connected, updated itself, and showed me the green light to say it was done. I expected at least 30 mins of sorting the settings, but didn't need more than 10 mins from opening the box to being done.

    It make such a difference when things just do what they are supposed to

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so far so good!

    Bought this when I moved. Hooked it up to my cable modem, printer and speakers.
    Works well. I consistently get 5GHZ signal. Airplay works well with my iphone, macbook pro but not my ipod touch (gen 2).

    I recommend it!

    41 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally!!

    I just got a mac mini and started having issues with my Linksys router. I purchased a D- Link and their customer service was not able to connect it to my mac. Finally Apple suggested I get the Airport Express and it works amazing!! I no longer get the error "another pc is using your same ip address". Also I have a 2 story 1400 sqft house. I have it connected on the second floor and the reception is better than the other routers I had. I get full bar reception on my iphone and ipad all over the house with no issues. If you are worried about getting this one verses the extreme, just purchase this one and try it out. You may not need the more expensive one. I was told by apple support that this new one has much better reception than the old one. I am so happy and always willing to pay a little extra for apple products when they are so simple to use. I am very happy with this.

    48 of 54 people found this useful