• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Fios!

    This is what I needed after trying 3 different routers and 1 antenna to my network. Works seamlessly with Fios!

    39 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    small and powerful, but...

    Great little unit. Set up was simple using my PPPoE connection. Usb printer works good, but ONLY with computers, NOT with iPad and iPhone. Why was this function omitted ?

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheat, and AirPlay delays

    I have been using this product for a month or so, it get quite hot after working for a few days. Also the airplay is no good for videos, because there is always a 2 seconds delay for the airplay to catch up, not as good as i think i should

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade...

    ...to my 6 year old airport express that died when I had to get a new router. The set up went smoothly using my 6 year old iMac. I use the AEBS connected to my surround sound stereo and an amp to power the speakers in my backyard since my receiver isn't powerful enough to handle the load. I can play all of the music from my iTunes library using my iMac, iPhone, and iPad. The only issue is that I have to use an Ethernet cable connected to my AT&T Uverse box because I can't stream wirelessly for some reason. I will probably figure it out later when I am not taking care of the clan.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so easy

    bought the Express Base and took a quick look a the diagram > connect to Extreme > power up Mac > bam..done. that was easy.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Freaking Awesome.

    The wifi is seriously as fast as being hardwired (we have Xfinity with 15/5). It is important to note the following which is why I'm so impressed:

    Our house was built in the 1930's so it's made of brick and sheet rock. Our cable modem is on the outside of all this in my room which is an enclosed porch. I do not want to mess with hardwire-ing all the computers in the house and the majority of devices using the network are smartphone and tablets anyhow. I was using the Linksys Wireless N-Range Extender but this comes nowhere close to this product!!!

    32 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express as a repeater

    superbly easy to set up in bridge mode as a repeater for the time capsule. just connect it through the Lan ( wired or homeplugs network) into the airport express Wan port, and connect the ethernet to you pc / Mac ethernet. Use airport utility and select bridge mode and set the network name and WPA2 password on the wireless tab to the same as the main wireless on the time capsule / airport extreme. Your wireless devices will pick up the strongest wireless signal. awesome network coverage now !!!

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Great product for boosting other apple products network but apparently you can not air print from ipads or iphones to usb printer connected to the air port express.

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but tempermental during setup

    If you do not think, plug the unit in, install the app, auto config, it works great. If you think about it, look at any settings other than what it wants to use you get no where fast.
    Saying that...
    I have gone through to many Linksys products, more than I can count. They work well at the beginning, about a year and then you get to reset the units daily. So far I have not had any issues with the AE and would recommend this to anyone who does not want to think.
    I have used this unit in Japan as well, worked great on most networks... if you auto configure.
    If it last 2 years I would buy again... stay tuned.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Express + Motorola SURFboard 6121

    It's perfect. I have a 1900 square foot home, two floors, and no problems. My Airport express is on the second floor and plenty of wifi coverage across the entire home. I have cable internet so instead of renting from the ISP's, I just bought my own equipment (Motorola SURFboard6121). In combination with my Airport express, it was very easy to set up. I called my ISP first to set up my modem. Do not set things up on your own. Call your ISP. They will be needing your MAC i.d. from your modem to get the process started. Once that was squared away I called Apple and double checked my set up was correct. I'm very excited about my network. I have two iPhone 5's , an iPod 4, iPad 2, MacBook PRO, PS3 and a Wii. Even with all of this equipment, I have no problem obtaining fast internet speed. Thank you Macintosh.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flashing amber!

    I found this device almost impossible to set up. I bought 2 and returned them as being defective until I finally managed to set one up. The instructions supplied are totally inadequate to explaIn what to do when the device refuses to initiate and the dreaded amber light flashes. I have an AirPort Extreme base station and another, earlier generation, Express (which set up no problem incidentally!), this Express was to be for streaming music / printer duties.

    When the amber flashed I tried everything, disconnecting the firewall, re-setting - nothing worked, the device wasn't detected by Airport Utility. Eventually I Googled the problem and found a solution: connect the misbehaving device directly into my PC via the ethernet port and conduct the set-up via Airport Utility that way. Instant success! Why doesn't the documentation supply that advice?

    Now that it's set up, the Express is working fine as a music streamer but it has caused a lot of needless anxiety. Another thing is that the manual refers you to apple.com for support which takes you to the US site which is of no use whatsoever to UK punters.

    I hope my experience is of help to future buyers who may experience similar problems.

    41 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    It's a apple product, works great with a minimal amount of hassle. Nuff said

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    State of the art

    so easy to use, took less than 3 minutes to set up. Works seamlessly with TC and modem. 5 Star!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and some help with setup

    This is a wonderful product. As to the one star reviews I encountered a similar problem where it keeps asking for the password but there is a simple solution for most I think. If you are using it to extend the range on your existing extreme router for example, when you get to the part where it wants the password to connect it. It doesn't want the password you would normally use to connect a device to your wireless. It wants the password for the main router itself that you setup the day you put it in. Once you know this and enter that password problem solved. Hope it helps someone.

    26 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Ever!

    Just purchased a new, Airport Express, and set it up with my existing Airport Extreme. I've been using Airport Expresses for years now, and the setup process was so simple, and quick, I really am surprised! It works great, and we now have solid reception, every in the house.

    This is the best Express, yet, and am so glad I added it to our home network.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Wonderfully!

    I was getting horrible internet in my apartment complex and decided to give this a try. Got this all set up and BAM! I've never been happier. Set up was a little tricky, but all that took was a call to customer service and they helped me. I would definitely recommend this!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great in 5G mode

    I had bought and returned three wireless routers from best buy until I finally talked to geek squad and they recommended the Apple airport express or extreme. I now have no problems with new iPad mini or my iPad second gen loosing connection while on the 5 gh connection. A Belkin and two different net gears would keep kicking me off. Thanks geek squad and apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little Product

    I purchased two of these with the intent of networking thru my three story home and my base station being at the lowest level. I set up the main unit in minutes and it worked immediately . I then went about setting the second unit on my second floor. This was more of an issue and this is the reason for the one star loss. The instructions did not show how to have the devices network! I had to in the end to talk to the Apple help line which the first person struggled and then the manager come on and explained a very simple solution. This was so simple it should have been in the small instruction booklet.
    I also take the unit on vacation with me so i ensure i have great wirless. I went to Mexico where the reviews showed poor reception in the rooms and connected the airport to the hardwire and immeditaly my apple devises were up and running.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big step back....

    Very disappointed with the new Airport Express. I currently have 6 of these extending my network from a time capsule all around the house and garden. At the moment they all very conveniently plug into wall sockets, but this new device has to sit on the floor with a lead hanging down from the socket. I'm looking at using double sided sticky foam pads to stick them to the wall by the sockets, but its not really an acceptable solution. Its just very untidy and obviously poorly thought out, not what one normally expects from Apple. I just hope that they soon produce a wall socket power adapter so that they can be plugged into the wall as before.

    42 of 126 people found this useful