• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport to DAC

    Great product for ease of use, easy to set up, good with music IF you just use the audio out. The sound is not bad, but not as good as an external DAC. So here is the problem Apple, try to use the optical out to a DAC and yes the sound quality is good, the signal breaks up though!

    Any help would be welcome

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple and HP... Lovely combo...

    I'm not one to write reviews but this is the best wireless station you can buy! The AirPlay is sooo sweet with the right set of 3.5mm jack speakers. I got the Print feature to work using HP ePrint app ( I have an older Photosmart C4280). The app detected the printer. Transferring files to this app from Pages or accessing documents through the supported cloud drives is a breeze! Hit the print button and its good to go! Thank you Apple!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life. I'm not joking.

    I looked at Bluetooth audio adapters for a week before I realised that Apple made something.
    Now we are streaming the best underground tunes through Itunes to the old stereo and it has made a huge difference to our day to day life.
    If your interested in the sound quality - don't get a bluetooth adapter. Get this.
    It does not do everything I wanted it to though. If you want to maximise this unit you need the AP Extreme as well.
    I wanted to extend my existing Dlink routers range. It is not possible to do this with 3rd party routers anymore (as discussed in the forums).
    Still a wicked unit though.
    BTW: Quite hard to set up with a 3rd party router. You may need to download the old version of the Airport Utility to get access to the settings you need such as WEP40.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Companion for all my devices and vices

    I use it everyday.

    AppleTV via ethernet
    3 hard drives connected to it.
    It never gives up.
    Macs/PCs/Smartphones and Touches all play…

    Everything is shared over the network. Love it! It has dual antennas for my 5GHz and 2.4GHz devices…rock solid service.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent function, puzzling design

    I love Apple, but this product puzzles me. Yes, it does work beautifully, and it's a snap to set up. That's huge. But the design is curious. The old Airport Express base station could be plugged into an outlet in a hallway or anywhere else. This one is more of a production, with a long cord, and a shape that demands to be put onto a tabletop or something. You just have to hope that in designing your home network, you can find good placement for your base stations in spots where there happen to be tables—oh, and then of course you have to look at the base station all the time, instead of the old kind, which sat down around ankle level, unobtrusive in the room, and worked just great.

    One more thing. The base of the unit is tapered in such a way that after you've plugged in the power cord and the ethernet cable, it doesn't want to stand properly. It wants to tip. If the cords hang down off the tabletop, as cords are after all wont to do, they tend to pull at the back of the unit, leaving it looking as if it's popped a wheelie.

    I really don't know what was wrong with the old one, but if they had to redesign it, I'm not sure why those chose this particular way of doing it.

    52 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last 5 GHz!

    Even though I had 802.11n routers before I wasn't able to connect with my MacBook Pro in the 5 GHz band. Now, having purchased the AirPort Express I can confirm that the laptop is connecting without any problems and I'm getting 72 MBps in my BT Infinity broadband! My iPhone 4 is also connecting to the Airport all the time (previously it had refused connecting to the local WiFi on different occasions), and I can stream the music directly to my speakers! I am very happy abut this purchase!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    Just purchased this yesterday to extend my wifi range for Apple TV in family room, and it WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Streamed all movies and content from internet connection through Comcast and had no stops or pauses playing them. It truly did extend my signal further out to the other end of the house, thank you Apple!


    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless

    I got this, and well, it's pointless. But, I love it.
    It streams music perfectly.
    It has faster networking than my current router
    Shares my printer.
    All in all, I didn't need this in honesty. But, I think it's a good price and I can see how when I move house this could come into play. :-)
    I do recommend this.
    Setup from my iPad was so easy it was surprising.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you had the last one, don't upgrade

    This unit forces you to always have the 2.4 GHz radio on, even if you want to disable it. For me, I don't like it because I have too many 2.4 GHz devices causing interference. It still only has a 10/100 Mbps connection at the back, so your wireless N, whether you use the 5 GHz band or not, will always be choked back to 100 Mbps, which fine for most HD video, but can be a problem in some cases. The only improvement is that the entire unit doesn't need to be plugged into the wall, but that's not worth the upgrade, there are better non apple products out there.

    32 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5g

    great 5g band !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless if you needed to change the Mac Address on the WAN port

    I think, if any techie personnel reads my feedback, they'll understand exactly the frustration I'm having.

    If you can't change the hardware mac address on the WAN port, there are a lot of ISP that won't give you an IP address over the DHCP network with a different device of any kind. This item is actually completely useless to me.

    29 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is Amazing FAST and a breeze to setup

    its faster than muy wireless modem.. its recognized and setup buy my iphone.. works amazing in distance , and just super happy with the Air play... i would not recomend getting the Extreme vertion for USB harddrive back ups or use in general.. USB Ethernet- Wireless drives are really really slow.. just go for a Ethernet or USB 3

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using as the Ethernet source to my HTR-4065 Yamaha

    Just got a new 5.1 channel Yamaha receiver from Costco. It has AirPlay but only an ethernet port. I used the AirPort Express to wirelessly connect to my existing Linksys WRT400N dual band wireless router. The AirPort Utility walked me through the process although some of the questions the wizard asked me took some time to figure out and I did reset the unit to factory defaults a couple of times because I messed it up. Now the soft green light is on and my Yamaha stereo is happy. The AirPlay feature on my iPhone actally wakes the receiver up from standby and out comes music. Too cool

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kicks A!

    i ditched my old router for this bad boy and wow, this thing has a solid connection and my speed dramaticly increased , its a very easy set up with advanced features if you use the utility app .. well worth the money. Thanks apple

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Bought this after reading some posts online. Wanted to extend my network (airport extreme). It was ridiculously easy to setup. Plugged it in, connected my iPad, settings ->wifi, entered my network password and that's it. Works great.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to AirPort Extreme

    I've extended my wireless AirPort Extreme network with Airport Express. Setup is simple, signal strength is great and response time is outstanding. The Extreme is connected to a high speed cable modem in an upstairs study and the express is placed in a downstairs family room. I'm accessing the Internet via the Express with an iPad, a laptop, an iPhone, and a Blu Ray player and have experienced no problems whatsoever.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    Easy setup. And strong signal. Another winner for apple.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible extender

    Airport express is terrible for extending I plugged it in than everything worked. Than I clicked extend and it said updating than crashed I returned it the day after.

    3 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome router

    I just replaced my my 1st gen airport express with a 2nd gen and my speeds have nearly doubled

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    Extened my network range easily with a few taps from my iPhone. Don't know why I didn't do this sooner.

    8 of 11 people found this useful