• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less options than previously

    I expected it to be the best to play music with airplay, but the output level is too loud for my external loudspeaker with built-in amplification.

    In addition to the bad side, the level of Wifi can not be tuned anymore in Airport v6.x (9even if it was announced possible in the online description)! and whereas it was possible in previous Airport v5.x.

    So easy to configure... because there is less to configure !

    ben

    49 of 79 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Coverage better than First Generation Airport Express

    I was amazed how easy this device was to set up. I plugged it in, and it was recognized by my ipad. A few screens, input the password, and it has been working ever since.

    I am not a fan of the power cord- but I used the plug from the original airport express and it plugs into the wall just like the original version. Not the smooth form factor you would expect from Apple- but it works.

    I wish Apple would ship a legacy plug and the cord- that way I could still use the original airport (or give to someone else) instead of now hunting for a plug for it.

    Overall- I am pleased with the increased speed and range of my network (Gen 4 Airport Extreme).

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy

    It took me literally just moments to set this up with just my iPad. Just download the correlating Airport utility app and you can be set up in less than five minutes.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    This device works perfectly as a router and was so easy to set up...All you had to do essentially was plug it in! I even love how the wireless printing works! Once it's connected, you can print from it! Great product.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More trouble than its worth

    ive spent ages trying to set up the airport express base station and still haven't managed to set it up.

    37 of 134 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I was using a Netgear router and my housemate's 2.4GHz phone was cutting me off the internet constantly. I picked up this little gem of a router and the problem has been solved. I'm using it with a Macbook Pro. My roommate uses an old pc laptop so she still gets booted off the internet when she uses the phone since her laptop doesn't have 5GHz receptivity.

    The signal from this router is stronger than the Netgear one, with a much smaller and more elegant footprint no less. We both get strong signal throughout our 2 bedroom apartment. Great product Apple!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    I upgraded a netgear n150 wireless router when airplay mirroring was lagging on it.
    Setup was different from the netgear but the setup software explained everything along the way and before I knew it I had everything going wired and wireless. My ipad on the 5ghz network helped eliminate any lag with airplay mirroring and my apple tv is hardwired to the express, now when I stream my movies from icloud in HD the buffer time does not take as long compared to my old netgear. Best investment I have made to improve my network.

    42 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well done...

    My ancient Airport express was finally replaced yesterday with this amazing little device...easy set up...Airport utility is easy as it comes...had to reset once....but so far so good with three iPhones, one Apple TV, three macs all humming easily off this little device...

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    it works great, love that you can setup a guest network...was the easiest setup possible. great product.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No gigalan

    Pity that this device has faster wireless speed capacity than the LAN/WAN ports with only 10/100 speed. I wanted to use this one in my home due to smaller size than the Extreme but with this speed it's quite a disappointment that the wired side was not brought up to 1GB speed. And yes, my ISP supplies 1GB speed.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to setup

    I plugged it in in my family room and before I could walk to my Mac, my son called out that Airport Utility had spontaneously opened on his Mac. In moments, I had clicked to add the Express to our home network, checked iTunes and saw it was already listed as a selection to play AirTunes. I can't imagine anything easier.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it helps

    I bought this product to hopefully help handle over 10 of the wireless devices in my home. it does great for such a little router. It's fast, and its really really easy to set up, I actually set it up by using my iPhone. No hassle, easy and quick, I recommend this product.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than best

    This thing was a dream to set up. I've been using a Linksys router for years and you have to log onto the Linksys web site based on a hyperlink (192.168.1.1) with an ethernet cable from you computer, and you have to spend quite a bit of time figuring out the many screens with security and network name with passwords and and and and..... I set this thing up in about 2 minutes doing it all on my iPad. Wirelessly. Don't waste your time on another way to hook up to the internet wirelessly, and for the record it does much more than just that.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    I bought 10 of these around my house, not for wifi, just to make speakers and printers wireless!! i cannot think of one way apple could improve this product because its so fantastic!!

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Beautiful.

    It's designed is classic Apple Design, Compliments my printer and Feels like a sister to my AirPort Extreme. Good Stuff.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm - Easy setup

    I just replaced my old airport express with the new Airport express base station. My network is setup on the second with an airport extreme router and I needed an extender with a stronger signal for my room in the basement. It just felt like the old airport express wasn't giving me a strong enough signal for my Mac Pro, Blu Ray player and my ROKU Netflix box to run wirelessly. But I have to say that the new airport express gave me a very strong signal where all my wireless components run much faster and smoother.
    The setup was a very easy (very important for me), requires no thinking if using it as an extender like I am. Just plug it in to the outlet and it starts running immediately, click on the wifi signal icon on the top right of the menu bar, choose the airport express and follow the screen directions, and your connected.
    I see some reviews that some people liked the old design, but I don't mind it at all. It is still small enough to travel with it, no big deal. I'm very satisfied and would recommend getting it.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to improve your products.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shameful product!

    Bought the Airport Express because I have a MBP, iMac, iPhone & iPad (and yes, also some Android devices). Big mistake!

    I am replacing a very well working WRT54G, because I wished to get a N router for better WiFi performance.

    My experience is as follows.
    1. The initial setup was a pain. After resetting the cable modem, router, restarting the PC, etc., I finally got it working after 20 minutes. It did not feel like a good start.

    2. Since I wished to use the 5GHz feature, I setup an exclusive network name for it "xxxx_network 5Ghz", and have set the MBP to connect to it. It connects fine when I select it, and maintains that connection, until I sleep the computer. After waking, the computer switches to the non-5GHz network ("xxxx_network"). I have to reselect the 5Ghz network again. Why?

    3. The latest issue I have noticed, which never happened with the most respectable(!) WRT54G, is that YouTube videos stop loading at some random point, using an Android tablet. I noted similar complaints about this on Apple forums (the router mentioned there was the Extreme).

    4. The speed does not reach anywhere close to the 70~90Mbps recorded by some reviews (which is itself way off from the 300Mbps of the N tech). I could get at best about 35Mbps, transferring some large files from a NAS connected to the router via ethernet cable. The WRT54G gave me about 18Mbps.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too sure...

    I purchased this solely to extend my wireless range, and it seems like my signal is worse than it was before. My range has been extended by at most a foot, and now my signal drops in and out. Pretty huge waste of money, but to be fair it might just be that I'm an idiot. As I type my wireless has dropped out twice...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Autoconfigures and is fast

    Used it to free up an older AE for travel. This one asked for credentials access and auto-configured. I checked the config and all good - it extends a network by Ethernet (wired).
    Speedtest shows it is faster than the older model in ping times. Great to have a spare Ethernet port at this end of the house too!.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    Simply does not do what promisses. It is useful only to extend the wireless network, nothing else. To share hard drive and printers is terrible. Airtunes does not play the sound, and when it plays cuts the music. I am really disappointed.

    55 of 176 people found this useful