• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I have used

    First let me say I have used a large amount of different routers over the past 12 years. This is the first router that has never disconnected regardless if it's the MacBook Pro with the retina display, standard MacBook, Xbox 360, iPhone or iPad. My current Internet connection is 40 GB per second download 5 GB per second upload it has never dropped or lost signal while playing video games, downloading apps, etc. It does have only one RJ-45 output but everything in my house is wireless so that does not bother me at all. As for the configuration it was all automatically configured and the only configuring I did with the Apple airport express was to create a second network for guest users and set up passwords. The Apple airplay and network printer/scanner was all plug-and-play and required no configuring whatsoever. I've had this express base Station for a couple months and had zero problems with it so I highly recommend this product and I definitely give it a five out of five.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with certain routers

    I bought this to function as a wireless range extender. After being advised in store that this would work with my setup, I spent a good couple of hours trying to get it to work. Everything went well until changing the Airport's function settings to "Extend". As the "updating settings" was happening, a message would eventually pop up saying that the airport could not be found. I reset the Airport and tried again several times to no avail.

    Upon then doing some Googling, I found that certain routers/ISPS will not allow wireless extenders. Mine was one of these unfortunately (Be's Technicolor Gateway). So I now have to return the Airport. Just a heads up for any other customers tearing their hair out during setup, and perhaps a note of caution to Apple sales advisors to be aware of.

    59 of 90 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express Base Station

    good product

    46 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    solved the problem but at a price

    I had a wi-fi dead corner in my house: weak signal, dropouts... . I've tried everything. Finally Apple support suggested the airport express base station.
    bought it, plugged it in - it took two minutes to install from my iPad. the dead corner now has a full signal. It's $100 but it works! Bravo!

    100 of 119 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick, painless, and smooth operation

    I have used many routers over the years. Linksys, net gear, and even an asus I put dd-wrt on and ALL would give me problems. Random drops, lag on gaming, etc. none compare to the simplicity and speed as this one.

    I have owned it for two days now and no drop outs, not to mention my Sonia not coming to me complaining abut lag on his Xbox 360. Even my "New iPad" doesn't drop the connection. I was starting to suspect I had one with the wireless issues. Not any more.

    This thing has great coverage. I live in a 1500 sq ft house and I get full bars anywhere. The base station is in a central spot. I am sitting here typing this 60' away through 3 walls and it's at ful bars. Just pure perfection,

    I can't express how much of an apple fan I have become and this device just adds to my appreciation of all things Apple.

    69 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great except with Nest

    I love this product. It was very easy to setup and extended my network off my Airport Extreme. However, it isn't compatible with Nest thermostats. So I had to disconnect it. The Apple Extreme works fine.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of setup, quick & simple

    Replacing an outdated G wifi the airport express covers a 2 storey, 4 bedroom house with ease. Quick and simple to set up from iOS device (iPhone app) basically a plug and play option. Also it's ability to identify connection problems make this wifi a simple option for the un-experienced

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic!

    I compared this with what Netgear and Belkin were offering (ballpark $80) before my purchase but finally decided on this one because of the ease-of-use of my last one, and the unobtrusive form factor - its in my living room.

    I use a Linux machine for a DHCP server and planned to use this in a bridged mode to make everything else work together. This isn't a bizarre configuration, but not the most common configuration either.

    So here's the cool part: I plugged it in to my network with my Macbook on the physical network, expecting to fish around a bit in 'Network Preferences' - but before any intervention was needed, the AirPort utility popped up with a picture of my new device, then asked me to name it and set the password.. it displayed something about 'checking the existing network' then configured itself in 'bridge mode' exactly as I intended to do manually. The only extra clicking I did was when I double-checked that it had just finished doing the smartest thing possible on my network.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Love it. Makes the internet Scream!!

    However, as a loyal Apple customer, where are my apple stickers??!!
    Kind of disappointing.

    33 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, though it depends on your other equipment

    I mainly bought this for AirPlay use - it's superb. I can now box away my old CD player and CD's

    However, one other feature which I hoped would be better was to use it as a wireless bridge to an existing network. Now if you have an Airport Extreme it works (from what I've read) - but for me with a Draytek (Seems it only really likes the Airport Extreme) router it doesn't.

    It's not the end of the world to be honest - I should have read up about it first and as it's primary role is AirPlay I'm very happy with that.

    Overall a nice product, same size as the Apple TV 2/3 and the fact it's got a separate mains cable now means it doesn't fall out of the wall like the previous version of the express.

    38 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with third party router.

    I can not believe that I can not use this for airplay, piggy backed (client mode) onto a third party router on my network.

    But that is what they told me at the "genius" (not what I would call the dude) bar. They said I could not use it with a third party router.
    I don't believe that, but I could not get it to work consistently and I can not seem to get any support.

    36 of 121 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm writing this review from my garden

    I wanted to extend the range of my airport base station as signal in my livingroom was poor, it took less than 3 minutes to setup, i now have a full signal in my living room and i can now surf in the garden.

    63 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    Wanted to extend my netgear router wireless range so it could reach around the garden and have excellent strength. Decided to go with purchasing two of them instead of one Airport Extreme as I figured this would give me a better range. Plugged the first one in the router and the iPhone found seconds. Gave it a password and network created. Wanted to use the second AE to extend the network from the first AE. I couldn't figure out how to do this with my iPhone so used my Mac to configure which it did within minutes.
    Excellent router and would highly recommend.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    I have been using this for about 1 month now and have had no issues. I have been using the express with my BT Infinity modem and much prefer this over BT's router due to its low profile form factor. The router has all the bells and whistles most people will need, such as built in firewall, Mac address filtering etc. all in all highly recomended. The express also puts out a better signal than my old BT router too.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Yesterday I bought the AirPort Express in the Apple Store in Amsterdam. I bought it to extend my wireless network. The installation was almost completely automatic! Just 2 minutes and it was ready! This is really a stunning product, both in terms of usability and design. A 5 star rating isn't even enough!

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Gigabit WAN!

    Why in this latest update Apple couldn't include a gigabit ethernet port is beyond me. I purchased one and let that fact slip by me. Going to return the device asap. Using Fios 150x65 service and the 100baseT throttles the service down by 60Mbs

    56 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Important Notes about Voltage

    I've seen people note that this new Airport Express model does not support 120/240 volt world compatibility but this is incorrect. While the supplied power cable does note 120v only, the device itself is labeled as compliant with US and world voltage at 120 and 240 volts. My guess is that the cable itself is labeled for the US, since in other parts of the world the supplied cable would be different.

    95 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to extend network

    Have a wired network and a wireless network. One building is out of range of wireless. In that building I used the WAN socket to plug this in to the wired ethernet, plugged the computer into the LAN socket, and bingo - wired connection OK and my wireless network has been extended to that building. It all set itself up automatically. Could not be simpler.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals.

    Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled.

    Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like?

    Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

    183 of 202 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome job all-around on this one!!!

    First of all, this thing just looks fabulous; it's the exact same shape and size as the Apple TV, so it looks great by it! It matches the Airport Extreme better as well. Also, I love that it now has two ethernet ports, one to connect it to the network (if you need it) and one to connect a computer (or Apple TV, etc). I myself use it to extend my home wireless network and it works very well, it is easy to set up and very fast. AirPlay is great too, I can now easily play music on my bedroom stereo from my MBP/iPhone/iPad. Apple, great job on this one!

    27 of 33 people found this useful