• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even my wife could set it up!

    That sounds terribly sexist but my wife is a technophobe and still manage to set this up to extend a neighbours wifi (with permission!) into her father's house while she was looking after it while he was in hospital.
    Now, instead of having to sit in one particular room, she has wifi throughout the house.
    Great product. I use a last gen. one for travelling (for the rare occasions hotels don't have wireless.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, easy setup!

    I counted five finger pokes I had to do on my iPad to set my new express up as a wireless extender to my airport extreme! No passwords required, no long setup process... Just plug in, find it in wifi, ask it to join your network and it's ready. It's that easy!

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Wifi Extender

    Works perfectly for my wireless needs. I have no issues with it. It's set as bridge mode as my firewall (pfsense) does all the rest. Airplay works well with all my other apple devices. Recommended

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    Ive been using Airport Express for years but sadly this new generation is far from stable. It disconnects from the network and has to be manually connected, and then fingers crossed it will stay online. I have to add before I bought this box the old one worked fine.

    My advise is if you can find an alternative system then use it. £79 is far too much for something that doesn't work properly

    46 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best $99 I've Spent So Far in This Century

    My office is on the second floor of my house built in 1832. My wife’s office with her PC was downstairs next to the laundry room. Because of the appliances, we could only provide access to the internet for her via a unit that used the electrical wiring of the house. She could not connect to my TC.
    Now, the good news. She finally threw out the dreadful Dell replacing it with an iMac and we bought the Airport Express hoping the increased range would make the difference. It did and it only took 7.5 minutes to hook up. What’s more she wirelessly uses “our” printer and TC in my office and we both can play music through the living room’s sound system where we located the unit.
    The best $99 I’ve spent so far in this century.

    43 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent redesign

    don't be silly you guys. this is just as portable. just because you now have a 3 foot power cable in the mix, does not mean that you have to use something else. in fact, you can even use the same detachable 2 prong plug you are used to having, and insert that into the power receptacle of the new express. add to that the addition of a hard-wired ethernet port, and you now have way more functionality than you had with the previous version. you can usb share a printer, AND hard-wire something else if you wanted to (appletv?) - don't be so black and white. the new design is better, likely uses less power, and fits with the rest of their model line.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not So Easy..

    Yeah, I'm 15. Technology is my life. I bought this when I bought my MacBook Pro, and they said it would be easy to setup. My Netgear router was a lot easier to set up than this. I still love the form factor of it though. It provides the comfort of wireless printing and the comfort of AirTunes, which I love!

    20 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get it

    The new design is bad. One of my favorite things about the previous versions of the Express was that it was a self-contained, super portable little router. I could slip it in my laptop case and take it with me on the road and not even feel any extra weight or notice much extra space taken up. Now this new version adds a long power cord into the mix. It's much less portable. I have returned the unit and am sticking with my old Airport Express.

    69 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the convenience factor is gone

    I have purchased and installed many of these (previous model) to extend Apple wireless networks. The new design will not allow the quick plug in of the unit to a wall power outlet. It made an attractive "wall wart". Now must deal with a long power cord (the power cord was optional on the previous model). I will now have to return this and hope to find the old model.

    83 of 131 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Power plug to large

    I read some have problem with their power plug being to large to use cat 5 into WAN port. Google "YL-113L" for a smaller power plug that may work. The product has been great as my new travel router so far. Using an old Case Logic CD case I carry the router, cat 5 and power cables.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended my network perfectly!

    I received my Airport Express very quickly from Apple and as soon as I plugged it in the setup was so simple! The Airport Express asked me if I wanted to extend my Airport Extreme and all I had to do was click a button and the Airport Express successfully extended my network wirelessly. The Airport Express maintained the original speed of the network when it was extended! Worth the buy money, if you need to extend your network this is the product you need!

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at 220-240 V AC. Be careful!!!

    This ruins all the portability of the device while travelling since you have to carry and additional transformer. But that is not the worst part. There is NO WARNING !!!! I looked at the manual, and there is NOTHING.
    Apple be prepared for lots of returns of burned devices.
    I applied common sense since there was not the usual boxy plug (transformer) like every other Apple AC connector. Then I loooked at a very small print in very light gray in the same plug end, stating it works with 125 V only....
    I will have to return it...

    59 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Airport Express update I've been waiting for?

    We live in quite a very large house and have always had problems with WiFi.
    Previously been using a 3rd gen Airport Extreme and 4 x 1st gen Airport Express in a WDS setup things just were never as great or reliable as they should have been.

    Yesterday I finished an upgrade to 1x 3tb Time Capsule (in the home office with 2 iMacs connected by Ethernet leaving 1 Ethernet port free)
    I upgraded all the Airport Express to the new version and design. ( and added an extra 2 so we now have 6)
    Decided not to use WDS this time round and opted to connect by Cat6 cable.
    This went to the first airport express and this then daisy chained to the next and the next and so on.

    All units are set to create the exect same network (a roaming network if you must)
    This works perfectly.

    As all units are effect,y connect to the main Time Capsule by Cat6 there is a full 1gb data transfer rate between units and or the main Internet coming into the house (100meg Fiver from Virgin Media)

    I would highly recommend this setup to anybody with a large house.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay is Awesome

    the best thing about AirPort Express is the Audio out AirPlay Enabled, da new look goes perfect with my apple tv since they are the same size the same shape except that Apple Tv is black and Airport Express is white.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice features but...

    Love the new features but don't like the fact that now you need another cord for power instead of just plugging it in to the wall.

    72 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like an Extreme-mini!! Super easy setup

    Bought this to replace the old Airport Express from a year ago, because I wasn't getting very good reception in one corner of the house. I'm using this as an extender, and so far it's great.

    Compared to the old Express, this one is

    1) Easier to set up than the old Express. The last one took me 15 minutes. With this one, the iOS Airport Utility helped me set it up in 30 seconds. I've literally spent hours setting up and fixing other brands of routers. This one is truly frustration-free!!

    2) Faster than the old Express. After placing this one where the old Express was, I noticed better range and speed in other parts of the house.

    I really don't think the extra cord is that big of a deal. It's well worth the trade-off of having a faster, better router/extender. I really think this could be the primary router for a smaller house.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fanastic as usual but no Gigabit Ethernet

    Ease of setup is unbeatable, managed to extend my home network over ethernet in 5 minutes. Wifi IO noticeably faster than the previous generation. Excellent coverage. Only problem - no gigabit Ethernet, At this price point I expect no less than excellence from Apple, so this is really a major letdown since the main reason I bought this is because of the 2 Ethernet port.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced Airport First Generation with Second Generation

    I have replaced two Airport Express 1G with 2G. The speed of data transfer has noticeably increased on my iMac's 27" and to a lessors extent on the 21.5" iMac. The setting up was easy being completed in 2-3 minutes the stability of the connection appears to be better than with 1G with no need to restart the 2G overnight. The design of the product is much improved neat and very Apple. Having run speed tests before and after installation the speed has increased in downloads and uploads of data.

    If you are using a lot of data this is a must have upgrade and worth while if you are experiencing and stability issues.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Airport Express

    Fantastic..... took 2 minutes to get it extend my network and play my music through airplay. Brilliant

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    I installed this device at my office. Works as advertised. Very impressed. Setup on my network only took a few minutes. Connecting my iMac, iPhone and two iPads to it was a breeze.

    35 of 40 people found this useful