• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, high performance too

    I own an older Airport Express (the 802.11g model) but only used it rarely while travelling and for AirPlay.

    However this new model has become my main router at home, it's that good. It's also extremely fast (faster than the 100mbps ethernet port can handle in fact).

    Despite the fact that the device is intended to live on a shelf somewhere, it's still very much portable if you have one of the power plugs from the older model or a Magsafe power adapter, they will in fact plug in to the back of this new Airport Express (it looks funny, but who cares?).

    Highly recommended, perfectly capable of being the main router for a house or apartment despite not having gigabit ethernet support yet (this is probably coming at some point, the older Extreme didnt have it either).

    109 of 123 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Perfection - Thankyou

    At last....I now have a wireless network that covers the whole house. Easy to setup and extend an existing Airport network. I am using 1 x Airport Extreme and two of these new Airport express base stations connected together over Netgear powerline adapters. Complete WiFi coverage with seamless switching when moving around the house. The added bonus of Airplay and network access to USB printers is superb.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought new today, doesn't work

    I'll change my review when they give me a new one. Flashes yellow, neither my iMac or iPhone can find it. Not my first Express so I know it's defective.

    Awesome...... What a wasted 2 hour trip to pick it up. Hope they plan on parting with some of the 100 billion in the bank to cover my expenses, or just send me a prepaid box.

    Thanks Apple! Reminds me of my iPad 2 I had to return on the 2nd day cause it quit working. Pay those workers more than $1 a day and the quality might go up!!!

    42 of 361 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    Just upgraded from the prior model and that was the best thing I have done.. Ever! Super easy install and I experienced a faster speed... This is a must for anyone that needs a wifi network.

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory to the Airport Extreme

    I purchased the new Airport Express to use as a wifi extender to my Airport Extreme Router. It was easy to setup using my iPad and extends my wifi signal throughout a large two story home. I now have a strong signal everywhere in my house and even in my backyard. Compared to the old days of using disposable Linksys routers, setup was a breeze, performance is great, and being able to extend the guest network from the Airport Extreme is a big plus.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New AirPort Express Up-and-Running

    Ordered within minutes of it appearing on the Apple Store. Arrived 1 day early!

    Another great, easy-to-setup Apple product. Upgraded from an original AirPort Express, I'm getting at least twice the speed from that. I thought that it would be faster, so I investigated. Turns out our TWC internet has the standard 10 mbps package, and with the new AE, we're getting 12 mbps (previously about 6 mbps). So don't overlook your internet connection.

    Nevertheless, it looks almost identical to its neighbor Apple TV except it's white. I will miss the original form factor with the integrated power plug, but even that had its drawbacks -- specifically, it's difficult to reposition for best reception unless you use...you guessed it...an extension cord. With the new AE, it's one more small thing to pack when traveling, but not a big deal. Overall, best router for me!

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Having set up 100's of Airport networks I would have thought ti would take a few minutes.
    4 complete resets later I have finally got it playing nicely
    However the Airprint feature doesn't work for me, The blurb says just plug the USB in and away you go.. Then if you read the very faint text and the bottom of the page (light grey on white) only compatible printers work!
    Disappointed it wasn't clearer on the website

    42 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.

    Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

    483 of 543 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the included Ethernet port, but not crazy about the cable

    I have had 2008 AirPort Express since it was first released and has been a steady companion with me for my travel.

    Now that I don't travel anymore, I have used it to extend my network (I live in a brick building house with multiple of small rooms) for my Time Capsule where it is in my work room and the signal diminish when I go outside my house, front and back.

    I had always wanted to buy another one so that I can put one in the back, and one in the front so whether I'm in my back yard or out in my front lawn, I will get strong signal. However, I waited for a refresh as I had a feeling one was coming up soon anyway.

    Anyway, with this refresh, I decided to put this newer model closer to my backyard and connected the now included Ethernet port to a switch so visitors who need to plug in can use that instead of the wireless.

    The only thing I didn't like, was the design of this new model. My 2008 version has the AC plug built-in, where as the new model comes with a cable to connect to my AC outlet. It is another piece of item that I must carry when I travel. Did they forget the name of the product is "Express" where as it will be used for travelling? I didn't mind too much about the size, though, it is only 1/4 larger than my 2008 Express.

    I too off 1 star (there's no 1/2 option) specifically for this con. Other than that, like I said, I now love the included Ethernet port. If this one is as heavy duty as my original Express, which I think it will be, then this is another awesome Apple product.

    84 of 107 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About Time...

    Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.

    I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.

    For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

    354 of 442 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined It for Travel

    Am I the only one that used my AirPort Express to travel? I love the other upgrades, but by shrinking the form factor at the expense of the built-in plug (and adding a cord), the new AirPort Express misses the mark on portability. Sorry, but if there's a cord, this is just an underpowered AirPort Extreme, and it's totally inappropriate for the niche its predecessor once filled. Please bring back the built-in plug next time!

    269 of 383 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MARVELOUS!

    This is better than the last AP Express. Great for extending my coverage over such a wide floor plan in my one story house. Also the usb port & Ethernet is great for external hard drives or shared NAS. Now I have end to end wifi coverage plus with the guest network! Great Job as always Mr. Jobs. GOD Bless You!

    32 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific!

    This is serious competition to D-Link and Linksys routers... I love the Apple TV like design. It looks so simple and elegant and yet it is so powerful!

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With a power cord is not good for travellers

    I think the new features are good but the power cord is really too troublesome especially when you need to pack it into the luggage, miss the old design with the built in power plug.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvment

    The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

    370 of 424 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LAN Port

    enough said :)

    42 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Gigabit Ethernet = Fail

    How can any device with an Ethernet port in these days not be gigabit... Apple, please see the light, you are selling a device capable of 802,11n (300mbps) and then bottleneck the most reliable source to give it that capability. Sure, gigabit is overkill, but it's what is required to give it full 802.11n capability when using as an access point. Why Apple?! Why?!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic upgrade

    Same size as my apple tv. The new airport express adds many of the features previously only available to the Extreme. A Ethernet port as well to hook up to a wired computer or a switch is finally included as well. Very easy to set up and works perfectly. I'm in 800SQ FT home though. anything over you should still consider an Extreme for the range.

    2446 of 2972 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router?

    Knowing the extremes Apple, Inc. goes to, this is once again one great product of Apple. I had a Linksys router, which almost cost my house to be in flames. The Linksys must have overheated and caught on fire - burning a hole in my cherry wood desk that has my 'Apple Collection' including vintage Macs. I would have died if anything would have happened to them. I saw online about this product and was persuaded to purchase it! It is so small, fits perfectly on my desk, and lastly became well fit in with my Apple Collection! The setup was quick and easy; Any old person could set it up! Great job again, Apple! :)

    2217 of 2825 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just.. Incredible

    Phenomenal.

    46 of 98 people found this useful