• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple's product ever - streaming just DOESN'T work

    I can't believe this product has 4 stars. Try to stream music with AirPlay... Every model of this device had issues with frequent music drop out when streaming... and unfortunately I'm the owner of this model...
    More than four years of complains of other users on Apple's forum...

    If you're going to buy it in order to stream music - think twice :-)...

    27 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    After trying it in multiple locations the express did not boost, extend or improve my WiFi one little bit, if anything it seemed to make it worse. The AirPlay was a total disappointment, it could not play music for more than a few seconds without dropping out, even from a metre away! I expected more from an Apple product, I thought it would just work..

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    flawless plug and play

    let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.

    Anyone who gave this a poor review has either misapplied this device or simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I previously had a non-apple wireless router. coverage was inadequate so i purchased a non-apple range extender. absolute junk! Ughhh. What a nightmare experience! i spent hours on top of hours playing with config. As engineer by day, i know what i'm doing, and i can only imagine a novice attempting. i said, "to heck with this," and returned the device and said, "we just aren't' there yet. never again!"

    I read some reviews and bought a airport extreme router. wow! got coverage where we previously didn't and speeds lightning fast (inSSIDer coverage detection software).

    the airport extreme gave sufficient coverage, but still didn't have coverage in the far reaches upstairs. i was so afraid of this airport express, or any range extender, from my previous range extending experiences. I witnessed how well the apple setup worked at friends houses, and gave it a try. literally 2 mins and you're off to the races. nothing to mess with. it just plugs in, simple setup, and best of all IT WORKS!

    last comment: i was afraid of the limited set up features. After owning for 2 wks, i am so glad there is nothing to mess with. it's perfect! my devices have no issues switching from extreme to express and back and forth. network speeds have not been effected. it works seamlessly, as all just mentioned were issues i've had with non-apple product. just spend the extra $$ and buy the apple product. the time saved and awesome performance is worth it. hope this helps any reluctant buyers.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Really impressed with this product, its nice and compact looks the part and furthermore it works faultlessly.

    Its easy to set up good overall performance, highly recommended purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased...

    I have had this for about a year now and it's worked 100% of the time. Setup is easy with the app on my phone / Mac Mini. Took me about 10 minutes to set it all up and haven't touched it since. Good range through my old house with plaster walls that have wire mesh in them that other wireless routers have not worked very well. I would buy it again.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay is horrible/Router ok

    I bought 2 of these things for a 1500 sqft space and these suckers aren't particle. Network drops out from one end of the space to the other so I have to always walk toward the main one to get stable coverage. Also the Airplay is the only reason I got 2 of them and that feature is horrible, it never works. Maybe works for 1 min then starts dropping out. Apple's quality is really is starting to become like it was back in the 90s. Cool outside box with poor components inside and at the $99 price rage you'd hope for a better product.

    23 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Did NOT know

    I am only giving it 4 stars because it in the set up guide it does not tell you that you also have to do an extra set up on the computer by going to the wireless set up and clicking assist me, but I mean I am using this for my college dorm so it might be a different. But, Overall it has worked and it is defiantly good for a college dorm like mine who does not have wireless. Also, apple should defiantly have a set up guide for college dorms

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suitable, maybe, for throwing through Apple Store window

    This device fails to live up to Apple's reputation of building quality products that "just work." I purchased it for its airplay capabilities. Mistake. It's either not visible for airplay streaming or streams for 20 minutes then disconnects. Airplay is not ready for prime time or even small time.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless if using a DAC

    Bought to stream music to my DAC but the stream is dropped every few seconds, it simply cannot cope. Useless

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and effective

    Got this to extend the range of BT Infinity in my flat. It works like a charm. Setup was a breeze - plugged it in and setup was practically automatic - it was working in minutes. Haven't tested yet whether a device's connection is continuos when switching between routers, but Internet speeds are now very fast throughout the flat.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Gigabit

    In this day and age, it is ridiculous that the Airport Express would not support gigabit networks. Even many home networks are now gigabit so this device should be able to support gigabit speeds.

    22 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is limited to the point of uselessness!

    I've just spent the last 4 hours trying to get 2 of these things to CONNECT to my home network. Not even creating a network, just simply connecting to my already existing network. I have 2 routers already, one is a Linksys and the other is an ASUS. They talk to each other perfectly. Trying to get the 2 airport express base stations to connect to the networks output by either the Linksys or the Asus routers is (as far as I can tell) possible, but not worth all the hoops you're required to jump through in terms of configurations. Apple would you please bring the capability of your products up to that of products made by SO MANY OTHER BRANDS! Thank you!

    23 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use small in size

    This is a great router ( not modem ) , it's easy to install with lots of setting to help manage it ...
    The best ever

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    The device solved my connection problems within five minutes of getting it out of the box. Could not ask for anything better.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme express dream

    Had poor internet reception in certain rooms and got the AirPort Express. Works beautifully even with the Panda Wireless usb wifi adapter. You place the express in the room you need it. We did not use the wired connection. We used the express wirelessly to connect to the AirPort Extreme. It will attach wirelessly with even a weak wifi signal, and the express boosts that signal dramatically. It took very little time to set up. Easy to access, easy to install, easy to use. It is the size of the Apple TV second gen. We now get great wifi in all rooms, with no slowing down. Every room accesses the wifi as if the AirPort Extreme is in that room. Great for iPhones, iPads and all wifi devices.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome results in extending my wifi coverage

    I had a dead spot in an area of our house. This product greatly improved the signal strength in this area.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible range

    The unit works fine when you're in the same small room - basically close enough to it that you could be using a wired connection - but beyond that it's borderline useless. Trying to use wifi from the other end of an absolutely tiny apartment results in frequent dropouts and painfully slow speed. Worst wifi station I have ever used, certainly not worth $99.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great & easy to setup

    Setup was simple & only took a few minutes.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    give me the old Airport Express back any day

    flimsy... hard to set up, loses connectivity while it sits 5 meters away from my imac and has no impending walls or anything and then it's a nightmare to set up again (tonight I am on the 10th time... and it still does not work: NOW APPLE HAS FINALLY ACHIEVED THE SAME SUCCESS AS MICROSOFT: IT IS AS MESSED UP!

    16 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than my Linksys router

    After doing lots of research, I decided This router best suited my needs. Very simple to install, And improved my wifi range all the way out to most of my backyard (1300sq ft rambler). This also solved my airplay issues I was having while playing videos. The speed seems slightly faster than my Linksys router, and I've not had any drops in connection like my last router that occurred quite often. It also looks very clean and simple on my computer desk.

    3 of 5 people found this useful