• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 14 months

    I bought this September 9, 2014. It gave up December 2015. It shows strong wifi signal but does not connect. I tried connecting an ethernet cable to it but failed also. Now, I surf the net connected by ethernet cable direct to the modem.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars because it's a solid wifi base station, 0 stars because it's slow

    Airport Express still ships with a 10/100 WAN port. What does that mean? Say, like me, you have 300mbps internet, the Airport Express will chop that down to a max of 100. I was scratching my head for days wondering why my internet was so slow.

    It's 2016, there's no excuse for not including faster ethernet connections on this router.

    BUT if you have slower than 100mbps internet this is a solid wifi router. Just works. Strong signal. Small footprint. Looks nice tucked up on a bookshelf.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    You can't find devices by IP address only MAC address and even when you see the MAC address, you can't find out the IP address. Can't believe I bought this! Save your money!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works, simple to set up, some limitations

    I have 6 of these for multi-zone audio streaming connected to an Airport Extreme base station, and many other wifi devices on the network, including 4 wifi-connected HD security cameras. It works great (almost always) to stream.

    The issues I have had are as follows: 1) The software will only allow streaming to one at a time from an iPhone, but from my Macbook Pro, I can stream to all of them or any subset. 2) the streaming audio does become intermittent if I do some heavy downloading over wifi at the same time, so I have learned to avoid this. For example, I update all of my apps in iTunes before trying to stream audio so it doesn't try to do both at the same time. 3) It is slow to connect a device through one when they are used to extend a network. I use only one of them to extend the network to get a good signal on my back patio, but make sure that all of my home devices otherwise connect directly to the Airport Extreme.

    Generally, they are great, but need updating.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have 3

    The Airport Utility makes setup trivial. In less than 5 minutes I had a functioning wireless network. I bought two more and extended my network around and outside the house. This is awesome in the summer/spring time when I am sitting in the backyard sipping a cold brew or early morning coffee while reading on my iPad Air.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate this product

    Airport utility doesn't detect anything. The bridge mode gives me the same amount of signal without bridge mode.

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express drops off while streaming music

    We use this just for streaming music. I had the first generation Airport Express and an old router and it worked well for four or five years. We got a new router and the new Airport Express. It streams music for awhile and just like many, many, many other people are complaining about, it drops off the wireless network and doesn't show up on AirPlay. If we unplug and replug the Airport Express back in, it plays again for a while until something kicks it off, in an hour or two or sometimes less than that. We've done hard resets, factory default settings, setting it up over and over again, moving it around. Same result. Called Apple and their advise was to keep trying different things. Something is very wrong with this product---I keep defending Apple products, but this one is hard to defend anymore.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for fine for awhile.

    Bought this as basic wifi router for use at my father in laws house 14 months ago. Worked fine, though the range is only so-so.
    Later my wife ungraded FIL's internet service and that included new router, so the Airport was unneeded.
    Decided to use it as a range extender for our Airport network and sure enough, worked great …….. for a while. Now it no longer recognizes the wifi signal and yes I have nothing but amber blinking light of death. Attempts to resuscitate have been un-successful.
    Jeez, $100 bucks for a POC that lasted just over a year. Nice job Apple.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable for Enterprise Authenication

    We need to restart these devices at least twice a month to keep them working. We authenticate Mac clients to a Mac Radius server. Clients get disconnected and/or cannot connect and/or get "!" in wifi icon. When they were they're great, but often they don't. Rebooting WAPs always clears up the problem.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    It can't stream audio from movies/youtube etc. 2~3 sec delay.
    It can't stream music without continuous cuts, and I've tried all forum tips.
    And Apple don't bother fixing this.
    There are better routers for that price.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken TOS Airplay

    I bought this device for one simple reason. I bought it to stream music to a DAC. The staff at the Apple store in Stamford CT stated that this device should be able to do that and do it well. I also read online that this device should to that as well. The problem is, it does not do this well at all. It constantly drops the audio signal and the audio skips like crazy, making the audio signal impossible to play on high end audio equipment.


    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good small wi-fi powerhouse

    very grate router. I got the airport express to replace an old airport time capsule, that started to drop the wi-fi signal, , after 3 years of use, from getting to hot, when backing up data. This, in comparison to the time capsule, cools down very fast when not in use. It's vary small, and sits vary comfortably on my desk. I love the audio airplay feature, i use a logitech subwoofer, and it sounds great. I get 3 of 3 wi-fi bars on my iPhone when i'm outside, and my neighbors really enjoy it. Over all this has been a good upgrade for me, with out having to pay another $100 for the extreme. I originally was going to get the airport extreme, but this was a great deal, for what i need it for. In the future, I may get an airport extreme, but for now, this is great for what i need.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great... I guess

    Bought one at the apple store about one year and two weeks ago from now, and it literally died on me today (it was kinda good when it worked tho). I'm not sure what to think about this. My last router lasted about 6 years, the durability of Apple products nowadays just isn't what is was back in the day. Getting the thing set up was a hassle too. Not to mention I originally bought this product to extend my primary router (not an AirPort Extreme) and in store they told me it was possible. Well it is, if you want to plug in an ethernet cable! It'd be a nice feature to see support for extending other routers too, you know (without the use of ethernet). AirPlay worked fine for me tho, great feature. But yesterday I tried to move the AirPort Express from the office to the bedroom for better coverage so my Apple TV would find my network (which I have done before without any problems), and I plugged in the cable, guess what... the blinking amber light of death (kinda). I have tried putting in a static IP which didn't work, automatic IP didn't assign the right IP or it'd just self-assign. Did a soft reset, a hard reset and a factory reset without any luck. And yes I plugged into the WAN port lol. Anyways I tried to connect it to different sockets around the house with no luck so hopefully they will send me a new one. Miss you Steve!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bit outdated now...

    Good product except for the Ethernet Bandwidth limited to 100Mbps, and the WiFi n and not ac.
    I think it's preferable to wait for a new version.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

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    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Little Router You Can Buy

    The AirPort Express is the best little router you can buy. I purchased it to replace a combo Netgear ADSL Modem + Router (all in one) because the wireless was giving me quite a bit of trouble despite tweaking settings, changing channels, and so forth. So, I was looking for a small and compact router that offered wireless, but also one that worked well with my Mac products. The AirPort Express does all of that, and it's affordable. I did look at the AirPort Extreme as well, but I was still settled with the small size of the Express.

    So, I've gone back to a separate ADSL Modem and then separate router because the combo ones just don't work well from my experience over the past few years. It's actually nicer in my opinion for troubleshooting problems too as now it could be the modem or the Express (should you be having problems) instead of trying to figure it out with a combo unit.

    Overall though, despite those points, the AirPort Express is great. Easy to setup and I was online again within 5 minutes, surfing faster with great wireless coverage throughout the house. The Express sure is impressive in that it can do all that from a tiny box. Love this product! Thanks Apple for making a quality router series.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Streaming music simply does not work. It randomly stops which make listening to music a pain !

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router- Tricky to set up with Line of Sight Wireless Providers

    Wireless internet providers with line of sight radio systems (non-cable/ADSL) must set up your router for security reasons before your internet will work on this router. Do not plug the Ethernet cable directly from the router to your computer before the provider has registered your router. The router will pick up your computers IP address and not the IP from the internet provider and it is challenging to re-register the proper IP on the Airport Express router after it picked up your computer. Also the router must not be in the Bridge Mode. Set it for DHCP mode. After the provider has registered the router, you must un-plug the wireless system from the provider and the power from the router. Power up the providers system first, wait 2 minutes then power up the Airport Express router. Once it powers up again, it will automatically register the proper IP address and your online. Very happy with the small footprint router and have 5 bars on my new Apple TV unit 40 feet away through walls and furnace room. Working great. Very happy so far.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Wifi Extender

    This product is not made to extend your wifi unless you have an apple router. If you have any other 3rd party router, it will not work with this item.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another range extender from Apple

    Set up complete within 5 minutes and worked much more faster than other generic brand router and added to my Apple Time Capsule.

    4 of 5 people found this useful