• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    If it works it is slow. It hardly works and don't even get coverage in my entire apartment which is only 1200 sq. ft. Waste of money

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Don't buy this product. It worked good at first but after about 5 months it would never even pick up the Internet. It would also drop signal when it was connected every 5 minutes. Go buy a cheaper router from a different brand and save your money it'll most likely work better to begin with.

    11 of 16 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.

    8 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustration and Disbelief

    This review is to report the same as many here in one-star-land: the Airport Express is a failure.

    After using an Airport Extreme for many years, it burned itself out, as can be expected with routers. We purchased the Express and it worked as advertised - plug and play - and we were linked to the internet again.

    The product worked for over a year, but then failed catastrophically, dropping the signal from our modem sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes 10 seconds, after re-booting.

    FRUSTRATION
    It was a frustrating week in our household. I am a help desk person and have trouble shot many problems, but this one problem has taken me in so many places for answers, with only minimal response/results. Everyone, excluding Apple, has a different suggestion for how/why this can be fixed. Here are a few that temporarily worked, but ultimately were not able to save our Airport:
    • Factory Reset of both modem and Airport
    • Re-installation of firmware for both modem and Airport
    • Change the broadcast channels
    • Change from WPA to WPA2 (and between private and enterprise)
    • Change from DHCP to static
    • Change DHCP from automatic to manual
    • And a few more adjustments (including movement of Airport to new location(s), standing on one foot, mystic chant, etc.)

    My conclusion:
    I am not a trained network specialist, but I am an extremely seasoned trouble-shooter who can get results. This is a rare failure that still annoys the part of my brain that wants to FIND the answer. My belief is that the "form factor" of this sleek little module is ultimately its downfall. It gets hot, and this is the enemy to any electronic device.

    Last month, I replaced it with a Netgear router, and in comparison, it is the same weight, but spread out over a larger area with plenty of ventilation. It is one of the middle range routers for price and power, but the connection for our household of 6-8 simultaneous running devices has NEVER BEEN BETTER.

    DISBELEIF
    I hope that this is the last Apple product that fails like this, we have always liked and supported Apple, "because is just works."

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was initially enthusiastic...

    ...but that was years ago. They are frustrating and opaque. They work until they don't. A ten or twenty dollar bluetooth device is almost certain to be better. I own Apple stock, and I challenge anyone to name a worse Apple product.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Instant Solution to My Problem

    I've been having trouble for over a year getting a clear, strong data transfer rate between my Airport Extreme in the office and my Apple TV in the family room. Most days, movies would have to buffer for up to an hour or even longer before they were ready to play.

    I tried every quick fix I could think of: relocating the router, a wireless repeater, and even a powerline ethernet adapter. Nothing seemed to help much. I was on the verge of switching to a different router in the hope of getting more broadcast power. I resisted resorting to the Airport Express due to the cost, but none of the cheaper fixes were working.

    It only took about a minute to connect it up and about another minute to configure the Express to my network and suddenly my Apple TV finally works the way it's supposed to. Hi-res video is virtually instantaneous. No buffering problems at all.

    What made it totally worth it to me was the seamless set up. I can't count the number of hours I've spent troubleshooting my other solutions. But with the Express, my problem was fixed within 10 minutes of opening the box.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I just installed the airport express and it works very well. No more Wifi problems.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I purchased this to use in my two bedroom apartment and have a clear signal from anywhere inside. I haven't run into any interference from my neighbors wifi, and so far the only trouble I have had has been because of my internet provider. Simple set-up, and the guest network is great. I can also connect from outside of my apartment and have been connected from about 100 feet away, but that is pushing the limit of how far it can reach. This has been the most reliable wireless router I have used.

    7 of 8 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with VERIZON

    After three hours of trying everything I stumbled upon a Verizon forum for DSL connections dslreports (dotcom) /faq/12506
    The short answer is that the router that Verizon uses (Actiontec), will not work wirelessly with the Airport Express. You have to hardwire the secondary router.
    Back to the store it went and I spent the time wiring instead.
    I gave 1 star for lack of literature on this on the part of Apple.

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest router I've ever set up!

    Sure you could probably save twenty bucks on some d link router. However, this router was so simple to setup its totally worth it! It took like three steps. Plug in, imac detect it, then name router, DONE! Also and this may just be my expierence but I noticed my wifi was significantly faster.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have two of these – and they are both a nightmare!

    Having to continually do factory reset on both of them. And even then, both Apple airport utility apps, both on my iPhone 6 and on my MacBook Pro fail to find the airport express. I have to reset them on average 12 Times before the airport app finds the airport express. Even then, when I go through the set up procedure it errors-out 90% of the time. Most frustrating product I have ever purchased - except for maybe iTunes, which cuts off songs before they're done playing, then moves onto the next song. Apple needs to wake up and start remedying their failures in a timely manner - they're getting a name as being 'the lesser of two evils' as compared to competing products.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Product

    Please don't go by all the bad reviews about this product. It is a wonderful product. Brought one for home use and it'a been really improving my Wi-Fi speed. Quick and easy to setup using AIrPort Utility. Been also great for Printing. Have an AirPrint HP Printer which was so old it didn't work with my brand new MacBook Pro 15inch Mid 2015 model. After connecting it to my Base Station Wi-Fi (this product) I was able to start printing and using it on my new Mac. I highly recommend this product to anyone. Apple is a great company and makes great products.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product yet.

    I had the old version of this which worked GREAT for about 7 years. No issues. Then the software updates made it to where my Mac would no longer communicate with the now ancient white brick.

    So, I updated to this one about a year ago. Worked just fine, initially. Now, streaming music over Airplay works maybe 10% of the time and now the Wifi is dropping out. I've connected via ethernet and reset SEVERAL times to fix the issue and once I attach it to my existing wireless network, I can no longer connect to the internet. It was like watching someone's health get progressively worse. And out of warranty, out of luck.

    HOW? How could Apple release such an inferior product?

    18 of 31 people found this useful