• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected!

    • Written by from Jackson

    Purchased the Airport Express in order to replace an aging Netgear router that began dropping signal. The setup was a breeze on my MBP, less than two minute in total. I keep the modem and router in the basement but even on the second floor of my townhouse download speeds are blazing. My XBox One, which is on the second floor is showing nearly a tripling of speed, showing a download speed of 28 Mbps and an upload of 7 Mbps. The device itself is of solid construction and much smaller than anticipated. I have two gripes though, it only has one LAN output and that I didn't purchase this sooner.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Alternative to Motorola Router

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I moved into a student housing apartment and had a AT&T motorola DSL router which wouldn't broadcast a wifi signal to my Apple products. Only my Xbox 360 and HP laptop would get the wifi signal. So I finally gave up trying to fix the problem and bought an Airport Express! It worked on all my Apple products and window products without a glitch. Now I can get wifi on my iPad,iPhone,iMac,Apple TV along with the Xbox and laptop.
    I highly recommend this to all my friends and associates!
    Thanks Apple for coming through for me with the easy setup too!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Ellenbrook

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    give me the old Airport Express back any day

    • Written by from Maidenhead

    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

    Simply Epic

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Our family has a ton of wifi enabled apple products and some windows gadgets... This router has simply blown away the competition!!! Lightning speeds and never wait for another video to buffer again...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    I've been a prisoner to my ancient verizon router that can not even run 802.11n. Once i got this i connected it to my verizon router through an ethernet and created my own network. I thought I was going to have issues because my printer is on my old network, but someway I can still print! The speed is amazing!!! I highly recommend this product

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    eh... it's inconsistent

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    I have a family of 5 most of the time. 2 adults, 3 kids. Currenlty, we host two exchange students - one from China and one from Spain so right now - we have 7 in the house. Both of them expect good wifi - and justifiably so. When we had 5 - the airport was above average... very little problems, worked well, but occasionally if all of us were doing something (my wife is a digital marketer and I work in school admin) - and my kids are on thier ipods or phones, the thing crashes. Everybody loses a signal, we unplug, plug back in - it goes amber to green, and then we're back on. As users go to sleep, the signal stays. If everybody is on... it's wets the bed. It's OK most of the time, but getting off the back porch (dang I sound like a lazy SOB) to go fix the wifi 6-7 times a night gets old. You start wonder, "is this the way it is or can i get a better device?"

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fast and consistent speeds

    • Written by from Riverside

    I purchased the airport extreme to increase the wifi range and consistency of my home network. i live in a 1000 sq ft apartment and my $40 netgear router wasn't doing the job. purchased the airport extreme thinking i would back up my macbook over wifi, but found the speeds to be inconsistent and comparable to what i was getting with the $40 netgear router. returned the extreme and picked up the express. i am so happy i did. i get my advertised cable speeds at 30 Mbps consistently throughout the day. well worth the money and recommend to anyone who is considering upgrading router.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm impressed

    • Written by from Vashon

    I have two older Airport Express (3 or so yrs old). This new version vastly increased my coverage and everything is much faster!!! I do wish they had the option like the old units to plug directly to the wall without a cord for portability but that is my ONLY complaint. Well worth $99

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pretty good

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    we got this to extend our wifi and it does a fairly good job and i am happy with it for the most part. we have about 10 mps at the farthest point of our house and we bought 25 mps from Comcast. so i recomend this product absolutely!!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    • Written by from South Jordan

    Says it can connect with 50 devices without slowing down. My family barely has 10 connected to it and the connections are terrible and speeds are 10x slower than my previous router.

    31 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustration and Disbelief

    • Written by from Decorah

    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."

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    • Written by from coram

    After having trouble with Netgear routers I purchased to AirPort Express. Setup was extremely easy. The speed of my WiFi improved dramatically over my Netgear model 4500. Setting up the guest network was quick and easy. I highly recommend this product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why a power cord!

    • Written by from Earlysville

    Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain wrong. The AP extreme is a small device, < 4" square and weights 8.5 oz. The power cord overwhelms this little guy! Anybody know of an OEM that makes a wall adaptor for it?

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly thrilled.

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
    So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer for me.
    It cratered one week after the one-year warranty expired! Planned obsolesce? Apple so much as said "too bad".
    Additionally, the Internet speed was noticeably slower on the Wi-Fi than on a direct connect to the Time Warner modem.
    To me, A.E. is form over function.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for house

    • Written by from Lima

    Got my express and speed and stability performes better, and plus looks great.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    • Written by from Oakville

    I have owned many routers throughout the years, a few good ones and most not so good. Lately, I wasn't able to find a router that is relatively fast and doesn't restart frequently. Belkin, TP-Link, Linksys, with factory framework, with open-source framework... all had the same problem: the moment the load is relatively heavy... bammm.... they restart....

    That cycle ended when I got my new AirPort Express..... so far it's doing a fantastic job.... especially considering it's located in a different level and is connected to wirelessly to my Apple TV.

    Very very happy! Highly Recommended!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Easy - Bought 2

    • Written by from Ilford

    Plug& Play. very easy to setup, used for extending an Airport Extreme via WiFi and it works well. Is reliable. Do not use it for audio as the positioning of the Express is geared to WiFi coverage rather than anything else. Best part of this is that as a WiFi extender the is no ugly transformer plug, it's built in which is the way all these units should be.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great upgrade!

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I upgraded from a previous router that was a different brand, and this is great! My laptop kept scrambling the lower band of my previous router, so I had to get a new one. I have lots of Apple gadgets, but own a desktop and laptop PC. Works great with all of them. Easy to setup and install. I like that it is small, like my Apple TV. Its a bit expensive for a router, but I've only ever had success with Apple products, so I'm happy with this purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product! Worth the price!

    • Written by from Ashburn

    WOW! Best $100 I've ever spent!! I looked forever for a good product and then got smart and decided to check the Apple store and came across the Airport Express, and I am so glad that I did! It is SO easy to set up and it works VERY VERY well! Once Again I am beyond impressed with Apple! Don't hesitate...buy this now!
    -Miranda

    2 of 2 people found this useful