• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful in CONCRETE & STEEL building!!

    Awesome product. I have two of these bouncing the signal to the furthest recesses of my house. I live in a 3000+ sq. ft. concrete house with steel paned concrete slabs, rebar in concrete and OWS joists between floors. Main router is in my basement and I have two of these boxes (on each of the two floors above). Works fantastically well. Noteworthy: my version is the older one (one box is 3 years old and the other is 2), this newer version must be better. p.s. - I don't work for Apple : )

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal extension plus airplay to my old receiver

    Added one of these in our guest house in order to improve signal strength. That worked great. Then I found I could add a cable and connect to an optical port on my old Denon. Now I am driving some vintage speakers with airplay off my phone or I-pad. I expect that guests will love being able to play their music through that system.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    I've been using an Airport Express for over six months and it's fast, reliable and works well with other Apple products like Wake on Demand and can be used to Airplay audio.

    The size and shape is almost the same as a 2nd or 3rd gen. Apple TV. The price is a little high, but they can be found online a little cheaper than on Apple's site.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Effective but dated!

    I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far end. The Airport Express was an easy to set up and when I moved it around it reconnected without any problems however I wasn't really happy with the coverage. Fifteen feet away from the Express and the signal really dropped off. Three years ago I upgraded my Time Capsule to the Airport Extreme and took the time to relocate it to a more central part of the house. The Extreme was a significant improvement however there was still a unique use for the Airport Express.

    My neighbor has a 12 year old who we gave a used mini iPad but she didn't have access to WiFi. I placed the old Time Capsule near a wall next to her home and gave her the Airport Express and told her to plug it into a receptacle in her bedroom. It was very easy to add the older Time Capsule and the Airport Express, once plugged in, it found the Time Capsule without any problem and was fully connected to the network. She's a happy girl and has never complained about her WiFi connection or signal strength while in her room. That's the plus side of Apple's Airport Express and their line of routers, however I hope this fall they will make some announcements regarding new improved routers. With security becoming more important I would hope Apple could engineer some improvements, Apple competitors are offering units with USB 3 ports and MU-MiMO technology and now the industry is introducing 802.11ad capability. The Airport Express is still stuck in 802.11n speed! Apple, $99.00 use to be a fair price, today I would say it should be $69.00!

    Routers are really important Apple, I've got 4 iPhones, iMac, Mac Pro, multiple iPads, multiple Apple TVs, security cameras, and other smart devices and their information needs to go through a router! For a huge number of Apple users I'm sure they're using an Apple router or routers. I'm counting on Apple to continue it's leadership and protect its users such as myself by setting new standards for staying connected for its users. I'm looking for much better router resources from Apple this year! How about it.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A joke

    I paid $200 for a router I had heard was going to be reliable but man was I assuming wrong or what? At least once a week, it looses connection with my laptop and I have to mess around for about an hour to figure out why.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, where the light is amber

    This is a terrible product. Having owned two of these, they always end up failing within a year or two. I bought a Netgear, which lasted me 4 years. I am really disappointed, and this is a costly product. I would never recommend this product to anyone. In fact, I think they should have a buyback program for this faulty and weak product. I can't sell my dead airport. I gave the first one a way for someone to hack as a project. Save your money and buy a Netgear for $79. It is much durable.

    Also, this product only has a 1-year product. You can buy it with a laptop, and AppleCare, but who can precisely time when their Wifi modem goes out. This product wasted 45 minutes of my time and Time Warners.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow most of the time very moody

    Slow slow slow

    14 of 33 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 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned the first day

    I bough this hoping to extend my Wi-Fi, but sadly it failed. It never connected to my router in the first place, I rested it and restored it to factory default 3 times. I tried a lot of times and it never connected. Very disappointing with this product. I looked at the booklet in side and look at my router. The router was perfectly capable but every time my iPhone said "An unexpected error has accored, please try again"

    26 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router - Horrible Config Tool

    Just picked up the new express .. great router .. too bad the new airport config 6.1 software is a pile of garbage. I think I know where the engineers that did Ping ended up .. bring back the v5x version and dump 6.

    31 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy

    This is the worst apple product I have ever bought. I had netgear wifi before which worked fine but my daughter needed wifi, so I gave her my netgear and thought I would upgrade to this.
    Ipad and {phone all find wifi but can not connect.

    Looking to but the netgear wifi which is easy to use and much cheeper

    93 of 197 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is not reliable

    I would not recommend to buy this AirPort Express Base Station!! This is a second that I've purchased two months ego and I hoped it would work since the previous model worked only for 4 month. But, no it didn't. It starts loosing connection at first and then after several 'reset' it won't connect at all. Don't waste money.

    33 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Bother

    Useless piece of rubbish.

    The first one I got didn't work. Got a replacement and it was worse. Sent the third one back and got a refund. It worked for about 3 days... and then nothing.

    I expected more from Apple. Only gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero.

    29 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I have tried installing 2 of these in the last few days. Both times it will not extend the network connection. I get an error stating "An unexpected error has occurred, please try again". Afterwards the router does not show in the Airport utility window. It only returns after I reset the router by pushing the button.

    I suspected the salesman knew there was a problem for the device. He assumed I wanted to return for a refund, not exchange. My desire to try a second airport seem to caught him off guard. Maybe should have taken his hint and just asked for a refund. I am trying it now and will likely return it in the morning.

    Now, how do I get my older version back from my cousin??

    25 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with third party router.

    I can not believe that I can not use this for airplay, piggy backed (client mode) onto a third party router on my network.

    But that is what they told me at the "genius" (not what I would call the dude) bar. They said I could not use it with a third party router.
    I don't believe that, but I could not get it to work consistently and I can not seem to get any support.

    36 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with ALL ISPs

    Thought I'd be smart and replace my trusty Linksys with an Apple product as almost all my computer stuff is Apple. Was I disappointed. The setup was this was frustrating. I thought it was the cable outlet. So the cable guy came and told me that the only was to this that and the other - all way above my skill level. But he couldnt do it for me as it was not his company policy to do this that or the other.
    So back to the store this goes.

    29 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey

    I'd say this is the biggest waste of money ever it costs 100 bucks and worth 10. It gives ya very weak wifi signal.

    29 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More trouble than its worth

    ive spent ages trying to set up the airport express base station and still haven't managed to set it up.

    37 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    Simply does not do what promisses. It is useful only to extend the wireless network, nothing else. To share hard drive and printers is terrible. Airtunes does not play the sound, and when it plays cuts the music. I am really disappointed.

    55 of 177 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave

    If Steve were alive he would have fired the idiot who approved this release. First of all, the main purpose of having an Express is that it's small and great for traveling. Second, Apple has always been about adding functionality while keeping the size small or smaller than the original. So this new replacements fails on BOTH counts. How can any product manager think that this new design is better than the old?

    Here's a novel thought. Ask what would Steve do even though he asked you not to do that. Steve would have added the additional port and frequency to the old design. Not only that, he would have actually made it even smaller. Do you hear what I'm saying???

    Just because Steve is dead doesn't mean you clowns can start slacking off.

    86 of 279 people found this useful