• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Good, I own Five of Them!

    I first used the Gen I Express to create a wifi network in my apartment while on vacation in Italy. The landlord was so impressed, the next year he put them in all the apartments.

    I use a Gen II (hard-wired) to extend the wifi upstairs in my old house. This little gem is so, so versatile. Also, I use three of them (Gen I) around my house to connect my various stereo systems to Airplay. You don't need to buy an Airplay receiver, just slap one of these babies on with a Toslink or RCA cable and you're good to go.

    The only thing I would like to see is for it to have Gigabit ethernet jacks for faster throughput. Otherwise, it's perfect!

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    so easy

    bought the Express Base and took a quick look a the diagram > connect to Extreme > power up Mac > bam..done. that was easy.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little Product

    I purchased two of these with the intent of networking thru my three story home and my base station being at the lowest level. I set up the main unit in minutes and it worked immediately . I then went about setting the second unit on my second floor. This was more of an issue and this is the reason for the one star loss. The instructions did not show how to have the devices network! I had to in the end to talk to the Apple help line which the first person struggled and then the manager come on and explained a very simple solution. This was so simple it should have been in the small instruction booklet.
    I also take the unit on vacation with me so i ensure i have great wirless. I went to Mexico where the reviews showed poor reception in the rooms and connected the airport to the hardwire and immeditaly my apple devises were up and running.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ethernet Network Extender

    I got this since wireless coverage is poor in the master bedroom of our house - just too far away from the Time Capsule. I had run ethernet years ago but plugging computers in is such a pain I always just dealt with the slow speed. Then, I saw this device.

    I initially plugged it into wall power and used my iPhone to set it up as a wireless repeater - easy set up worked like a charm. Then, I got to thinking that I could use the ethernet to use this to extend my wireless network via the ethernet - much faster.

    I read an extensive post here on how to do that and tried to follow that but it did not work - looks like that was written prior to the most recent updates. I reset the unit, plugged the ethernet from the Time Capsule into the WAN port (sun symbol) and fired up Airport Utility on my MacBook Pro. It figured out just what I was doing and set everything up for me. Now - fast wireless speed all through the house. Well worth the cost (especially as I had a gift certificate from a nice relative!)

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you had the last one, don't upgrade

    This unit forces you to always have the 2.4 GHz radio on, even if you want to disable it. For me, I don't like it because I have too many 2.4 GHz devices causing interference. It still only has a 10/100 Mbps connection at the back, so your wireless N, whether you use the 5 GHz band or not, will always be choked back to 100 Mbps, which fine for most HD video, but can be a problem in some cases. The only improvement is that the entire unit doesn't need to be plugged into the wall, but that's not worth the upgrade, there are better non apple products out there.

    32 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Paper weight

    Just bought a new AirPort Extreme hooked it up and set up the wireless, easy. I tried to connect a printer to it and there is no menu or setup to do so after selecting the base station. Then I tried to expand network and it locked up and I can't reset it. So now I own a $200 paper weight. I would give it no stars but I can't.

    79 of 145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Air port express

    It was as easy as 1-2-3 To set up and I am very pleased with the performance. Keep up the good work apple.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple

    Walked into the Apple Store with my kids, & got pointed to the Acc's wall. Grabbed the AP Base Station box, about the size of my fist. Walked to one of the 50 associates on the clock. Checked out in 24 seconds. Left.

    Total time of transaction — 2 min's tops (maybe less).

    Got home. Total setup time — 4 min's tops.

    I could have ordered over the Web with free shipping — but I wanted to swing by the store again.

    Why? B/c it's beautiful.

    I. Love. Apple.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LAN Port

    enough said :)

    43 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Loses its connection constantly. Music playback suddenly clips and stutters, randomly can't be found on my network for airplaying, just disappears with no warning. Has to be reset every 2-4 days. Waste of money. The only product from Apple i regret buying.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted these to be amazing

    I bought an AirPort Time Capsule and two Expresses to extend the network.

    I find myself rebooting the Expresses on a regular basis just to have them come up and barely boost my network. The Internet is unusable when connected to either of the Expresses and usually end up using my iPhone's cellular connection. I got both replaced thinking it was just extreme bad luck but as it turns out even with the latest firmware these Airports are frustratingly disappointing.

    Apple makes great products but maybe wireless is something best left for the Netgears of the world.

    Hopefully a firmware update will come soon but I am most definitely not holding my breath, until them I am purging my house of these sadly sub-par routers and extenders.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple airport express (not impressed)

    It worked good at first but now It's very frustrating, only works about 1/2-3/4 of the time. You have to hit it just right for it to work, I have to take my phone off wireless most of the time in order for me to connect. In fact That is how I am writing this review (no wireless, using cellular). What good is that? We only have 4 devices connected at our house, so it is not the number of devices. Ready to go back to my old wireless device. Also, does not work with a VPN connection to my work, I've had our IT guys try and try to get it to work and it doesn't. And we have an Apple certified tech at our work and could not get it to work.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express bogs down download speeds on connected devices.

    I had an Apple Express hooked up in my living room, close to the Apple TV which btw works really well. However, I started to notice that when I had my Mac Air in the same living room and "hooked up" via express that web screens loaded pretty slowly. I ran Speakeasy to check to see what was up and found that the unit was running at a snails pace, causing the computer to get down under 1 meg some times, even when the Apple TV wasn't being used. I went to my desktop MAC and ran Speakeasy and was getting the 12meg speeds I'm paying ATT for, so dismissing ATT as a culprit, I moved the Express to other parts of the house, tested, and got less than half speed regardless of the location. I then removed (unplugged) the Express and checked again and even with all devices (6-7) connected to the Extreme Base Unit. The download speeds were at back to the correct 12meg making me wonder why I bought the Express in the first place. Bottom line. (My) Express runs at best half-speed so I unplugged it, and told Airport Utility to "forget it" which removed it from my network. Live and learn. I am still a huge Apple fan and have had no other problems to speak of with any other Apple equipment. I just feel lucky that it was an easy problem to solve and even if it was $99 throw-away item, no one, including Apple is 100%.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    Worked great for about 6 months, then it broke. I have been through three all the same

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gadgets cannot connect right away & signal is lost most of the time

    The first generation airport express was really a performer. So after 3 years of being impressed by its performance, I decided to get this new airport express a few months ago. I was disappointed. My gadgets (iphone, mac, belkin switches, ipads, smart tv) can't connect to the new express right away. I have to search the wifi signal and type in the codes again. Very disappointing product!

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Changing

    Ive had this router for six months now and it is flawless. Unlike previous third party routers that constantly crash and need to be power cycled - Ive never once needed to restart this Express and my connection on my MacBook, iPad and iPhone is consistent and never drops. Yes, its pricey, but you get what you pay for. Wireless speakers and printing are just icing on the cake.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless and easy set up

    Bought an AP Express to extend my network from an Extreme Base Station since I am in a ranch type house and the reach of the network on one side the house would leave speed and connectivity some room for improvements.

    Very happy, received, connected in a snap, and Voila! The connection is that side of the house is now super fast (FIOS) and no regret, this thing work marvels!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five stars

    Very easy to use and install. Much better than the previous version. I have a lot of problems with the previous version. Now I have the new version and 0 problems.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I have used

    First let me say I have used a large amount of different routers over the past 12 years. This is the first router that has never disconnected regardless if it's the MacBook Pro with the retina display, standard MacBook, Xbox 360, iPhone or iPad. My current Internet connection is 40 GB per second download 5 GB per second upload it has never dropped or lost signal while playing video games, downloading apps, etc. It does have only one RJ-45 output but everything in my house is wireless so that does not bother me at all. As for the configuration it was all automatically configured and the only configuring I did with the Apple airport express was to create a second network for guest users and set up passwords. The Apple airplay and network printer/scanner was all plug-and-play and required no configuring whatsoever. I've had this express base Station for a couple months and had zero problems with it so I highly recommend this product and I definitely give it a five out of five.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    Bought this product yesterday to replace the older airport express because I use this to extend my range and works like a charm. Pretty much no setup process and my Time Capsule did all the work for me. Now my electronics on the other side of the house moves at blazing speeds. A MUST BUY!!!!!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful