• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best wifi router I have ever had.

    The difference that this little gem of a product has made in my home network cannot be overstated. ISPs are pushing out modem/router combos a lot these days, and it comes at the expense of performance for the consumer. After frustration with wifi slowdowns I decided to purchase the Express and use it in "bridge mode" with my Bell Modem/Router. It now is my sole source of wifi and the performance difference is incredible. Not only does it provide a solid signal over a broader range, the actual transmit rate equals the speed I get if I were to use an ethernet cable. Apple brought wifi networking to a laptop first, as well as the 802.11 standard for the consumer into the home with the original base station. Simply put, they know how networking should be. This is the best performing product in this category. If you have a modem/router combo from your ISP, you need to bring this little guy into your home so that you can consistently get the speed you pay a hefty price for every month. I wish I bought one sooner. I love my "White Apple TV" and I am never using another router again. The fact you can access set up and monitoring with the free iPhone/iPad app is a wonderful bonus.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've ever owned

    $99 for the best router in the world? Yes please! This router fills my house with a perfect signal for my 8 Wifi devices. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a router. Period.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy

    Connected it to Ethernet to create a roaming network in my home. Don't try to over think it (the simple picture is all you need to use). It works great. I run a time capsule as the primary and this new model populated all my settings correctly. My coverage now covers my whole house. I have gone from 3 wireless extenders (previous airport expresses) to one additional access point and all my wireless devices are accessing the network a lot faster.

    As for the new design, I like it. The previous design was stable when it was plugged into the top electrical plug, which makes the bottom inaccessible. Looks like a apple tv. The addional Ethernet port is nice. For $99 it's a bargin.

    33 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply works. Good looking too.

    I have an airport extreme as my main router, which itself was a huge leap forward in stability, speed and simplicity from the d-link I had. But we live on an acreage with an extra building about 70 feet away and I got the Express as a range extender.

    It's a square, white hockey puck with a nice power cord.

    I plugged it into the wall. It gave me three options. I chose extend an existing network. I clicked that. I counted to 45. It worked. I now have equal speed wifi in our out building, same as in the main house. Success. It's pretty too.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Freaking Awesome.

    The wifi is seriously as fast as being hardwired (we have Xfinity with 15/5). It is important to note the following which is why I'm so impressed:

    Our house was built in the 1930's so it's made of brick and sheet rock. Our cable modem is on the outside of all this in my room which is an enclosed porch. I do not want to mess with hardwire-ing all the computers in the house and the majority of devices using the network are smartphone and tablets anyhow. I was using the Linksys Wireless N-Range Extender but this comes nowhere close to this product!!!

    32 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Got this to stream music to an old speaker system. It works great. Set up took less than a min, plus it extends the range of our wireless network.

    Would only get this if you are looking to expand your network, not if you wanted to use it as your main router. Get the Airport Extreme for that.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed my life. I'm not joking.

    I looked at Bluetooth audio adapters for a week before I realised that Apple made something.
    Now we are streaming the best underground tunes through Itunes to the old stereo and it has made a huge difference to our day to day life.
    If your interested in the sound quality - don't get a bluetooth adapter. Get this.
    It does not do everything I wanted it to though. If you want to maximise this unit you need the AP Extreme as well.
    I wanted to extend my existing Dlink routers range. It is not possible to do this with 3rd party routers anymore (as discussed in the forums).
    Still a wicked unit though.
    BTW: Quite hard to set up with a 3rd party router. You may need to download the old version of the Airport Utility to get access to the settings you need such as WEP40.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    Just purchased this yesterday to extend my wifi range for Apple TV in family room, and it WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Streamed all movies and content from internet connection through Comcast and had no stops or pauses playing them. It truly did extend my signal further out to the other end of the house, thank you Apple!


    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I was using a Netgear router and my housemate's 2.4GHz phone was cutting me off the internet constantly. I picked up this little gem of a router and the problem has been solved. I'm using it with a Macbook Pro. My roommate uses an old pc laptop so she still gets booted off the internet when she uses the phone since her laptop doesn't have 5GHz receptivity.

    The signal from this router is stronger than the Netgear one, with a much smaller and more elegant footprint no less. We both get strong signal throughout our 2 bedroom apartment. Great product Apple!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to setup

    I plugged it in in my family room and before I could walk to my Mac, my son called out that Airport Utility had spontaneously opened on his Mac. In moments, I had clicked to add the Express to our home network, checked iTunes and saw it was already listed as a selection to play AirTunes. I can't imagine anything easier.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great in 5G mode

    I had bought and returned three wireless routers from best buy until I finally talked to geek squad and they recommended the Apple airport express or extreme. I now have no problems with new iPad mini or my iPad second gen loosing connection while on the 5 gh connection. A Belkin and two different net gears would keep kicking me off. Thanks geek squad and apple.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Product, with MANY users experiencing problems

    This is a fantastic, handy product when it works. Trouble is... it often doesn't. Everything will be humming along fine and suddenly the unit will experience connectivity issues. It starts with the music "skipping" while the unit struggles to maintain a connection, then it drops out altogether and the flashing amber light returns while it resets.

    This issue is reporting by thousands of users in forums all over the web.

    Save your money. Don't buy this.

    Upsetting that Apple hasn't acknowledged the issue or offered a solution.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    I used this to connect it to my xbox through an ethernet and used this to extend my network. Works very well and is easy to use.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install, Easy to Use

    To be honest I am not an expert of networking stuff. I have used many different kinds of wireless routers. While most of them do work, they need some knowledge to setup and maintain, many times I encountered unknown disconnections and I had to restart them and prayed the problems get solved.
    Then I read a lot of information on AirPort, and Apple released the new generation, so I decided to get one. It ended up to be a great decision.
    The install was really easy, just like all Apple products, and the AirPort Utility app gives great visual information on the networking, and changing setup is so easy too. Also the WiFi is very stable, all wireless devices working great! I never see the connectivity limited icon again!
    Plus I haven't even put good use for the AirPlay function or connecting printer yet.
    In conclusion, great product! Worth the money!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Drops constantly

    This thing is terrible. I use it to extend my wireless network and it drops the connection on a semi daily basis. Have to do a hard reset.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Extender

    I bought this as an extender for my wifi outside. I have a ranch style house and the router is at the opposite of my back patio. Reception there is mediocre. I added the airport express and in less than 2 minutes from connecting with the app, we were up and operating. Everywhere outside is now speedy and hassle free. Don't know how it would work as a primary router, but as an extender it's rock on.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and some help with setup

    This is a wonderful product. As to the one star reviews I encountered a similar problem where it keeps asking for the password but there is a simple solution for most I think. If you are using it to extend the range on your existing extreme router for example, when you get to the part where it wants the password to connect it. It doesn't want the password you would normally use to connect a device to your wireless. It wants the password for the main router itself that you setup the day you put it in. Once you know this and enter that password problem solved. Hope it helps someone.

    26 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If it doesn't work perfectly just exchange it

    Please don't be discouraged by the one star reviews stating this unit doesn't work. It should work perfectly, and if it doesn't, just exchange it: I purchased this unit for my daughter to extend the range of our wireless network (served by an older Airport Express) to her room and allow her to stream music. I know one should be able to plug the unit in, set it up in under 15 minutes, and have it to work flawlessly for years. However, setting this unit up failed several times requiring hard resets. Once finally set up, every device in my house could connect to this unit except my daughter's iPhone 4S running iOS 6. A call to AppleCare determined that the unit was indeed faulty, and the Apple store cheerfully exchanged it for another. The second unit was a breeze to set up, and has been working perfectly in every way, as it should.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well done...

    My ancient Airport express was finally replaced yesterday with this amazing little device...easy set up...Airport utility is easy as it comes...had to reset once....but so far so good with three iPhones, one Apple TV, three macs all humming easily off this little device...

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it helps

    I bought this product to hopefully help handle over 10 of the wireless devices in my home. it does great for such a little router. It's fast, and its really really easy to set up, I actually set it up by using my iPhone. No hassle, easy and quick, I recommend this product.

    17 of 19 people found this useful