• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Less options than previously

    • Written by from Toulouse

    I expected it to be the best to play music with airplay, but the output level is too loud for my external loudspeaker with built-in amplification.

    In addition to the bad side, the level of Wifi can not be tuned anymore in Airport v6.x (9even if it was announced possible in the online description)! and whereas it was possible in previous Airport v5.x.

    So easy to configure... because there is less to configure !


    49 of 79 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Coverage better than First Generation Airport Express

    • Written by from Munising

    I was amazed how easy this device was to set up. I plugged it in, and it was recognized by my ipad. A few screens, input the password, and it has been working ever since.

    I am not a fan of the power cord- but I used the plug from the original airport express and it plugs into the wall just like the original version. Not the smooth form factor you would expect from Apple- but it works.

    I wish Apple would ship a legacy plug and the cord- that way I could still use the original airport (or give to someone else) instead of now hunting for a plug for it.

    Overall- I am pleased with the increased speed and range of my network (Gen 4 Airport Extreme).

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    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

    Works like a charm - Easy setup

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    I just replaced my old airport express with the new Airport express base station. My network is setup on the second with an airport extreme router and I needed an extender with a stronger signal for my room in the basement. It just felt like the old airport express wasn't giving me a strong enough signal for my Mac Pro, Blu Ray player and my ROKU Netflix box to run wirelessly. But I have to say that the new airport express gave me a very strong signal where all my wireless components run much faster and smoother.
    The setup was a very easy (very important for me), requires no thinking if using it as an extender like I am. Just plug it in to the outlet and it starts running immediately, click on the wifi signal icon on the top right of the menu bar, choose the airport express and follow the screen directions, and your connected.
    I see some reviews that some people liked the old design, but I don't mind it at all. It is still small enough to travel with it, no big deal. I'm very satisfied and would recommend getting it.
    Thanks Apple for continuing to improve your products.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Athens

    Like everything Apple, it just works. Plugged it in, used my iPad to run setup, and had all devices running on it in a matter of minutes. So glad to get rid of my old Netgear. Easy to configure using Airport Utility on my iMac or iOS devices. Looks great too! Nice addition to my entertainment center along with my Apple TV. My internal network has never been so fast. Worth every penny. It only makes sense to trust my home network (that consists of 6 Apple products) to an Apple device. Count not be happier.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to setup

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Longer For The Road Warrior

    • Written by from Battle Creek

    I returned to my Hong Kong hotel today to find my Airport Express had fried. As with most, i believe it overheated streaming music. But, it was two years old so time for a change. I rushed out to buy a replacement to find that the design had changed. What a disappointment.
    As my job requires me to be on the road for half the year, i do not want a larger device with a giant cord. The salesperson told me that i could still use the old plugs from my previous model so i was suckered in to buying it.
    Back in my room i found it thinner but at least 25% larger overall. The plug does NOT work with the airport because even the smallest US plug blocks the WAN port so no data is received.
    Sadly, i am stuck with this device until I run across the previous model again. I will likely be buying two of those and leaving this at home on my next trip.
    Very disappointed Apple.

    58 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement

    • Written by from Saratoga

    This week I upgraded from the "wall wort" version. I get a much stronger signal much further away.
    I use the Express as a bridge/extender from a time capsule that I also use as a router.
    The connection process was much easier also.
    Highly recommended.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airplay audio unreliable

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Purchased the airport to stream audio to my stereo. It works for a few minutes and then cuts out. Have tried many fixes but none work. You need to repeatedly restart the stream until you give up in annoyance. Many reports of this on the net but no real solutions. Don't buy this if you're looking for an audio streaming solution.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great in 5G mode

    • Written by from Sacramento

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from High Point

    Love it. Makes the internet Scream!!

    However, as a loyal Apple customer, where are my apple stickers??!!
    Kind of disappointing.

    33 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best.

    • Written by from PURDUE UNIVERSITY

    I love this product, just one reason.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cincinnati

    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

    • Written by from Vancouver

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Summer is here

    • Written by from NORTH YORK

    I bought the new Airport Express on Friday and I can now have reception in my Backyard. Thank you

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from HADDONFIELD

    I have a pretty complex home network, with an Extreme Base Station and two previous-generation Expresses that extend the wireless network. I got this Express to extend it even further, plugged it in, and before I had a chance to open up the Airport Utility and change all sorts of settings, the utility opened up, assumed I wanted to extend the network again (!!), and the default settings it offered made sense. I know that this is largely due to the new Airport Utility, but magic is still magic. Range is very good, power consumption is minimal. Great gizmo.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fayetteville

    This is better than the last AP Express. Great for extending my coverage over such a wide floor plan in my one story house. Also the usb port & Ethernet is great for external hard drives or shared NAS. Now I have end to end wifi coverage plus with the guest network! Great Job as always Mr. Jobs. GOD Bless You!

    32 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and some help with setup

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    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

    • Written by from Encino

    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...

    • Written by from Calgary

    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