• 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 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    solved the problem but at a price

    I had a wi-fi dead corner in my house: weak signal, dropouts... . I've tried everything. Finally Apple support suggested the airport express base station.
    bought it, plugged it in - it took two minutes to install from my iPad. the dead corner now has a full signal. It's $100 but it works! Bravo!

    100 of 120 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick, painless, and smooth operation

    I have used many routers over the years. Linksys, net gear, and even an asus I put dd-wrt on and ALL would give me problems. Random drops, lag on gaming, etc. none compare to the simplicity and speed as this one.

    I have owned it for two days now and no drop outs, not to mention my Sonia not coming to me complaining abut lag on his Xbox 360. Even my "New iPad" doesn't drop the connection. I was starting to suspect I had one with the wireless issues. Not any more.

    This thing has great coverage. I live in a 1500 sq ft house and I get full bars anywhere. The base station is in a central spot. I am sitting here typing this 60' away through 3 walls and it's at ful bars. Just pure perfection,

    I can't express how much of an apple fan I have become and this device just adds to my appreciation of all things Apple.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic!

    I compared this with what Netgear and Belkin were offering (ballpark $80) before my purchase but finally decided on this one because of the ease-of-use of my last one, and the unobtrusive form factor - its in my living room.

    I use a Linux machine for a DHCP server and planned to use this in a bridged mode to make everything else work together. This isn't a bizarre configuration, but not the most common configuration either.

    So here's the cool part: I plugged it in to my network with my Macbook on the physical network, expecting to fish around a bit in 'Network Preferences' - but before any intervention was needed, the AirPort utility popped up with a picture of my new device, then asked me to name it and set the password.. it displayed something about 'checking the existing network' then configured itself in 'bridge mode' exactly as I intended to do manually. The only extra clicking I did was when I double-checked that it had just finished doing the smartest thing possible on my network.

    45 of 55 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Yesterday I bought the AirPort Express in the Apple Store in Amsterdam. I bought it to extend my wireless network. The installation was almost completely automatic! Just 2 minutes and it was ready! This is really a stunning product, both in terms of usability and design. A 5 star rating isn't even enough!

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Important Notes about Voltage

    I've seen people note that this new Airport Express model does not support 120/240 volt world compatibility but this is incorrect. While the supplied power cable does note 120v only, the device itself is labeled as compliant with US and world voltage at 120 and 240 volts. My guess is that the cable itself is labeled for the US, since in other parts of the world the supplied cable would be different.

    95 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals.

    Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled.

    Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like?

    Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

    189 of 209 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome job all-around on this one!!!

    First of all, this thing just looks fabulous; it's the exact same shape and size as the Apple TV, so it looks great by it! It matches the Airport Extreme better as well. Also, I love that it now has two ethernet ports, one to connect it to the network (if you need it) and one to connect a computer (or Apple TV, etc). I myself use it to extend my home wireless network and it works very well, it is easy to set up and very fast. AirPlay is great too, I can now easily play music on my bedroom stereo from my MBP/iPhone/iPad. Apple, great job on this one!

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Uverse

    I purchased the new AE to expand my wireless area in my house and allow for greater flexibility of device locations. I have a PC with Win 7 64 and my internet comes by way of AT&T Uverse. the RG Uverse supplies operates on 802.11g and my PC is wired in. I needed to move my PC to an area where there were no ethernet outlets and at temps of 105 outside, I really did not want to be in my attic running new wires. I also had some dead spots in my master suite. This little unit works like a charm, I had to use my iPad to configure it but there really was not much to it. My only complaint would be that I have no idea how to configure it with a PC. I am writing this review on my PC that is now wireless, and my iPad, iPhones, iPods and Apple TV's are all working perfectly and I can still connect to my set top boxes with my Uverse remote app. At a $100 bucks a pop you really can't beat the ease of connection. I may get one more for my master suite just so I can place my tv where ever I so desire.

    18 of 21 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not a modem router?!!!

    I love the device from the moment I saw it in your keynote, but why apple, why not making a modem router after so long???!!!!
    I even order it by mistake and I realized, I was so much in luv with this device I even didn't pay attention to this important factor!
    Anyway to some people like me having a separate modem & router its just not a case!
    I give 1 star to get your attention apple, but as you may know all your devices with all limitation they have are all the way 5 stars!!!

    28 of 176 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.

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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay is Awesome

    the best thing about AirPort Express is the Audio out AirPlay Enabled, da new look goes perfect with my apple tv since they are the same size the same shape except that Apple Tv is black and Airport Express is white.

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  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought new today, doesn't work

    I'll change my review when they give me a new one. Flashes yellow, neither my iMac or iPhone can find it. Not my first Express so I know it's defective.

    Awesome...... What a wasted 2 hour trip to pick it up. Hope they plan on parting with some of the 100 billion in the bank to cover my expenses, or just send me a prepaid box.

    Thanks Apple! Reminds me of my iPad 2 I had to return on the 2nd day cause it quit working. Pay those workers more than $1 a day and the quality might go up!!!

    42 of 362 people found this useful