• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express keeps disconnecting from the wireless router

    When this thing works it is awesome! However it doesn't work the way I want it to for very long before it disconnects from the network. I have it wirelessly connected to my internet for the sole purpose of playing music via the airplay feature. The problem is I have to pull the power plug and then reconnect it to get it to recognize the wireless signal and allow for airplay. However, this only lasts for an hour or so (on a good day) before it randomly disconnects itself from the network and I have to go pull the plug and restart it. I have read many other people that have had this problems as well. I went with apple for their renowned "user friendly" hardware. Unfortunately this product is not user friendly and does not work well and I would not recommend anyone using this as a medium for airplay as I have spent many hours resetting it and messing with it.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    small and powerful, but...

    Great little unit. Set up was simple using my PPPoE connection. Usb printer works good, but ONLY with computers, NOT with iPad and iPhone. Why was this function omitted ?

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Ever!

    Just purchased a new, Airport Express, and set it up with my existing Airport Extreme. I've been using Airport Expresses for years now, and the setup process was so simple, and quick, I really am surprised! It works great, and we now have solid reception, every in the house.

    This is the best Express, yet, and am so glad I added it to our home network.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple yet powerful

    You know I really have to give those apple employees a lot of credit, your all amazing!
    This router is elegant, simplified and powerful. It took a matter of minutes to set it up, provided the range, speed and connectivity to all my devices effortlessly.

    Keep designing great products!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Yew.

    Best thing since automatic transmission!

    30 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless a little tricky to set up

    I give this 4 stars because it give great reception but i had to cal apple for help to set up but turns out i just had to restart it. Another great apple product.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but it did not do what i needed it to do

    let me say over all this product is great and easy to setup it follows the old version of this product. also my setup for the house is an old netgear wireless router in the back room then attached is the netgear power over ethernet plugs to extend the wired LAN, then across the house is the older gen router attached to the living room ethernet plug, and also one in my bed with older gen attached to the netgear power ethernet plug. each of the older gen are set up as create a network to extend the netgear wireless router which works perfect, (also using the AirPlay to the stereos in each room). the product worked great in setting up the create a network mode but would not allow the guest network to be used since i was only using the connection as a DHCP connection. after doing some research i found out that the connection had to be connected using DCHP and NAT for the guest network to work. but in my case that particular mode was conflicting with the wireless negtear router already using the DCHP and NAT connection, which overall was connflicting with the new apple express base station.

    so overall i would suggest that the router be used as the main router to get the guest network to work and use the LAN port, to attach a good switch to add extra LAN connections, unless all of your devices are using a WLAN connection. this product world be best in a small house, dorm, appartment.

    18 of 25 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.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    Really cool product. Looks nice and sleek on my desk. Keep up the great work Apple!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Express Depress

    I love all things Apple--till now. Bought to replace an oldie but goodie Netgear router for wifi for my Imac, Macbook and iPhone. Out of the box, despite numerous tries, Express simply would not connect. Spent two hours with my Cox cable tech, the local Apple Retailer (where I bought) it, and AT&T (for my M-Cell booster), plus Mac online help. Kept getting a flashing amber light indicating no connection. Unplugged, re-plugged all connections, etc. Flat out refused to work. A possible, maybe, problem might be compatibility with AT&T M Cell, but still not sure. What I am sure is that in between attempts I reconnected my old Netgear router and it worked--and still does. Had to return Express. I dunno. I really wanted it to work.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Expressly Useless

    We have a number of Apple products in our home (MacBook Pros, iPhones, iPods, Time Capsule) and, sadly, an Airport Express. The Express was initially purchased to stream music though it seemed to suffer from wireless dead zones in our home. Attempts to use it as a network extender (from our Time Capsule base) have been only temporarily successful with no predictable reason for it working or not. After multiple resets, online advice and directions, more time has been spent trying to fix the device than actually using it.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AIRPORT EXPRESS

    I needed a router for my DSL connection. I have the late Macbook pro with retina display for 2013. It works great with it. I'm not an apple product fan, but I love how apple products are in sync with one another. It connects all wireless products. My macbook pro comes with airport utility to set it up. U can also download it to your ipad, iphone, or android. Overall, this is a good product, but the price is costly.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as advertised

    This was sold as a network extender with a promise in store that it does not matter what type of network you have. This is not true. It would not work with my Cisco network and Apple product support admitted that it does not work with any network other than apple networks (apparently the representatives I spoke to get between 2 and 4 calls a day about this so it is a major problem). I have not tried it with an apple network, but based on previous promises I would not waste my money buying one to find out. Of course in order to find out it doesn't work you have to open the package, so guess what - no refund. Am not impressed with after sales service for this product and since it is our first time needing after sales support it really makes us ponder any further purchases from apple.

    48 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Added the Apple AirPort Express as a piggy back router to our NetGear Wifi Router and the connection in our house soared immediately. Moved the AirPort Express farther away from where the NetGear Router is located. Definitely a Buy!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    At last!

    I purchased the Airport Express yesterday out of frustration with my 2008 router. It was always so complicated when I needed to reset the old one. The Airport was super easy to set up. I am in a two story home and the signal is strong everywhere. Needless to say this is a major upgrade and I'm happy.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Set-up was a breeze. It took about 5 mins. This was a fresh change from the old Dome looking Airport I had from years. I still have it, but the reason for the change was b/c the product kept losing conection to the web. Plus it has out lived its time. The size of the new base station has a very small foot print. Amazing how small this item is. Can't wait to try airplay speakers with it.

    13 of 16 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.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected better

    The Bad
    --Does not play well with other routers - May or may not be related to the second issue
    --Frequently requires complete reset - Sometimes in 1 hour, sometimes 2 weeks
    --Low-to-moderate connectivity - 5 feet away feels same as 50 feet
    --5G doesn't work - Super slow and only works for about a minute, then it just hangs until next reset

    The Good
    --Super simple to setup
    --Compact
    --Generally has enough bandwidth for Netflix (only on 2.4ghz)

    Overall Experience : Disappointing
    --Barely an improvement from the dumpster router it replaced.
    --Gave me a lot of grief. Took a lot of effort to achieve stability, I suspect this is caused by non-apple routers in the network.
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    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!! Couldn't be more pleased!!!

    I'm loving my airport express. My current modem/router combo was constantly dropping the Wi-Fi signal. So I bought this airport and bridged it to my modem and haven't had a problem since.. Couldn't be more pleased. It has great range and even reaches upstairs and in my basement..

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes it works!

    I've had this little cube for several years now and while streaming music using AirPlay from my MacBook Pro works pretty well most of the time, in the past few months (and I suspect since the release of iOS8) streaming music over AirPlay from my iPhone is just a non-starter. It'll work for maybe 4-5 minutes and then the connection between the phone and the AirPort Express will go down. I know for sure the home network is not the issue. Gonna have to look to other products that support AirPlay, because sadly, on this one, Apple has delivered a doozy. Don't buy.

    21 of 33 people found this useful