• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usted to be good

    I had no problem until I updated, since then it keeps disconnecting itself from my network. I have to reset it at least 2x a day. The worst problem is that I can't find a way to resolve this...I guess I have to throw away two airport express, and I'm not happy about it since they cost a lot of money!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why there's so many bad reviews.

    I have had no problems at all with my AirPort Express. I love it. It's the perfect product, especially for an Apple lover such as myself. I have my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV all hooked up to it and it's very fast and reliable. The range could be a little better, but this is the base model, I'm sure the Time Capsule will be better, which I plan on getting as well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple elegant solution to wifi range issues

    I already use Ariport Extreme to create my wireless network for my family's computers, laptops, pads and iPhones. However, I couldn't get a decent signal in my family room at the other end of our house due to appliance interference and construction obstacles. I learned about Airport Express and purchased today. I simply plugged in the Express in my family room opposite the TV, waited a few seconds for my AirPort Extreme to recognize it and bam! We now could receive a strong signal to our TV. Works perfectly and as described.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't turn off 2,4GHz - interference problems

    Despite having 5GHz and 2,4GHz bands, the software does not allow to turn off 2,4GHz, which interferes with the MagicMouse, MagicTrackpad and wireless keyboard, various DECT phones and other bluetooth devices. Also if you have an HTC Vive, the 2,4GHz will interfere withouyour controllers. Until Apple allows to use this with 5GHz only, don't buy it. Other than that, awesome device, the hardware is solid and reliable, purely a software issue.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Effective but dated!

    I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far end. The Airport Express was an easy to set up and when I moved it around it reconnected without any problems however I wasn't really happy with the coverage. Fifteen feet away from the Express and the signal really dropped off. Three years ago I upgraded my Time Capsule to the Airport Extreme and took the time to relocate it to a more central part of the house. The Extreme was a significant improvement however there was still a unique use for the Airport Express.

    My neighbor has a 12 year old who we gave a used mini iPad but she didn't have access to WiFi. I placed the old Time Capsule near a wall next to her home and gave her the Airport Express and told her to plug it into a receptacle in her bedroom. It was very easy to add the older Time Capsule and the Airport Express, once plugged in, it found the Time Capsule without any problem and was fully connected to the network. She's a happy girl and has never complained about her WiFi connection or signal strength while in her room. That's the plus side of Apple's Airport Express and their line of routers, however I hope this fall they will make some announcements regarding new improved routers. With security becoming more important I would hope Apple could engineer some improvements, Apple competitors are offering units with USB 3 ports and MU-MiMO technology and now the industry is introducing 802.11ad capability. The Airport Express is still stuck in 802.11n speed! Apple, $99.00 use to be a fair price, today I would say it should be $69.00!

    Routers are really important Apple, I've got 4 iPhones, iMac, Mac Pro, multiple iPads, multiple Apple TVs, security cameras, and other smart devices and their information needs to go through a router! For a huge number of Apple users I'm sure they're using an Apple router or routers. I'm counting on Apple to continue it's leadership and protect its users such as myself by setting new standards for staying connected for its users. I'm looking for much better router resources from Apple this year! How about it.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE best choice

    I buy the AirPort Express more than a year ago and it was the best buy that I have make in terms of connectivity. I have it doing (at the same time):
    1) extending my wifi from the Modem/Router that provide my ISP,
    2) providing internet a desktop PC that doesn't had a wi-fi card,
    3) attach to it a Net HDD of Western Digital which I use to backup and access my files thru the internet,
    4) attach to it a 5.1 subwoofer of Logitech which allow me AirPlay my music from my iPhone,
    5) At some point (not anymore) I had plugged in a Printer (using the USB port) that didn't had wifi and allowed me to connect the printer to my wifi network

    There have been moments where due to some actualization of the firmware o crashes of the modem of the ISP the Airport Express had to be reset it, but it have provided an excellent service since I buy it.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable product - do not buy

    I bought an airport express six months and boy do I regret it. The thing keeps disconnecting itself from my network, it's always flashing an amber light. It's truly annoying as each time you want to use it, you need to reset it. All in all, a useless product.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I'm sorry to read all the reviews by people who are having continual disconnects. I wonder if Apple's cut some corners since this current generation of AirPort Express came out, because I bought mine several years ago (in fact I only came to the site tonight to see if Apple had released an AirPort Express AC yet, as I'd like to have an all-AC network but don't want to fork out the $$ for another Extreme) and have not experienced the disconnect problems some people are reporting. My wifi network consists of one Airport Extreme AC whose connection is extended by an older dual-band Extreme N and one of this current generation of Expresses, and I experience zero spurious disconnects in months of continuous use. I have in the past had problems creating a network because my devices couldn't establish a connection with either the Extreme AC or the Express N, but I seem to have gotten past that somehow (don't remember how now - it was a long time ago) and I don't recall ever having a problem with any Apple router just up and dropping its connection without warning.

    I keep the firmware updated on all my routers - I open AirPort Utility periodically just to see if there are any updates available - and wonder if that might have anything to do with it. Do the people experiencing disconnects keep their firmware updated? Maybe there are other conditions contributing, like proximity to other electronics? All wireless routers are purported to work better if they're not surrounded by other electronics that can interfere with the signal...

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A joke

    I paid $200 for a router I had heard was going to be reliable but man was I assuming wrong or what? At least once a week, it looses connection with my laptop and I have to mess around for about an hour to figure out why.

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Decline in Apple products; Airport constantly dropping form network.

    I agree with Matty D's review. I have multiple Apple products in my family, (7) MacBooks, (6) iPhones (not including the older generations), (2) Apple tv's, (2) Airport Express, (1) Airport Extreme, and numerous Beats products as well. The Airport Express has to be the worst Apple product I own. Both of my Airports keep dropping from the network, and interrupt music streaming. Anytime I want to stream music via either of my Airports I have to unplug them from the power source, and then plug them back in. Even then, they may only play anywhere form 30 mins up to a full day before they drop from the network, loosing the ability to stream music. I have called Apple support and the gentleman on the phone was very helpful and nice. However, there was not a solution to fix the problem. It is very in-convent to have to stop whatever you are doing to reboot a streaming device. I have Sonos speakers in multiple rooms at our lake-house and the product works impeccably. I am currently looking for another solution to stream music at home.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express is Apple's worst product ever

    I don't know how Apple can get away with producing such a bad product. Try to link two AirPort Express devices and you know why it's such a bad product. I am trying to extend my wifi network with a second AirPort Express in order to stream music wireless. The connection constantly interrupts and this completely destroys my listening experience. I am actively searching for something better. Don't let Apple do your wifi connection! You will be dissappinted.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wifi Router and Repeater

    I absolutely love this. It's small and strong! I live in a concrete house and getting a wifi signal to connect to the bedrooms is hard. I had this in my living room and it reached into my room. I got a second one to extend the signal to the back of my house.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay and Spotify brought me out of the Stone Age

    I've been a bit of a Luddite when it comes to music streaming -- didn't understand the benefits of Spotify and thought my Beocenter 2 from about 2002 was still state of the art. I was actually still buying music CD's!

    Story is too long to re-tell but bottom line is that I discovered that I could stream music, using Airport Express, to my existing B&O system. How cool!

    Bought the Express and had streaming with Spotify up and running in five minutes flat (no BS). It works perfectly and, with Spotify, I have unbelievable access to any/all music on the planet!

    So for $100 I've brought my mega-buck, but obsolete, stereo system into the 21st century and have a whole new perspective on music -- what I listen to, how I access it, everything! It really is revolutionary -- AirPlay and Spotify. (I suppose Apple Music is similar)

    If anyone is looking to buy a bunch of old CD's I have several hundred...

    PS Reason I gave only 4 stars is that I haven't explored the other capabilities of the Express yet.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly top notch

    Gotta say, after dealing with leased modem/router combos with significant issues from my ISP and many of the top networking companies routers having serious reliability issues I decided to pick one of these up. I snagged a used Express from an onlin retailer to give it a try. We have a few macs, iPhones and a few PC's in our house amongst other wireless enabled devices and we had always had issues, but they were all resolved upon hooking this up. My network space isn't too cluttered so we don't have too many issues using either band or dropped signal. Streaming is great, pages load nicely. I was kind of surprised, I know apple isn't quite a networking company but this little guy holds up. So much that I bought a new AirPort Extreme for a little upgrade and it's working wonderfully. Think these will stay my daily drivers for all things home wifi for a while.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not even configure after multiple tries with different methods.

    To make a long story short: I bought an Airport Express at Staples and tried to set it up using both my MacBook pro and my iPhone to run the initial setup required to make this device work. After I had input all the necessary information, the configuration would be stuck loading trying to find the router, then would fail and say "an unexpected error occurred". I used Airport Utility on both my Macbook and iPhone, as well as the iPhone's Wireless settings. I tried multiple times and every single time, the configuration would fail. I tried resetting the Airport Express, but nothing changed. I also tried disconnecting from power, and reconnecting, and it would still not get past the same problem. I also used the IPv6 trick every place that suggested a solution online suggested and it did not work either. You'd think Apple would make a hassle free wireless device, but they had to make it complicated instead of making a plug-in and go device. I was very disappointed, because I thought Apple was more reliable than this.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Been using one for about a year...

    Best router I've owned by far. In the year I've been using it haven't had to reset it once. A little disappointed by the lack of wireless AC support and actually bought a non apple $150 AC router to see if it would be worth the upgrade... Long story short I'm back to the express as the primary router for our home and it meets our needs. Internet speeds at around 70mbps in our home although I wish the range was a little better (Get outside of the house and the signal disappears) - if I were to upgrade it would be to the airport extreme, but I couldn't be happier with the reliability. Honestly the main reason why I will not ever buy another brand again after going through several others in the last few years (Linksys, Asus, Netgear) was the rock solid reliability offered by our little Apple router. Zero buyers remorse.

    14 of 14 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have two of these – and they are both a nightmare!

    Having to continually do factory reset on both of them. And even then, both Apple airport utility apps, both on my iPhone 6 and on my MacBook Pro fail to find the airport express. I have to reset them on average 12 Times before the airport app finds the airport express. Even then, when I go through the set up procedure it errors-out 90% of the time. Most frustrating product I have ever purchased - except for maybe iTunes, which cuts off songs before they're done playing, then moves onto the next song. Apple needs to wake up and start remedying their failures in a timely manner - they're getting a name as being 'the lesser of two evils' as compared to competing products.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks Features and Web UI, Overpriced

    I would have expected some extra features like:
    - Bluetooth Audio. Ok I know it has AirPlay but bluetooth is a basic thing nowadays specially on routers that can stream media.
    - Web UI. Any $30 home router has a built-in web interface, this one needs the AirPort utility application installed on your PC or Apple devices. It's really inconvenient to have to depend on the AirPort Utility in order to be able to configure it.
    - The WiFi coverage is OK but not the best for a $99 router.

    Conclusion: It does it's job and works OK, however, it's really overpriced considering the features it has and the ones it lacks.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router ever!!!

    Before Airport Express I had a Linksys from Cisco, and it hardly speeded with 20-30 Mbps from 100 Mbps maximum (contractual). With the Airport Express I'm browsing the internet with around 90-95 Mbps which is excellent! Moreover, is small and very easy to configure, which makes it perfect for my living room.

    13 of 14 people found this useful