• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says - and well!

    My original airport express gave up the struggle after 8 or 9 years of sterling service. The 2nd gen was a doddle to set up - 10 mins from unboxing to completion. The 2nd ethernet port is very useful as I can now connect it to my modem over the home powerline network and still have a spare port to attach other devices. Couldn't live without Airplay, even being without it for a couple of days was too long!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple to set up, works perfectly

    Happy to recommend. Simple to set up. It has definitely improved the WiFi signal in my first floor room. I use to drive my Naim amplifier from my Macbook Pro. Hard to fault.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Setup was easy to be fair. My ISP is 250mbps fibre connection. Using Macbook, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s (without express) speeds are a consistent 210mbps, 150 mbps and 90 mbps wireless. However, using the express wireless is poor. Tried trouble shooting but wireless speeds are 30-60mbps. I know express max speed is 100mbps, but i thought i'd get 80-90 at least (i don't need 250mbps). I did read on the support board that there appears to be a problem with iPhone 6. But if my ISP router can provide solid, fast wireless speeds, you'd think Apple could do this with their products. Doesn't explain why Macbook and iPhone 5s speeds are also slow.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews on Airport Express are over rated

    Airport Express arrived today, read instructions on set up, (easier than making a cup of tea). Failed to connect, error message.
    Contacted Apple Support, took nearly two hours to get Airport Express working.

    Contrary to popular reviews, Airport Express does not get rid of the blind Wifi spots. With Time Capsule connected to the Router, my Wifi signal is now much weaker than before. The blind Wifi spots still remain. I would not recommend this product to any friend of mine.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with BT Home Hub 4

    I bought this for the sole purpose of streaming music from my Mac and iPads/iPhones to my separates hi-fi system. When it works, it's brilliant - it would be a great solution to multi-room audio.

    But (*and this is a big but*) the Airport Express is not compatible with the BT Home Hub 4 in client/bridge mode (i.e. when you try to "add to an existing network", problems ensue). It keeps losing its wifi connection details, dropping off the network, needing a soft reset to be found again most of the time. This happens 2 or 3 times day.

    Online forums talk about changing to 5GHz, using static IP addresses etc: I tried everything (and I'm pretty technical). I even tried swapping the unit at an Apple store in case it was a dodgy wifi card, but the issue remains.

    You can set up the AE to "create a new network", sure, but unless you hard-wire the AE into your router, this new network will have no internet access. My AE is on the other side of the room wired up to my stereo. It works fine on its own "Music" network, but to stream music I have to tell my Mac or iPad to come off my BT wifi internet network and join this Music one instead, then switch back when I'm done listening and want to go online.

    Not ideal.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but be aware of wireless printing gotcha with iOS devices

    Bought this and an Airport Extreme to set up a fast and then extended network. Setting up the wireless network was painless and adding the Express extension was equally so. Config is a breeze. Performance of new network is better and the Extreme certainly has much better range in the house vs an earlier generation 'n' class wireless AP. Plugging in a printer was straightforward too and works great with my MacBooks.

    BUT... Airport Express DOES NOT give you AIRPRINT with iOS devices. It's confusing. Airport with wireless printing is not the same as AirPrinting. Macs have printer drivers iOS don't so simply will not work. You need an Airport capable printer; which I've just ordered! My the old printer was on it's last legs so it's not so bad and I needed to fix the wifi. But if you think an Airport Express / Extreme will give you an easy route to wireless printing with your phone or iPad - it won't. Hope that tip helps.

    (One star off for the confusion this caused me and it seems, judging from the web, may others. As a wireless router - 5 stars.)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    used flawlessly for years

    I bought my airport express back in 2013 and it has worked flawlessly ever since! it has streamed music to my old hifi, shared printers and now it acts as a guest wifi network. I love it! in fact, I'm tempted to upgrade it for the extreme for the shared hard drive facility (which is all is missing from the express)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Excellent

    I brought the AirPort Express with the intention to use in my student flat. I have tested it at home and it works well in quite a large house so I am looking forward to using this in a much smaller area and less devices. Thank you Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Digital output is hopeless

    Pros: love the new design, it connects seamlessly to my Time Capsule, the analogue output works fine.

    Cons: the digital output is hopeless. I have my AirPort Express connected to an Arcam irDAC via toslink. The dropouts are infuriating. I wish that I had read the Apple forums before my purchase. Search for “Airport Express (square) skips unbearably with Airplay.”

    Really disappointed.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of junk

    Do not buy one of these. The old model was fine, the new one is a completely useless piece of junk. It won't connect to a network, you cannot reset it, it's impossible to configure, and randomly decides what behaviour it might choose to adopt on a given day. As an example, it randomly chooses to connect to and extend my neighbours wifi, even though I have done a 'factory reset' (which achieves nothing) many times. It will not however, connect to my network, extend it, or create a network of its own. Airport utility as a way of configuring it is also completely broken, with a crazy UX design that is just impossible to navigate.

    If you want a worthless white brick with no wireless connectivity, buy Lego. It is cheaper and more fun.

    7 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A sound Apple Product

    When my Netgear wireless router died on me, I tried two wireless routers, neither worked. I hooked up an old wired Netgear router and bought the Airport Express. It is brilliant! Just plug in the Ethernet cable to the Airport Express and it configures itself and works like all Apple products without a hitch. Superb!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Just bought this today as the WiFi on my modem was suffering. This now replaces the whole WiFi network in my house and covers everywhere. Coverage is really good and the speed is exactly what I needed.

    If anyone has a flat or two floor terraced house this is perfect for your WiFi needs.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Third one of these I have bought, first of the new shape and I have to say I prefer it to the old shape. Having the power cord is a much better option than just plugging directly into the mains, it means I can hide it up rather then is sticking out of the socket. Analogue and optical playback works really well with my sony AMP, wi fi signal in my house has never been better.

    Thanks

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Have had one for less than 12 hours and have been completely blown away. Being new to Apple kit I found it simple to setup and even easier to use. I have been successfully bitten by the Apple bug.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express - Great piece if kit

    Purchased this item 6 months ago to connect to stereo system. Easy to set up even with limited knowledge. Works perfectly with BT hubs but I also purchased the Extreme base a few months ago. What a system I have now. You can also use the express to extend your network which is very useful in a large house or when out in the garden.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great access point

    Purchased this to extend an AirPort Extreme Late 2009 over Powerline adapters and did the job perfectly. I haven't had to reboot the Express in the 3 1/2 months I've had it which is much better than the previous Belkin AP I had. The only problem is that it lacks Gigabit Ethernet and only has 1 LAN Ethernet port. The audio quality out of the jack also seems to be good and works reliably.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great But?

    This is a great product, I purchased it with airport time capsule,the thing I found disappointing is that the fact the released the new base station with ac technology, they did not think to update and release the airport express at the same time.

    I will give it 5 stars, because it is based on performance, just disappointed I could not buy the to with the ac wifi technology

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Without a doubt one of the best purchases I've made.

    This is simply fantastic, my regular router doesn't reach through our whole house but with a power line adapter and this I get the best signal in the house! Plus airplay is a fantastic bonus to me! Well worth the money you are paying for such a brilliant easy-to-use product.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant for streaming music to my old and fantastic stereo

    Wow, what a huge gift. I have an old stereo I really like. I want to hook it up to stream music from my Mac and/or iPhone. Was concerned that it wouldn't work or that the sound quality would be less than what I hoped.
    But it is WONDERFUL. Amazing. A beautiful tiny white box with a reassuring green light. Thought it would be complicated or that it would somehow interfere with my wireless network. But it's all better than I could have imagined. The sound quality is superb (bought a good quality cable to go to the AUX in the amplifier.
    Airport express works with analogue and digital. It's wonderful. No need to get rid of that old stereo (if it's good). This is the easiest way to bring it into the 21st century.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and just works

    I bought this unit today from Newcastle apple store, got it home and after an easy set up I now have my music from Ipad, Iphone 5 and mac blasting through my hifi.

    The sound quality is really good, al in all a really good wireless solution for streaming music. Brilliant.

    8 of 10 people found this useful