• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last 5 GHz!

    Even though I had 802.11n routers before I wasn't able to connect with my MacBook Pro in the 5 GHz band. Now, having purchased the AirPort Express I can confirm that the laptop is connecting without any problems and I'm getting 72 MBps in my BT Infinity broadband! My iPhone 4 is also connecting to the Airport all the time (previously it had refused connecting to the local WiFi on different occasions), and I can stream the music directly to my speakers! I am very happy abut this purchase!

    12 of 12 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

    Does what it says on the tin.

    Plug it in opened up Airport utility on iPhone & it connected to Time capsule no problem.It takes longer to get out of the packaging than set up.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Sky+

    I bought one of this to connect my Sky HD box to the internet and it is perfect.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4 and counting...

    These are brilliant. We have 4 and it is brilliant! You could never have anything this simple with Windows!! Even better is that in the bedroom we have a Tivo box, no power line adaptor needed! Plug ethernet cable from the box to the AirPort and hey presto! Tivo box on the network. In the study we have a printer connected, so easy and simple! If we had more rooms I would buy more, even better use your iPad (remote app) and control it all from one place, just have your mac turned on and you can access your music as well. Apple do know how to make it simple and easy!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice device!

    It's my first Airport Express and i bought it to stream my audio from my nas to my Hifi amp with airplay and it works perfectly..! Now i can control my musik with my iPhone or ipad without having my computer turned on.
    I like...

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Paired with my Time Capsule and set up and running in no time. Would definitely recommend.

    9 of 11 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb bit of kit!

    I extended my existing Apple Network using both Time Capsules and a Airport Express. In short everything works. Have various Apple devices and the wife has a HP laptop and they all work 100% all the time through a Virgin Media 100mb line. What else can I say, superb and does everything it says on the tin!

    9 of 12 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 Product it works even better when paired with apple devices.

    To all pc users stick to cheap unreliable pc world nonsense, to all MAC fans this product is for us, simply it works. If you purchase this item please make sure you have optic broadband to see the full potential if you use a simple BT type and your internet speed is 3meg or less don't bother to use it as a internet streaming device to your equipment, if its only to use for home sharing or access your iTunes then yes its great. The worlds easiest device to set up less than ten minutes to set up via Mac pc, iPod iPad iPhone and the airport utility for windows. Love this device apple do deliver all the time (except thunder bolt adapter, WHY change something that worked really well).
    I install this equipment in clients homes who want a cheap reliable multi-room audio System and I have never had a complaint from clients, Altho they should incorporate video too that would be the best device in this current market. It will give all top manufactures of multi-room equipment for footballers homes a run for their money.
    Highly recommended.

    To the people who leave poor feedback on this device read the online instructions or if cant be bothered to read phone apple support. After all they do have the best of the best customer support.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Suits me perfectly

    Simultainously 5.0 & 2.4 Mhz, airplay, and wireless expansion of my other Airport Express. So nice. Setup vis iPhone. In fact I miss only ---- nothing :)

    7 of 9 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

  • 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

    Great bit of Kit

    I bought this to replace the wireless function of my router. It did require a software update but then after configuring, which took all of five minutes. Happy days gone are the problems with wireless printer dropping out, the router trying to find a spare channel on the 2.4GHz range.
    Just solid WIFI performance.

    5 of 6 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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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