• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.

    Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

    489 of 549 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Vast improvment

    The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

    372 of 426 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About Time...

    Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.

    I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.

    For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

    356 of 444 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm writing this review from my garden

    I wanted to extend the range of my airport base station as signal in my livingroom was poor, it took less than 3 minutes to setup, i now have a full signal in my living room and i can now surf in the garden.

    63 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best...

    I've used tens of different routers both on home networks and in business.
    At home, I took the plunge to replace a perfectly functional router with an AirPort Express.
    Unbelievably easy to set up, it was significantly faster for both PC & Mac clients than the Belkin router, and in a test, faster too than a Cisco Aironet AP.
    I echo all the other comments regarding having a separate power cable as this gives much better flexibility than the previous plug-in unit, especially when travelling when the power sockets are never where you want them to be or have much space around them!
    In short, I have been so impressed over the last few weeks that I have now bought an AirPort Extreme as a base station (I needed the extra LAN ports), and 3 more AirPort Express units. Three of the airport express units are used as wireless range extenders of the base network (very easy to set up, and far faster than a powerline adapter for a big old house with very solid stone walls). The remaining Airport Express unit now travels with me, bringing easy wireless set up in hotel rooms with cabled Internet. This is often far faster and more secure than the hotel Wi-Fi network. In short, brilliant product.

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    set up with sky anytime + within minutes!

    I have an Apple Airport Extreme connected to my Virgin broadband router ( wifi turned off ) and i have just bought an Apple Airport Express to connect to & extend my network. I have used the ethernet port from the Express to use with my Sky box for anytime + and I managed to set it up in under 5 minutes. I did concider the Sky anytime + wireless connector, but for an extra £19 i can get the Apple Airport Express and extend my wireless network as well, so it was a no brainer!!

    Best £79 pound iv spent!!!

    Highly recommended!!!

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Air port Express

    Simply brilliant, just switched on the wifi on the mac, found the airpot express.. let the airpot utility do the rest to link the extreme base station and the airport express .. a few minutes later... the whole house is now covered with internet, I can stream music the TV surround sound system via the output from the express, and connect the Humax TV box to BBC iplayer... perfect!

    52 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WiFi Perfection - Thankyou

    At last....I now have a wireless network that covers the whole house. Easy to setup and extend an existing Airport network. I am using 1 x Airport Extreme and two of these new Airport express base stations connected together over Netgear powerline adapters. Complete WiFi coverage with seamless switching when moving around the house. The added bonus of Airplay and network access to USB printers is superb.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must buy

    I have been using this for about 1 month now and have had no issues. I have been using the express with my BT Infinity modem and much prefer this over BT's router due to its low profile form factor. The router has all the bells and whistles most people will need, such as built in firewall, Mac address filtering etc. all in all highly recomended. The express also puts out a better signal than my old BT router too.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Additional Port

    This is a great little box. The old audio out (Digital Optical or Analogue) and USB from the previous box are still there - thats pretty good for less than 80 pounds
    THEN Apple add a LAN port too! - even more network extension options.
    Improvements to the Airport utility have made set up really easy.
    This is one of Apple's gems

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    Wanted to extend my netgear router wireless range so it could reach around the garden and have excellent strength. Decided to go with purchasing two of them instead of one Airport Extreme as I figured this would give me a better range. Plugged the first one in the router and the iPhone found seconds. Gave it a password and network created. Wanted to use the second AE to extend the network from the first AE. I couldn't figure out how to do this with my iPhone so used my Mac to configure which it did within minutes.
    Excellent router and would highly recommend.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to extend network

    Have a wired network and a wireless network. One building is out of range of wireless. In that building I used the WAN socket to plug this in to the wired ethernet, plugged the computer into the LAN socket, and bingo - wired connection OK and my wireless network has been extended to that building. It all set itself up automatically. Could not be simpler.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Having set up 100's of Airport networks I would have thought ti would take a few minutes.
    4 complete resets later I have finally got it playing nicely
    However the Airprint feature doesn't work for me, The blurb says just plug the USB in and away you go.. Then if you read the very faint text and the bottom of the page (light grey on white) only compatible printers work!
    Disappointed it wasn't clearer on the website

    42 of 67 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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