• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Product

    Please don't go by all the bad reviews about this product. It is a wonderful product. Brought one for home use and it'a been really improving my Wi-Fi speed. Quick and easy to setup using AIrPort Utility. Been also great for Printing. Have an AirPrint HP Printer which was so old it didn't work with my brand new MacBook Pro 15inch Mid 2015 model. After connecting it to my Base Station Wi-Fi (this product) I was able to start printing and using it on my new Mac. I highly recommend this product to anyone. Apple is a great company and makes great products.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Extender

    I bought this as an extender for my wifi outside. I have a ranch style house and the router is at the opposite of my back patio. Reception there is mediocre. I added the airport express and in less than 2 minutes from connecting with the app, we were up and operating. Everywhere outside is now speedy and hassle free. Don't know how it would work as a primary router, but as an extender it's rock on.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed product design is very unreliable

    I have had a few of these routers and have found that there are many problems with them.
    First if you use them to stream music say from iTunes you can't also use the internet as the music will stop playing.
    Second these routers will randomly go offline and have to be unplugged and "reset" - very frustrating.
    Third the range is ridiculously short. Do not expect to cover more than one room or you will be disappointed.
    Fourth they often don't even show up in Airport Utility so you can't access the firmware all the time to troubleshoot.
    Fifth they just die randomly and have to be replaced - a couple years lifespan from my experience - they seem to overheat.
    Sixth they have problems maintaining connection to another router if used to expend your wifi range - don't expect to have
    consistent success doing this and absolutely don't expect success using them to wirelessly send music to your speakers -
    this has been a complete failure. Buy a proven router from another manufacturer. They are cheaper and far far superior in operation and reliability. On the plus size they are small.

    21 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unstable

    Loses its connection constantly. Music playback suddenly clips and stutters, randomly can't be found on my network for airplaying, just disappears with no warning. Has to be reset every 2-4 days. Waste of money. The only product from Apple i regret buying.

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    If it works it is slow. It hardly works and don't even get coverage in my entire apartment which is only 1200 sq. ft. Waste of money

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Don't buy this product. It worked good at first but after about 5 months it would never even pick up the Internet. It would also drop signal when it was connected every 5 minutes. Go buy a cheaper router from a different brand and save your money it'll most likely work better to begin with.

    14 of 22 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.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 14 months

    I bought this September 9, 2014. It gave up December 2015. It shows strong wifi signal but does not connect. I tried connecting an ethernet cable to it but failed also. Now, I surf the net connected by ethernet cable direct to the modem.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars because it's a solid wifi base station, 0 stars because it's slow

    Airport Express still ships with a 10/100 WAN port. What does that mean? Say, like me, you have 300mbps internet, the Airport Express will chop that down to a max of 100. I was scratching my head for days wondering why my internet was so slow.

    It's 2016, there's no excuse for not including faster ethernet connections on this router.

    BUT if you have slower than 100mbps internet this is a solid wifi router. Just works. Strong signal. Small footprint. Looks nice tucked up on a bookshelf.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    You can't find devices by IP address only MAC address and even when you see the MAC address, you can't find out the IP address. Can't believe I bought this! Save your money!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works, simple to set up, some limitations

    I have 6 of these for multi-zone audio streaming connected to an Airport Extreme base station, and many other wifi devices on the network, including 4 wifi-connected HD security cameras. It works great (almost always) to stream.

    The issues I have had are as follows: 1) The software will only allow streaming to one at a time from an iPhone, but from my Macbook Pro, I can stream to all of them or any subset. 2) the streaming audio does become intermittent if I do some heavy downloading over wifi at the same time, so I have learned to avoid this. For example, I update all of my apps in iTunes before trying to stream audio so it doesn't try to do both at the same time. 3) It is slow to connect a device through one when they are used to extend a network. I use only one of them to extend the network to get a good signal on my back patio, but make sure that all of my home devices otherwise connect directly to the Airport Extreme.

    Generally, they are great, but need updating.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have 3

    The Airport Utility makes setup trivial. In less than 5 minutes I had a functioning wireless network. I bought two more and extended my network around and outside the house. This is awesome in the summer/spring time when I am sitting in the backyard sipping a cold brew or early morning coffee while reading on my iPad Air.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate this product

    Airport utility doesn't detect anything. The bridge mode gives me the same amount of signal without bridge mode.

    8 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, where the light is amber

    This is a terrible product. Having owned two of these, they always end up failing within a year or two. I bought a Netgear, which lasted me 4 years. I am really disappointed, and this is a costly product. I would never recommend this product to anyone. In fact, I think they should have a buyback program for this faulty and weak product. I can't sell my dead airport. I gave the first one a way for someone to hack as a project. Save your money and buy a Netgear for $79. It is much durable.

    Also, this product only has a 1-year product. You can buy it with a laptop, and AppleCare, but who can precisely time when their Wifi modem goes out. This product wasted 45 minutes of my time and Time Warners.

    12 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such Excellence

    We are IT professionals, and just replaced our 13 (yes 13) year old AirPort with AirPort Express. While we can troubleshoot anything, we really appreciate not having to! This was plug-and-play, and the performance is excellent. And as always, we also appreciate the great design.

    And a tribute to our 2001 AirPort. It worked wonderfully for all those years, only now failing. We haven't been able to use the AirPort Utility for years as the old device was not supported, but it did not matter. How many technologies work for 13 years????

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the price and insanely easy to setup.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great experience

    Router is super easy to set up. Now after two years of use, it still works perfectly. Great buy for a lower-range "Apple enabled" network (i.e. Airplay, Time Machine, etc.). Highly recommended for Apple users and PC users alike. Management is definitely more streamlined on Apple devices but I use the PC app now and then and it still has all the features and ease of use. Buy it!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for house

    Got my express and speed and stability performes better, and plus looks great.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FLAWLESS-Another great apple product!!!

    I have not had any problems with this product and have had it for going on 8 months.
    It was an addition to my existing home (1,800 Sq ft) network. 3TB time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and 1st Gen. AirPort (1st fl streaming) Express.

    Modem and Time Capsule are on 1st fl. and this unit is on 2nd fl. about 40' apart through a concrete wall and floor.This is my only wired connection.

    I use it to extend my network on 2nd fl for Apple TV, streaming music and surfing the net.

    I have read many of the lower rated reviews and as with any router- location is very important. Avoid electrical interference. Do not try to hide this unit if you expect great range-place at desk to shoulder height.

    5 of 6 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 11 people found this useful