• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver for electronic medical records

    I have a Medical practice, and it is located in a narrow older building. I have a regular apple router by my reception desk, and it has never given me any problems. However, when I had to purchase two new computers, the software included windows 8. My old computers have windows 7. Unfortunately, I can't use Mac because my medical software isn't Mac compatible. Well, the new computers were located far from the router, and the signal was weak, and it would take me forever to input an exam. So, I did some research and found that I could extend the signal with the airport express. Now, it is tremendously fast! My husband suggested using the app on my phone install the router, but it did not work for me. Then, I went to my wifi settings on the iphone, and voila, it was a piece of cake. It took five minutes to extend the signal. I am very pleased with the result and the fast shipping. Thanks apple!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased...

    I have had this for about a year now and it's worked 100% of the time. Setup is easy with the app on my phone / Mac Mini. Took me about 10 minutes to set it all up and haven't touched it since. Good range through my old house with plaster walls that have wire mesh in them that other wireless routers have not worked very well. I would buy it again.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with a third party router

    I have a Netgear router in my basement and it gives a weak signal to the second and third floor. I purchased the Airport Express thinking that i could use it wirelessly on the second floor to boost the signal. I learned after I bought it that the only way to use this product wirelessly to boost the signal is if your primary wifi router is another apple product such as the Airport Extreme or Time Capsule. You can extend the network with a third party router if the two are connected via ethernet, which practically does you no good considering they are right next to each other. If you want to boost range of wifi wirelessly you cant have a third party router. it's still a good product to use for airplay and airprint.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful item

    Set-up was a breeze and the app works as a perfectly good companion. I had the old version for years but since there was wasn't a better option on the marked so far I was waiting for this.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken TOS Airplay

    I bought this device for one simple reason. I bought it to stream music to a DAC. The staff at the Apple store in Stamford CT stated that this device should be able to do that and do it well. I also read online that this device should to that as well. The problem is, it does not do this well at all. It constantly drops the audio signal and the audio skips like crazy, making the audio signal impossible to play on high end audio equipment.

    FIX YOUR BROKEN DEVICE AND FIRMWARE APPLE!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Wifi Extender

    This product is not made to extend your wifi unless you have an apple router. If you have any other 3rd party router, it will not work with this item.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Color me impressed

    Because Apple allows anyone to post a review without verifying if they actually made a purchase I'm suspicious of the negative reviews. With that being said I consider this one of my best purchases from Apple. I was able to return my Xfinity router/modem combo that I was renting and have this up and running with just my iPhone! First off it's incredibly easy to set up just download the Airport Utility App and follow the simple instructions! As for as performance, I'm experiencing much better performance than I was experiencing with the Xfinity SMC router. I literally thought that I was going to have to pay for the top of the line internet service to ge5 the performance that I wanted. No more buffering and no more difficulty logging onto my game online. I highly recommend this product!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    Works about 25% of the time and then it cuts in and out.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Airplay

    I bought this about 2 months ago so I could use Airplay from my iPad Air. It does the job well and setup was very easy. My only complaint is that this 2nd gen Airport Express does not have AC wifi, which makes an otherwise great device antiquated. Apple should know by now that it's customers are generally willing to pay a bit more for for state-of-the-art technology, so there is really no excuse for this device to NOT be the perfectly matched companion to the AC wifi capable Airport Extreme. Apart from that, I am not disappointed.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Instant Solution to My Problem

    I've been having trouble for over a year getting a clear, strong data transfer rate between my Airport Extreme in the office and my Apple TV in the family room. Most days, movies would have to buffer for up to an hour or even longer before they were ready to play.

    I tried every quick fix I could think of: relocating the router, a wireless repeater, and even a powerline ethernet adapter. Nothing seemed to help much. I was on the verge of switching to a different router in the hope of getting more broadcast power. I resisted resorting to the Airport Express due to the cost, but none of the cheaper fixes were working.

    It only took about a minute to connect it up and about another minute to configure the Express to my network and suddenly my Apple TV finally works the way it's supposed to. Hi-res video is virtually instantaneous. No buffering problems at all.

    What made it totally worth it to me was the seamless set up. I can't count the number of hours I've spent troubleshooting my other solutions. But with the Express, my problem was fixed within 10 minutes of opening the box.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I just installed the airport express and it works very well. No more Wifi problems.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I purchased this to use in my two bedroom apartment and have a clear signal from anywhere inside. I haven't run into any interference from my neighbors wifi, and so far the only trouble I have had has been because of my internet provider. Simple set-up, and the guest network is great. I can also connect from outside of my apartment and have been connected from about 100 feet away, but that is pushing the limit of how far it can reach. This has been the most reliable wireless router I have used.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    flawless plug and play

    let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.

    Anyone who gave this a poor review has either misapplied this device or simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I previously had a non-apple wireless router. coverage was inadequate so i purchased a non-apple range extender. absolute junk! Ughhh. What a nightmare experience! i spent hours on top of hours playing with config. As engineer by day, i know what i'm doing, and i can only imagine a novice attempting. i said, "to heck with this," and returned the device and said, "we just aren't' there yet. never again!"

    I read some reviews and bought a airport extreme router. wow! got coverage where we previously didn't and speeds lightning fast (inSSIDer coverage detection software).

    the airport extreme gave sufficient coverage, but still didn't have coverage in the far reaches upstairs. i was so afraid of this airport express, or any range extender, from my previous range extending experiences. I witnessed how well the apple setup worked at friends houses, and gave it a try. literally 2 mins and you're off to the races. nothing to mess with. it just plugs in, simple setup, and best of all IT WORKS!

    last comment: i was afraid of the limited set up features. After owning for 2 wks, i am so glad there is nothing to mess with. it's perfect! my devices have no issues switching from extreme to express and back and forth. network speeds have not been effected. it works seamlessly, as all just mentioned were issues i've had with non-apple product. just spend the extra $$ and buy the apple product. the time saved and awesome performance is worth it. hope this helps any reluctant buyers.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extreme express dream

    Had poor internet reception in certain rooms and got the AirPort Express. Works beautifully even with the Panda Wireless usb wifi adapter. You place the express in the room you need it. We did not use the wired connection. We used the express wirelessly to connect to the AirPort Extreme. It will attach wirelessly with even a weak wifi signal, and the express boosts that signal dramatically. It took very little time to set up. Easy to access, easy to install, easy to use. It is the size of the Apple TV second gen. We now get great wifi in all rooms, with no slowing down. Every room accesses the wifi as if the AirPort Extreme is in that room. Great for iPhones, iPads and all wifi devices.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work wirelessly with VERIZON

    After three hours of trying everything I stumbled upon a Verizon forum for DSL connections dslreports (dotcom) /faq/12506
    The short answer is that the router that Verizon uses (Actiontec), will not work wirelessly with the Airport Express. You have to hardwire the secondary router.
    Back to the store it went and I spent the time wiring instead.
    I gave 1 star for lack of literature on this on the part of Apple.

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest router I've ever set up!

    Sure you could probably save twenty bucks on some d link router. However, this router was so simple to setup its totally worth it! It took like three steps. Plug in, imac detect it, then name router, DONE! Also and this may just be my expierence but I noticed my wifi was significantly faster.

    23 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable for Enterprise Authenication

    We need to restart these devices at least twice a month to keep them working. We authenticate Mac clients to a Mac Radius server. Clients get disconnected and/or cannot connect and/or get "!" in wifi icon. When they were they're great, but often they don't. Rebooting WAPs always clears up the problem.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible

    Streaming music simply does not work. It randomly stops which make listening to music a pain !

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was initially enthusiastic...

    ...but that was years ago. They are frustrating and opaque. They work until they don't. A ten or twenty dollar bluetooth device is almost certain to be better. I own Apple stock, and I challenge anyone to name a worse Apple product.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product ever

    If you are using this as a stand alone wifi router it's mediocre at best. Trying to add it to an existing wifi network and having it work consistently is a joke. If you do get lucky and get it to work NEVER change anything with your network. That's $80 I'll never get back.

    12 of 19 people found this useful