• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know whay so many people had problems (get the Airport Utility APP!)

    From the moment you power the router on using my iPhone to program it was the easiest setup of a router I've even done. I'm using it with a Vonage adapter and a original Xbox using Ethernet and both work fine. Without the App (Airport utility) you can don the basics of the wireless setup but the router did want to go into bridge mode as it was plugged into the Vonage and was continuing that (makes sense if that's what I wanted)
    Using the airport utility I was able to set it up as it's own router so it was separate than the Vonage and having the Xbox then plugged into the Ethernet port of the express allows my iPhone, computers etc to see it. I was also able to set up the XBOX on a DMZ zone allowing all access to it so my NAT type was open. With the app also you can set up a wireless printer easily using WPS.
    Everything you can do on most routers this makes it easy using the app. If you have a computer can can even more options than the app gives you, again you just have to install the airport utility on those if you want to configure the router from them.

    I originally have 2 Linksys router, I replaced the 1 with a newer one, then replaced that with the apple router. Both routers before I was forever unplugging the router at least once a month sometimes once a week or even once a day to get them going again. The apple I can honestly say been using it for about 6 months and not have to reboot it once.
    Great router!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No connect to Yamaha Disklavier via wireless bridge to Airport Extreme

    I have spent several days trying to configure this jewel-like piece of junk. Running Lion 10.7.5 and Mountain Lion 10.8.3, Airport Utility 6.x (AU6.x) auto configure does not enable detection of piano using Yamaha's iPhone Disklavier App. Apple Airport 6.x has no manual configuration capability. For that you need a nonstandard install of Airport Utility 5.6 or 5.6.1 (depending on your Mac OS X version). Infuriating!

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't turn off 2,4GHz - interference problems

    Despite having 5GHz and 2,4GHz bands, the software does not allow to turn off 2,4GHz, which interferes with the MagicMouse, MagicTrackpad and wireless keyboard, various DECT phones and other bluetooth devices. Also if you have an HTC Vive, the 2,4GHz will interfere withouyour controllers. Until Apple allows to use this with 5GHz only, don't buy it. Other than that, awesome device, the hardware is solid and reliable, purely a software issue.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Effective but dated!

    I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far end. The Airport Express was an easy to set up and when I moved it around it reconnected without any problems however I wasn't really happy with the coverage. Fifteen feet away from the Express and the signal really dropped off. Three years ago I upgraded my Time Capsule to the Airport Extreme and took the time to relocate it to a more central part of the house. The Extreme was a significant improvement however there was still a unique use for the Airport Express.

    My neighbor has a 12 year old who we gave a used mini iPad but she didn't have access to WiFi. I placed the old Time Capsule near a wall next to her home and gave her the Airport Express and told her to plug it into a receptacle in her bedroom. It was very easy to add the older Time Capsule and the Airport Express, once plugged in, it found the Time Capsule without any problem and was fully connected to the network. She's a happy girl and has never complained about her WiFi connection or signal strength while in her room. That's the plus side of Apple's Airport Express and their line of routers, however I hope this fall they will make some announcements regarding new improved routers. With security becoming more important I would hope Apple could engineer some improvements, Apple competitors are offering units with USB 3 ports and MU-MiMO technology and now the industry is introducing 802.11ad capability. The Airport Express is still stuck in 802.11n speed! Apple, $99.00 use to be a fair price, today I would say it should be $69.00!

    Routers are really important Apple, I've got 4 iPhones, iMac, Mac Pro, multiple iPads, multiple Apple TVs, security cameras, and other smart devices and their information needs to go through a router! For a huge number of Apple users I'm sure they're using an Apple router or routers. I'm counting on Apple to continue it's leadership and protect its users such as myself by setting new standards for staying connected for its users. I'm looking for much better router resources from Apple this year! How about it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE best choice

    I buy the AirPort Express more than a year ago and it was the best buy that I have make in terms of connectivity. I have it doing (at the same time):
    1) extending my wifi from the Modem/Router that provide my ISP,
    2) providing internet a desktop PC that doesn't had a wi-fi card,
    3) attach to it a Net HDD of Western Digital which I use to backup and access my files thru the internet,
    4) attach to it a 5.1 subwoofer of Logitech which allow me AirPlay my music from my iPhone,
    5) At some point (not anymore) I had plugged in a Printer (using the USB port) that didn't had wifi and allowed me to connect the printer to my wifi network

    There have been moments where due to some actualization of the firmware o crashes of the modem of the ISP the Airport Express had to be reset it, but it have provided an excellent service since I buy it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I'm sorry to read all the reviews by people who are having continual disconnects. I wonder if Apple's cut some corners since this current generation of AirPort Express came out, because I bought mine several years ago (in fact I only came to the site tonight to see if Apple had released an AirPort Express AC yet, as I'd like to have an all-AC network but don't want to fork out the $$ for another Extreme) and have not experienced the disconnect problems some people are reporting. My wifi network consists of one Airport Extreme AC whose connection is extended by an older dual-band Extreme N and one of this current generation of Expresses, and I experience zero spurious disconnects in months of continuous use. I have in the past had problems creating a network because my devices couldn't establish a connection with either the Extreme AC or the Express N, but I seem to have gotten past that somehow (don't remember how now - it was a long time ago) and I don't recall ever having a problem with any Apple router just up and dropping its connection without warning.

    I keep the firmware updated on all my routers - I open AirPort Utility periodically just to see if there are any updates available - and wonder if that might have anything to do with it. Do the people experiencing disconnects keep their firmware updated? Maybe there are other conditions contributing, like proximity to other electronics? All wireless routers are purported to work better if they're not surrounded by other electronics that can interfere with the signal...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful in CONCRETE & STEEL building!!

    Awesome product. I have two of these bouncing the signal to the furthest recesses of my house. I live in a 3000+ sq. ft. concrete house with steel paned concrete slabs, rebar in concrete and OWS joists between floors. Main router is in my basement and I have two of these boxes (on each of the two floors above). Works fantastically well. Noteworthy: my version is the older one (one box is 3 years old and the other is 2), this newer version must be better. p.s. - I don't work for Apple : )

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Signal extension plus airplay to my old receiver

    Added one of these in our guest house in order to improve signal strength. That worked great. Then I found I could add a cable and connect to an optical port on my old Denon. Now I am driving some vintage speakers with airplay off my phone or I-pad. I expect that guests will love being able to play their music through that system.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    I've been using an Airport Express for over six months and it's fast, reliable and works well with other Apple products like Wake on Demand and can be used to Airplay audio.

    The size and shape is almost the same as a 2nd or 3rd gen. Apple TV. The price is a little high, but they can be found online a little cheaper than on Apple's site.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a MUST have item!

    endless number of uses for this item! i'm amazed at the number of items ... even legacy devices ... that are supported. certainly makes traveling with portable wifi printers and scanners a snap!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So good!

    I had two previous airport express base stations. One started on fire internally and the other just didn't last. I spent the last 3 years switching routers and just came back to this one. Yes it is more expensive than comparable models but the set up is so easy. AirPlay and wifi printing are awesome. Plus I can configure 100% wirelessly. The others required me to configure first by direct connect and then wireless connection. Oh and the range and speed are so much better. I just hope this one doesn't burn and lasts.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow most of the time very moody

    Slow slow slow

    12 of 27 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 27 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 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned the first day

    I bough this hoping to extend my Wi-Fi, but sadly it failed. It never connected to my router in the first place, I rested it and restored it to factory default 3 times. I tried a lot of times and it never connected. Very disappointing with this product. I looked at the booklet in side and look at my router. The router was perfectly capable but every time my iPhone said "An unexpected error has accored, please try again"

    26 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router - Horrible Config Tool

    Just picked up the new express .. great router .. too bad the new airport config 6.1 software is a pile of garbage. I think I know where the engineers that did Ping ended up .. bring back the v5x version and dump 6.

    31 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy

    This is the worst apple product I have ever bought. I had netgear wifi before which worked fine but my daughter needed wifi, so I gave her my netgear and thought I would upgrade to this.
    Ipad and {phone all find wifi but can not connect.

    Looking to but the netgear wifi which is easy to use and much cheeper

    93 of 196 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is not reliable

    I would not recommend to buy this AirPort Express Base Station!! This is a second that I've purchased two months ego and I hoped it would work since the previous model worked only for 4 month. But, no it didn't. It starts loosing connection at first and then after several 'reset' it won't connect at all. Don't waste money.

    33 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Bother

    Useless piece of rubbish.

    The first one I got didn't work. Got a replacement and it was worse. Sent the third one back and got a refund. It worked for about 3 days... and then nothing.

    I expected more from Apple. Only gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero.

    29 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    I have tried installing 2 of these in the last few days. Both times it will not extend the network connection. I get an error stating "An unexpected error has occurred, please try again". Afterwards the router does not show in the Airport utility window. It only returns after I reset the router by pushing the button.

    I suspected the salesman knew there was a problem for the device. He assumed I wanted to return for a refund, not exchange. My desire to try a second airport seem to caught him off guard. Maybe should have taken his hint and just asked for a refund. I am trying it now and will likely return it in the morning.

    Now, how do I get my older version back from my cousin??

    25 of 69 people found this useful