• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Ive been using Airport Express for years but sadly this new generation is far from stable. It disconnects from the network and has to be manually connected, and then fingers crossed it will stay online. I have to add before I bought this box the old one worked fine.

    My advise is if you can find an alternative system then use it. £79 is far too much for something that doesn't work properly

    46 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router- Tricky to set up with Line of Sight Wireless Providers

    • Written by from Calgary

    Wireless internet providers with line of sight radio systems (non-cable/ADSL) must set up your router for security reasons before your internet will work on this router. Do not plug the Ethernet cable directly from the router to your computer before the provider has registered your router. The router will pick up your computers IP address and not the IP from the internet provider and it is challenging to re-register the proper IP on the Airport Express router after it picked up your computer. Also the router must not be in the Bridge Mode. Set it for DHCP mode. After the provider has registered the router, you must un-plug the wireless system from the provider and the power from the router. Power up the providers system first, wait 2 minutes then power up the Airport Express router. Once it powers up again, it will automatically register the proper IP address and your online. Very happy with the small footprint router and have 5 bars on my new Apple TV unit 40 feet away through walls and furnace room. Working great. Very happy so far.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product ever

    • Written by from boring

    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.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost never works - audio drops constantly!

    • Written by from Plano

    I bought the 2nd gen because Apple kindly stopped allowing my to connect to my old device so I can no longer configure it. I've tried every setting but my Mac can rarely connect to this new one. My iPhone and iPad can find it easier but the audio drops every few seconds making it completely useless. All other devices I have can connect just fine to the network. Online help is useless. I'm returning it.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    125V Only! USB port is such a disappointment!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I used it for a few days, the way to manage my network, and access everything over it is totally amazing. I use it to extend my Wi-Fi network, it does a great job, and remains easy to find on airport utility.
    However, the problem is that, the USB port provided only gives you the power to transfer information, not to get it going without power source! And please don't get it for travels. The power cord says 125V at the back! Don't plug it with higher voltage!
    The last thing I found annoying is that, when I was syncing with iTunes, which doesn't usually work with my old router[it's so bad]. Now, I can do that, while I'm doing that, the AirPort Utility doesn't allow me to change anything on the base station. Perhaps it's protecting my data, but AirPort Utility during that process will make it seem like the base station is not even within the range. Just don't forget the base station, everything should be fine.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is simple and amazing!

    • Written by from METAIRIE

    After a lightening storm took out my trusty Cisco router I decided to give the Airport a shot. This was so simple to setup, I did so from my iPad. The internet is fast and it works with all my devices with no problem. I highly recommend this product especially if you want less headache!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Range Increase and Easy Setup

    • Written by from Stuart

    I was getting frequent drops on my home Comcast WiFi system. After reading the reviews on the AirPort Express I decided to purchase one. I noticed Apple had a refurbished unit for $72 including shipping, so I decided to purchase it. In the meantime I had hoped that the Comcast tech that was scheduled to come and check out my network would arrive after I received the Airport Express. Sure enough, about 30 minutes prior to the tech arriving my Airport Express was delivered by FedEx. I waited until the tech arrived to connect it just to see what his reaction would be. He saw I had purchased the Apple product and said it would really be an improvement to my internet and it would be more stable. Sure enough, the ease of installing it and the performance and range really did improve. You must first have a modem as this is only a router, but I decided to still keep my Comcast modem/router unit until I get another single modem which I presume will be a Motorola Surfboard which he recommended. My main goal at the beginning was to get back up and running again. I recommend this product to any one wishing to improve their internet service.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FLAWLESS-Another great apple product!!!

    • Written by from Dickinson

    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

    easy to set up - powerful

    • Written by from Calgary

    I got this to replace a DLink unit. it is upstairs with great range - my apple TV in the basement play netflix without any issues

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router In The WORLD

    • Written by from Waverly

    If you need AAAdo router for multiple people like me you should get this device right now. If you have only 20 people on this network at once out of fifty it's lightning fast. Even if 50 are on this router it's still fast plus it has many great features. Buy this product now!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I went from downloading/uploading at 11.44/14.27 Mb to 55.33/3036 Mb with this! Huge upgrade in performance! Device took me 2 minutes and 17 seconds to set up and it's so small and convenient i fits perfect on the desk. Easy to take with you for business trips as well.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I wanted exactly....

    • Written by from BRONX

    Bought this at an apple store, after the rep assured me this will work as a repeater for my Fios router... he was wrong, very easy to set up and use, but just isn't compatible with the Fios Actiontec (the worst router i've ever owned btw)
    But i'm giving it a chance as an independent station for guests and air printing - i'll have to rethink my network layout and then hopefully i can properly utilize this nifty little gadget.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Color me impressed

    • Written by from Johns Creek

    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!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product yet.

    • Written by from Seattle

    I had the old version of this which worked GREAT for about 7 years. No issues. Then the software updates made it to where my Mac would no longer communicate with the now ancient white brick.

    So, I updated to this one about a year ago. Worked just fine, initially. Now, streaming music over Airplay works maybe 10% of the time and now the Wifi is dropping out. I've connected via ethernet and reset SEVERAL times to fix the issue and once I attach it to my existing wireless network, I can no longer connect to the internet. It was like watching someone's health get progressively worse. And out of warranty, out of luck.

    HOW? How could Apple release such an inferior product?

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    • Written by from linn

    when i first bought this i wasn't sure how to use it because i thought it extended the wireless network i was on, while i was at a hospital at the time their wifi wasn't the best so i thought this would simply make it better but i was wrong. i held onto it until i moved into a home and hooked up the new network and come to find out it saved me 50 bucks by essentially working as wireless router. and my signal is strong and it works better then i ever imagined thank you apple keep up the good products. home run with this...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the best things

    • Written by from Shrewsbury

    I am using this wifi device from last three years and totally love it. simple to configure and great option for audio airplay. I have use this device with diffrent modems IP configuration but it work great with all.

    Request for Apple: - please do not stop making this device.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome to extend extreme

    • Written by from Long Valley

    I just purchased one today and set it up to extend my 5ghz network from my extreme. It took 2 minutes to setup and that included the time to find the perfect spot. Before I put this in ,the 5 ghz only went to about 25% of my house and with the express w/extender setup, the 5ghz now covers my entire house which is great for all of our apple products. Highly recommend and super thrilled.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Network Extender

    • Written by from Chicago

    I am not big on writing product reviews. Other than this one and one for the Airport Time Capsule, I have only written maybe three others. A product has to really impress me for me to make the effort to write a review. Also, I will admit I was an Apple hater until 2011 when I got my first iPhone. Last year I replaced my PC with a Mac Air and I’m fully hooked!

    I used the AirPort Express to extend my network. Works like a charm! Only word of caution, ignore the instructions provided in the Support section on this site. Just make sure the Airport Express is with in range of your Extreme, Time Capsule, or Express base station; plug it in; start Airport Utility and click extend network.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Replaced my old router with the Airport Express. Easy to install. Breathed new life in my Wi-Fi speed. No lost connections.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best WIFI router we've owned.

    • Written by from Geneva

    Over the years we have used three service providers, ATT (SBC, Ameritech), Comcast and Verizon. We've used various versions of modems with three different router vendors. Without a doubt the Express has been the most reliable of the three. Our last router had deteriorated into at least a once a day reset. Considering a flight of stairs was involved, it became a royal PITA. The only time I have reset problems is when our current provider has system outages. Otherwise, it is stable as a rock even during heavy lightning storms or after power outages.

    Some of the complaints on reliability had me concerned but we have now had ours for 17 months without a glitch. It supports 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 MacAir, 1 Playstation, 2 Windows laptops and 2 TVs across three levels, each of which has approximately 900 sqft/level, from a location on the first level and has enough gas to cover the front porch and rear deck as well.

    Today, I finally used the AirPlay feature when I moved an old PC speaker system to the lower level, plugged it in and my iPhone was playing music to the connected system immediately, no reconfiguration needed. Apple makes high tech gear that is invisible, not an obstacle and that's why we have continued to add to our  collection!

    3 of 3 people found this useful