• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extender - Dropped Connection

    Worked for about 6 months and now keeps disconnecting from my Apple Extreme. I have the older version of Express and it works fine. Typical Apple, they won't replace the Express.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    I wanted a better internet up on my third floor because I was using a router from 2009 and I asked my dad to buy a new one and he said I would have to pay for it so I did. worst router I have bought my whole life. Sure my downloading speeds have doubled but I cant play a signle game without this going haywire and destrying the connection. my games have crashed multiple times now, and when I can play, i cant walk around or do any simple thing in said game.I would of bought a gaming router but if its not from apple my dad wont buy it for me. Waste of money, apple accessories are terrible (the phones and devices are ok) Im never going to have my dad buy me something from apple unless its a device. what a waste of money.

    0 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst and most frustrating product I've ever used

    While I have many apple products I love, including MacBooks, iPhones and iPads, which I consider some of the best products in their spaces, the airport express has to be one of the worst, if not the worst in it's space. It must only exist due to the apple name, and I still don't know why. I have purchased multiple versions over the years, to stream music. And for some time in the beginning, it was fantastic. Then all of a sudden my original started to have what I cal skips (short drops) or entire drops (disconnects and needs a reset). I had the original express and thought maybe I needed to buy a new one. The new one is even WORSE. I've gotten new routers, tried every voodoo setting on the internet I could find, but nothing keeps this thing from skipping.. My music is digitized at the highest rates and plays though a high end DAC, pre-amp and amp, but I might as well be listening to an 1960s children's phonograph for the quality I end up with, due to the constant dropouts!! Apple seems to take no responsibility, no fixes... I've read every piece of apple and other literature, nothing seems to fix this problem. It's entirely maddening. Please Microsoft, make a good wireless streaming system!!!!!

    1 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to stop using them and buy something else.

    I have multiple Apple products and have been a loyal fan for many years. We have had two Express units hooked up for years, then started to have trouble. So, I bought a new one, to no avail. All units keep dropping the signal and flashing Amber despite resets and contacting Apple support. They will rest and function for a day and then drop signal. So, for simple WiFi extension I have a Netgear extender and it is bombproof and has never, ever dropped a signal. Come on Apple step it up a notch and fix this issue. I guarantee you I won't buy your Apple Home speaker product with such flaky performance as I experience with the Airport Express- going straight to Sonos.
    Too bad. I really like Apple , but it just isn't cutting it in the world of WiFi.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty much garbage

    Music play cuts out constantly. Restarting the Airport before starting to play every time is a requirement. Even then it may or may not last. Try to figure out what's going on and you will be confronted with a wall of technical speculation about routers, wireless networks, and so on. The reason you buy an Apple product is so you don't have to worry about any of that. And even then it's just speculation ("try this... maybe this will help... I don't know")—none of it is a solution. This is the furthest thing from just working I have ever seen in an Apple product. Basically, it just never works.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works after 1 year.

    During my first year using this I had no problems then all of a sudden like like lowering my mbps and I have to reset it more than 2-3x a day its very annoying having to deal with this im better off using optimum wifi

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Worries and No Problems

    I have had multiple versions of this Airport base, and it has always worked flawlessly for me with all of my Apple devices. I would recommend Airport to anyone.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    World's best jukebox

    I guess you could just get some bluetooth speakers, but the 1/4" jack on this thing allows you to connect it to a serious setup. I have one of these plugged into my home theater system. Combined with Apple Music, it makes for the world's best jukebox-- and I can control it from my iPhone. Repeat anywhere you want great sound and virtually unlimited content. Wifi extension as an added benefit. Great stuff.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has NEVER worked well

    If in the off chance I finally get my AirPort express to successfully join my network, it maybe lasts a day before getting itself all mixed up and blinking yellow. All of its errors come right out of the box. Same goes for AirPort Time Machine. This is not a router, it's a disaster.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A relic?

    The Airport Express would make a great AP for extending my wireless network if it didn’t throttle my speed. Can’t believe Apple is still using 10/100 Ethernet ports on this thing. Considering I have an Airport Etreme I really wanted to use the express to extend my network into the dead areas but having my 300 Mbps connection throttled down to 100 is just unacceptable. Will have to look elsewhere unfortunately.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Decided to give this 5 stars after reading other bad reviews.
    The product works as expected for me. I was able to extend my home network to my basement.
    (Keep it mind that I'm tech savvy thus I can solve any problem that comes up. I think that most people are not really thus they just give the product a bad rating saying that it does not work. I had some problems with it like: it not having a valid IP address or have a self assign IP address or have not DNS servers but the fixing it was easy. I usually google the problem to get my fix.)

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for solving wifi black spots

    I have a wired network in my house which links to my Virgin SuperHub 3. I have thick walls, hence the wired network. Connect these to the wired network using the network socket on the back of the AE which looks like it has a cog icon above it and choose to use the "create a network" mode. Then when configuring the AE, give it the same wireless network name and password as your main hub (in my case the same log-in details as my virgin superhub) and devices then connect to which ever hub is broadcasting the strongest signal. Ive got three of these in my house, plus my VM SuperHub 3 and the wifi coverage is perfect, and fast.

    Dont use extend my wireless network mode, unless you dont have a wired connection between the hub and where you want to place the AE.

    I've had AE's for years, ever since they used to be a different design, and have recommended them to friends, and everyone who has set them up in a similar way to me has loved them. Dont really see the point in the £199 version, I'd just go the the cheaper version, had both and didnt see the difference, returned the more expensive one and brought 2 AE's instead, excellent.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort

    perfectly perfect

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make your own AirPlay speakers

    With many speaker manufacturers no longer making AirPlay compatible speakers, the AirPort Express is a great way to make your own AirPlay speakers! I have two AirPort Expresses and use them in different rooms exclusively for AirPlay. I have each AirPort Express connected to a decent set of computer speakers that are always on and connected to the AirPort Express. When configured as an AirPlay receiver, you just select the device from iTunes or iOS device and playback starts. I am thinking about buying more to expand my AirPlay network.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am using three units

    I use one as my network's firewall / Wi-Fi access point and I use two in bridge mode at home. They work very, very well in both settings. I think the express is well worth the investment, and I have found these to be more reliable than the AirPort Extreme (I have had to return two Extreme units -
    malfunctioning)

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous little box

    I've been using these for years. In all there iteration. The earlier generations still work as they always did but speed has also improved with every upgrade. These are forgettable and I mean that in a GOOD way.

    Like it's bigger brothers they work transparently.

    Simple to set up - small, compact and the OPTICAL audio is surprisingly good. I use these over the airplay chip in my so called 'hi end' airplay speakers while the speaker axiom is great the built in airplay antenna wasn't - connecting one of these made it robust - Apple just does a better job.

    I WILL BUY again and again, for as long as they exist. Steve new good products needed a pleasant connected experience.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    airport express

    No matter what I did, the airport utility could not find the airport express. This even sitting within a few feet of the router, the ipad, and the express unit. I would give it less than one star if possible. it is useless.

    5 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    super easy set up

    I had to replace my wifi router and read reviews before purchasing Airport express.
    I bought it at my local Apple Store and came home to set it up.
    I'm not a tech person and don't know much about internet networking.
    I used my iPhone to setup and the whole process took less than 10 min to set up.
    It was super simple. I'm really happy with the product and how fast my internet is right now.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express Extends Nicely!

    Bought this little item to provide better signal strength on the second floor of my house. Have a 3TB Time Capsule in the basement as my primary router / WiFi radio. Received the new Airport Express from Apple today (2 days after ordering), unboxed it, took it upstairs with my iPad Pro, plugged in the Airport Express in my front bedroom which is now our TV room / Den. Then I followed the instructions to set it up as en extender to my existing WiFi. That took about 5 minutes and it worked perfectly. Now we have max WiFi strength (3 bars) on the second floor. It was wavering between one and two bars before. Next I went down to basement and booted up my MacBook Pro laptop and brought up the Airport Utility app. There was my new Airport Express showing underneath my Airport Time Capsule in the main window. But it had a little red "1" beside the Airport Express so I touched that and a little note came up said there was a Firmware Update available. So I clicked on it. It failed part of the way through. So I clicked on the update button again. This time it successfully downloaded, prepared, and installed the firmware update (7.6.8). Then it took about 2 minutes to restart the new Airport Express (having a yellow dot during the process). Finally the yellow dot turned to green and it said complete. I'd say the entire setup is very straightforward and easy to perform. I can only hope this new device gives me as reliable and trouble-free service as has the Time Capsule (now going on about 3 years old).

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product with little electric consumption and not too hot

    Hope Apple will update the whole Apple Airport line with more environmental friendly and suit the polluted environment in the world especially in Asia. The safety of wireless router is my upmost concern. I still satisfied with Apple Airport Express 2012. Thanks. Hope to see new model of Apple Airport. Cheers!