• 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.)

    2 of 3 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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort

    perfectly perfect

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    8 of 8 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).

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  • 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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Solution to Extend our Wireless Network

    I used to have a router that was powerful enough to provide wifi signal to an entire electronic retail store. But in my home we had a dead spot in our bedroom that was located behind a brick wall, full of pipes, wiring and everything else. This "strong" router couldn't penetrate this. I already had the Airport Express set up before as a base station router (I got the other router thinking it would solve my dead spot problem based on its strength). I bought a second Airport Express, set it up instantly in our bedroom with my phone's airport utility app - and boom! Dead spot gone and we have great signal throughout the house. Works really well. Looks great and eliminates clutter. Very pleased with this purchase.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very simple way to extend your WiFi

    I own an Airport Extreme and for a long time had a dead spot in my apartment. After much research on trying to do this with older non-Apple routers (Linksys e2000 and Netgear MR814v2) I owned, I came to the conclusion those routers did not support the repeater mode I needed to make this happen.

    I then proceeded to check out the AirPort Express. After further research, I went for it and I have no regrets what so ever. Yes in typical Apple fashion you do pay a premium, however, it literally took me two minutes to set up and now I no longer have a dead spot in my apartment.

    If you own an apple router and looking to extend the WiFi in your home, I definitely recommend this product/approach. Very simple and hassle free.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does a great job

    I'm using this as an Airplay device connected to my amp and an ethernet port connected to my Sky+ box. Setup to my Netgear WiFi router was fast and uncomplicated, as always it just works, I'm managing to get 300 Mb/s connection speed which is more than enough for what I need, very pleased.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why there's so many bad reviews.

    I have had no problems at all with my AirPort Express. I love it. It's the perfect product, especially for an Apple lover such as myself. I have my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV all hooked up to it and it's very fast and reliable. The range could be a little better, but this is the base model, I'm sure the Time Capsule will be better, which I plan on getting as well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple elegant solution to wifi range issues

    I already use Ariport Extreme to create my wireless network for my family's computers, laptops, pads and iPhones. However, I couldn't get a decent signal in my family room at the other end of our house due to appliance interference and construction obstacles. I learned about Airport Express and purchased today. I simply plugged in the Express in my family room opposite the TV, waited a few seconds for my AirPort Extreme to recognize it and bam! We now could receive a strong signal to our TV. Works perfectly and as described.

    10 of 13 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.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express

    Excellent router

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  • 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.

    5 of 8 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...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wifi Router and Repeater

    I absolutely love this. It's small and strong! I live in a concrete house and getting a wifi signal to connect to the bedrooms is hard. I had this in my living room and it reached into my room. I got a second one to extend the signal to the back of my house.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favourably Impressed

    I've had an Airport Express for what must be nearly 10 years. The other day it died. Hey, it's had a good life! So I bought another one to replace it.
    I was impressed that I could set it up using my iPhone. So simple. But what's more, because I named the network the same as the one that died, and used the same password, all my phones, tablets and printers and PC's connected straight away, as if nothing had ever changed. Superb! I thought I was going to have to reintegrate all my devices separately. Bring back the Apple logo "It Just Works!"

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