• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    1 of 4 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.

    4 of 7 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.)

    4 of 8 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

    7 of 8 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 -

    8 of 9 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.

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  • 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 33 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.

    9 of 10 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).

    5 of 8 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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Done after 1 year

    It does not work after only 14 months. It seems that it is a problem know with the power.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, only lasted 3 years

    I use this as a router, to stream audio from my iPhone to a hifi using the optical out. Unfortunately it stopped working yesterday, after just over 3 years. The green light goes on, the Apple utility app says that the unit is fine, but no audio comes out. The analogue out does not work either, and I know the analogue in on the hifi works as I've tested it. Otherwise this product is fine, a bit expensive but it does the job.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor connection issues

    I have used all generations of the airport express and they have been reliable.

    This one, however, is a different story. I'm using this router as the Pace routers that AT&T provide are terrible, specifically the 5268AC.

    Bridging this unit with other routers is fine.

    The issue is that the signal keeps dropping. This is not a distance issue where the router is too far ( the router is 10 ft away.)

    There is either a hardware or firmware issue (7.6.8) that is causing it to state that the airport express was "previously part of your network" and can no longer be found.

    I know it's not the Pace router since I am still able to access it via ethernet.

    Apple, you need to fix this issue because your router is basically garbage if it intermittently drops the network. It's not that hard to put a firmware patch.

    For now, I would stay away from this airport express, get the previous generation, or penny up for the Airport Extreme.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    This is the first time I am truly disappointed with an apple product. I have barely used this product from when I first bought it, (initially wanted to use it to be able to access my printer but found out my printer is not supported hence shelving the product). Recently having bought a new router was thinking of utilizing it for airplay but still the airport utility could not find the airport express (with soft and hard reset. So basically now have a useless piece of hardware

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the worst product

    Reduce the speed in your internet when you try tu amplify the range of the others apple devices example Time capsule

    9 of 29 people found this useful