• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five stars

    Very easy to use and install. Much better than the previous version. I have a lot of problems with the previous version. Now I have the new version and 0 problems.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    I used this to connect it to my xbox through an ethernet and used this to extend my network. Works very well and is easy to use.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Upgrade!

    Love the AIRPORT EXPRESS!! It is an excellent upgrade with much more flexibility than the old AIRPORT EXPRESS, plus it provides a turbo boost to my home wireless network when I paired it with a Fifth Gen. AIRPORT EXTREME BASE STATION. I'm getting 5mbps and greater download and 2+mbps upload from a network that usually delivered only half that speed, at best! My network IPS is also wireless to my home from a nearby tower so download/upload speed was not consistent and often sluggish due to bandwidth overload at the tower. However, for some reason that I can't quite fathom, my all-APPLE wireless network seems to have solved that problem once and for all! So I am a happy Apple fanboy, once again! Oh, and one more thing. It has extended the range of the old network by at least 75%, if not greater. So do yourself a favor, and install an all-APPLE wireless network in your home and join the APPLE Happy Club! (No, I do NOT work for APPLE nor do I own stock, unfortunately, lol).

    42 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick and Easy

    It took me literally just moments to set this up with just my iPad. Just download the correlating Airport utility app and you can be set up in less than five minutes.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I was using a Netgear router and my housemate's 2.4GHz phone was cutting me off the internet constantly. I picked up this little gem of a router and the problem has been solved. I'm using it with a Macbook Pro. My roommate uses an old pc laptop so she still gets booted off the internet when she uses the phone since her laptop doesn't have 5GHz receptivity.

    The signal from this router is stronger than the Netgear one, with a much smaller and more elegant footprint no less. We both get strong signal throughout our 2 bedroom apartment. Great product Apple!

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    I upgraded a netgear n150 wireless router when airplay mirroring was lagging on it.
    Setup was different from the netgear but the setup software explained everything along the way and before I knew it I had everything going wired and wireless. My ipad on the 5ghz network helped eliminate any lag with airplay mirroring and my apple tv is hardwired to the express, now when I stream my movies from icloud in HD the buffer time does not take as long compared to my old netgear. Best investment I have made to improve my network.

    43 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

    it works great, love that you can setup a guest network...was the easiest setup possible. great product.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to setup

    I plugged it in in my family room and before I could walk to my Mac, my son called out that Airport Utility had spontaneously opened on his Mac. In moments, I had clicked to add the Express to our home network, checked iTunes and saw it was already listed as a selection to play AirTunes. I can't imagine anything easier.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than best

    This thing was a dream to set up. I've been using a Linksys router for years and you have to log onto the Linksys web site based on a hyperlink (192.168.1.1) with an ethernet cable from you computer, and you have to spend quite a bit of time figuring out the many screens with security and network name with passwords and and and and..... I set this thing up in about 2 minutes doing it all on my iPad. Wirelessly. Don't waste your time on another way to hook up to the internet wirelessly, and for the record it does much more than just that.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shameful product!

    Bought the Airport Express because I have a MBP, iMac, iPhone & iPad (and yes, also some Android devices). Big mistake!

    I am replacing a very well working WRT54G, because I wished to get a N router for better WiFi performance.

    My experience is as follows.
    1. The initial setup was a pain. After resetting the cable modem, router, restarting the PC, etc., I finally got it working after 20 minutes. It did not feel like a good start.

    2. Since I wished to use the 5GHz feature, I setup an exclusive network name for it "xxxx_network 5Ghz", and have set the MBP to connect to it. It connects fine when I select it, and maintains that connection, until I sleep the computer. After waking, the computer switches to the non-5GHz network ("xxxx_network"). I have to reselect the 5Ghz network again. Why?

    3. The latest issue I have noticed, which never happened with the most respectable(!) WRT54G, is that YouTube videos stop loading at some random point, using an Android tablet. I noted similar complaints about this on Apple forums (the router mentioned there was the Extreme).

    4. The speed does not reach anywhere close to the 70~90Mbps recorded by some reviews (which is itself way off from the 300Mbps of the N tech). I could get at best about 35Mbps, transferring some large files from a NAS connected to the router via ethernet cable. The WRT54G gave me about 18Mbps.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too sure...

    I purchased this solely to extend my wireless range, and it seems like my signal is worse than it was before. My range has been extended by at most a foot, and now my signal drops in and out. Pretty huge waste of money, but to be fair it might just be that I'm an idiot. As I type my wireless has dropped out twice...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Autoconfigures and is fast

    Used it to free up an older AE for travel. This one asked for credentials access and auto-configured. I checked the config and all good - it extends a network by Ethernet (wired).
    Speedtest shows it is faster than the older model in ping times. Great to have a spare Ethernet port at this end of the house too!.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I have used

    First let me say I have used a large amount of different routers over the past 12 years. This is the first router that has never disconnected regardless if it's the MacBook Pro with the retina display, standard MacBook, Xbox 360, iPhone or iPad. My current Internet connection is 40 GB per second download 5 GB per second upload it has never dropped or lost signal while playing video games, downloading apps, etc. It does have only one RJ-45 output but everything in my house is wireless so that does not bother me at all. As for the configuration it was all automatically configured and the only configuring I did with the Apple airport express was to create a second network for guest users and set up passwords. The Apple airplay and network printer/scanner was all plug-and-play and required no configuring whatsoever. I've had this express base Station for a couple months and had zero problems with it so I highly recommend this product and I definitely give it a five out of five.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick, painless, and smooth operation

    I have used many routers over the years. Linksys, net gear, and even an asus I put dd-wrt on and ALL would give me problems. Random drops, lag on gaming, etc. none compare to the simplicity and speed as this one.

    I have owned it for two days now and no drop outs, not to mention my Sonia not coming to me complaining abut lag on his Xbox 360. Even my "New iPad" doesn't drop the connection. I was starting to suspect I had one with the wireless issues. Not any more.

    This thing has great coverage. I live in a 1500 sq ft house and I get full bars anywhere. The base station is in a central spot. I am sitting here typing this 60' away through 3 walls and it's at ful bars. Just pure perfection,

    I can't express how much of an apple fan I have become and this device just adds to my appreciation of all things Apple.

    70 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of setup, quick & simple

    Replacing an outdated G wifi the airport express covers a 2 storey, 4 bedroom house with ease. Quick and simple to set up from iOS device (iPhone app) basically a plug and play option. Also it's ability to identify connection problems make this wifi a simple option for the un-experienced

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic!

    I compared this with what Netgear and Belkin were offering (ballpark $80) before my purchase but finally decided on this one because of the ease-of-use of my last one, and the unobtrusive form factor - its in my living room.

    I use a Linux machine for a DHCP server and planned to use this in a bridged mode to make everything else work together. This isn't a bizarre configuration, but not the most common configuration either.

    So here's the cool part: I plugged it in to my network with my Macbook on the physical network, expecting to fish around a bit in 'Network Preferences' - but before any intervention was needed, the AirPort utility popped up with a picture of my new device, then asked me to name it and set the password.. it displayed something about 'checking the existing network' then configured itself in 'bridge mode' exactly as I intended to do manually. The only extra clicking I did was when I double-checked that it had just finished doing the smartest thing possible on my network.

    46 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Yesterday I bought the AirPort Express in the Apple Store in Amsterdam. I bought it to extend my wireless network. The installation was almost completely automatic! Just 2 minutes and it was ready! This is really a stunning product, both in terms of usability and design. A 5 star rating isn't even enough!

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Extender

    Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals.

    Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled.

    Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like?

    Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

    305 of 343 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome job all-around on this one!!!

    First of all, this thing just looks fabulous; it's the exact same shape and size as the Apple TV, so it looks great by it! It matches the Airport Extreme better as well. Also, I love that it now has two ethernet ports, one to connect it to the network (if you need it) and one to connect a computer (or Apple TV, etc). I myself use it to extend my home wireless network and it works very well, it is easy to set up and very fast. AirPlay is great too, I can now easily play music on my bedroom stereo from my MBP/iPhone/iPad. Apple, great job on this one!

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install, Easy to Use

    To be honest I am not an expert of networking stuff. I have used many different kinds of wireless routers. While most of them do work, they need some knowledge to setup and maintain, many times I encountered unknown disconnections and I had to restart them and prayed the problems get solved.
    Then I read a lot of information on AirPort, and Apple released the new generation, so I decided to get one. It ended up to be a great decision.
    The install was really easy, just like all Apple products, and the AirPort Utility app gives great visual information on the networking, and changing setup is so easy too. Also the WiFi is very stable, all wireless devices working great! I never see the connectivity limited icon again!
    Plus I haven't even put good use for the AirPlay function or connecting printer yet.
    In conclusion, great product! Worth the money!

    20 of 23 people found this useful