• 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort

    perfectly perfect

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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)

    5 of 5 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.

    3 of 19 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.

    7 of 7 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).

    3 of 5 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.

    6 of 13 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.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 13 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.

    9 of 11 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

    11 of 19 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

    6 of 23 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up, but......

    I bought the AirPort Express after my 2TB Time Capsule died an ugly death less than 2 years after I purchased it. I needed to restore my home network quickly and this seemed like a good option while I considered alternatives for back-ups. It was easy to set up and I was up and running in less than 2 minutes after I connected it. However it shares the same quirk as the Time Capsule....it frequently disconnects from wireless for no apparent reason. After reading reviews of the Time Capsule alternatives it seems that is a common problem across the device family and I will look for a another option for back-ups.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Express

    This thing works OK as wifi but when it comes to feeding music from computer to amp and speakers it is flaky at best. Regularly just stops working, disconnecting at random. Such a great idea, shame it is not good enough.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usted to be good

    I had no problem until I updated, since then it keeps disconnecting itself from my network. I have to reset it at least 2x a day. The worst problem is that I can't find a way to resolve this...I guess I have to throw away two airport express, and I'm not happy about it since they cost a lot of money!

    21 of 25 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful