• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Don't buy this product. It worked good at first but after about 5 months it would never even pick up the Internet. It would also drop signal when it was connected every 5 minutes. Go buy a cheaper router from a different brand and save your money it'll most likely work better to begin with.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Product, with MANY users experiencing problems

    This is a fantastic, handy product when it works. Trouble is... it often doesn't. Everything will be humming along fine and suddenly the unit will experience connectivity issues. It starts with the music "skipping" while the unit struggles to maintain a connection, then it drops out altogether and the flashing amber light returns while it resets.

    This issue is reporting by thousands of users in forums all over the web.

    Save your money. Don't buy this.

    Upsetting that Apple hasn't acknowledged the issue or offered a solution.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but be aware of wireless printing gotcha with iOS devices

    Bought this and an Airport Extreme to set up a fast and then extended network. Setting up the wireless network was painless and adding the Express extension was equally so. Config is a breeze. Performance of new network is better and the Extreme certainly has much better range in the house vs an earlier generation 'n' class wireless AP. Plugging in a printer was straightforward too and works great with my MacBooks.

    BUT... Airport Express DOES NOT give you AIRPRINT with iOS devices. It's confusing. Airport with wireless printing is not the same as AirPrinting. Macs have printer drivers iOS don't so simply will not work. You need an Airport capable printer; which I've just ordered! My the old printer was on it's last legs so it's not so bad and I needed to fix the wifi. But if you think an Airport Express / Extreme will give you an easy route to wireless printing with your phone or iPad - it won't. Hope that tip helps.

    (One star off for the confusion this caused me and it seems, judging from the web, may others. As a wireless router - 5 stars.)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 14 months

    I bought this September 9, 2014. It gave up December 2015. It shows strong wifi signal but does not connect. I tried connecting an ethernet cable to it but failed also. Now, I surf the net connected by ethernet cable direct to the modem.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars because it's a solid wifi base station, 0 stars because it's slow

    Airport Express still ships with a 10/100 WAN port. What does that mean? Say, like me, you have 300mbps internet, the Airport Express will chop that down to a max of 100. I was scratching my head for days wondering why my internet was so slow.

    It's 2016, there's no excuse for not including faster ethernet connections on this router.

    BUT if you have slower than 100mbps internet this is a solid wifi router. Just works. Strong signal. Small footprint. Looks nice tucked up on a bookshelf.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    You can't find devices by IP address only MAC address and even when you see the MAC address, you can't find out the IP address. Can't believe I bought this! Save your money!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works, simple to set up, some limitations

    I have 6 of these for multi-zone audio streaming connected to an Airport Extreme base station, and many other wifi devices on the network, including 4 wifi-connected HD security cameras. It works great (almost always) to stream.

    The issues I have had are as follows: 1) The software will only allow streaming to one at a time from an iPhone, but from my Macbook Pro, I can stream to all of them or any subset. 2) the streaming audio does become intermittent if I do some heavy downloading over wifi at the same time, so I have learned to avoid this. For example, I update all of my apps in iTunes before trying to stream audio so it doesn't try to do both at the same time. 3) It is slow to connect a device through one when they are used to extend a network. I use only one of them to extend the network to get a good signal on my back patio, but make sure that all of my home devices otherwise connect directly to the Airport Extreme.

    Generally, they are great, but need updating.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    used flawlessly for years

    I bought my airport express back in 2013 and it has worked flawlessly ever since! it has streamed music to my old hifi, shared printers and now it acts as a guest wifi network. I love it! in fact, I'm tempted to upgrade it for the extreme for the shared hard drive facility (which is all is missing from the express)

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have 3

    The Airport Utility makes setup trivial. In less than 5 minutes I had a functioning wireless network. I bought two more and extended my network around and outside the house. This is awesome in the summer/spring time when I am sitting in the backyard sipping a cold brew or early morning coffee while reading on my iPad Air.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hate this product

    Airport utility doesn't detect anything. The bridge mode gives me the same amount of signal without bridge mode.

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Excellent

    I brought the AirPort Express with the intention to use in my student flat. I have tested it at home and it works well in quite a large house so I am looking forward to using this in a much smaller area and less devices. Thank you Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Digital output is hopeless

    Pros: love the new design, it connects seamlessly to my Time Capsule, the analogue output works fine.

    Cons: the digital output is hopeless. I have my AirPort Express connected to an Arcam irDAC via toslink. The dropouts are infuriating. I wish that I had read the Apple forums before my purchase. Search for “Airport Express (square) skips unbearably with Airplay.”

    Really disappointed.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of junk

    Do not buy one of these. The old model was fine, the new one is a completely useless piece of junk. It won't connect to a network, you cannot reset it, it's impossible to configure, and randomly decides what behaviour it might choose to adopt on a given day. As an example, it randomly chooses to connect to and extend my neighbours wifi, even though I have done a 'factory reset' (which achieves nothing) many times. It will not however, connect to my network, extend it, or create a network of its own. Airport utility as a way of configuring it is also completely broken, with a crazy UX design that is just impossible to navigate.

    If you want a worthless white brick with no wireless connectivity, buy Lego. It is cheaper and more fun.

    8 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Express

    I installed this unit as a wireless access point in my house (connected back to DSL router via ethernet). Works very well and easy to setup using Apple Airport Utility. Can't be faulted. Don't use in wireless extender mode, works best when connected via ethernet.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LAN output very useful

    I have used the Express to stream music via Airplay successfully for some time.

    This weekend our Sony Smart TV lost connection to the internet through its wifi dongle. I was able to connect the TV directly to the Airport Express using an Ethernet cable, and it works brilliantly. We can watch internet TV programs while streaming music through the same device.

    This is a good solution as our TV and audio equipment are in the same cabinet.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Simple - The best $119.00 I have spent this year.

    I purchased a new Airport Express yesterday to add to my Wi-Fi network. I needed a LAN port for my home theatre and running cable to the media room was not an option. I run an Airport Time Capsule for Wi-Fi at home, so I had to wirelessly connect the Express to the Time Capsule and then a LAN cable from the Express to the home theatre system. Using the Airport Utility from my iPad the whole process took less than two minutes. It was so ridiculously simple, a few taps on the iPad and I was done.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Update

    I recently bought the latest AirPort Express, to replace my first generation AE which had been cutting my wi-fi connection in and out too frequently. I couldn't be happier with the new device. There has been NO loss of signal since I set it up last week. Not just that, but it's producing faster loading results.

    Best purchase I've made in a long while.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome

    I bought this at my university bookstore to replace my Linksys E900....its great and stable and all my devices connect flawlessly...everything from my Mac, Ipads, Iphones, android devices, along with all my PCs connect with no issues, and no dropping of signal or freezing of network...its fast enough for everything I do, and my internet throughput increased to my maximum upload and download speed for my ISP...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    I went from downloading/uploading at 11.44/14.27 Mb to 55.33/3036 Mb with this! Huge upgrade in performance! Device took me 2 minutes and 17 seconds to set up and it's so small and convenient i fits perfect on the desk. Easy to take with you for business trips as well.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fast and consistent speeds

    I purchased the airport extreme to increase the wifi range and consistency of my home network. i live in a 1000 sq ft apartment and my $40 netgear router wasn't doing the job. purchased the airport extreme thinking i would back up my macbook over wifi, but found the speeds to be inconsistent and comparable to what i was getting with the $40 netgear router. returned the extreme and picked up the express. i am so happy i did. i get my advertised cable speeds at 30 Mbps consistently throughout the day. well worth the money and recommend to anyone who is considering upgrading router.

    5 of 8 people found this useful