• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    supports PPPOE

    I used this in conjunction with a Netgear DSL modem/router combo. I configured the Netgear to run in modem only. I was happy to discover that the Airport Express could handle all the other chores, like negotiating the PPPOE connection, DHCP, NAT, and everything else. On top of all that, it was incredibly easy to configure.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport express is amazing

    I bought this router because my current Dlink dir-615 that I've had for about 3 years now was giving me issues. I would have to turn it on and off about once a week and my Internet connection would drop on my iPad but would work fine with my other apple devices. At first I was struggling to install it because I would get a message saying there was a DNS error so I did my homework and found out that when it comes to hardware devices the best thing to do is to shut down the power of previous router, airport express and MacBook Pro for about ten minutes and then power all the devices back on. Airport express works extremely great and I also noticed speed enhancement. Very satisfied with this product :)

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know whay so many people had problems (get the Airport Utility APP!)

    From the moment you power the router on using my iPhone to program it was the easiest setup of a router I've even done. I'm using it with a Vonage adapter and a original Xbox using Ethernet and both work fine. Without the App (Airport utility) you can don the basics of the wireless setup but the router did want to go into bridge mode as it was plugged into the Vonage and was continuing that (makes sense if that's what I wanted)
    Using the airport utility I was able to set it up as it's own router so it was separate than the Vonage and having the Xbox then plugged into the Ethernet port of the express allows my iPhone, computers etc to see it. I was also able to set up the XBOX on a DMZ zone allowing all access to it so my NAT type was open. With the app also you can set up a wireless printer easily using WPS.
    Everything you can do on most routers this makes it easy using the app. If you have a computer can can even more options than the app gives you, again you just have to install the airport utility on those if you want to configure the router from them.

    I originally have 2 Linksys router, I replaced the 1 with a newer one, then replaced that with the apple router. Both routers before I was forever unplugging the router at least once a month sometimes once a week or even once a day to get them going again. The apple I can honestly say been using it for about 6 months and not have to reboot it once.
    Great router!!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express

    Wish it was black ....

    Using it during travels as an expat. Works very well.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm impressed

    I have two older Airport Express (3 or so yrs old). This new version vastly increased my coverage and everything is much faster!!! I do wish they had the option like the old units to plug directly to the wall without a cord for portability but that is my ONLY complaint. Well worth $99

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Easy set up and is paired with my Airport Extreme and i am so happy that i have a wireless network through my whole house now. Thanks Apple for another great product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    Purchased an airport express to extend wireless signal into my bedroom which had very poor coverage. I use an airport extreme as my primary router. Within minutes of opening the box, my bedroom had great wifi coverage. Great product. Very easy set up. Seamless integration with other apple products. Great purchase. Thanks, Apple!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express 70% speed boost

    I just added an Airport Express to my network yesterday to allow more simultaneous devices to be connected, and to setup a guest network. The installation had one small problem - I received an error message - "an unexpected error occurred. Please try again". The written setup guide that came with the Airport Express indicated that if there were any problems the first thing to try is powering down the modem and Airport Express, then power back up. Once I did that, everything was flawless. Now the best news - I did speed tests before and after on what was already a fast home network. The download speeds increased by a minimum of 70%. The system has been operating flawlessly and we can now connect our 10 devices without any problem, and still have 40 additional connections left over. Very impressive piece of equipment from Apple.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little router

    I purchased this router to replace a Cisco router that was at least 4 years old and had a very weak/no signal in some of the rooms of my single story, 1900 sq. ft. house.

    The new router was very easy to setup and took less than 10 min. When I setup the router, I used the same network name, password and password security (PSA/PSA2/etc) my old router used. I took this action to eliminate the need to change the network name/password on all of the devices I use (laptop, printer, IPod, etc).

    I now get a signal in every room of my house. The Apple router is worth the price.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Streams music even without Internet connection and easy to set up

    I only have Internet through a 3G wifi dongle so all I wanted to do with the Airport Express was play music from my iDevices on my hi fi system, an old but classic high end analogue system which plays my exclusively classical collection. I knew nothing about how it worked and I didn't even know whether streaming music this way would use data from my allocation. Most people reading this will already know it doesn't.
    All I did was find a mini plug to RCA cable in my huge bag of cables saved for when they may be useful, plug the double end into the aux port in my amplifier and the mini plug to the Airport, then plug the Airport to the power outlet. Open Airport Utility on MacBook Air. Set it up without Internet connection make sure I enabled AirPlay then all of a sudden it worked iPhone 4, new iPad mini MacBook all could stream music with excellent quality.
    Thanks to others on Internet fora who gave instructions

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful AirPort even though is Express!!

    I use it in PPPoE mode for normal internet connection type.

    I use it in Bridge mode for VPN connection type.

    I use it as a sync centre between Mac and iPad iPhone. When all three in VPN connection (separate channel of data), they can still sync properly in iTunes.

    I connect Brother HL-2140 BW laser printer to APE. Then I can use Mac printing pages WIRELESSLY. No need a HP 600 bucks Air Print printer etc. Just make sure you can see your printer is listing in System Preference>Printers. Mac will recognise the printer that connected to it automatically whatever it's wire or wirelessly. Brother HL-2140 use GDI language to process the printing jobs. iOS devices don't support GDI so that I CANNOT print from iPhone and iPad. However, good enough for Mac.

    I set it up on Mac, and check or change settings on my iOS devices while I was laying in sofa :)

    I have not try extending network mode yet. Try it out some day with my Mac (internet sharing mode).

    Easy to use and heaps of feature that can keep you smile ;)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    I had a router that came from a CERTAIN TERRI BLE cable company and my service kept cutting out every 5 minutes. I finally discovered it was the router. I turned down said cable company's offer to send a new one for a fee and went out and bought this. i love it. ive had it for about 2 weeks and it has never once cut out. It's one of the best apple products I have ever bought!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Added the Apple AirPort Express as a piggy back router to our NetGear Wifi Router and the connection in our house soared immediately. Moved the AirPort Express farther away from where the NetGear Router is located. Definitely a Buy!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is very good

    I find this very good, my only negative is that the USB port is only for a printer and can not support an external drive. Also, i actually prefer the previous design where the whole thing plugged in to the electric socket instead of this design where there is a cable. Other than that, I find it to be very good and reliable, and incredibly easy to set up.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same old wifi problem

    I am starting to loose my patients with apple hardware and the constant dropping out from my wifi network. In the house we have an imac running off mountain lion, 3 iPhones, 2 iPads, 2 apple TVs (1x2nd gen 1x3rd gen) and I recently purchased an airport express. I have always had issues with my iMac dropping off the network which as you can imagine creates a problem with ATV and airplayit and servetome running on iPhones and iPads. Actually the iPhones and iPads seem to be the only devices that stay connected to the network. I have spent hours reading on forums about how to resolve the issue and have now become quite knowledged on router setting ip addresses,static ip addresses, ports etc, I am now in a situation where I have accepted that my iMac will not stay connected to the network through wifi and have fed a cable through the house to plug iMac straight into router however that doesn't doesn't stop airport express dropping off network. I have tried different routers with different settings and different networking options after hours of researching online. Apple products clearly have wifi issues that apple needed to sort out but they don't seem to care. Before you purchase ATV or AIrport express or if you are going to purchase an iMac that is going to need to use wifi, enter ' wifi problems with apple' into a search engine and just see the thousands of people with similar problems to myself. Sort it out Apple. Your hardware and software is great just sort the wifi issues out so everything just works without needing a degree in wifi networking. By the way as you can probably tell I decided to write this review after just realising my airport express had dropped off network again.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

    We use several Apple devices in my household. I have an Airport Extreme set up in my office, that alone was great. I will lose 1 bar on the other end of my house, I just installed my new Airport Express in the center of my home ( 2 step process with airport utility) now I have full bars in my entire house. You just cant beat that....
    It has been a great addition to our apple family.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router, great range, perfect for a home network

    This router is great for my home network, only took 10 min to set up and never had a fault. Great for streaming music from iTunes devices. Incredibly good range; my house has a brick wall through the centre and AirPort works perfectly through it. Well done Apple on a great Wireless Router

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    airport extreme

    I used to have d link and always loose my connection on may roku, iphones and laptop. Decided to purchase the extreme and wow what a great feeling the speed, download is superb. Easy set up in minutes. Ever since, never have any problem at all. Highly recommended.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    Says it can connect with 50 devices without slowing down. My family barely has 10 connected to it and the connections are terrible and speeds are 10x slower than my previous router.

    31 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So Good, I own Five of Them!

    I first used the Gen I Express to create a wifi network in my apartment while on vacation in Italy. The landlord was so impressed, the next year he put them in all the apartments.

    I use a Gen II (hard-wired) to extend the wifi upstairs in my old house. This little gem is so, so versatile. Also, I use three of them (Gen I) around my house to connect my various stereo systems to Airplay. You don't need to buy an Airplay receiver, just slap one of these babies on with a Toslink or RCA cable and you're good to go.

    The only thing I would like to see is for it to have Gigabit ethernet jacks for faster throughput. Otherwise, it's perfect!

    19 of 25 people found this useful