• 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!

    11 of 12 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.

    28 of 32 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply works. Good looking too.

    I have an airport extreme as my main router, which itself was a huge leap forward in stability, speed and simplicity from the d-link I had. But we live on an acreage with an extra building about 70 feet away and I got the Express as a range extender.

    It's a square, white hockey puck with a nice power cord.

    I plugged it into the wall. It gave me three options. I chose extend an existing network. I clicked that. I counted to 45. It worked. I now have equal speed wifi in our out building, same as in the main house. Success. It's pretty too.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Extended range

    Purchased this to extend range of my Apple Extreme base station. House is on three levels with Apple Extreme on top floor. Could not get signal to back rear of house nor to out side front. Installed this unit on lowest level. Now receive signal throughout house plus outside of home. No dead spots. Excellent signal strength. The bottom line with these devices is placement. If you wish to use to extend your signal you may have to try different locations. The other factor is the cable modem bringing the signal to the base station. Is it b/g or b/g/n? Finally, the setup to extend is extremely simple. Just be sure you have your passwords.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express is not reliable

    I would not recommend to buy this AirPort Express Base Station!! This is a second that I've purchased two months ego and I hoped it would work since the previous model worked only for 4 month. But, no it didn't. It starts loosing connection at first and then after several 'reset' it won't connect at all. Don't waste money.

    33 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LIFE SAVER WHILE TRAVELLING AND IDIOT-PROOF

    This very portable device solved my e-mail access problems in Japan and I could set it up in one minute without lokking at instructions (which were in Japanese anyway).

    My problem was that in most hotels and public wi-fi hotspots, my e-mail/IS provider (TwWC-Roadrunner) blocked access from my iPad to its POP and SMTP servers even with secure server access disabled. Since many hotels in Japan offer free in-room wired WAN connection, I decided to create my own wi-fi network after unsuccessfully trying to retrieve mail through a portable wi-fi device running on one of the super-fast Japanese 4-G networks. That solved my problem and setting up the Airport Express (called Mac Express in Japan) was practically automatic using an iPad. Will never travel without that great device.

    M.G.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this little miracle worker

    We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been through so many routers that I was about to give up all together. I finally decided to give this tiny little item with the big price tag (in my world)a try. It was simple to set up and most importantly powerful. Our biggest issue was the amount of items would cause some items to drop off or a lot of time no one was able to connect at all. We would reset our router at least 4 times a day on average. With 2 iPads, 3 kindles, 4 cell phones, 2 computers, apple tv, and 3 game systems it never seemed to work out for us. Now with this little miracle worker everyone is connected all the time with no issues. We have had it set up for a week and I haven't reset it once. I am so happy that I could just dance.

    115 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with ALL ISPs

    Thought I'd be smart and replace my trusty Linksys with an Apple product as almost all my computer stuff is Apple. Was I disappointed. The setup was this was frustrating. I thought it was the cable outlet. So the cable guy came and told me that the only was to this that and the other - all way above my skill level. But he couldnt do it for me as it was not his company policy to do this that or the other.
    So back to the store this goes.

    29 of 117 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy & Effective

    Went to Apple Store, bought it on my Iphone and was out of the store (which was full) within 90 seconds. Got home, connected it to the power. Went to my Mac opened Airport Utility and was up and running literally within 10 minutes. It has extended the range of my network incredibly into my backyard/patio area. Kudos for Apple. It continues to be an incredible company (even w/o Mr Jobs No disrespect intended)

    41 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    As always apple has the best products. I was having a hard time with my router and I decided to buy this one. It works perfectly and my wifi is super fast now. I use it with my iPad, iPhone Apple TV, and pc too. Everyone has iphone and ipad in my house. now we all can be connected and have a fast wifi. Best inversion ever. Apple is apple :)

    44 of 59 people found this useful