• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express (APE)

    My APE(AirPort Express) is a mini wonder, efficient, classy and petite.

    Being a networking student, seeing the APE is really amazing. Compared to other wireless routers, its 65% smaller, saves space and is way more efficient, using roughly 0.3A(on product).
    It has no lanky antennas and you have to really see it to understand its size and power.
    Its also awesome with the speaker port + usb for printer.

    Only sacrifice for myself is that, it would be nice if it had gigabit LAN. The Extreme was too extreme for me, and the Express is really the right size for any home(HDB) of Singapore.

    Overall, I in LOVE my new APE.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Network Extender

    Have an airport extreme i bought this to put in my room to extend my network. works perfectly every thing streams so smooth! Great product

    60 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    the output of this wifi is incredible. i can get it anywhere in my house, even when i pull up in my car i check my phone and i have at least 2 bars. very easy to hook up.. takes minutes. 5 stars

    47 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    I was really worried about using this as a primary router (with Bigpond Thomson modem/router) but it is working flawlessly and was an absolute breeze to set up! Airplay and Airprint are both fabulous features too! 'It just works' love it!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest router I've ever set up!

    Sure you could probably save twenty bucks on some d link router. However, this router was so simple to setup its totally worth it! It took like three steps. Plug in, imac detect it, then name router, DONE! Also and this may just be my expierence but I noticed my wifi was significantly faster.

    23 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I replaced a router with the Airport Express. Fantastic results in speed and reliability. I no longer have Wifi dropping out and seems a lot fast loading. So easy to install.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic product

    Very easy set up.
    Significant wireless improvement over my old device.
    Works superbly with all my devices.
    On top of that, can enjoy the benefits of AirPlay.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 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.

    16 of 21 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.

    17 of 18 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).

    41 of 56 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.

    21 of 28 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!

    24 of 29 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.

    42 of 54 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.

    30 of 38 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.

    22 of 26 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.

    28 of 33 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.

    27 of 43 people found this useful