• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router ever!!!

    Before Airport Express I had a Linksys from Cisco, and it hardly speeded with 20-30 Mbps from 100 Mbps maximum (contractual). With the Airport Express I'm browsing the internet with around 90-95 Mbps which is excellent! Moreover, is small and very easy to configure, which makes it perfect for my living room.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless and easy set up

    Bought an AP Express to extend my network from an Extreme Base Station since I am in a ranch type house and the reach of the network on one side the house would leave speed and connectivity some room for improvements.

    Very happy, received, connected in a snap, and Voila! The connection is that side of the house is now super fast (FIOS) and no regret, this thing work marvels!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Drops connection once or twice a day and must be unplugged and restarted. Wish I had read the reviews here before I purchased. I now know that's a common problem with the Express.

    My 5th Generation Extreme works great. Hard to believe the Express is made by the same company.

    21 of 31 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Ever!

    Just purchased a new, Airport Express, and set it up with my existing Airport Extreme. I've been using Airport Expresses for years now, and the setup process was so simple, and quick, I really am surprised! It works great, and we now have solid reception, every in the house.

    This is the best Express, yet, and am so glad I added it to our home network.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple yet powerful

    You know I really have to give those apple employees a lot of credit, your all amazing!
    This router is elegant, simplified and powerful. It took a matter of minutes to set it up, provided the range, speed and connectivity to all my devices effortlessly.

    Keep designing great products!

    16 of 22 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not even configure after multiple tries with different methods.

    To make a long story short: I bought an Airport Express at Staples and tried to set it up using both my MacBook pro and my iPhone to run the initial setup required to make this device work. After I had input all the necessary information, the configuration would be stuck loading trying to find the router, then would fail and say "an unexpected error occurred". I used Airport Utility on both my Macbook and iPhone, as well as the iPhone's Wireless settings. I tried multiple times and every single time, the configuration would fail. I tried resetting the Airport Express, but nothing changed. I also tried disconnecting from power, and reconnecting, and it would still not get past the same problem. I also used the IPv6 trick every place that suggested a solution online suggested and it did not work either. You'd think Apple would make a hassle free wireless device, but they had to make it complicated instead of making a plug-in and go device. I was very disappointed, because I thought Apple was more reliable than this.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have two of these – and they are both a nightmare!

    Having to continually do factory reset on both of them. And even then, both Apple airport utility apps, both on my iPhone 6 and on my MacBook Pro fail to find the airport express. I have to reset them on average 12 Times before the airport app finds the airport express. Even then, when I go through the set up procedure it errors-out 90% of the time. Most frustrating product I have ever purchased - except for maybe iTunes, which cuts off songs before they're done playing, then moves onto the next song. Apple needs to wake up and start remedying their failures in a timely manner - they're getting a name as being 'the lesser of two evils' as compared to competing products.

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed product design is very unreliable

    I have had a few of these routers and have found that there are many problems with them.
    First if you use them to stream music say from iTunes you can't also use the internet as the music will stop playing.
    Second these routers will randomly go offline and have to be unplugged and "reset" - very frustrating.
    Third the range is ridiculously short. Do not expect to cover more than one room or you will be disappointed.
    Fourth they often don't even show up in Airport Utility so you can't access the firmware all the time to troubleshoot.
    Fifth they just die randomly and have to be replaced - a couple years lifespan from my experience - they seem to overheat.
    Sixth they have problems maintaining connection to another router if used to expend your wifi range - don't expect to have
    consistent success doing this and absolutely don't expect success using them to wirelessly send music to your speakers -
    this has been a complete failure. Buy a proven router from another manufacturer. They are cheaper and far far superior in operation and reliability. On the plus size they are small.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but tempermental during setup

    If you do not think, plug the unit in, install the app, auto config, it works great. If you think about it, look at any settings other than what it wants to use you get no where fast.
    Saying that...
    I have gone through to many Linksys products, more than I can count. They work well at the beginning, about a year and then you get to reset the units daily. So far I have not had any issues with the AE and would recommend this to anyone who does not want to think.
    I have used this unit in Japan as well, worked great on most networks... if you auto configure.
    If it last 2 years I would buy again... stay tuned.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Wonderfully!

    I was getting horrible internet in my apartment complex and decided to give this a try. Got this all set up and BAM! I've never been happier. Set up was a little tricky, but all that took was a call to customer service and they helped me. I would definitely recommend this!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Express is Apple's worst product ever

    I don't know how Apple can get away with producing such a bad product. Try to link two AirPort Express devices and you know why it's such a bad product. I am trying to extend my wifi network with a second AirPort Express in order to stream music wireless. The connection constantly interrupts and this completely destroys my listening experience. I am actively searching for something better. Don't let Apple do your wifi connection! You will be dissappinted.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacks Features and Web UI, Overpriced

    I would have expected some extra features like:
    - Bluetooth Audio. Ok I know it has AirPlay but bluetooth is a basic thing nowadays specially on routers that can stream media.
    - Web UI. Any $30 home router has a built-in web interface, this one needs the AirPort utility application installed on your PC or Apple devices. It's really inconvenient to have to depend on the AirPort Utility in order to be able to configure it.
    - The WiFi coverage is OK but not the best for a $99 router.

    Conclusion: It does it's job and works OK, however, it's really overpriced considering the features it has and the ones it lacks.

    14 of 21 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

  • 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

    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

    Awesome router

    I just replaced my my 1st gen airport express with a 2nd gen and my speeds have nearly doubled

    11 of 15 people found this useful