• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make your own AirPlay speakers

    With many speaker manufacturers no longer making AirPlay compatible speakers, the AirPort Express is a great way to make your own AirPlay speakers! I have two AirPort Expresses and use them in different rooms exclusively for AirPlay. I have each AirPort Express connected to a decent set of computer speakers that are always on and connected to the AirPort Express. When configured as an AirPlay receiver, you just select the device from iTunes or iOS device and playback starts. I am thinking about buying more to expand my AirPlay network.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am using three units

    I use one as my network's firewall / Wi-Fi access point and I use two in bridge mode at home. They work very, very well in both settings. I think the express is well worth the investment, and I have found these to be more reliable than the AirPort Extreme (I have had to return two Extreme units -
    malfunctioning)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    airport express

    No matter what I did, the airport utility could not find the airport express. This even sitting within a few feet of the router, the ipad, and the express unit. I would give it less than one star if possible. it is useless.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    super easy set up

    I had to replace my wifi router and read reviews before purchasing Airport express.
    I bought it at my local Apple Store and came home to set it up.
    I'm not a tech person and don't know much about internet networking.
    I used my iPhone to setup and the whole process took less than 10 min to set up.
    It was super simple. I'm really happy with the product and how fast my internet is right now.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express Extends Nicely!

    Bought this little item to provide better signal strength on the second floor of my house. Have a 3TB Time Capsule in the basement as my primary router / WiFi radio. Received the new Airport Express from Apple today (2 days after ordering), unboxed it, took it upstairs with my iPad Pro, plugged in the Airport Express in my front bedroom which is now our TV room / Den. Then I followed the instructions to set it up as en extender to my existing WiFi. That took about 5 minutes and it worked perfectly. Now we have max WiFi strength (3 bars) on the second floor. It was wavering between one and two bars before. Next I went down to basement and booted up my MacBook Pro laptop and brought up the Airport Utility app. There was my new Airport Express showing underneath my Airport Time Capsule in the main window. But it had a little red "1" beside the Airport Express so I touched that and a little note came up said there was a Firmware Update available. So I clicked on it. It failed part of the way through. So I clicked on the update button again. This time it successfully downloaded, prepared, and installed the firmware update (7.6.8). Then it took about 2 minutes to restart the new Airport Express (having a yellow dot during the process). Finally the yellow dot turned to green and it said complete. I'd say the entire setup is very straightforward and easy to perform. I can only hope this new device gives me as reliable and trouble-free service as has the Time Capsule (now going on about 3 years old).

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Done after 1 year

    It does not work after only 14 months. It seems that it is a problem know with the power.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor connection issues

    I have used all generations of the airport express and they have been reliable.

    This one, however, is a different story. I'm using this router as the Pace routers that AT&T provide are terrible, specifically the 5268AC.

    Bridging this unit with other routers is fine.

    The issue is that the signal keeps dropping. This is not a distance issue where the router is too far ( the router is 10 ft away.)

    There is either a hardware or firmware issue (7.6.8) that is causing it to state that the airport express was "previously part of your network" and can no longer be found.

    I know it's not the Pace router since I am still able to access it via ethernet.

    Apple, you need to fix this issue because your router is basically garbage if it intermittently drops the network. It's not that hard to put a firmware patch.

    For now, I would stay away from this airport express, get the previous generation, or penny up for the Airport Extreme.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Solution to Extend our Wireless Network

    I used to have a router that was powerful enough to provide wifi signal to an entire electronic retail store. But in my home we had a dead spot in our bedroom that was located behind a brick wall, full of pipes, wiring and everything else. This "strong" router couldn't penetrate this. I already had the Airport Express set up before as a base station router (I got the other router thinking it would solve my dead spot problem based on its strength). I bought a second Airport Express, set it up instantly in our bedroom with my phone's airport utility app - and boom! Dead spot gone and we have great signal throughout the house. Works really well. Looks great and eliminates clutter. Very pleased with this purchase.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointed

    This is the first time I am truly disappointed with an apple product. I have barely used this product from when I first bought it, (initially wanted to use it to be able to access my printer but found out my printer is not supported hence shelving the product). Recently having bought a new router was thinking of utilizing it for airplay but still the airport utility could not find the airport express (with soft and hard reset. So basically now have a useless piece of hardware

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the worst product

    Reduce the speed in your internet when you try tu amplify the range of the others apple devices example Time capsule

    6 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very simple way to extend your WiFi

    I own an Airport Extreme and for a long time had a dead spot in my apartment. After much research on trying to do this with older non-Apple routers (Linksys e2000 and Netgear MR814v2) I owned, I came to the conclusion those routers did not support the repeater mode I needed to make this happen.

    I then proceeded to check out the AirPort Express. After further research, I went for it and I have no regrets what so ever. Yes in typical Apple fashion you do pay a premium, however, it literally took me two minutes to set up and now I no longer have a dead spot in my apartment.

    If you own an apple router and looking to extend the WiFi in your home, I definitely recommend this product/approach. Very simple and hassle free.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up, but......

    I bought the AirPort Express after my 2TB Time Capsule died an ugly death less than 2 years after I purchased it. I needed to restore my home network quickly and this seemed like a good option while I considered alternatives for back-ups. It was easy to set up and I was up and running in less than 2 minutes after I connected it. However it shares the same quirk as the Time Capsule....it frequently disconnects from wireless for no apparent reason. After reading reviews of the Time Capsule alternatives it seems that is a common problem across the device family and I will look for a another option for back-ups.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Airport Express

    This thing works OK as wifi but when it comes to feeding music from computer to amp and speakers it is flaky at best. Regularly just stops working, disconnecting at random. Such a great idea, shame it is not good enough.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Usted to be good

    I had no problem until I updated, since then it keeps disconnecting itself from my network. I have to reset it at least 2x a day. The worst problem is that I can't find a way to resolve this...I guess I have to throw away two airport express, and I'm not happy about it since they cost a lot of money!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why there's so many bad reviews.

    I have had no problems at all with my AirPort Express. I love it. It's the perfect product, especially for an Apple lover such as myself. I have my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV all hooked up to it and it's very fast and reliable. The range could be a little better, but this is the base model, I'm sure the Time Capsule will be better, which I plan on getting as well.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple elegant solution to wifi range issues

    I already use Ariport Extreme to create my wireless network for my family's computers, laptops, pads and iPhones. However, I couldn't get a decent signal in my family room at the other end of our house due to appliance interference and construction obstacles. I learned about Airport Express and purchased today. I simply plugged in the Express in my family room opposite the TV, waited a few seconds for my AirPort Extreme to recognize it and bam! We now could receive a strong signal to our TV. Works perfectly and as described.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't turn off 2,4GHz - interference problems

    Despite having 5GHz and 2,4GHz bands, the software does not allow to turn off 2,4GHz, which interferes with the MagicMouse, MagicTrackpad and wireless keyboard, various DECT phones and other bluetooth devices. Also if you have an HTC Vive, the 2,4GHz will interfere withouyour controllers. Until Apple allows to use this with 5GHz only, don't buy it. Other than that, awesome device, the hardware is solid and reliable, purely a software issue.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Effective but dated!

    I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far end. The Airport Express was an easy to set up and when I moved it around it reconnected without any problems however I wasn't really happy with the coverage. Fifteen feet away from the Express and the signal really dropped off. Three years ago I upgraded my Time Capsule to the Airport Extreme and took the time to relocate it to a more central part of the house. The Extreme was a significant improvement however there was still a unique use for the Airport Express.

    My neighbor has a 12 year old who we gave a used mini iPad but she didn't have access to WiFi. I placed the old Time Capsule near a wall next to her home and gave her the Airport Express and told her to plug it into a receptacle in her bedroom. It was very easy to add the older Time Capsule and the Airport Express, once plugged in, it found the Time Capsule without any problem and was fully connected to the network. She's a happy girl and has never complained about her WiFi connection or signal strength while in her room. That's the plus side of Apple's Airport Express and their line of routers, however I hope this fall they will make some announcements regarding new improved routers. With security becoming more important I would hope Apple could engineer some improvements, Apple competitors are offering units with USB 3 ports and MU-MiMO technology and now the industry is introducing 802.11ad capability. The Airport Express is still stuck in 802.11n speed! Apple, $99.00 use to be a fair price, today I would say it should be $69.00!

    Routers are really important Apple, I've got 4 iPhones, iMac, Mac Pro, multiple iPads, multiple Apple TVs, security cameras, and other smart devices and their information needs to go through a router! For a huge number of Apple users I'm sure they're using an Apple router or routers. I'm counting on Apple to continue it's leadership and protect its users such as myself by setting new standards for staying connected for its users. I'm looking for much better router resources from Apple this year! How about it.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE best choice

    I buy the AirPort Express more than a year ago and it was the best buy that I have make in terms of connectivity. I have it doing (at the same time):
    1) extending my wifi from the Modem/Router that provide my ISP,
    2) providing internet a desktop PC that doesn't had a wi-fi card,
    3) attach to it a Net HDD of Western Digital which I use to backup and access my files thru the internet,
    4) attach to it a 5.1 subwoofer of Logitech which allow me AirPlay my music from my iPhone,
    5) At some point (not anymore) I had plugged in a Printer (using the USB port) that didn't had wifi and allowed me to connect the printer to my wifi network

    There have been moments where due to some actualization of the firmware o crashes of the modem of the ISP the Airport Express had to be reset it, but it have provided an excellent service since I buy it.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable product - do not buy

    I bought an airport express six months and boy do I regret it. The thing keeps disconnecting itself from my network, it's always flashing an amber light. It's truly annoying as each time you want to use it, you need to reset it. All in all, a useless product.

    15 of 27 people found this useful