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AppleAirport Express Base Station
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (57)
  • Reliable connection (52)
  • Fast (45)
  • Fast connection (43)
  • Secure connection (41)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (7)

Best Uses

  • Home network (49)
  • Small networks (20)
  • Large networks (7)
  • Home (3)
  • Small office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (51), Low bandwidth user (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (51), Business (17)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (55), PC (10), Other (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I still like the old form for travel

I still have the original Airport express and it's chugging away nicely. I moved into a new apartment with very bad wave propagation so I got this extend the range. I use a 3GB...Read complete review

I still have the original Airport express and it's chugging away nicely. I moved into a new apartment with very bad wave propagation so I got this extend the range. I use a 3GB time capsule (also a very cool router) as my main router. The elegance of an Apple product is hard to deny. I plugged in this router. Launched the airport utility. It automatically sensed a new airport. It asked me if I wanted to create a new network or if I wanted to extend my existing (something sadly the old airport express doesn't do) et voila! It was connected to my existing network in about 2 minutes. So headache free!

A couple of selling points over the old version. You can now extend an existing network rather than just join. It supports 2.3 and 5ghz simultaneously.

I originally purchased an time capsule because I like that the backup capabilities (although I wish Apple would let you set the interval for backups, I don't need to backup continuously). Additionally, I needed more than a single ethernet port for 2 network printers and an NAS. If all I had was a single computer and a single printer this would have been my first choice.

Now I just use my old unit to stream iTunes to my big stereo, or when I travel.

All in all a great product. I purchased from B&H because unlike some other online retailers, they ship really fast, even if it's free shipping and their customer service if you ever have an issue is bar none the best.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as easy as Apple or Yamaha wants

I bought this to use as the link between my LS9 mixer and the iPad app. Both Apple and Yamaha make you think its an easy plug and play. 4 hours later with a...Read complete review

I bought this to use as the link between my LS9 mixer and the iPad app. Both Apple and Yamaha make you think its an easy plug and play. 4 hours later with a networking guru who attends our church we were up and running. Once it was up it's been rock solid and penetrates the wall between the auditorium and the production room pretty good.

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5.0

Love this product!

By Moon Scribe

from Los Angeles

About Me High bandwidth user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Fast
  • Fast Connection Speed
  • Reliable connection
  • Secure Connection

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home network

    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

    Sharing internet with my neighbor! Works great across the whole building!

    Easy set up and connects to up to 50 devices!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Normal Apple easy!

    By gt

    from South Florida

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Reliable connection
    • Secure Connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Networks

      Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

      Simple set up. Strong network.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Compact base station for small spaces

      By Long time Apple User

      from San Francisco

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection
      • Secure Connection
      • Small size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Network

        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

        Love the small size and ease of set up. Works seamlessly with my iMac, Macbook Pro and iPod touch. No problem accessing the WiFi anywhere in my studio.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Excellent for delivering music

        By Mac Maven

        from Cresskill, NJ

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

          I have an older Mac Mini loaded with music and playlists. It runs continuously but elsewhere in the house I have a receiver, a radio with a Aux input and a set of powered speaker each with its own Airport express. Music comes from either the playlist or iTunes radio or Amazon cloud all distributed using Airplay. It could easily be Pandora. Along the way every part of the house has a strong WiFi signal. The arrangement is quite versatile and much less expensive than Sonos. Currently running holiday music but on December 26 it will change to smooth jazz.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great addition to Apple network

          By Army Girl

          from Columbia, MD

          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

          New to Apple systems and this was a great addition. Easy to setup and reliable. Best deal from B&H. I will buy again from B&H again for Apple items.

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          5.0

          Apple Airport Express Base Station

          By Meaghan@

          from Seattle, WA

          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

          This was so easy to install! I had to replace a dated router so my MacBook Pro would stop jumping off the wifi. This solved my issue and I was back up and running in no time. Amazing how Apple designs products so well.

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          5.0

          Great Router, Super Easy Installation.

          By Skatefast

          from Lamorinda, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network
            • Large Networks
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

            I use this for my personal use in my office. I am currently using this with my DSL service. It took me literally 10 minutes from start to finish to set it up using my new Mac Mini 2014. The Mac senses the Router, asks you you service ID and password, and you are up and running. Probably the easiest wireless router I have ever setup.Only one wish, is that it was the new AC standard. Even though it is not, it runs circle around my old wireless router.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Incredibly easy setup, great extender

            By Derek

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Extend Network
              • Home network
              • Small Networks

              Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

              I started noticing some wifi signal drop-off towards one end of our house. I blame the density of our neighborhood and the number of competing wireless networks. At first, I purchased one fo the newer AirPort Extremes and used my existing Time Capsule to extend the network. It worked, but I couldn't help but think that I was spending more money that I had to. So, I purchased the Express to extend my original Time Capsule network. The result? No more wireless network issues in my house. I was able to return the $ Extreme thanks to this incredible little piece of hardware.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              worked great

              By nick

              from california

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home network

                  Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                  i set this up, no problem. works great

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                  5.0

                  Great Product!!

                  By savvy_ji

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Fast Connection Speed
                  • Reliable connection
                  • Secure Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network
                    • Small Networks

                    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                    Great Product. I am surprised why I waited so long to purchase Apple router when I use ALL Apple products.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    3.0

                    Airport Express Base Station by Apple

                    By Clay

                    from Atlanta, Ga

                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast Connection Speed

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable connection

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Networks

                    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                    Used to upload files within a studio environment.

                    If you are close enough to station it works perfectly.

                    The station does not function through our walls and is not very useful.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Iris

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                      the most simply setting up router! Easy to use!!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      i would buy this product again

                      By iloz

                      from New York City

                      About Me Low bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                        Absolute necessity for apple products

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Dynamite Product

                        By HDH

                        from NY

                        Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                        Soooo easy to setup. Great product. Blazing fast wifi.
                        All managed from iPhone utility.

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                        5.0

                        AWESOME product and service from BH

                        By Sara

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basement Apartment Issues
                          • Home network

                          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                          This product works like a charm and fixed the range problems we were having for wifi signal in the apartment. Easy to install and setup and a quality product

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Super simple to setup

                          By Spiep

                          from Broomfield, CO

                          Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                          Bought this to extend my WiFi, connect the cable box to Ethernet and connect my Sonos system to play Apple radio. Plugged it all in, used the airport utility to setup. Took literally minutes with nearly no interaction on my part. Works great, very happy

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By PB

                          from New Milford, CT

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection
                          • Secure Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                              As with all Apple products, the AE is very simple to set up. My only glitch was the iPhone having a new interface to set up AirPlay. Being that the interface is totally different than on previous iOS versions, I was confused as to how to access AirPlay on my iPhone. Once I realized how that worked, it worked flawlessly.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Apple Airport Express

                              By Jim @ almanid

                              from North Carolina

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast Connection Speed
                              • Reliable connection
                              • Secure Connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Networks

                                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                Works great. Set up for phone for business.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Solid Multitasking Performer

                                By gadgetguy11

                                from Lexington, KY

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection
                                • Wifi Extender

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Home network
                                • Large Networks
                                • Small Networks

                                Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                I use 9 of the Airport Express Base Stations to connect to Air Play devices throughout the house & outside of the house. Features optical digital out, so a high end device with it's own D to A converter can yield excellent audio. Also features 3.5mm analog out (using the same jack) for conventional audio. I add one of these to send audio to the B&W A7 by optical connection & maintain a flawless drop out free audio connection.

                                Added benefit is that each Airport Express extends the WiFi, so you achieve 5 bars in every room!

                                Also includes a USB output for wireless printer connection.

                                Easy setup using Airport Utility. Using that Utility, you can see which device has which clients (iPhone, iPad, etc.), and as you move across the house, the signal is handed off to the strongest station!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Works like a charm!

                                By sammy21

                                from Middle TN

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Fast Connection Speed
                                • Reliable connection
                                • Secure Connection

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Apple Airport Express Base Station:

                                    Extended wireless network in my house. Also doubles for Airplay control for in ceiling speaker in master bath.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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