Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Express 1st Gen 2008 - 2011 (MB321)
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Small, powerful, good product If you can't afford the newest one, get this
1 week ago
Summary: I'm reviewing from a PC standpoint. Obviously, if have a decent Apple environment this can become handy in expanding your WiFi network and use it for your iTunes experience. I will not be talking about that here. I'll be using a basic standpoint from a run-of-the-mill user. I've used this before to handle as much as 7 college students (including myself) to do whatever we ask out of the internet (gaming, streaming videos, downloading who knows what, Netflix, music, etc).
Summary: I purchased this product because I wanted to extend my existing WiFi network. Reading the documentation, this did not seem like it would be a problem; the Airport Express is pretty easy to set up for network extension. Unfortunately I later realized (after a few frustrating hours) that Apple Airport routers can only extend networks created by other Airport routers. This fact is poorly documented, and not obvious from the item description or notes.
Summary: I own four of these and use them to extend my Airport Extreme network. They are very easy to configure, and if you really know what you are doing, flexible. This one is located about 60 feet from the base unit and is on a different floor of my home and still reflects a good signal.
Summary: This is the old "wall wart" version of the Airport Express. (The current form factor recently changed to a hockey puck shape). I already own a solid wireless router, the Apple Airport Extreme. The reason I purchased the Express is to use AirPlay (formerly referred to as AirTunes) so I can stream music from iTunes on my Mac and the Music app on my iPhone 4S to my stereo. It works pretty well, but the sound does drop out occasionally.
Summary: It's a bit of a job to set up the unit as a range expander, especially with new OS i.e. Mountain Lion. The nice thing is portability. I use this on the first floor to help boost the router in the basement to the bedrooms on the second floor. I can also unplug it and take it outside in nice weather to use the wifi on the patio. A google search helped me rectify the set up issue and I was off a running in about 30 minutes.
Improved connection; love the wireless printing feature
8 July 2012
Summary: I bought this router because I was having problems with connectivity between my MAC laptop and my old Linksys. The Airport Express fixed the problems with it but my hubby's Ipad (third generation) is slower and has less connectivity than before. The setup was very easy. I do love love the wireless print feature so I can print from my MAC wirelessly but haven't been able to figure out why the Ipad won't. I've tried a few things but can't figure it out.
Too cool! Everything to make your streaming, wireless dreams come true!
6 July 2012
Summary: I bought the Apple Airport Express to help my families growing computer needs expand and handle with ease. Not only does it make printers WiFi that weren't prior to hooking it up it also allows me to stream music throughout my home from any device that I pair to it. I hate wires! Anything that can make my life less cluttered is a BONUS! Other network routers are complex and require a Phd to install this is pure Apple genius. Disc, Software install, Plug & Play!
Summary: Apple is a very good product. This product lets you organize your network music centre. Can use your data on HDD on all devices connected to a wi-fi network. This device can make your printer available for phone or tablet.
Summary: I bought it because a fly every week and I wanted to enhance the wi fi network in the Hotels. Very easy to set up!. Great performance vs others device. The best product for wi fi, very light, small.