Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Express 1st Gen 2008 - 2011 (MB321)
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No longer "the latest version"
Joe Wood, Amazon
11 June 2012
Summary: I've used AirPort Expresses for many years now, and I've had nothing but good experiences with them. That said, please note that, as of today (June 9, 2012), this is no longer the latest version, and the newest version seems better. I would at least look at it prior to buying this.
Summary: I have had several wireless home networks for years with several wireless routers. I have some issues in my 2 story home with reception right up stairs from the router and far end of the house, where my son has a laptop and ps3.
Aggravating Setup for FIOS Users, But Great After That
ERIC L, Amazon
7 September 2010
Summary: I extensively read about all options to get music on my home server to my kitchen and decided upon the Airport Express. I have been on a bit of an anti-Apple kick lately (even though I have an iPhone and use iTunes) after I found I had to move all my pictures out of iPhoto in order to share them...
An amazing gadget, but WPA2, 802.11n and speed issues for many networks
Snap, Crackle and Pop, Amazon
19 April 2010
Summary: The set of features is remarkable for this little device, but I don't want to repeat what's already covered here on that. Some people wanting to use the Airport Express may run into two issues when using the Apple Airport Express with non-Apple networks: 1) WPA2 SUPPORT IS LIMITED: Currently (April...
Requires Third-Party Software for full functionality
Tough Customer "Tough Customer", Amazon
28 October 2009
Summary: I bought this unit to stream audio content from my computer wirelessly to my stereo. As sold, this unit will only stream audio via Itunes. If you want to stream audio from Pandora or other websites not accessible via Itunes, you will need to purchase a third-party software package called Airfoil for...
Summary: If you have network wiring to your stereo system, you can configure it to use that instead of a wireless connection. The setup wizard is pretty good, though a few of the questions are head scratchers. It runs hot all the time. Uses 20 watts, which is $20 - $60 per year of electricity.
Summary: I have two of these that I use for distributing ITunes music through my condo via Airtunes. They generally perform well, though the unit inside of a bathroom cabinet and 50' (plus downstairs and several walls) away from the router seems to drop its signal relatively often when streaming internet...
Summary: I have a decent setup at home with a Apple Base Station (wireless N) and this Express which is used to extend my wireless connection to other areas of my house. Again all is wireless N. The Express disconnects every so often and computers attached to it are unable to get any network access.
Summary: I originally bought the G model and returned it because I had trouble getting it to connect to my old Linksys WRT54G model running WEP. I have since upgraded to the Airport Extreme for my main router and the compatibility is flawless.