After spending 15 hours fighting with a Cisco/Linksys router I decided to send it back and try the Apple Airport Express. Wow am I glad I did! Very easy to set up via my iPhone, great range, super fast data speeds. Please save yourself the headache and buy this one first! Highly recommended!!
I couldn't believe how easy it was to use the Airport Express to extend my network. They have really improved the Airport Utility software to ease set up. It used to be fairly easy to do. Now it is super easy. Set up was so smooth and the product works flawlessly.
This device in its while color and size pairs up well with apple TV with similar size but in black. Worth investing in this to use it for dual band wi-fi N support. Waiting for improvement on airport extreme with Wi-Fi ac specification. Till then this product should serve the purpose.
I have bought many over the years Asus, Buffalo, D-Link, Trendnet, etc. None of them come close to the features and ease of use.
The basic wifi capabilities are all covered. In addition, you can setup your network from your iPhone. Advanced features such as extending network possible with multiple airport express boxes.
Featuring an all-new design, AirPort Express now supports simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. Set up your wireless network quickly and easily using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Create a network just for guests. Stream music to any room in the house. And print from any room in the house, too. All with the latest wireless technology.
Easy Wi-Fi setup using iPhone, iPad or Mac. Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Express and create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you're using OS X Lion, use the built-in AirPort Utility on your Mac. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.
Simultaneous dual-band 802.11n. AirPort Express lets Wi-Fi-enabled devices connect to your network on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. Which means every connected device automatically uses the best band available for the fastest possible performance.
Stream music with AirPlay. AirPlay takes the music from the iTunes library on your computer or iOS device and sends it wirelessly to any connected stereo or speakers in your home (audio cable sold separately). Play music on one set of speakers - or if you have more than one AirPort Express connected to speakers, play your music from iTunes on all of them at the same time.
Print wirelessly from any room. On the back of AirPort Express is a USB port that’s made for your printer. Just plug it in and instantly, it’s like having a printer in every room. And since AirPort Express works with Mac and PC, everyone in the house can take advantage of one centrally available printer.
Compatibility and security. AirPort Express is compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n specifications. So no matter what Wi-Fi device you’re using, it will work with AirPort Express. AirPort Express also features a built-in firewall to protect your network from malicious Internet attacks. The firewall is automatically turned on, so you don’t have to do a thing.
Create a guest network. Set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password just for your guests. Simply enable the guest networking feature, and your guests can access the Internet but not other parts of your primary network, such as your computers, printers, and LAN-attached hard drives.
OS X Lion v10.7.3 or later and AirPort Utility 6.1
OS X v10.5.7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1
Windows 7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1
From an iOS device: An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and the AirPort Utility app
Wireless printing over USB requires a compatible printer and OS X v10.2.7 or later, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer or device, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort Express.