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Apple AirPort Express

Apple AirPort Express
alaAverage 4

1680 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analysed 1680 reviews from magazines and websites.

On average, users rate this product 82/100.

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(Based on 1680 reviews)

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Apple AirPort Express review

 

Sneaking out at WWDC, the junior member of Apple's AirPort range saw some significant and much-needed improvements.

Dual band, excellent reception ; AirTunes audio support ; Compact design

No gigabit Ethernet

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AirPort Express with AirTunes review

 

With so many of us signing up to the MP3 phenomenon, Apple is hoping to allow you to make use of your MP3 tracks stuck on your computer in the spare room and give you the ability to listen to them on a hi-fi anywhere in the house. The AirPort Express...

Simple to set up, cheap, works, USB printer support too boot

Have to use iTunes, won't extend range of now Airport wireless network

Overall there is little to fault here with the AirPort Express

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Apple AirPort Express wireless base station (2012) review

 

Apple's new Airport Express is a tiny Wi-Fi base station powerhouse thst offers excellent value for money.

For the money, the Express makes an effective base station for modestly sized apartments or homes, or where access is only needed in a few adjacent rooms in an office. This sleek model is the right choice for many, and at £60 less than the AirPort...

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Apple AirPort Express

 

Apple's Wi-Fi adaptor has a neat trick up its sleeve.

but it's a damn good alternative if you're on a budget. The only major complaint I have is the inability to stream from a NAS device - especially as all of my music is stored on one. Not only is it a little convoluted to stream media from a NAS box to...

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Apple AirPort Express review

 

Apple's AirPort Express is a portable wireless router, which is handy if you want wireless internet access in places that lack it, such as hotel rooms.

Apple's new AirPort Express is a neatly designed portable router, but there's little here to tempt owners of the original version.

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Apple AirPort Express Base Station review

 

Like the Express Base Station of old, the updated Apple wireless access point and router for Windows and OS X PCs includes a 10/100Base-T ethernet port, a USB port for attaching a remote printer, and an audio-output jack.

Other than the existence of the faster 802.11n networking and the trickling down of a few minor features from the latest AirPort Extreme Base Station, there's not a lot of improvement here. Regardless, the AirPort Express was a good bet to begin with...

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Stuff magazine

 

It may look like a plug-in air freshener, but the Airport Express could be the ideal travelling companion

Don't judge the Airport Express on looks alone. Not only is it great in the home, but it makes a better travelling companion than Huckleberry Fin.

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Apple AirPort Express with AirTunes

 

The AirPort Express is among the very best wireless-networking devices we've seen for Mac or Windows, but its lack of computer-free control limits its unique ability to stream iTunes music.

Windows and Apple compatible ; works as a USB print server ; streams digital music via iTunes ; excellent performance ; WDS capable

No browser-based configuration ; no SPI firewall ; lacks configurable port filtering ; no built-in interface for audio control

We've seen wireless routers shed bulk over the last few years, but Apple's new AirPort Express has shrunk to a new low. And that's a good thing. The compact unit is slightly smaller than a pack of cards and includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, an...

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Apple AirPort Express Base Station (with AirTunes)

 

The AirPort Express is among the very best wireless-networking devices we've seen for Mac or Windows, but its lack of computer-free control limits its unique ability to stream iTunes music.

Windows and Apple compatible; works as a USB print server; streams digital music via iTunes; excellent performance; WDS capable

No browser-based configuration; no SPI firewall; lacks configurable port filtering; no built-in interface for audio control

This is among the best compact wireless-networking devices available.

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AirPort Express Base Station

 

Apple's AirPort Express is a neat little WiFi router that can be used to quickly set up, or expand a wireless network. It also comes with a 3-5mm minijack for AirPlay streaming to a stereo.

Small and neat; AirPlay functionality; dual antenna; good software interface that can be used from Mac or iOS device

No longer plugs directly into a wall; only has 100base-T Ethernet sockets

Owning an Apple router is a great option for those of us with multiple Apple devices (MacBooks, iPhones, and so on) and it's an easier and smarter way to set-up and manage a network in the home or small office. There's not much between an AirPort...

Product Specifications

AirPort Express with AirTunes is an incredible wireless product that allows you to play iTunes music over your wireless network to your home stereo or powered speakers. It also allows you to share both a broadband Internet connection for up to 10 users and a USB printer. If you already have wireless at home, powered by an AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station, you can easily extend the range of your wireless network by connecting a second AirPort Express to it. AirPort Express has a small unique design made for life on the go. There are no separate power supplies or cables required, making it easy and convenient to take with you. AirPort Express is also designed to fully support both Mac and PC users.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.5cm
Height:9.4cm
Weight:0.2kg/189g
Width:2.9cm

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:Express Base Station with AirTunes
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple AirPort

Miscellaneous

Encryption Algorithm:128-bit WEP / 40-bit WEP / LEAP / PEAP / TLS / TTLS / WPA

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Data Transfer Rate:54Mbps
Form Factor:External
Network / Transport Protocol:IPSec / L2TP / PPPoE / PPTP
Remote Management Protocol:SNMP
Type:Radio access point

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.7 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP
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