AirPort - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Express Base Station - White

Geek Squad Certified Refurbished
Quickly connect your devices with this AirPort Express GCRF MC414LL/A base station that supports dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi for optimal performance with reduced interruptions. The rear USB port enables simple wireless printing.

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Refurbished

Refurbished products are repaired and restored to a like-new state. They are verified to work properly and include all parts and accessories (original or comparable substitutes). All refurbished products sold by Best Buy also include a warranty, and Best Buy's Return & Exchange Promise applies.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Airport Express Base Station

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (172 out of 193)

    Features


    Dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi

    Allows simultaneous signal transfer at 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies for speedy performance.

    Compatible with 802.11a-, 802.11b-, 802.11g- and 802.11n-enabled wireless devices

    Including PC, Mac, Apple® iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad®, Apple TV and more for wide-ranging use.

    10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN

    For fast wired connection to your home network.

    Extends wireless range

    For optimal wireless operation.

    Supports AirPlay

    So you can listen to music from iTunes through your wireless speakers (requires audio cable and speakers, not included).

    Rear USB port

    Enables wireless printing from network-connected devices.

    Guest networking feature

    Allows you to set up a separate Wi-Fi network for guests with the option of having a different password. Only allows access to the Internet to help keep your network secure.

    Built-in firewall

    Automatically turns on during setup to help protect your data.

    AirPort Utility app (download required)

    Features setup assistant for easy management from your compatible device.

    Apple, the Apple logo and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries


    Overall customer rating

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 193 reviews

    90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great addition to my home network!

      Posted
      Dbass52
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm an "APPLE PRODUCTS" person already! But I purchased one of these new about 2 years ago as I wanted a better router for my home. I was pleased with this router but with everything I have going on home automation wise I still wanted something that had more muscle to it. So I purchased the Extreme, very very pleased with that router and used my express as a "booster" to my network. Still wanted to cover all my bases and get one more express for the other end of the house just to help in areas that may end up requiring more Wi-Fi needs. And obviously at the discounted refurbished prise decided to do just that. So I should have plenty of signal throughout the entire house that I will ever need. Apple routers are very nice and don't remember the exact details on performance over the dual band NetGear I had but much better up and download speeds from Express and for sure the extreme!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Geek Squad refurbished - big mistake

      Posted
      Chardonay
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Not sure if this is a good device or not. I bought the geek squad refurbished model. When it came it didn't have any of the previous user data removed, so it wanted to connect to Roy's Aiport Express. Roy must have been the previous owner, his passwords and network were on it still and without paperwork I had no idea what the default password might be. My mac wouldn't pick it up as a new device because it kept picking up the old data. I went onto the Apple website and there documentation is wishy washy if it is not a clean device. After watching some really bad YouTube videos, I have it connected, my printer won't work thru it, but it's a start. The difference in cost, make sure you go for new, I wish I would have!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works Great!

      Posted
      MooseAMoose
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For a straightforward setups such as hooking the router up to a cable modem, this device works perfectly. For more complicated setups, it's actually better than other routers I have dealt with. However, the simplistic menu got in the way of more complicated setups. I tried using it a couple ways. First, I tried using it as a glorified airplay audio device in my car. My iPhone had troubles reliably hooking up to it. When it did hook up, it would drop out after a while. I think that was a menu issue. Second, I set it up as a wireless router for my parents who were going to get internet access for the first time. I did the simplistic setup to an Apple TV and my parents iPad. When the installer showed up, all he had to do was plug in the modem ethernet cable and everything worked like a champ.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      I only tried one refurbished unit...

      Posted
      SanAntonioTechFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Setup was quick and easy using iOS. I was trying to use the express to extend my airport Extreme signal ... Connection was easy and everything seemed to work ok except that anything that connected to the refurbished airport was getting 1-2gbps vs the 50-70 on the airport Extreme. Tried many things to troubleshoot, but ultimately I determined it to be defective and returned it. I was hoping to fill in the few low signal areas in my home, but this refurbished unit was not up to the task. I assume it was returned and someone tested it and it appeared to work but the issue was one of speed not ability to connect, so passed a quick Q/A and made it to my home. Test refurbished items more Thursday, please.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Cost savings

      Posted
      JJoldman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I thought it was strange when previous reviews said that their purchases still contained the network information of the previous owner and it had not been erased. well...of course mine had network info from the prior owner. it really wasn't a big deal because i simply reset the airport express, but i could see how this might be an issue for others. The main question being, did the Geek Squad really do something to refurbish this? or simply repackage it? well, it seems to work just fine so I don't really mind. I would get another for the cost savings

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Made to look like a mesh network but falls short

      Posted
      jkc107
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      When setting up the Airport Express it will automatically connect to your Airport Extreme or Time Capsule and emit a WiFi signal with the same SSID and password as your current network. However, if your device doesn't autoswitch when it recognizes a stronger signal then this setup method is pointless. These act as wireless extenders by default which means that you're probably going to have to setup a different SSID and switch to that network when your main signal gets low. Definitely can be a confusing process for those who have never setup their own routers or extenders before.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent wireless for roaming network!

      Posted
      TnVideophile
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We have an Airport Extreme in the main part of our house, but the signal doesn't quite get downstairs on the opposite end. So, we picked up this Airport Express and plugged into our wired ethernet in that room. The auto configuration really wanted it to be an "extended" network, but that created lots of problems with DHCP between the two routers and our Uverse modem. Finally figured out that the correct configuration should be "roaming" since both devices are plugged in via Ethernet. Just setup the same network name and password and off it goes! For "extended" it works by sharing the over the air wireless signal and passing it on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good performance

      Posted
      ADonovan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought this to play music over airplay speakers in my living room and it works very well for that. Since it is wired to my router in the basement, it also allows me to create another wifi network on my main floor which improved my overall wifi signal on the second floor of my house. It is a refurb, but the price was right and there was no cosmetic damage. The original owners settings (SSID, etc) were still on it, so it obviously wasn't reset before it was sent out and I'm not sure how thoroughly it was tested. I did do a reset and set up through the Apple Airport utility on a Mac. It has worked well without any issues so far.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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