Learn more about AirPort Express
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, or iPod touch. Or 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.
What's in the Box?
- AirPort Express
- Printed documentation
- Power lead
Setup and Administration
- iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility
- Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.3 or later and AirPort Utility 6.1
- Mac with OS X v10.5.7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1
- PC with Windows 7 or later and AirPort Utility 5.6.1
Shared Printing with a USB Printer
- USB printer
- Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
- PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
Wireless Device Access
- Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n specification
Ratings & Reviews
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by Jason K from New Canaan
Yes you can. This will be the default action setup takes if there is an existing airport WIFI netwo Yes you can. This will be the default action setup takes if there is an existing airport WIFI network. …
- Answered by Arthur B from Boise
Can this be used along with the airport extreme but be placed in a different part of the house?
- Asked by Brianna P from Malaga
Yes. This is exactly what I am doing. I have an airport extreme in the main house. It does a good Yes. This is exactly what I am doing. I have an airport extreme in the main house. It does a good job covering the main house, but on the edges of the house and in the guest house signal is too weak. I added an express to the wired network in the guest house and configured it to extend the network. It isn't functioning as a repeater, rather an extender, so it doesn't slow my wireless network down, which repeaters do. In this case, both the extreme and the express use the same SID, but when the signal from the express is stronger the connecting device switches to it transparently and then its traffic goes through its connection back to the central switch. Very happy with this configuration. Totally transparent to my wifi devices. Strong signal everywhere. …
- Answered by David H from Gilbert
can i use a air port to share files from a windows to a mac
- Asked by Bradley S
Yes. As long as you are on the same wireless network and you have configured file sharing on one or Yes. As long as you are on the same wireless network and you have configured file sharing on one or both machines. From your MacBook Air you can connect to other machines on your network by going to the Go menu of the Finder. Select Computer from the drop down list. You will see a list of all the drives you can access on your network. Enjoy! …
- Answered by Greg L from Cincinnati
Is possible to replace the router provided with AT&T Uverse service with this one, and if so, what is the process?
- Asked by Kyle D from Glendale
Can this device (airport express) transmit FLAC audio files?
- Asked by Bill & Barbara M from Goose Creek
Does Airport Express have the capability to receive bluetooth signals?
- Asked by Scott F from New York
No, the Airport Express does not have a bluetooth antenna and thus can't receive bluetooth signals.
- Answered by Christiaan V