AirPort Express

AirPort Express

$99.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 299 reviews

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Product Information

Featuring a compact design, AirPort Express 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 fast wireless technology.
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 cord
  • System Requirements

    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

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • fantastic upgrade

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Same size as my apple tv. The new airport express adds many of the features previously only available to the Extreme. A Ethernet p Same size as my apple tv. The new airport express adds many of the features previously only available to the Extreme. A Ethernet port as well to hook up to a wired computer or a switch is finally included as well. Very easy to set up and works perfectly. I'm in 800SQ FT home though. anything over you should still consider an Extreme for the range.

    • Written by from kamloops

    2018 of 2485 people found this useful

    Was this useful? fantastic upgrade
  • Great Router?

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Knowing the extremes Apple, Inc. goes to, this is once again one great product of Apple. I had a Linksys router, which almost cost Knowing the extremes Apple, Inc. goes to, this is once again one great product of Apple. I had a Linksys router, which almost cost my house to be in flames. The Linksys must have overheated and caught on fire - burning a hole in my cherry wood desk that has my 'Apple Collection' including vintage Macs. I would have died if anything would have happened to them. I saw online about this product and was persuaded to purchase it! It is so small, fits perfectly on my desk, and lastly became well fit in with my Apple Collection! The setup was quick and easy; Any old person could set it up! Great job again, Apple! :)

    • Written by from East Stroudsburg

    1814 of 2337 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Router?
  • Better than the last one!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is worth the price tag and to be honest, it is better than the previous AirPort. Easy to set up and working flawlessly.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    1484 of 1797 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than the last one!
  • Perfect for house

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got my express and speed and stability performes better, and plus looks great.

    • Written by from Lima

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect for house
  • Frequent Drops When Streaming Music

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought two of these and use them to stream music from my computer through the two surround sound systems downstairs. The music c I bought two of these and use them to stream music from my computer through the two surround sound systems downstairs. The music cuts out frequently making them virtually uses. $200 wasted dollars. I'll be looking for products outside of apple to find a solution to whole-house music streaming.

    • Written by from Westland

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Frequent Drops When Streaming Music
  • Better than expected!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased the Airport Express in order to replace an aging Netgear router that began dropping signal. The setup was a breeze on m Purchased the Airport Express in order to replace an aging Netgear router that began dropping signal. The setup was a breeze on my MBP, less than two minute in total. I keep the modem and router in the basement but even on the second floor of my townhouse download speeds are blazing. My XBox One, which is on the second floor is showing nearly a tripling of speed, showing a download speed of 28 Mbps and an upload of 7 Mbps. The device itself is of solid construction and much smaller than anticipated. I have two gripes though, it only has one LAN output and that I didn't purchase this sooner.

    • Written by from Jackson

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than expected!

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes. It doesn't matter what brand your existing wifi router is, the AirPort Express setup will walk Yes. It doesn't matter what brand your existing wifi router is, the AirPort Express setup will walk you through the steps to use the same name/password/security level of your existing wifi network. I just did this using an existing D-Link wifi router and a new Airport Express. Works great! Have it set up near my A/V receiver to use AirPlay and the boosted wifi signal in that side of the house is gravy.

    • Answered by Charles S from Walnut Creek
    • 18-Jul-2014
  • Answer

    first of all you need to consider 2 things, one if you are using a pc or a mac. if you are using a p first of all you need to consider 2 things, one if you are using a pc or a mac. if you are using a pc you have to download 2 programs form the apple web site: the first one called: bonjour for windows and the other one called: airport utility for windows, just make sure you're using the latest versions.
    airport utility is used to config the settings in your airport express, the latter program is going to be used to discover and config the printer in your windows system.
    on the other hand macs are a totally different world, you don't have to install any of those programs because both applications are already in the OS. there are plenty of tutorials on the web that can give you a very clear and detailed idea on how you can install a printer and set your airport express in a windows system.

    thirdly, you have to install the second printer, so as to do this you need to check if your printer has got an internal Lan card or it doesn't have any. if your printer does have one, just connect the printer into the lan port of your airport express, read the instructions that comes with the printer or visit the manufacture's web site for further details on this topic.
    but if your printer does not have any internal lan card, don't worry about that just plug in the printer to the USB port in your airport extreme then use the bonjour utility to discover the device and then installed it in your windows pc.
    To install a printer on a mac just go to system preferences, then make click on the icon named print and scan, there are plenty of info on the web about this. I hope this can give you an idea.

    • Answered by Charles I from Lake Hopatcong
    • 4-Aug-2014
  • Answer

    Yeh, when the Apple TV is on the same network and Mac is on the same network there will be an apple Yeh, when the Apple TV is on the same network and Mac is on the same network there will be an apple airplay option that will allow you to do it.

    • Answered by Katie-rose S
    • 18-Aug-2014