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
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
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 kevin G from kamloops
2215 of 2714 people found this useful
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 Nicholas C from East Stroudsburg
2023 of 2583 people found this useful
Better than the last one!
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 Samridh P from Philadelphia
1655 of 1995 people found this useful
I expected better
--Does not play well with other routers - May or may not be related to the second issue
--Frequently requires complete r The Bad
--Does not play well with other routers - May or may not be related to the second issue
--Frequently requires complete reset - Sometimes in 1 hour, sometimes 2 weeks
--Low-to-moderate connectivity - 5 feet away feels same as 50 feet
--5G doesn't work - Super slow and only works for about a minute, then it just hangs until next reset
--Super simple to setup
--Generally has enough bandwidth for Netflix (only on 2.4ghz)
Overall Experience : Disappointing
--Barely an improvement from the dumpster router it replaced.
--Gave me a lot of grief. Took a lot of effort to achieve stability, I suspect this is caused by non-apple routers in the network.
!---------- USB IS PRINTER ONLY ----------!
!----------- NOT FOR STORAGE -----------!
- Written by Eric R from Maple Ridge
Almost never works - audio drops constantly!
I bought the 2nd gen because Apple kindly stopped allowing my to connect to my old device so I can no longer configure it. I've tr I bought the 2nd gen because Apple kindly stopped allowing my to connect to my old device so I can no longer configure it. I've tried every setting but my Mac can rarely connect to this new one. My iPhone and iPad can find it easier but the audio drops every few seconds making it completely useless. All other devices I have can connect just fine to the network. Online help is useless. I'm returning it. …
- Written by Jonathan A from Plano
I love all things Apple--till now. Bought to replace an oldie but goodie Netgear router for wifi for my Imac, Macbook and iPhone. I love all things Apple--till now. Bought to replace an oldie but goodie Netgear router for wifi for my Imac, Macbook and iPhone. Out of the box, despite numerous tries, Express simply would not connect. Spent two hours with my Cox cable tech, the local Apple Retailer (where I bought) it, and AT&T (for my M-Cell booster), plus Mac online help. Kept getting a flashing amber light indicating no connection. Unplugged, re-plugged all connections, etc. Flat out refused to work. A possible, maybe, problem might be compatibility with AT&T M Cell, but still not sure. What I am sure is that in between attempts I reconnected my old Netgear router and it worked--and still does. Had to return Express. I dunno. I really wanted it to work. …
- Written by Anthony D from Portsmouth
1 of 1 people found this useful
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, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as my WiFi network using the AirPort Utility on my MacBook Pro. Then I plugged in my Airport Express to a power socket upstairs at the other end of my house where I lose signal. The AirPort utility on my MacBook Pro recognized the Express and asked me if I wanted to use the Express to extend my existing network. I clicked yes...done! The whole thing took less than 10 minutes. …
- Answered by Cameron G from Rogers
does a wireless printer have to be connected to the AirPort express USB or can I have the printer in another room.
- Asked by Greg S from Hometown
If you have a wifi-enabled printer, you can have the printer in a separate room. Just add the wifi If you have a wifi-enabled printer, you can have the printer in a separate room. Just add the wifi network on your printer and your printer will be recognized. …
- Answered by Christopher W from Cincinnati
can I air play music from my Iphone to two Airport Express conected to two diferent amps at the same time ?
- Asked by Ignacio M from Hermosillo
No you cannot do that from any iOS device. However, if you have a mac or windows computer, you can f No you cannot do that from any iOS device. However, if you have a mac or windows computer, you can from iTunes, just select it before selecting airplay devices to stream to! …
- Answered by Andrew S from Bendigo
Is this compatible with AT&T 3G MicroCell? AT&T says that the trouble appears to be with the port on the Apple Airport Express.
- Asked by Tamara C from Dallas
I live in a sorority house with 95 other girls and wifi is a major problem, especially with apple tv, will the express help or do I need the extreme?
- Asked by Rylie R from Norman
Can I use this to set up a personal wi-fi with a password on a large public wi-fi, such a campus wi-fi?
- Asked by Sammie E from Peachtree City