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
Exactly what I needed
Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my Hi Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there.
Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy. …
- Written by BRIAN M from EGHAM
435 of 489 people found this useful
The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very sli The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out. …
- Written by Ryan H from HEREFORD
342 of 391 people found this useful
Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.
I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the revi Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need.
I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall.
For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal. …
- Written by Mike E from Pertenhall
320 of 397 people found this useful
Incredible product !!!
Amazing Apple product, I was desperate to improve my Sky hub's (SR102) stability and speed. Setup with direct Ethernet connection Amazing Apple product, I was desperate to improve my Sky hub's (SR102) stability and speed. Setup with direct Ethernet connection to hub/router, created new wireless network on Airport Express, then disabled wireless on router. Devices attached include multiple phones, tablets etc as well as Airplay speaker and NAS drive. All working like a charm! Fibre optic connection restored to previously unseen speeds! The device provides amazing stability and range of the wireless signal, perfect for small flat. Still exploring its capabilities. Dual band wireless extremely useful as well if you have new devices that support 5GHz. Overall impressed. …
- Written by Nikolaos K from London
Wow! How easy was that!
OK, I know that Apple products and the associated systems are easy to use, I've been a Mac user since the early 1980's, but ..
I OK, I know that Apple products and the associated systems are easy to use, I've been a Mac user since the early 1980's, but ..
I needed a new WiFi base station since a very old one suddenly stopped working a day ago (I had a workaround so that my wife could still use the internet, but she couldn't print to our networked laserjet)
I connected the existing ethernet cable and the power supply and .... by the time I had wandered round to my office with my Mac Airport Utility had launched itself and was waiting, patiently, for me to set it up! Magic, or, is this what computing should always be like! …
- Written by Dave W from Manchester
Disastrous upgrade from previous model
In a bizarre and rare momentary lapse of design reasoning, and in spite of the recent popularity of Powerline adapters that chose In a bizarre and rare momentary lapse of design reasoning, and in spite of the recent popularity of Powerline adapters that chose the same convenient design as the original Airport Express, Apple decided to use the AppleTV design for the new Airport Express. Now instead of plugging this into the wall to make a convenient wall-mounted WIFI access & ethernet point, I now have to find somewhere for this device to sit. If you live in a house with cats or small children, a long cable with a small device on the end presents additional hazards!
But my main gripe is not with the design, but the technology. A WIFI device that can extend a network using 802.11n at 5GHz, with a theoretical maximum speed of 300Mb/s (my own tests with iPerf3 show that it can easily acheive 200Mb/s between the floors of my house) should have an ethernet port that can cope with these speeds; i.e. Gigabit Ethernet, as you find on the Airport Extreme Base Station.
Instead, Apple have put a pair of 100Mb/s ports on the new device, and testing this, I find that I am then limited to around 92Mb/s. This is massively disappointing. I sincerely hope they do not repeat this mistake when they (eventually) release an 802.11ac version of this device to match the current Base Station router. …
- Written by Richard C from London
3 of 6 people found this useful