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
461 of 519 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
359 of 412 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
343 of 428 people found this useful
Useless piece of junk
Do not buy one of these. The old model was fine, the new one is a completely useless piece of junk. It won't connect to a network, Do not buy one of these. The old model was fine, the new one is a completely useless piece of junk. It won't connect to a network, you cannot reset it, it's impossible to configure, and randomly decides what behaviour it might choose to adopt on a given day. As an example, it randomly chooses to connect to and extend my neighbours wifi, even though I have done a 'factory reset' (which achieves nothing) many times. It will not however, connect to my network, extend it, or create a network of its own. Airport utility as a way of configuring it is also completely broken, with a crazy UX design that is just impossible to navigate.
If you want a worthless white brick with no wireless connectivity, buy Lego. It is cheaper and more fun. …
- Written by Daniel I from London
Excellent WIFI Router
Got one of these today to take over from the router supplied by Sky in the UK. Setup was extremely easy and quick using Airport ut Got one of these today to take over from the router supplied by Sky in the UK. Setup was extremely easy and quick using Airport utility on my Mac, iPhone & iPad. The connection seems more stable and functions like handoff seem to work fine now. You have the option of extending your network or as I did disable the Sky WIFI access point and use it purely as a modem letting the Airport Express handle all WIFI. The only downsides were the USB port on the back can't be used with an external drive as a quasi time capsule (you need an Airport Extreme for that). And the fact it was harder to configure the WIFI connection on my Daughters Windows 8 laptop, which wasn't too much of a surprise. …
- Written by Ian C from Clydebank
1 of 1 people found this useful
Does what it says on the tin
Bought this today to extend the wifi range upstairs in the house where I have a problem with single strength. I took the Airport E Bought this today to extend the wifi range upstairs in the house where I have a problem with single strength. I took the Airport Express out of the box connected into the power socket in a location midway from my Airport Extreme and where the weak signal spot is. Within 10 minutes I was connected and up and running, super duper. …
- Written by Mike H from High Peak
2 of 2 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
can I use airport express as base station?
- Asked by Samuel J from Beacon
If you mean as your main router, yes you can.
- Answered by John S from New Orleans
can we use airport extreme used as repeater router
- Asked by Milind S
You could yes but unless your service provider's wifi router has 802.11ac, then you are wasting your You could yes but unless your service provider's wifi router has 802.11ac, then you are wasting your money buying an extreme. Just get the express maybe? Or, do what I did, disable wifi on your sp's router, connect the extreme to it using an ethernet cable and then use that to run your wifi, adding express units around the house as you go if you want to boost the signal or make use of an ethernet port somewhere else? I found that moving from the router wifi to the extreme made a HUGE difference to the quality and range of the wifi in the house as it's just a much better, stronger and more capable wifi device. …
- Answered by Andrew B
Can I use 2 airport express from 1 computer
- Asked by Barry N from Edmonton