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
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
2088 of 2564 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
1896 of 2427 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
1539 of 1858 people found this useful
Poor wifi range
Firstly I must say the design of this Airport Express is much better than original plug in style and as ever with Apple its a nice Firstly I must say the design of this Airport Express is much better than original plug in style and as ever with Apple its a nice and compact; it also comes nicely packaged. It's also pretty easy to setup, but I found the iOS limited compared to the Airport utility built-in to OSX.
I had it set up in minutes, connected to my wifi and an optical cable into my HiFi. It sounded great, the DAC in my system doing a great job of converting the higher quality music.
That's where the good stuff ends though. We quickly noticed that it kept dropping out, even though the APE was only 8m away from the router with only one stud wall between the two. Proof of this was easily shown by just walking in between the APE and our router, which invariably caused a drop-out. To put it in perspective, our Mac Mini in the lounge is 12.5m from the router on another floor and that easily streams video from the internet or provides a video stream to our other TVs around the house from Plex via the same router. Streaming from the Ethernet connected iMac was OK, but a stream from any iDevice over wifi dropped out.
Maybe ours was faulty, but having read the experience of others I don't think so. If you can connect it to your router via Ethernet then it would be fine I'm sure, as well as extending your wifi to another room.
For this reason it gets 2 stars from me. …
- Written by NIGEL T from Bromsgrove
What a product
This is a brilliant product. It was so easy to install, you take it out of the packaging, plug it in, and connect to your DSL. You This is a brilliant product. It was so easy to install, you take it out of the packaging, plug it in, and connect to your DSL. You pick up you iPhone, connect to the network, choose a password and there you go. And what's more, I went from a measly 8mbit output from my old wireless router to taking full advantage of my 40mbit connection, my Apple TV thanks me, and I thank Apple. Simply brilliant! …
- Written by Christopher K from Aarhus N
Don't buy if Airplay is your goal
I own two of these, and have been constantly fighting to get them to work streaming music to my stereos. This is t (Zero Stars)
I own two of these, and have been constantly fighting to get them to work streaming music to my stereos. This is the black dot on my Apple experience.
At the moment, to make them work I have to unplug, wait, and then plug them back in. Then I need to wait at my source device for the short window that I have to connect to the airport. When the icon comes up I can waste no time, I need to immediately connect. This will buy me 45 minutes of streaming time before having to do this ritual all over again.
Yes, I have scraped through the forums, yes I have checked in with Apple support - nothing works.
These things are garbage as far as receivers for streaming music - maybe the are decent routers, I don't really care about that.
Honestly, go for something that has a good track record, not this device if you want to wirelessly stream music. …
- Written by Matthew I from Vancouver
4 of 7 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
- 06 21, 14
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
- 07 19, 14
Can I print wirelessly using an HP printer/scanner combo connected to the Airport Express USB port?
- Asked by Stephen R A from Folsom
- 09 24, 14
Will the AirPort Express work for 3ds' as well?
- Asked by Lily I from Norristown
- 07 15, 12