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
2062 of 2534 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
1858 of 2386 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
1513 of 1829 people found this useful
We are IT professionals, and just replaced our 13 (yes 13) year old AirPort with AirPort Express. While we can troubleshoot anythi We are IT professionals, and just replaced our 13 (yes 13) year old AirPort with AirPort Express. While we can troubleshoot anything, we really appreciate not having to! This was plug-and-play, and the performance is excellent. And as always, we also appreciate the great design.
And a tribute to our 2001 AirPort. It worked wonderfully for all those years, only now failing. We haven't been able to use the AirPort Utility for years as the old device was not supported, but it did not matter. How many technologies work for 13 years???? …
- Written by Cathy S
4 of 5 people found this useful
Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the pric Excellent little router. Lots of coverage and excellent speed, it also looks sleek and subtle. Overall amazing router for the price and insanely easy to setup. …
- Written by Mustansar C from Vaudreuil-Dorion
1 of 1 people found this useful
Not exactly thrilled.
I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer fo I am a devoted Apple man with three I-Macs over 12 years, plus an I-Phone.
So the choice of Airport Express was a no brainer for me.
It cratered one week after the one-year warranty expired! Planned obsolesce? Apple so much as said "too bad".
Additionally, the Internet speed was noticeably slower on the Wi-Fi than on a direct connect to the Time Warner modem.
To me, A.E. is form over function. …
- Written by Peter F from AUSTIN
1 of 4 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
- Jun 20, 2014
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
- Jul 18, 2014
Can I use the AirPort Express connected to my modem wirelessly (wifi) and have internet access? Or does it needs to be connected with a cable?
- Asked by Andres A from Tampico
- Aug 30, 2014
Yes u can. No cable needed
- Answered by Edward F from Miami
- Sep 15, 2014
If I have a router do I need Airport Express to go wireless?
- Asked by Denise W from Roseville
- Aug 25, 2014
Currently, I have this setup.
Comcast modem/router combo -> ethernet (could be wireless if you wa Currently, I have this setup.
Comcast modem/router combo -> ethernet (could be wireless if you wanted it that way) - > airport express.
This gives you wireless through the airport express.
Also, you could just plug the express into a wall on the opposite side of the house and tell it to extend (or join) an existing network.
Whatever your end goal is. …
- Answered by Kyle B from Knoxville
- Sep 3, 2014
Will the express work without a personal router or can i use my game system as one
- Asked by Keith M from Poplar Bluff
- Sep 1, 2014
This Airport Express is NOT a modem. Whomever you have as your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has This Airport Express is NOT a modem. Whomever you have as your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has probably given you a modem or a modem/router combo. This Airport Express can create a network for you, join an existing network, or extend a network to a lower-signal part of your house. However, it cannot act as a modem (meaning it cannot be hooked up to a phone line to decrypt your ISP's signal). Your chain will look something like these two:
Modem -> ethernet cord -> Airport Express (creating network)
Modem/router (creating network) -> ethernet cord or wireless -> Airport Express (Joining or extending network)
Now, if you mean to ask, "Can my game system hook up to this Airport Express?", the answer is yes. It will hook up to this via wireless (should the Airport Express be extending network or creating network) or via ethernet (should the Airport Express be joining network). …
- Answered by Kyle B from Knoxville
- Sep 3, 2014
how to connect to amp with rca inputs audio connections to amp seems i need the headphone jack to rca but can i also use the usb or eithernet
- Asked by Kerry M from Califon
- Mar 21, 2014