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
2155 of 2644 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
1969 of 2514 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
1603 of 1931 people found this useful
Works awesome to extend extreme
I just purchased one today and set it up to extend my 5ghz network from my extreme. It took 2 minutes to setup and that included I just purchased one today and set it up to extend my 5ghz network from my extreme. It took 2 minutes to setup and that included the time to find the perfect spot. Before I put this in ,the 5 ghz only went to about 25% of my house and with the express w/extender setup, the 5ghz now covers my entire house which is great for all of our apple products. Highly recommend and super thrilled. …
- Written by Eric F from Long Valley
Why a power cord!
Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain Mostly Apple gets it right. However, removing the option of directly plugging in the AP extreme into a wall outlet, is just plain wrong. The AP extreme is a small device, < 4" square and weights 8.5 oz. The power cord overwhelms this little guy! Anybody know of an OEM that makes a wall adaptor for it? …
- Written by Mark G from Earlysville
0 of 1 people found this useful
Worked until iOS 8 and now does not
Was great and then ios 8 came along and now it never shows up in the AirPlay list. Basically makes this thing a brick taking up sp Was great and then ios 8 came along and now it never shows up in the AirPlay list. Basically makes this thing a brick taking up space. If I reboot it it will show up for like 5 minutes but the odds of having it play an entire song are pretty slim.
So it basically blows. Gave it two stars only because I have fond memories of when it did work. Those were good days. …
- Written by Jason B from New Westminster
1 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
- Jun 20, 2014
Yes you can. This will be the default action setup takes if there is an existing airport WIFI netwo Yes you can. This will be the default action setup takes if there is an existing airport WIFI network. …
- Answered by Arthur B from Boise
- Sep 1, 2014
Can this be used along with the airport extreme but be placed in a different part of the house?
- Asked by Brianna P from Malaga
- Nov 30, 2014
Yes. This is exactly what I am doing. I have an airport extreme in the main house. It does a good Yes. This is exactly what I am doing. I have an airport extreme in the main house. It does a good job covering the main house, but on the edges of the house and in the guest house signal is too weak. I added an express to the wired network in the guest house and configured it to extend the network. It isn't functioning as a repeater, rather an extender, so it doesn't slow my wireless network down, which repeaters do. In this case, both the extreme and the express use the same SID, but when the signal from the express is stronger the connecting device switches to it transparently and then its traffic goes through its connection back to the central switch. Very happy with this configuration. Totally transparent to my wifi devices. Strong signal everywhere. …
- Answered by David H from Gilbert
- Dec 8, 2014
can i use a air port to share files from a windows to a mac
- Asked by Bradley S
- Oct 18, 2014
Yes. As long as you are on the same wireless network and you have configured file sharing on one or Yes. As long as you are on the same wireless network and you have configured file sharing on one or both machines. From your MacBook Air you can connect to other machines on your network by going to the Go menu of the Finder. Select Computer from the drop down list. You will see a list of all the drives you can access on your network. Enjoy! …
- Answered by Greg L from Cincinnati
- Oct 20, 2014
Is possible to replace the router provided with AT&T Uverse service with this one, and if so, what is the process?
- Asked by Kyle D from Glendale
- Jul 17, 2012
Can this device (airport express) transmit FLAC audio files?
- Asked by Bill & Barbara M from Goose Creek
- Jul 16, 2012
Does Airport Express have the capability to receive bluetooth signals?
- Asked by Scott F from New York
- Nov 13, 2014
No, the Airport Express does not have a bluetooth antenna and thus can't receive bluetooth signals.
- Answered by Christiaan V
- Dec 5, 2014