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
1793 of 2238 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
1611 of 2090 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
1305 of 1604 people found this useful
flawless plug and play
let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.
Anyone who gave this a poo let me start by saying do not be afraid of this thing! it words like a charm, precisely as promised.
Anyone who gave this a poor review has either misapplied this device or simply doesn't know what they are talking about. I previously had a non-apple wireless router. coverage was inadequate so i purchased a non-apple range extender. absolute junk! Ughhh. What a nightmare experience! i spent hours on top of hours playing with config. As engineer by day, i know what i'm doing, and i can only imagine a novice attempting. i said, "to heck with this," and returned the device and said, "we just aren't' there yet. never again!"
I read some reviews and bought a airport extreme router. wow! got coverage where we previously didn't and speeds lightning fast (inSSIDer coverage detection software).
the airport extreme gave sufficient coverage, but still didn't have coverage in the far reaches upstairs. i was so afraid of this airport express, or any range extender, from my previous range extending experiences. I witnessed how well the apple setup worked at friends houses, and gave it a try. literally 2 mins and you're off to the races. nothing to mess with. it just plugs in, simple setup, and best of all IT WORKS!
last comment: i was afraid of the limited set up features. After owning for 2 wks, i am so glad there is nothing to mess with. it's perfect! my devices have no issues switching from extreme to express and back and forth. network speeds have not been effected. it works seamlessly, as all just mentioned were issues i've had with non-apple product. just spend the extra $$ and buy the apple product. the time saved and awesome performance is worth it. hope this helps any reluctant buyers. …
- Written by jon N from chicago
0 of 1 people found this useful
Really impressed with this product, its nice and compact looks the part and furthermore it works faultlessly.
Its easy to set u Really impressed with this product, its nice and compact looks the part and furthermore it works faultlessly.
Its easy to set up good overall performance, highly recommended purchase. …
- Written by Adam S from Ellenbrook
1 of 1 people found this useful
I have had this for about a year now and it's worked 100% of the time. Setup is easy with the app on my phone / Mac Mini. Took me I have had this for about a year now and it's worked 100% of the time. Setup is easy with the app on my phone / Mac Mini. Took me about 10 minutes to set it all up and haven't touched it since. Good range through my old house with plaster walls that have wire mesh in them that other wireless routers have not worked very well. I would buy it again. …
- Written by Edmond P from Allen Park
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
how can I use an Airport Express as a range extender for my Airport Extreme?
- Asked by Arek M from Apo
- Jan 13, 2014
You will need to connect to the Airport Extreme using the Airport Utility, Go to the Internet Sectio You will need to connect to the Airport Extreme using the Airport Utility, Go to the Internet Section, then the Wireless Tab. Check the box "Allow this network to be extended" Then connect to the Airport Express using the Airport Utility, Click on the Internet Section, and under the wireless tab choose "Join a Wireless Network" You also will want to add the same wireless network name as well as security as you have on the Airport Extreme. …
- Answered by Matthew B from Lancaster
- Jan 14, 2014
Is Airport Express an extension of my home WiFi? Douse it increase the signal strength of my home WiFi of the room that I put Airport Express in?
- Asked by Chris J from Vacaville
- Feb 25, 2014
You can use an Airport Express to extend your existing home WiFi to a new area, assuming that you ca You can use an Airport Express to extend your existing home WiFi to a new area, assuming that you can get a decent signal to the Airport Express to begin with (since it needs to have a signal to pass through or relay). For example, let's say you have a house with three rooms where room 1 is where your home WiFi router is, room 3 is where you'd like to get a signal to, and room 2 is in between. Placing your Airport Express in room 3 may give you a stronger WiFi signal there, but it may have a weak signal from your home WiFi and therefore have slower speeds. Instead, by placing the router in room 2, (assuming you get a good signal there) you may be able to get a better signal in all three rooms. It has been my experience that the Airport Express has excellent antennas and has better wireless performance than your typical leased router from an ISP. Try different placements to see what gives you the best results. …
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- Mar 3, 2014
using Xbox 360 and iMac
- Asked by Wayne S from Sun City
- Feb 13, 2014
Sure, plug the router into your Airport Express and you should be able to enjoy WiFi to all of the d Sure, plug the router into your Airport Express and you should be able to enjoy WiFi to all of the devices (assuming they support it and they are in range). Best bet is to connect the Airport Express to the router (where your iMac is currently plugged in) and power cycle the router, then the Airport Express to 'reset' all of the connections. One thing to note is that sometimes ISP's limit the number of devices connected to your router based on MAC (physical network device) address, so if your iMac was registered as the 'one device' you may have to contact the ISP to reset it so that you can switch to the Airport Express as your primary device. Then, the Airport Express can share that connection out with multiple devices as you describe. …
- Answered by Garth H from Sacramento
- Mar 3, 2014
Is the Airport Express a modem & router in one?
- Asked by Debra B from Portland
- Feb 17, 2014
can I set up the airport extreme through my PC?
- Asked by Eric F from Eau Claire
- Oct 26, 2013
will the airport express work with fibre broadband in the UK?
- Asked by Howard S
- Feb 11, 2014
I have fiber broadband in NL. Although we have a 100Mb subscription I never reach any Hi Howard,
I have fiber broadband in NL. Although we have a 100Mb subscription I never reach any reasonable speeds with the WiFi modem from the provider. Therefore a installed two Airport wifi routers through the LAN ports. Via the airport routers ( as bridge) we get via WiFi really high speeds. Always above 30Mb both downloading as well as uploading.
Assuming that the situation is not too different for the UK, I hope this answer makes sense to you. …
- Answered by Ad E
- Feb 17, 2014