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 5 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
1662 of 2091 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
1495 of 1948 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
1196 of 1483 people found this useful
Worked well but ............
It worked well but only lasted 1 year before it packed it in. No one could get it working again so I started using my 4 year old e It worked well but only lasted 1 year before it packed it in. No one could get it working again so I started using my 4 year old express. …
- Written by Myrna M from Osler
Useful in CONCRETE & STEEL building!!
Awesome product. I have two of these bouncing the signal to the furthest recesses of my house. I live in a 3000+ sq. ft. concrete Awesome product. I have two of these bouncing the signal to the furthest recesses of my house. I live in a 3000+ sq. ft. concrete house with steel paned concrete slabs, rebar in concrete and OWS joists between floors. Main router is in my basement and I have two of these boxes (on each of the two floors above). Works fantastically well. Noteworthy: my version is the older one (one box is 3 years old and the other is 2), this newer version must be better. p.s. - I don't work for Apple : ) …
- Written by Shean G from Ottawa
Airport express keeps disconnecting from the wireless router
When this thing works it is awesome! However it doesn't work the way I want it to for very long before it disconnects from the net When this thing works it is awesome! However it doesn't work the way I want it to for very long before it disconnects from the network. I have it wirelessly connected to my internet for the sole purpose of playing music via the airplay feature. The problem is I have to pull the power plug and then reconnect it to get it to recognize the wireless signal and allow for airplay. However, this only lasts for an hour or so (on a good day) before it randomly disconnects itself from the network and I have to go pull the plug and restart it. I have read many other people that have had this problems as well. I went with apple for their renowned "user friendly" hardware. Unfortunately this product is not user friendly and does not work well and I would not recommend anyone using this as a medium for airplay as I have spent many hours resetting it and messing with it. …
- Written by Tom B from SAHUARITA
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
No. The express has a USB configured only for a printer hookup. The extreme and time capsule will a No. The express has a USB configured only for a printer hookup. The extreme and time capsule will allow for an external hd to connect. …
- Answered by Paul A from Rockville Centre
- Oct 27, 2013
"Go the wired route if you want" - from AE's features description. Isn't it NECESSARY?
- Asked by Chrystal O from Duncan
- Oct 27, 2013
Yes, it is necessary to unplug the Mac Mini from your modem and plug it into the AE.
However, you Yes, it is necessary to unplug the Mac Mini from your modem and plug it into the AE.
However, you have the choice of using wifi to connect your Mac Mini to the AE, or use another ethernet cable to connect it to the AE - this is the optional wired route... …
- Answered by William Q from Beaverton
- Nov 3, 2013
so what if you already have wi fi in your home, is this device still needed or will my wi fi do the job?
- Asked by Melvin T from Westchester
- Oct 5, 2013
If your current printer already connects to the wireless network you have, then you don't need this. If your current printer already connects to the wireless network you have, then you don't need this. The Airport models allow you to add printers in two ways: either through a wireless network (if a printer is wifi-capable), or by connecting it via USB to the Airport (you can do this for printers that don't have built-in wireless networking). The Airport Express also has an audio out port which lets you stream music from a computer to a stereo system.
Note that the USB method does not make a non-Airprint-capable printer accessible to iOS devices. You still need an Airprint printer to print from iPad or iPhone. …
- Answered by Matt C from Beacon
- Nov 17, 2013
Yes. An airport express can be used independently for Airplay. Set it up to create its own wireles Yes. An airport express can be used independently for Airplay. Set it up to create its own wireless network. The limitation is that the device managing airplay must then be connected to that same network. …
- Answered by Duke S from Hingham
- Jun 12, 2013
How many Xbox 360's can I connect to my airport express?
- Asked by Jeffery K from Roy
- Feb 10, 2013
How can I amplify weak wi-fi signal in different parts of my house?
- Asked by Bob P from Sao Paulo
- Oct 22, 2013
The wi-fi signal is subject to the same rules as sound or light. The more obstacles in the Bob,
The wi-fi signal is subject to the same rules as sound or light. The more obstacles in the way, the weaker the signal. You always have the option of adding more hardware, but this may not be the best answer. If you add more devices, called bridges, they will connect to the original wi-fi source, then repeat the signal and extent the range of the network.
The best way to amplify signal is to chose a good location for the source. Given that your modem is in a specific location in the house, you can use a long ethernet cable and place the wi-fi device in a central spot in the house, allow the waves to spread before hitting the first wall. There are plenty of websites, which show you how to chose a good location for your wi-fi access point in your house. …
- Answered by Szymon M from Saranac
- Nov 29, 2013