AirPort Express

AirPort Express

$99.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 296 reviews

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Product Information

Featuring a compact design, AirPort Express supports simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. Set up your wireless network quickly and easily using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Create a network just for guests. Stream music to any room in the house. And print from any room in the house, too. All with fast wireless technology.
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
  • System Requirements

    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

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • fantastic upgrade

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from kamloops

    2009 of 2476 people found this useful

    Was this useful? fantastic upgrade
  • Great Router?

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from East Stroudsburg

    1810 of 2332 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Router?
  • Better than the last one!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Philadelphia

    1480 of 1792 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better than the last one!
  • Excellent

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to set up. Well worth the price. Has never dropped me or any of the devices on the network. I often have friends over wh Very easy to set up. Well worth the price. Has never dropped me or any of the devices on the network. I often have friends over who connect their devices and I also use it for airplay. Works wonderfully.

    • Written by from Naselle
    Was this useful? Excellent
  • Great Router

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have owned many routers throughout the years, a few good ones and most not so good. Lately, I wasn't able to find a router that I have owned many routers throughout the years, a few good ones and most not so good. Lately, I wasn't able to find a router that is relatively fast and doesn't restart frequently. Belkin, TP-Link, Linksys, with factory framework, with open-source framework... all had the same problem: the moment the load is relatively heavy... bammm.... they restart....

    That cycle ended when I got my new AirPort Express..... so far it's doing a fantastic job.... especially considering it's located in a different level and is connected to wirelessly to my Apple TV.

    Very very happy! Highly Recommended!

    • Written by from Oakville

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Router
  • FLAWLESS-Another great apple product!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have not had any problems with this product and have had it for going on 8 months.
    It was an addition to my existing home (1,80 I have not had any problems with this product and have had it for going on 8 months.
    It was an addition to my existing home (1,800 Sq ft) network. 3TB time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and 1st Gen. AirPort (1st fl streaming) Express.

    Modem and Time Capsule are on 1st fl. and this unit is on 2nd fl. about 40' apart through a concrete wall and floor.This is my only wired connection.

    I use it to extend my network on 2nd fl for Apple TV, streaming music and surfing the net.

    I have read many of the lower rated reviews and as with any router- location is very important. Avoid electrical interference. Do not try to hide this unit if you expect great range-place at desk to shoulder height.

    • Written by from Dickinson

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? FLAWLESS-Another great apple product!!!

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    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
  • Answer

    first of all you need to consider 2 things, one if you are using a pc or a mac. if you are using a p first of all you need to consider 2 things, one if you are using a pc or a mac. if you are using a pc you have to download 2 programs form the apple web site: the first one called: bonjour for windows and the other one called: airport utility for windows, just make sure you're using the latest versions.
    airport utility is used to config the settings in your airport express, the latter program is going to be used to discover and config the printer in your windows system.
    on the other hand macs are a totally different world, you don't have to install any of those programs because both applications are already in the OS. there are plenty of tutorials on the web that can give you a very clear and detailed idea on how you can install a printer and set your airport express in a windows system.

    thirdly, you have to install the second printer, so as to do this you need to check if your printer has got an internal Lan card or it doesn't have any. if your printer does have one, just connect the printer into the lan port of your airport express, read the instructions that comes with the printer or visit the manufacture's web site for further details on this topic.
    but if your printer does not have any internal lan card, don't worry about that just plug in the printer to the USB port in your airport extreme then use the bonjour utility to discover the device and then installed it in your windows pc.
    To install a printer on a mac just go to system preferences, then make click on the icon named print and scan, there are plenty of info on the web about this. I hope this can give you an idea.

    • Answered by Charles I from Lake Hopatcong
    • Aug 4, 2014
  • Answer

    If it's a video you purchased on iTunes, you can stream it from the TV itself. If it's a video you m If it's a video you purchased on iTunes, you can stream it from the TV itself. If it's a video you made or something, you just mirror your Mac's screen to the AppleTV.

    • Answered by Jesse H from Clarence Center
    • Jul 24, 2014