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
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
- Wireless Internet access requires a wireless-enabled computer or device, a base station or other access point, and Internet access (fees may apply).
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 ort 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
1398 of 1786 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 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
1227 of 1621 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
973 of 1225 people found this useful
Added the Apple AirPort Express as a piggy back router to our NetGear Wifi Router and the connection in our house soared immediate ly. Moved the AirPort Express farther away from where the NetGear Router is located. Definitely a Buy! …
- Written by k K from Chardon
This is very good
I find this very good, my only negative is that the USB port is only for a printer and can not support an external drive. Also, i actually prefer the previous design where the whole thing plugged in to the electric socket instead of this design where there is a cable. Other than that, I find it to be very good and reliable, and incredibly easy to set up. …
- Written by Justin K from West Drayton
1 of 1 people found this useful
Do not buy this. I bought it to create wireless printing capability for my new iMac and to boost the wireless signal. The wirele ss printing works, but the wireless signal is appalling. It only works intermittently and the signal from the cable company supplied router is actually stronger.
In short, not worth it. …
- Written by Alan B from Fairfield
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Joe B from Red Deer
- Jun 14, 2013
Let me start by pointing out that Airpot Express does not currently support 802.11ac. Thi s model supports 802.11a/b/g/n protocols. That being said, and to answer your question, yes you'll need a new computer the take advantage of 802.11ac. Not all new computers support ac yet though. For example, at the time of writing, the only Apple computers to have this capability are the new Mid 2013 MacBook Air.
Hope this helps,
- Answered by Jared M from Drummoyne
- Jun 15, 2013
I'm staying at a hotel with wired internet access in hotel rooms but would like to use my WiFi ipad3, if i buy an airport express will this be poss?
- Asked by Nuala L from Waltham
- May 13, 2013
You could set it up while at home, and bring an Ethernet cable along with you. Once you arri ve at the hotel, all you have to do is plug it in to the wall jack, and you have your own wireless connection. …
- Answered by Marcus N from Saint Augustine
- Jun 11, 2013
- Asked by Daniel B from Putnam Valley
- Jun 11, 2013
I'm sorry, but no, it is not. However, here's a DIY tip:
Get an Apple TV carrying case which is water proof. The AirPort Express and Apple TV are the same size and will fit in a carrying case. :D …
- Answered by Payton S from Plano
- Jun 13, 2013
While using an Express Base station in BRIDGE mode, are both ethernet jacks on the express active and free to use with wired devices?
- Asked by Eric P from Clifton Park
- Sep 30, 2012
- Asked by Bradley H from Litchfield Park
- Sep 2, 2012