AirPort Express

  • Overview

    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 lead

    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

  • Apple TV Models

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I needed

      Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brillia Got one of these yesterday ... and it's brilliant ... only 10 minutes after it arrived I was streaming music from my iPad to my HiFi. and the quality is brilliant ... must be a good DAC in there. Note for prospective purchasers ... make sure you install the Airport Utility App (Free) on your iPad (or iPhone or iPod) then the setup is incredibly easy.

      • Written by BRIAN M from EGHAM

      489 of 549 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Exactly what I needed

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Vast improvment

      The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result mainta The design of this airport express is a vast improvement, having the power cord gives much flexibility. The power cord is very slim lined and as a result maintains portability. Dual Band is a clear advantage, its simple to set up using the airport IOS app and clearly well thought out.

      • Written by Ryan H from HEREFORD

      372 of 426 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Vast improvment

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      About Time...

      Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need. I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warr Normally don't write reviews but this looks like exactly what I need. I had to rate it as five stars to compensate for the reviewer that decided it only warranted one star because it now has a separate power cable rather than just plugging it in to the wall. For me, the new format is a major improvement and should give me greater scope in positioning the unit to maximise the signal.

      • Written by Mike E from Pertenhall

      356 of 444 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?About Time...

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple Airport Express

      This thing works OK as wifi but when it comes to feeding music from computer to amp and speakers it is flaky at best. Regularly just stops working, disconnectin This thing works OK as wifi but when it comes to feeding music from computer to amp and speakers it is flaky at best. Regularly just stops working, disconnecting at random. Such a great idea, shame it is not good enough.

      • Written by Graeme M from Hong Kong

      Is this review useful?Apple Airport Express

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Usted to be good

      I had no problem until I updated, since then it keeps disconnecting itself from my network. I have to reset it at least 2x a day. The worst problem is that I ca I had no problem until I updated, since then it keeps disconnecting itself from my network. I have to reset it at least 2x a day. The worst problem is that I can't find a way to resolve this...I guess I have to throw away two airport express, and I'm not happy about it since they cost a lot of money!

      • Written by Juliana D from sao paulo

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Usted to be good

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Does a great job

      I'm using this as an Airplay device connected to my amp and an ethernet port connected to my Sky+ box. Setup to my Netgear WiFi router was fast and uncomplicate I'm using this as an Airplay device connected to my amp and an ethernet port connected to my Sky+ box. Setup to my Netgear WiFi router was fast and uncomplicated, as always it just works, I'm managing to get 300 Mb/s connection speed which is more than enough for what I need, very pleased.

      • Written by David F from Milton Keynes

      Is this review useful?Does a great job

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