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

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  • 4.0 Average
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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

      477 of 537 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

      368 of 422 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

      351 of 438 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?About Time...

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Incompatible with BT Home Hub 4

      I bought this for the sole purpose of streaming music from my Mac and iPads/iPhones to my separates hi-fi system. When it works, it's brilliant - it would be a I bought this for the sole purpose of streaming music from my Mac and iPads/iPhones to my separates hi-fi system. When it works, it's brilliant - it would be a great solution to multi-room audio. But (*and this is a big but*) the Airport Express is not compatible with the BT Home Hub 4 in client/bridge mode (i.e. when you try to "add to an existing network", problems ensue). It keeps losing its wifi connection details, dropping off the network, needing a soft reset to be found again most of the time. This happens 2 or 3 times day. Online forums talk about changing to 5GHz, using static IP addresses etc: I tried everything (and I'm pretty technical). I even tried swapping the unit at an Apple store in case it was a dodgy wifi card, but the issue remains. You can set up the AE to "create a new network", sure, but unless you hard-wire the AE into your router, this new network will have no internet access. My AE is on the other side of the room wired up to my stereo. It works fine on its own "Music" network, but to stream music I have to tell my Mac or iPad to come off my BT wifi internet network and join this Music one instead, then switch back when I'm done listening and want to go online. Not ideal.

      • Written by Michael H from Lancaster

      Is this review useful?Incompatible with BT Home Hub 4

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great but be aware of wireless printing gotcha with iOS devices

      Bought this and an Airport Extreme to set up a fast and then extended network. Setting up the wireless network was painless and adding the Express extension wa Bought this and an Airport Extreme to set up a fast and then extended network. Setting up the wireless network was painless and adding the Express extension was equally so. Config is a breeze. Performance of new network is better and the Extreme certainly has much better range in the house vs an earlier generation 'n' class wireless AP. Plugging in a printer was straightforward too and works great with my MacBooks. BUT... Airport Express DOES NOT give you AIRPRINT with iOS devices. It's confusing. Airport with wireless printing is not the same as AirPrinting. Macs have printer drivers iOS don't so simply will not work. You need an Airport capable printer; which I've just ordered! My the old printer was on it's last legs so it's not so bad and I needed to fix the wifi. But if you think an Airport Express / Extreme will give you an easy route to wireless printing with your phone or iPad - it won't. Hope that tip helps. (One star off for the confusion this caused me and it seems, judging from the web, may others. As a wireless router - 5 stars.)

      • Written by Richard B from FLEET

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great but be aware of wireless printing gotcha with iOS devices

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      used flawlessly for years

      I bought my airport express back in 2013 and it has worked flawlessly ever since! it has streamed music to my old hifi, shared printers and now it acts as a gue I bought my airport express back in 2013 and it has worked flawlessly ever since! it has streamed music to my old hifi, shared printers and now it acts as a guest wifi network. I love it! in fact, I'm tempted to upgrade it for the extreme for the shared hard drive facility (which is all is missing from the express)

      • Written by Jez B from Leicester

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?used flawlessly for years

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