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 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

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

      fantastic upgrade

      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 wi 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

      2454 of 2981 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?fantastic upgrade

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Router?

      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 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

      2219 of 2829 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Router?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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

      1844 of 2208 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Better than the last one!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Simple elegant solution to wifi range issues

      I already use Ariport Extreme to create my wireless network for my family's computers, laptops, pads and iPhones. However, I couldn't get a decent signal in my I already use Ariport Extreme to create my wireless network for my family's computers, laptops, pads and iPhones. However, I couldn't get a decent signal in my family room at the other end of our house due to appliance interference and construction obstacles. I learned about Airport Express and purchased today. I simply plugged in the Express in my family room opposite the TV, waited a few seconds for my AirPort Extreme to recognize it and bam! We now could receive a strong signal to our TV. Works perfectly and as described.

      • Written by RANDAL W from HUNTINGTON

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Simple elegant solution to wifi range issues

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Can't turn off 2,4GHz - interference problems

      Despite having 5GHz and 2,4GHz bands, the software does not allow to turn off 2,4GHz, which interferes with the MagicMouse, MagicTrackpad and wireless keyboard, Despite having 5GHz and 2,4GHz bands, the software does not allow to turn off 2,4GHz, which interferes with the MagicMouse, MagicTrackpad and wireless keyboard, various DECT phones and other bluetooth devices. Also if you have an HTC Vive, the 2,4GHz will interfere withouyour controllers. Until Apple allows to use this with 5GHz only, don't buy it. Other than that, awesome device, the hardware is solid and reliable, purely a software issue.

      • Written by Wenzel M from Wasserburg

      Is this review useful?Can't turn off 2,4GHz - interference problems

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Very Effective but dated!

      I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far en I originally had a Time Capsule and purchased the AirPort Express to cover the far side of the house. I live in a ranch and my router was located at the far end. The Airport Express was an easy to set up and when I moved it around it reconnected without any problems however I wasn't really happy with the coverage. Fifteen feet away from the Express and the signal really dropped off. Three years ago I upgraded my Time Capsule to the Airport Extreme and took the time to relocate it to a more central part of the house. The Extreme was a significant improvement however there was still a unique use for the Airport Express. My neighbor has a 12 year old who we gave a used mini iPad but she didn't have access to WiFi. I placed the old Time Capsule near a wall next to her home and gave her the Airport Express and told her to plug it into a receptacle in her bedroom. It was very easy to add the older Time Capsule and the Airport Express, once plugged in, it found the Time Capsule without any problem and was fully connected to the network. She's a happy girl and has never complained about her WiFi connection or signal strength while in her room. That's the plus side of Apple's Airport Express and their line of routers, however I hope this fall they will make some announcements regarding new improved routers. With security becoming more important I would hope Apple could engineer some improvements, Apple competitors are offering units with USB 3 ports and MU-MiMO technology and now the industry is introducing 802.11ad capability. The Airport Express is still stuck in 802.11n speed! Apple, $99.00 use to be a fair price, today I would say it should be $69.00! Routers are really important Apple, I've got 4 iPhones, iMac, Mac Pro, multiple iPads, multiple Apple TVs, security cameras, and other smart devices and their information needs to go through a router! For a huge number of Apple users I'm sure they're using an Apple router or routers. I'm counting on Apple to continue it's leadership and protect its users such as myself by setting new standards for staying connected for its users. I'm looking for much better router resources from Apple this year! How about it.

      • Written by Jack R from Boardman

      Is this review useful?Very Effective but dated!

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