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
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
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
Answers from the community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by JASON K from New Canaan
- on May 26, 2016
Not for anything other than Apple products. Apple has set up the express to only extend apple netwo Not for anything other than Apple products. Apple has set up the express to only extend apple networks. I have called apple and asked this question and it was confirmed by Apple. Express can not extend any other network other than apple networks.
- Written by Levi E from Las Vegas
- on Jun 21, 2016
I am replacing my old airport express router with an identical new one, any short cuts? Will use same password etc
- Asked by Lawrence H from Oceanside
- on Jun 15, 2016
Can I use the USB Port on the back of my Airport Express for audio?
- Asked by Jeremy G from Los Angles
- on Jun 15, 2016
can i use it with xfinity
- Asked by Danny M from Bloomington
- on May 30, 2016
This is just a router and you will have to have your modem plug into it, your modem is the part that This is just a router and you will have to have your modem plug into it, your modem is the part that should be compatible with Xfinity.
- Written by Tyler G from Rockledge
- on Jun 23, 2016
I have an older airport extreme, can it be hooked to comcast modem
- Asked by jerry j from sugar land
- on May 21, 2016
can i connect an external drive to the airport express for backup?
- Asked by Ariel A from San Juan
- on May 7, 2016
According to page 13 of the Airport Extreme manual, you can use an external hard drive for Time Mach According to page 13 of the Airport Extreme manual, you can use an external hard drive for Time Machine backups.
- Written by David P from Moorestown
- on May 7, 2016