AirPort Express

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  • 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

      Great Wireless Extender

      Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals. Not really totally happy Had Airport Extreme Base Station with 2 airport expresses set up to extend wireless networks to corners of house with weak signals. Not really totally happy with old airport express's performance so I thought I would try new new Airport Express. All I can say is wow. Positioned new express between area where the old two expresses were. Now my speed in either of the corners of the house where the old airport express's were has nearly doubled. Best $100 I have spent for awhile. Because of form factor, also looks cool sitting on table. This new express basically replaced the two older airports and increases download speed. Whats not to like? Highly recommend if planning on using it to extend wireless network.

      • Written by David J from West Des Moines

      200 of 223 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Wireless Extender

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Simplicity and Complexity all-in-one-place!!!

      This Express knocks the previous version from the curb to the next city!! Way to go Apple!!! If you need a wireless device to extend your current network, this This Express knocks the previous version from the curb to the next city!! Way to go Apple!!! If you need a wireless device to extend your current network, this thing is hands-down the best device on the planet right now!!! Setup took 30 seconds, maybe a minute!!! Works flawlessly with all 10 devices we are connecting to the Wi-Fi... even our flatscreen TV can now see & play the shared iTunes file on our network drive!!!

      • Written by Mark R from ROYSE CITY

      107 of 139 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Simplicity and Complexity all-in-one-place!!!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Love this little miracle worker

      We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been t We have Xfinity service and it has been a hassle since we moved to our new home, which is a older and does not have a great flow for technology. We have been through so many routers that I was about to give up all together. I finally decided to give this tiny little item with the big price tag (in my world)a try. It was simple to set up and most importantly powerful. Our biggest issue was the amount of items would cause some items to drop off or a lot of time no one was able to connect at all. We would reset our router at least 4 times a day on average. With 2 iPads, 3 kindles, 4 cell phones, 2 computers, apple tv, and 3 game systems it never seemed to work out for us. Now with this little miracle worker everyone is connected all the time with no issues. We have had it set up for a week and I haven't reset it once. I am so happy that I could just dance.

      • Written by Jayde N from Memphis

      68 of 69 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love this little miracle worker

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Very simple way to extend your WiFi

      I own an Airport Extreme and for a long time had a dead spot in my apartment. After much research on trying to do this with older non-Apple routers (Linksys e20 I own an Airport Extreme and for a long time had a dead spot in my apartment. After much research on trying to do this with older non-Apple routers (Linksys e2000 and Netgear MR814v2) I owned, I came to the conclusion those routers did not support the repeater mode I needed to make this happen. I then proceeded to check out the AirPort Express. After further research, I went for it and I have no regrets what so ever. Yes in typical Apple fashion you do pay a premium, however, it literally took me two minutes to set up and now I no longer have a dead spot in my apartment. If you own an apple router and looking to extend the WiFi in your home, I definitely recommend this product/approach. Very simple and hassle free.

      • Written by Nicolas V from Hong Kong

      Is this review useful?Very simple way to extend your WiFi

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Easy set up, but......

      I bought the AirPort Express after my 2TB Time Capsule died an ugly death less than 2 years after I purchased it. I needed to restore my home network quickly a I bought the AirPort Express after my 2TB Time Capsule died an ugly death less than 2 years after I purchased it. I needed to restore my home network quickly and this seemed like a good option while I considered alternatives for back-ups. It was easy to set up and I was up and running in less than 2 minutes after I connected it. However it shares the same quirk as the Time Capsule....it frequently disconnects from wireless for no apparent reason. After reading reviews of the Time Capsule alternatives it seems that is a common problem across the device family and I will look for a another option for back-ups.

      • Written by Chris B from Madison

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Easy set up, but......

    • 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

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple Airport Express

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