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
- iPod touch 6th Generation
- iPod touch 5th Generation
Apple TV Models
Answers from the community
Can I use an AirPort Express to extend my existing wifi signal?
- Asked by JASON K from New Canaan
- on 21/06/2014
Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as Yes, I just finished doing it about 5 minutes ago! I bought an AirPort Extreme and installed it as my WiFi network using the AirPort Utility on my MacBook Pro. Then I plugged in my Airport Express to a power socket upstairs at the other end of my house where I lose signal. The AirPort utility on my MacBook Pro recognized the Express and asked me if I wanted to use the Express to extend my existing network. I clicked yes...done! The whole thing took less than 10 minutes.
- Answered by Cameron G from Rogers
- on 13/11/2014
Can I use airport express to replace my existing netgear router as the only router in the house
- Asked by Paul B from Finchampstead
- on 16/03/2018
Can the USB port be used for an external hard-drive that I could share over the network?
- Asked by Jan G from Highland Park
- on 12/06/2012
Negative. Apple's specs page informs me the USB port is printers only. For sharing a hard drive, you Negative. Apple's specs page informs me the USB port is printers only. For sharing a hard drive, you'd want to look at the AirPort Extreme instead.
- Answered by Paul D from Hamilton
- on 13/06/2012
can i use the airport express to connect a external hard drive to to use as a time machine to do wireless incremental backups?
- Asked by Tom J from Maidstone
- on 17/10/2015
Does the new Airport Express have noticeable range improvements from it's predecessor?
- Asked by Michael F from Fair Lawn
- on 7/08/2012
How does the Airport Express range compare to an Airport Extreme? I want to extend my network.
- Asked by Malcolm D from San Rafael
- on 5/09/2012